Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Differences

When The Left cynically took advantage of the fact that a congresswoman got shot by pointing out that there were a lot of people using shooting metaphors in reference to her (METAPHORS people, MEANINGLESS METAPHORS and anyone who says otherwise is very much like someone I would shoot shoot shoot until they collapsed in a pool of blood (but of course they're not really that person OR ARE THEY (KIDDING))) Jay Nordlinger jumped to the defense of - well really didn't jump to anyone's defense, he remembered something I guess, and what he remembered was that somebody else wrote something at the time of another massacre by a loon that happened when lots of folks were using a lot of other metaphors involving...oh what was it, the black helicopter era or something?

Well anyway he remembers that he was grateful that this guy Charles Krauthammer wrote something about the tragedy of potentially being chided for calling liberals crazy insane tyrants after a bunch of people got slaughtered by a guy who thought liberals were crazy insane tyrants. And of course when this latest tragedy happened - the tragedy of people pointing fingers at people who use harmless metaphors to do with putting holes in people after a bunch of people get holes put in them - Jay Nordlinger, Action Man Extraordinaire, leapt to the hope that this Krauthammer guy would write something again, something like the kind of thing he wrote before. And Krauthammer did! Oh happy day, that a guy who hoped someone else would do something, just like he hoped that same someone else would do something way back when, gets his fondest wish fulfilled and he gets paid to write a column to tell people that.

But back to the first thing Jay remembered. Here's a young spry Krauthammer leaping to make a point like a jumping leaping strong-legged guy at the, at the, well this metaphor thing is hard isn't it?
In the 1920s, historians estimate, the Ku Klux Klan had between 1.5 million and 5 million members. Its 1925 march on Washington attracted 50,000 people. The ’60s, with its bombings and riots, Panthers and Weathermen, were a time of generalized madness. Even in the placid ’50s and early ’60s, the John Birch Society — which held, among other lunacies, that President Eisenhower was a Communist agent — was a political force to be reckoned with. Its tattered descendants now run around the wilds of Michigan playing soldier.
Well, the Klan is still marginal and nobody can really tell if their numbers have fluctuated since Krauthammer's 1995 column. But welcome, John Birch Society, back to your rightful place at CPAC. May all your money remain green.

8 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Greenbacks good, wetbacks bad.

Did I get that right?
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mikey said...

Uh huh, but what the HELL does that have to do with today's movement conservatism? I think you're just playing fast and loose with the...

Waitaminute. What's this?

From the WikiWacky history of the John Birch Society:

One founding member was Fred Koch, founder of Koch Industries, one of the largest private corporations in America.

Would that be John Koch, father of the well known Koch brothers who fund conservative and white supremacist causes with the family fortune, along with anti-environmentalist propaganda? Because that would mean...

Oh, shit...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Because that would mean...

Oh, shit...
January 12, 2011 5:34 PM


The POOP doesn't fall far from the asshole?
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Substance McGravitas said...

SEE THE LEFTIST METAPHOR ABUSE.

A Metaphor said...

This is just like that other thing, with the similar actions and the shared symbolism

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

In Jay Nordlinger's defense, he's a stupid fucking idiot.

A Bad Joke™³²®© said...

Metaphor?

HELL, I married her!

P.S. WV is calling me a snale. HAHA you can cast all the asparagus you want, WV, but you can't spiel.
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Brendan said...

No, those were GOOD jokes, and you can put all the superscripts you want on your handle, but I'm stealing them anyway.