Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Knowing Your History

Scottie Hughes has written a piece called "Silent Scream":
This is not about the 1960’s book Silent Spring, written by the environmentalist Rachael Carson.
Uh, gee, why would I make that mistake? After all, The Silent Scream is among the most famous of right-wing-lunatic cudgels and I expect nothing less than the standard blood-curdling gore and fulmination about genocide. On to it!
It is about the 1960’s people who read the book and who fought against the pesticides released in the environment about which Carson wrote. Now known as the Baby Boomers, they went on to fight against civil rights injustice and fight against the Viet Nam war.

It is about a group of people who read Hegel and Marx.
Okay, still not seeing any fetus gross-outs...
They were misguided but willing, in their youthful idealism, to stand up and protest the perceived wrongs they saw occurring in their country and their culture. They became the teachers and Professors in our Universities. They trained and taught the next generation of Americans, who are the Obama voters today. Looking back now it is apparent that the push towards Socialism which drove this 60’s revolution, was actually the sword of Damocles which Barak Obama has used skillfully to destroy this country. It is from these people, the Boomers, whose head the sword hangs over, that a silent scream can be heard.
Okay, just stop. DOG-WHISTLE REVOKED.
Not only is the Boomer generation suffering because of their Marxist ideologies but they are suffering at the hands of their offspring. The socialist push, so pervasive in the Obama administration, has fallen on complacent if not compliant ears. These are the Americans, in their twenties and thirties that have been nursed on the tit of Karl Marx. They have very little knowledge of history
JUST SHUT UP.

24 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

the sword of Damocles which Barak Obama has used skillfully to destroy this country

Did he cut the Gordian knot with it?

Baby boomers are the helots of history.

mikey said...

Hmmm.

Coming up on four years of not just doomsaying, but actual doomclaiming, nearly an entire term in office by the black socialist, and sure enough, there can be no doubt that America has been destroyed.

And yet still, even at this late date, other than using scary words that don't apply, like socialism and Marxism, not a one of them is willing to describe just how, in what ways, exactly, America is destroyed.

Does the economy suck? Yep, but the Republicans had a lot of political power, including a strong majority in the House of Representatives, and they haven't seemed to have a solution. Iran still doesn't have a nuclear weapon (and isn't even working on one at this point, which in my mind is pretty irresponsible of them), but North Korea and Pakistan do. Oh, that was Bush. Hokay, lets see. The stock market is WAY up, corporate profits are WAY up, wealth inequality is WAY up, investment in education, infrastructure and R&D are WAY down, size of government is WAY down and still in free fall, taxes are lower than they've ever been, and are lower than most any other first world nation, we bomb and kill anybody in the world we like with utter unilateral impunity and we continue to prop up the worst of the brutal dictatorships left standing, only abandoning them after they've slaughtered some percentage of their own population.

So I'm sorry, maybe I'm just dense, but I'm going to need more information about this socialist destruction of america...

Substance McGravitas said...

Later on in the piece she talks about Americans leaving America because FREEDOM. Where are they going? Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Belize.

tigris said...

the sword of Damocles which Barak Obama has used skillfully to destroy this country

Procrustes bed = COMFY.

Substance McGravitas said...

Damocles=vorpal.

Smut Clyde said...

Obama is also using the head of Medusa to sting America's Achilles heel.

fish said...

He wants to scream, but he has no mouth for all eternity

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They would go to Canada, but...

SOCIALISMS!
~

J Neo Marvin said...

Oh, the country has already been destroyed then. So much for the URGENCY of their MESSAGE.

J Neo Marvin said...

Karl Marx may have nice tits, but it's really hard to get any milk out of them.

Substance McGravitas said...

Do not trust Obama and his promises of sweet Lernaen Hydrox.

Smut Clyde said...

it's really hard to get any milk out of them

WHOOPS that was one of his boils.
Easy mistake to make.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Later on in the piece she talks about Americans leaving America because FREEDOM. Where are they going? Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Belize.

If only... if only...

Substance McGravitas said...

I have to say this influx of Americans is going to start causing trouble when they demand people stop speaking Spanish and go back to Mexico.

Malacylpse said...

nursed on the tit of Karl Marx

The phrase "worst metaphor ever" gets used a lot these days, but I deem it justified in this case.

Substance McGravitas said...

Hmm...

Another Kiwi said...

Put the Vorpal sword down Scottie and step away from the computer

Smut Clyde said...

You can see how shiny Marx's knees are from people perching on them, and I've seen tourists tongue-kissing him, but never any breast-feeding.

It is about a group of people who read Hegel and Marx

A group with total membership of 2/3 of fuck-all, then.

Smut Clyde said...

I got your Marxist Tit right here! To each according to his needs!

ckc (not kc) said...

I often* wonder whether my ears are more complacent or more compliant - they sit there on my head, but I can fit them under my hat. Mostly what falls on them is dandruff.

*never

vacuumslayer said...

I just wanna say that I think it's really in poor form for you to put up a post that's equally as breathlessly over-the-top and stupid as mine. Couldn't you let me enjoy my get for a little while? GLORY HOG!!!!!

Substance McGravitas said...

There is always more.

vacuumslayer said...

I know. Should I be happy or sad about that?

Smut Clyde said...

YES.