Thursday, June 16, 2016

Extra, Extra! Mind Parasites Attack Republicans!


Georgia senator/hate monger

-by Noah

Is there any other explanation for the behavior of today’s Republican Party?

Are they just born that way? Is the Republican lifestyle a choice? Is there a crackpot gene? Or, have mind parasites taken over Republican brains?

In this post, I will give you two examples of just how far the mind rot has set in amongst Republicans. They walk among us, my friends. They might even dress a little like you or I. However, let’s face it, most of them have a weird dead look in their eyes and they dress like the most ridiculous frat boys or sorority sisters you ever knew. You know, like some cross between a department store mannequin sporting the latest in spring tennis or cruise fashions and bow-tied Tucker Carlson.

The Republican Party of my parents’ era is long, long, GONE. Ike is spinning in his grave at the speed of light. More and more proof that today’s Republicans have gone completely insane and that their party is now one of history’s horror shows arrives on an almost hourly schedule, and I don’t mean Donald Trump’s tweets, although, yes, they do make the mind rot/insanity case very well.

Back when I was in college, I read Colin Wilson’s The Mind Parasites. Yeah, I was probably supposed to be reading something else, so maybe, just maybe, I read this wonderful book as part of a self-proclaimed summer reading list. Summer is just about here, so, if you’ve never read it, now may be the time. It’s gonna be a long, hot, grotesque election year summer folks and The Mind Parasites just may put it all in perspective for you. Here’s the quickie amazon “review” of the book:
Wilson has blended H.P. Lovecraft’s dark vision with his own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative powers to produce a stunning, high-tension story of vaulting imagination. A professor makes a horrifying discovery while excavating a sinister archeological site. For 200 years, mind parasites have been lurking in the deepest layers of human consciousness, feeding on human life force and steadily gaining a foothold on the planet. Now they threaten humanity’s extinction. They can be fought off with one weapon only: the mind…
Tell me. Does anything better describe that crazy Republican uncle or soul-crushing Republican coworker you know? Does anything better describe the humanity-threatening, life-force sapping actions of Mitch McConnell or Paul “Crazy Eyes” Ryan, aka Speaker of the House and Endorser of Donald Trump? Does anything better describe the cause, not just of Donald Trump’s insane wee-hour tweets and daily gjbberish, and the actions of all those republicans who cheer Trump’s obvious mental impairment? Those who became republicans maybe just could not resist the parasites. Maybe it was their parents. Maybe it was dear old grandpa, but somewhere a long the line…

Oh yeah, here are those two examples of extreme mind rot I mentioned. I’ll rest my case on these two lunatics and those who voted for them, but, yeah, as we all know, there’s a lot more where this came from. These two are just from the last few days:

1. U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA): I don’t know if this jerk is related to the chicken guy but, really, who cares? Although, after reading this, you may want to boycott Perdue chicken products just for the name alone.

Late last week, Perdue was a featured speaker at a Christian Hate Fest that goes by the fancy name of “The Faith and Freedom Summit”. Imagine yourself in a room chock full of… glassy eyed, Bible-thumping, scripture twisters who paid good money, not towards acts of Christian good works, but to bake themselves in a the goo of glorious days and days of religious pandering and worshipping false gods; gods like Perdue and The Donald, who was also invited to speak in tongues as he does so well.

Perdue wowed this crowd of Republican miscreants by offering that he had a very specific prayer in mind for President Obama. He even asked that they help him with it, since, they, being such fine Christians, would know it so well. Perdue’s prayer comes from Psalms 109:8. And it goes like this:
Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: Let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labor.
Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following, let their name be blotted out.
Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord; and let not the sins of his mother be blotted out.
Nice, huh? Now that’s what we call being sooo Christian. Perdue apologists are now, disingenuously saying that he only offered the first line; that he didn’t really mean, blah, blah, blah. Horseshit, he knew what he was saying and he knew his audience knew the whole prayer, which, remember, he asked them to help him with. He delivered his message and the nutballs got it loud and clear, cheering raucously.

These idiots are always so caught off guard when someone actually records their hate. Do not be surprised if Perdue ends up getting serious consideration for the VP slot on Trump’s ticket; that is if Herr Trump doesn’t implode completely before or during the Republican convention. You could even consider Perdue’s despicable suggestion as his audition for the job. He knows his party.

Faith and Freedom Summit, my ass.

By the way, his fellow Repugs actually consider Perdue to be a moderate. Stuff like this proves what we’ve known all along, and that is that if someone did manage to make Republican dreams come true and actually make the president’s daughters fatherless, it would be a great day of high fives in Republican World. Like I said: Mind Parasites.

2. Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (Republican, what else?): Do you think Perdue crossed a line due to the crossed wires in his brain? If so, this assclown just won the broad jump gold medal for the Republican Olympics.

Just like Trump couldn’t wait to make the Orlando killings all about himself with one of his patented KKKrazy Tweets ™, Dan Patrick, a man with a history of virulent homophobia, and, the elected Lt. Governor of our biggest nutball state, had to weigh in. Like Perdue, Patrick also used the Bible for his own cretinous purposes, quoting Galatians 6:7 just hours after the attack in Orlando:
Do not be deceived:
God cannot be mocked.
A man reaps what he sows.
The above Bible quotation from Patrick was tweeted out at 7:00am, a whole 4 hours or thereabouts after the attack. I guess he, or his staff (same thing really) just could not wait to, like some al Qaeda goon, proclaim God’s justice.

Another (so-called Christian) homophobe, Arizona Baptist Pastor Steven Anderson. He also couldn’t wait. Here, for context, is just part of his Sunday morning proclamation:
The good news is that a least 50 of these pedophiles are not going to be harming children anymore. The bad news is that a lot of the homos in the bar are still alive, so they’re going to continue to molest children and recruit people into their filthy homosexual lifestyle.
Now, if I wanted to be snide (Who? Me?), I might say something about how maybe he was referring, if not to himself, maybe some Catholic priests. You can read more about Pastor Anderson’s Sunday morning message to his appreciative flock at the link. You can even see him deliver it. Warning, this alleged man of God is not for the faint of heart. Anderson wasn’t the only pastor-hater.

By the way, as an aside here; the origin of the word ‘cretin’ or ‘cretinous’ comes from the Latin, Vulgar Latin to be precise but, Latin all the same. The Vulgar Latin word was ‘Christianus’ or ‘Christian’. The Romans use of the word was also, as should be expected, given the times, not all that flattering. Maybe they were on to something, if they had certain so-called people in our society in mind.

Patrick had just hosted the annual Republican Lt. Governors Association (RLGA) confab in Austin. The RLGA’s website features prominent endorsements by fellow virulent homophobe Rev. Mike Huckabbe and the onerous Ralph Reed. Patrick has been particularly set off on a crusade against our LGBT brothers and sisters in reaction to President Obama’s guidance on transgender student issues such as a student being able to use school rest rooms according to whichever gender they identify with.

As criticism from normal people and even from some republicans mounted later on Sunday morning, Patrick refused to back down. Blowing his one opportunity to at least make it look like it was all a big mistake, he doubled down with another Bible quote. Shortly after, ISIS also expressed jubilation by claiming credit for the attack. Here’s Patrick’s Bible quote fro Psalm 37:39:
The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their
Stronghold in time of trouble.
This is one very sick whatever; man? Choose your own noun. Patrick eventually got the message, though, and removed his tweets. No doubt, he doesn’t understand or care about what he did wrong but he felt the wind blowing against him. Poor, abused Danny! He even tried to play the usual republican victim card. It must be that “war on Christianity” thing. To Patrick and people like him, their positions are all part of a wider fascist authoritarian ideology. Like other Nazis, Republicans go after those they see as ‘different’ in an attempt to ostracize and destroy.

I mentioned Huckabee before. Not long ago when he and former Texas Governor Rick Perry were both running for the republican nomination, they attended another hate fest confab. This one was held by Pastor Kevin Swanson; a Christian preacher known for his declarations that gays must “convert” to heterosexuality or be killed. Love they neighbor indeed!

As I said, Patrick eventually did remove his tweets, with his office making noises that it was all just a big coincidence, that his tweets are planned ahead, etc., as if that somehow changed the meaning of the tweet. I mean, come on! Before or after, we know how Patrick feels about gay people. Period. And, how many of you schedule your tweets? Does this hideous sample of Texan humanity think so highly of himself that he thinks the multitudes are just waiting for his tiny pearls of wisdom, tweeted out like droplets of gold or manna from heaven? Does he issue a schedule in advance so his followers can breathlessly await those few words?

In recent years, there has been a lot of incitement against gay people and latinos. Pulse was not the first gay bar or club to be attacked. It was, however, the first one attacked by a Muslim, and it was the worst one in terms of numbers killed and wounded.

The facts of the case are still coming in but now it seems that the killer, real terrorist or not, might have had some confliction and guilt issues about his own sexuality.

If only so many religions groups and political groups in our society didn’t see being gay, or latino, or being of color, for that matter, as being wrong, somehow inferior, and worthy of death, and whine and bitch and preach to anyone who will listen, maybe some of these incidents wouldn’t happen. One has to ask if what happened in Orlando was the inevitable result of years of incitement to mayhem screamed out by right wing politicians, preachers, and their media cohorts. Remember former republican candidate Pat Robertson blaming 9/11 on gay people? This has been going on for a very long time; way, way too long.

This attack was a trifecta for the haters, gay, latino, of color; a perfect storm with the added bonus that the perpetrator was a Muslim. The likes of Trump and the usual FOX “News” gaggle couldn’t wait to scream about carpet bombing Iraq and Syria because the killer included ISIS in a litany of terror groups, some of whom even hate eachother, that he was proclaiming allegiance to just before he started emptying his clips.

Funny how the same people and their like didn’t want to bomb Michigan when we found out that that was where Timothy McVeigh and his accomplices hatched their plot to bring down the Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, or go bomb some Christian Identity people in Idaho who were/are McVeigh sympathizers. Oh, that’s right. McVeigh wasn’t a Muslim, or maybe a Mexican. For some reason, Republicans just don’t get quite so upset if the killer is a Christian who bombs the Olympics or a clinic, or some other gay club. It must be those Mind Parasites again, doing their dastardly work, or, is it just not as upsetting when it’s one of their own team that’s doing the bombing or the shooting?

There are not enough mental institutions in our country to house all of these people.

So, like Perdue, Patrick says he didn’t really mean it. Two sick politicians who believe in “The Lord’s retribution!”

This stuff is all the result of the years of endless hateful spew of other mind parasite-infested lowlife buffoons like Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and their ilk. You know the names an they have followers. In total, they are what amounts to an American Taliban. It’s the same spew, at times, even word for word, that the right of the 1960s directed towards JFK and MLK. This is how today’s republicans think, folks. If you didn’t know who was actually saying these things, especially when they make a warped use the Bible (or the Constitution) as their justification, you could be excused for assuming that their words were coming from the mouths of Muslim extremists, not Republicans.

You can’t make deals in Washington or in State Houses with people like this; people that are so warped and damaged before they even walk into the room. Is it the Mind Parasites? No, you say? OK. Then maybe republicans are just totally evil assholes to begin with; no parasites needed. The end result will be the same, unless we can use our minds to beat them. They’re multiplying fast.

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At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Michael Simmons said...

There were hateful crackpots back in the 1950s, '60s and '70s of my youth, but they seemed like a fringe. How did they proliferate? From where did this excess of 'em originate? Or is it they make for clickbait and thrive thanks to the internet?

At 6:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who ever read Robert Altemeyer's The Authoritarians {downloadable at no charge at the link} already knows that Republicans and their supporters qualify as mentally defective:

"Finally, just to take this to its ludicrous extreme, I asked for reactions to a “law to eliminate right-wing authoritarians.” (I told the subjects that right-wing
authoritarians are people who are so submissive to authority, so aggressive in the name of authority, and so conventional that they may pose a threat to democratic rule.) RWA scale scores did not connect as solidly with joining this posse as they had in the other cases. Surely some of the high [Right-Wing Authoritarian scaled people] realized that if they supported this law, they were being the very people whom the law would persecute, and the posse should therefore put itself in jail. But not all of them realized this, for authoritarian followers still favored, more than others did, a law to persecute themselves. You can almost hear the circuits clanking shut in their brains: “If the government says these people are dangerous, then they’ve got to be stopped.” "

- p 31, The Authoritarians


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