Dispatches from the Creation Wars

You Have to See This, Part 2

Skemono left a link below to a comment at ex-gay watch that he thought might actually be dumber than the comment I linked to at Positive Liberty. Sadly, I have to admit he was right. It’s a welter of stupidity so asinine that one wonders how the author managed to master the use of a keyboard. Perhaps this should be a regular feature here and I should have people email me the most ridiculous posts and comments they run across on other blogs.

Comments

  1. #1 llDayo
    March 30, 2006

    Perhaps this should be a regular feature here and I should have people email me the most ridiculous posts and comments they run across on other blogs.

    This site already covers that aspect: http://www.fstdt.com/

  2. #2 Tanooki Joe
    March 30, 2006

    “You can be a thief, just don’t steal anything or try to teach our children to be that way;”

    If you don’t steal, in what sense are you a thief? Jesus Christ.

    Another person spouting the “having to admit homosexuals exist is violation of my freedom” bullshit.

  3. #3 steve s
    March 30, 2006

    and the English is sub-Cordovan

  4. #4 Evil Bender
    March 30, 2006

    Has anyone else noticed that the overal quality of argument in US society has regressed to a point where this doesn’t sound all that stupid by comparison?

    I mean, this argument isn’t all that different from the “Christians in America are horribly oppressed by the wicked ACLU” argument.

  5. #5 Bill Ware
    March 30, 2006

    “Tex” does have a point. We should all try to be polite and take the sensibilities of other into account. So if he asks gays to stop having sex on the grass in our public parks, is this too much to ask? Please, think of the children!

  6. #6 DougT
    March 30, 2006

    Tex’s um..style sounds reminiscent of someone else. Could he be one of the many aliases of the peerless Larry Fafarman?

  7. #7 CanuckRob
    March 30, 2006

    It would be nice if Tex took his own advice and stopped corrupting children with religious poison, stopped tying to ram his simplistic and poorly considered views down everyone elses throat. It always amazes me how many people like Tex there are that claim the “know” what the founding fathers actually thought and meant 230 years ago.

  8. #8 SkookumPlanet
    March 30, 2006

    Evil Bender

    Absolutely. How can it be missed? But you’re behind the times a bit. It’s now a “War Against Christians”. That’s more “positioning”, designed to create a reality in people’s mind. So that, you see, it’s no longer just the ACLU, it can be anyone and anything. This is very clever. It’s very professional work. It’s a campaign that’s been spec’ed out.

    I wouldn’t describe it as “argument … has regressed,” because that sounds as though some natural social phenomenon is responsible. I’d say “it’s very careful application of psychomarketing technology”. I explain a bit of “positioning” here with last weekend’s 25,000-teen-evangelical rally in San Francisco, of all places.

    The radical right desperately needs votes to stay in power. They are running very smart campaigns on many fronts to get voters into voting booths casting ballots. So far it’s working.

    If you don’t buy my argument, sit back and watch. Currently, this is the “product launch” of “The War Against Christians”. The metrics on the “War Against Christmas” test-marketing must have been good. It is, literally, a product launch.

  9. #9 Evil Bender
    March 30, 2006

    ShookupPlanet

    I don’t disagree with your analysis, but I think it goes even further than you discuss here. Marketing works a lot better when people aren’t aware of the techniques being used to manipulate them.

    Keep people stupid and you can win arguments without facts. And I would argue that there is a systematic campaign not just to market, but also to deprive the population of the ability to critically analyse anything they are told.

  10. #10 SkookumPlanet
    March 30, 2006

    Evil Bender

    “Absolutely. How can it be missed?” to your second post also.

    In some ways both aspects together can be viewed as a feedback loop. And, I’m not contradcting you, both can be integrated into essentially a single thing, as an integral “campaign”, for lack a better word.

  11. #11 Aaron M
    March 30, 2006

    From Tex’s comment at ExGW:

    The main argument is that sex is a personal freedom and choice between consenting legal adults, no different than a personal choice to rob a bank or become a nun or fireman.

    Let’s sing! “One of these things is not like the others; one of these things just doesn’t belong…”

  12. #12 Raging Bee
    March 31, 2006

    Dragging robbery, rape, murder, terrorism and public sex into a discussion of gays? This guy’s completely out of it.

  13. #13 Treban
    March 31, 2006

    Oh my god, how could I have missed that one. This guy is way off his nut, and he keeps trying to respnd to people who call him on it.