Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Understanding The Far Right

This tidbit from the novel 1984, courtesy of This Modern World, sums up the rules that a far right winger is expected to live by.

A Party member…is supposed to live in a continuous frenzy of hatred of foreign enemies and internal traitors, triumph over victories, and self-abasement before the power and wisdom of the Party. The discontents produced by his bare, unsatisfying life are deliberately turned outwards and dissipated by such devices as the Two Minutes Hate, and the speculations which might possibly induce a sceptical or rebellious attitude are killed in advance by his early acquired inner discipline…called, in Newspeak, crimestop. Crimestop means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. Crimestop, in short, means protective stupidity.

And don't forget that the far right enjoys the Same Sex Rape Of Sleeping Friends. One of the things about this that bother me, is that some of the friends can coworkers I've known that are openly gay, tell me that gay men have an easy time finding partners. That sex is free and easy. So why does a prominent Republican need to rape someone to get some?

1 Comments:

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Edgar said...

Some of the comments here would seem to question the victim's motivation for being there in the first place. The whole world has an angle. I'm not implying, I only mention that anything is possible. Difficult to sleep through that sort of encounter I would think.

1984 rulz. Unfortunately it is the neo-con play book.

 

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