The Other McCain

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Just Another Law-Abiding Citizen of Beautiful Downtown Realville

Posted on | July 17, 2013 | 90 Comments

“Fred, I’m gonna be very honest with you here: People like you are a problem. . . .
“You can get mad at me because I’m pointing things out, but you’re just getting mad at fact, and you’re making extrapolations or interpretations that I didn’t make nor intend. I’m not trying to distract anybody. I’m the mayor of Realville — and what I mean by that is, I live in the world of reality.
“The truth is all I care about.”

Rush Limbaugh, July 16, 2013

Having been mentioned two days in a row on the most popular radio program in the world is kind of cool. All I did was write a 700-word summary of reporting and research, most of which had previously appeared at The Last Refuge a.k.a. The Conservative Treehouse.

“People like you are a problem,” Rush told his caller Fred yesterday and, as usual, Rush was absolutely right. Outsource your thinking to the media, jump to a conclusion based on what other people are telling you, and then refuse to consider the possibility that there may be facts that contradict the pre-fabricated conclusion you have been spoon-fed by a pack of hired liars. Above all, never pay attention to the demonstrable pattern of deception, the way in which all the artful falsehoods and deliberate distortions point you toward the same political prejudice: Vote Democrat!

Are these media people ideological liberals, or are they just Democrats? How do we distinguish liberal bias from crude partisanship?

You have to wonder about that, when you see everyone on CNN nodding in agreement while Rachel Jeantel recalls how she warned Trayvon Martin that the “creepy-ass cracker” George Zimmerman might be a gay pedophile predator.

Holy stereotypes, Batman! On what planet do liberals so much as acknowledge the possibility of the existence of gay pedophilia? But let this lecture be delivered by a 19-year-old black high-school dropout — “Run, Trayvon! Dat creepy-ass cracker gonna rape you!” — and all the “liberals” react as if this were the apex of wisdom.

Try to imagine if something like this had been said on CNN by a Republican politician or some redneck Baptist preacher who talked like Larry the Cable Guy. Outrage! Homophobia!

But when Rachel Jeantel says it, Piers Morgan doesn’t bat an eye, his liberal audience nods in agreement, and anyone who points out that Rachel Jeantel is an idiot . . . RAAAAACIST!

There’s no way to win. If you point out the double-standards and hypocrisy, this only proves you’re a “right-wing extremist,” see?

Liberals are always like Fred, who objected to Rush Limbaugh’s reference to the facts of Trayvon Martin’s juvenile criminality. They’re prejudiced — they’ve bought into the pre-fabricated conclusion — and your attempts to enlighten their benighted minds are rejected as signifying that you are a bad person, because only bad people dispute the liberal worldview that leads to false conclusions.

Bad motives (mala fides) are always ascribed to conservatives. You must be a racist, a sexist, a homophobe or some other kind of evil person, says the liberal, or otherwise you’d be liberal, too. And that kind of “argument” (the scare-quotes necessary because these are not actually arguments in the sense of formal logic) is entirely acceptable to people who have never set foot in Realville. (No low-information voters here.)

The problem, of course, is that liberals dishonestly attempt to persuade us that they possess a monopoly on intellectual prestige. It’s like the global-warming consensus: If you carefully purge from the ranks of “respectable” scientists everyone who disagrees with the consensus — demonizing dissent — then it becomes possible to say with a straight face that All Respectable Scientists Agree.

“The science is settled!”

And it’s a goddamned tautology.

Whatever happened to skepticism, huh? Whatever happened to the admiration of intellectual curiosity and the mischievous idea that perhaps the status quo Conventional Wisdom is wrong?

Why, for example, are educated people willing to accept without question the idea that what happened to Trayvon Martin can only be explained as a consequence of racism? Is it not possible that Trayvon’s own ignorance contributed to his death? Even if we stipulate that George Zimmerman was wrong to pursue Trayvon — “We don’t need you to do that,” as the 911 dispatcher said — was this teenager completely without fault in that fatal encounter?

Three days after a jury declared Zimmerman not guilty of murder, CNN continued its wall-to-wall coverage of the case Tuesday, misinforming its audience about basic facts. Over and over, CNN’s hosts and commentators brought up Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, despite the fact that this law enacted in 2005 had nothing to do with the Zimmerman trial. But issues that may have a lot to do with the trial, the networks are willing to ignore. The one thing that CNN and the rest of the media establishment have refused to discuss is the path that brought a teenager to his fatal encounter with the neighborhood watch captain of that townhouse community in Sanford, Florida.
Trayvon Martin was not from Sanford, Florida. This is perhaps the most important fact of the entire story, in part because it may explain why the teenager was so disturbed at being followed by George Zimmerman. Trayvon was from Miami Gardens, the largest majority-black city in Florida, where the population is 76 percent black and 22 percent Hispanic and “creepy-ass crackers” are quite rare. Crime is commonplace in Miami Gardens — the crime rate is about 70 percent higher than the national average — and Trayvon Martin was one of the criminals. . . .

Please read  the whole thing at The American Spectator.

Welcome to Realville, where the laws of logic are strictly enforced. Rush Limbaugh is the mayor, and I’m just a law-abiding citizen.





 

 


Comments

  • JeffWeimer

    Trolly-troll the other night couldn’t grok that – his head might have exploded.

  • JeffWeimer

    But she’s now going to get tutoring and a free college education at the HBCU of her choice.

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  • concern00

    Liberals seem to like running from one outrage to the next without any consideration for their inherent contradictions. Zimmerman is such a small prize on which to hang your liberal hat (they seem to have forgotten Ms Hunt).

    If they could stay focused they might develop a cogent argument…the only valid liberal position on this whole affair would be to question the stand your ground laws. Dsingenuously attacking Zimmerman just reveals typical liberal groupthink; though I don’t like using the word think and liberals in the same sentence.

  • Richard McEnroe

    If she ever restores comments I’ll notice her again.

  • Steve Skubinna

    Mohammed on a moped, but that woman is one excruciatingly stupid person. I have no idea how to characterize her… I’d use my favorite description of extreme dumbth, but I just got an e-mail from a sack of hammers saying “The hell you do – you leave me out of this!”

    And to the grievance mongers, only a moron (or a grievance monger) would claim that this astonishingly idiotic person would in any way be less incredibly moronic if her skin color were different.

  • Steve Skubinna

    It’s pretty straightforward. Black trumps woman, gay trumps Black, Moslem trumps gay.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Someone should start a pool for how long she lasts there.

  • Finrod Felagund

    It’s their equivalent of the Two Minutes Hate from 1984.

  • JeffS

    Pffft! She’ll graduate, if they have to hire someone to take her tests, and someone else to clean up after her partying.

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  • Quartermaster

    The m ain requirement for being a libtard is being ADHD. I’d prescribe Ritalin for all of them, but there would be an extreme shortage as a result. You’d have to convert all pharma production to Ritalin.

  • Quartermaster

    A waste is a terrible thing to mind.

  • DaveO

    One of intended side-effects of the Public Education System is the creation of Voting Citizens who are wholly dependent upon others for information.

    Without mathematics, these citizens can’t do the math for legislation like Obamacare.

    Without reading, these citizens can’t read for themselves. How many people were shocked to discover, upon seeing Zimmerman for the first time, that he wasn’t caucasian?

    Without logic, these citizens can’t understand the emptiness of the Prognazi arguments. “STFU H8RZ!” is very logical to these citizens. They wallow helplessly when confronted with facts, and grow enraged at the conclusions inferred by those facts – most of the anger at Zimmerman is the rage of people who spent the last year completely bamboozled, but can’t look in the mirror and admit that they did not know and did not care to learn.

    These Voting Citizens are the modern zombies. They are the Walking Dead. They are babysat through school, given places to live, expensive cars to drive, and an income.
    They can not improve. Education leads to work which leads to occupation which leads to free thought and ends up in the exercise of free will. With luck, the children of legal immigrants may yet save America.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Why do you hate doorknobs?!?

  • http://saberpoint.blogspot.com Stogie Chomper

    Unlike Rachel Jeantel, doorknobs are useful. Like Rachel Jeantel, doorknobs are incapable of intelligent conversation or actual thought.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    I don’t know about that last point, Stogie. I conversed with a few when I did LSD back in the ’90’s.

  • http://saberpoint.blogspot.com Stogie Chomper

    Is an ass-cracka the same thing as a butt-munch? If so, Ms. Jeantel must be one too.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Man, I never had any talking doorknobs, at best I saw some interesting patterns in the carpet.

  • Linda

    Most of us on the right do make an effort fix things, but only some are like you and Breitbart (RIP), doing everything you can. Of course, the two-fold problem wouldn’t even exist were it not for the left’s “inherited belief system” creeping into our culture. But creep it did and here we are, constantly on the defensive and without a megaphone.

  • Patrick Carroll

    How more evolved is she than the average frog?

    How much devolved is she than the average human being?

    And what burden does the Democrat party bear?

  • Patrick Carroll

    You’d be amazed how fast people get smart, when faced with starvation.

  • Patrick Carroll

    What if this – and less – is the desired outcome of Democrat policies?

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  • Adobe_Walls

    Incorrect dosing.

  • Adobe_Walls

    The pecking order is a function of how significant the threat of violence is, therefore Moslem trumps everybody. This also explains why Indians are so low on the totem pole when it comes to attention paid to minorities.

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  • theain628

    tinyurl.com/nc6x6hg………….