Narrative first, facts not really any time
Posted by aogWednesday, 02 February 2011 at 09:08 TrackBack Ping URL

A man in Michigan tried to blow up a mosque, and various MAList propaganda shops immediately tied it to “ the whole anti-gummint, illegitimate gummint, grab-yer-shootin’-arns-to-defend-the-right zeitgeist” but it turns out the guy is mostly a MAList himself. But remember kids, always watch out for right wing violence. People blown up or killed by non-right wingers aren’t really dead, they’re just cracked eggs who are metabolically challenged. See Piven, et. al..

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Harry Eagar Wednesday, 02 February 2011 at 12:54

I gather, from this and several similar comments, that you are unfamiliar with Eric Hofer’s ‘The True Believer.’

You should read it. You don’t even have to read the whole thing. The argument is complete in the first pages, the rest is just documentation.

45 years ago, a conservative colleague, recognizing my New Deal outlook, undertook to school me in conservatism. ‘The True Believer’ was the first book he had me read.

(He was a Dartmouth man, so so much for the view that only leftists come out of the Ivies.)

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