Daily Kos Week in Review: Adam Lanza, Conservative Activist

The Sandy Hook shootings inevitably became a salient issue in the debate over gun laws, but this past week one Kossack politicized the slaughter exponentially by alleging that "murder-suicide massacres...are the purest expression of the conservative mentality as it now exists in this country."

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

Troubadour: Right-wingers are violent, antisocial perverts
 
...[Conservatives are a] violent and hateful minority who define...all morality and civilization since the dawn of literacy as "Socialism."  We like to think they're just exaggerating their views because they're idiots and assholes, but I think the truth is more disheartening - they're being completely honest and comprehensive about their opinions. They see the very idea of human society as The Enemy, and on some basic level want to reduce all life back to some kind of primordial chaos where it's all against all - pure, thoughtless instinct and predatory violence.  We can call this viewpoint Sociopathism: The political ideology of nihilism, cruelty, and anti-humanity, and currently the moral framework of the Republican Party...
 
...Every form of sexuality other than rape; every form of acquisition other than theft; every form of employment other than slavery; every form of free group relationship other than total war represents "socializing," and the Sociopathic mind considers this to be the root of all evil and the former states to be "pure" and "innocent"...
 
...[E]ven if you could prove to [Republicans] that chasing that extra dime would doom them because of global warming, political instability, or crime, they simply would not care: They chase that dime with unfettered sexual urgency, and they will dive into the abyss screaming in orgasm while everyone else they're dragging down is screaming in terror...
 
...[T]he true insanity of these people is not that they believe their attitudes will produce a better world, it's that they don't even care whether or not that happens - power and violence without consequence is an end in itself to them, as justified and desirable to them if it resulted in human extinction as it would be if it brought about paradise.  This is why the culminating act of so many people who think like this is murder-suicide: When they are trapped, and have nothing left but to express who they are in the most honest way possible, they do exactly that - and exterminate every bit of life they can get their hands on...
 
...[T]he murder-suicide massacres we see from time to time are the purest expression of the conservative mentality as it now exists in this country...
 
thereisnospoon: Californians know Republican fiscal fanaticism
 
...We are in uncharted waters, an era unprecedented since the Civil War in which one side is willing to let the country burn down in order to achieve its goals. Californians already know this well, having been forced into perpetual fiscal crises by a bare 1/3 Republican remnant in each chamber...California Democrats were left in the ugly position of making a series of Sophie's Choices, determining only which children to shoot to appease the tiny Republican minority...
 
Hunter: It's the stupidity, stupid
 
...That's what's most remarkable about the far right. Not their prejudices, or their earnest belief that they are under assault from all flanks, but the stupidity...[T]he core requirement is a belief in conspiracy theories that any other thinking person would easily dismiss. As it turns out, you can populate entire movements with stupid people...
 
detroitmechworks: 'GOP' means 'grand old pornographers'

...I've noticed some trends in pornography written by the ignorant.

General biological assumptions, romance novel conventions, and flat out misinformation happen all the time, but what I find most interesting is that how these errors have managed to find their way into the Republican party platform!

Yep, that's right, it's clear that the party which is against pornography due their moral stance, actually gets most of their scientific information from it...

...I suppose that with the recent popularity of submissive BDSM porn the Republicans have been busy marketing their ideas...

Tom Johnson
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