Friday, February 18, 2005

 

Fafblog wins (as usual)

Fafnir at Fafblog! manages to say what I wanted to say (immediately below) even better than I did (not at all surprising) or The Poorman did (somewhat surprising):

Treason: Hurting America's Feelings

Treason: it’s all the rage these days! From treasonous news executives to treasonous former Presidents everybody’s doin it. In fact you may be a traitor and not even know it! “That is silly Fafnir I could never betray America I love it an eat twelve flags a day” says you. Well a lotta traitors start off not even tryin to be traitors, it is just that easy to do! Treason isn't just providin aid an comfort to the enemy. It's providin not-aid an discomfort to America. Treason is hurting America's feelings.

Now you may think "oh well Fafnir America's a big country it can take care a itself" but in fact it is very sensitive. When you say its mom's ugly or criticize its foreign policy or kick sand on its face at the beach it is just as hurt as if you'd sold its state secrets. Like every emotional young superpower America needs love and care from its citizens. We've put together a brief guide to treason so you can understand it a little better.

Q: Which of the following is treason?
1. Not wishing the President a happy birthday even when he is clearly wearing a party hat and a "Kiss The Birthday Boy" shirt
2. Questioning the progress, purpose, or justification of the Iraq war
3. Providing material aid to a hostile enemy of the United States
4. Telling America "Hey America yo mama's so fat by the time she bends over it's Daylight Savings Time."

Answer: All of them are treason but number four is the worst treason of all on account of America is real sensitive about the fatness of its mama.

Q: I'm at a formal dinner party when the President shows up half-naked and stinking of rum. Can I tell him he is inappropriately attired without committing treason?
A: No. By embarassing the Commander-in-Chief you're providing aid and comfort to our enemies such as Osama bin Laden and Al Franken.

:::snip:::

Q: Oh no, I've accidentally committed treason! What do I do!
A: Don't worry there is still time to make up for it! America's very forgiving an there's always another second chance to cheer up your country after you've gotten it down. Here's a few examples:

Calling America an illegal occupier --> three God Bless Americas, two public denunciations of Ted Kennedy as an Islamist sympathizer

Voting against tort reform --> four America the Beautifuls, three strident blog posts on Why We Must Win

Selling nuclear technology to North Korea --> four National Anthems, one delicious chocolate ice cream cake especially for the President

Leaking a CIA agent's identity to Robert Novak --> one fifteen minute segment plugging White House policy on the Sunday morning talk show of your choice

Leaking a CIA agent's identity to Robert Novak to get back at her treasonous husband --> Totally not treason! Buy yourself a taco.

Now you're ready to go out there and respect your country's boundaries and feelings!

Aren't we lucky to have Fafnir around to answer all our questions?

Seriously, the right wing has always believed that the only proper form of patriotism is tub-thumping and that criticizing the president is one step down from failing to love JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZUS (unless they're the ones doing the criticizing - what gave Bill Clinton the ridiculous notion that he ever had the right to actually win?) Especially since "9/11 changed everything!", man.

There has always been a political style that questioned the motives of one's opponents - Richard Nixon built his entire career on this style - and not just among wingnuts, I'm sorry to say (the left is not innocent of this tactic). But that it has become so ingrained among the right wing that someone could seriously accuse Jimmy Carter - a man after whom the Navy has just named a new submarine - of being a traitor and not be laughed off the stage by everyone to the left of David Duke tells us everything we want to know about PowerLine.

Fafblog!, by subjecting the entire notion of "treason" to the ridicule it deserves - and doing their usual brilliant job of ridiculing - should end this sad, squalid affair immediately. Let's move on to oxes that need goring (with all due respect to my animal-loving girlfriend: Honey, I'm not talking about real oxes!)
Comments:
Dude, I was getting worried. Hadn't heard from you in awhile. But you came back on the money, as usual. See, I think the treason talk about Jimmy Carter is because he just makes them all look so bad with everything he's done and continues to do and the worldwide respect he commands. And I can't help but think he is a prime example of the kind of Christian work Jim Wallis discusses in 'God's Politics'.
 
Thanks for the kind words and welcome back.

To be honest, I have no idea what Powerline is talking about when they accuse Jimmy Carter of treason. I think it shows how ugly they truly are, and I think Fafblog! has it right - any criticism of America - any - hurts their feelings in some profound way so they have to assuage their pain by lashing out at the cause of it. Richard Nixon was a master at questioning the motives of his opponents, as if you could not have an honorable reason for disagreeing with them.

I think we're getting more outraged about what Powerline did than Jimmy Carter is. After all, he's a Nobel Prize winner, and none of them will ever be anything other than a squalid little cockroach. He is honored all over the world, and very shortly, Hindrocket will be yesterday's news.

On the other hand, he will undoubtedly be succeeded by other, even worse right wing extremist bastards. There appears to be nothing the right wing can do that will get them disqualified in terms of being allowed to participate in the mainstream debate. Rush Limbaugh calls Chelsea Clinton "the family dog" - ho ho ho, it's just a joke in marginal taste, all is forgiven. Ann Coulter demands that liberals be murdered - nothing happens. Jerry Falwell blames 9/11 on America - nothing happens. But Ward Churchill blames 9/11 on America - horrors.

Dan Rather mistakenly trusts some suspect documents to report on an otherwise incontrovertible story - his career is over. Brit Hume purposefully and knowingly lies to distort what FDR said about Social Security - Fox "news" gets bigger ratings.

But why be surprised about the slack the right wing gets when Right Winger #1 - George W. Bush - tells lie after lie about everything and gets away with it.

Powerline is a symptom. George W. Bush is the disease. Let's not be distracted just because what Powerline did was so rancid and ugly.
 
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Dude, I was getting worried. Hadn't heard from you in awhile. But you came back on the money, as usual. See, I think the treason talk about Jimmy Carter is because he just makes them all look so bad with everything he's done and continues to do and the worldwide respect he commands. And I can't help but think he is a prime example of the kind of Christian work Jim Wallis discusses in 'God's Politics'.
 
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Thanks for the kind words and welcome back.

To be honest, I have no idea what Powerline is talking about when they accuse Jimmy Carter of treason. I think it shows how ugly they truly are, and I think Fafblog! has it right - any criticism of America - any - hurts their feelings in some profound way so they have to assuage their pain by lashing out at the cause of it. Richard Nixon was a master at questioning the motives of his opponents, as if you could not have an honorable reason for disagreeing with them.

I think we're getting more outraged about what Powerline did than Jimmy Carter is. After all, he's a Nobel Prize winner, and none of them will ever be anything other than a squalid little cockroach. He is honored all over the world, and very shortly, Hindrocket will be yesterday's news.

On the other hand, he will undoubtedly be succeeded by other, even worse right wing extremist bastards. There appears to be nothing the right wing can do that will get them disqualified in terms of being allowed to participate in the mainstream debate. Rush Limbaugh calls Chelsea Clinton "the family dog" - ho ho ho, it's just a joke in marginal taste, all is forgiven. Ann Coulter demands that liberals be murdered - nothing happens. Jerry Falwell blames 9/11 on America - nothing happens. But Ward Churchill blames 9/11 on America - horrors.

Dan Rather mistakenly trusts some suspect documents to report on an otherwise incontrovertible story - his career is over. Brit Hume purposefully and knowingly lies to distort what FDR said about Social Security - Fox "news" gets bigger ratings.

But why be surprised about the slack the right wing gets when Right Winger #1 - George W. Bush - tells lie after lie about everything and gets away with it.

Powerline is a symptom. George W. Bush is the disease. Let's not be distracted just because what Powerline did was so rancid and ugly.
 
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