Posted on | January 1, 2014 | 11 Comments
The spiraling descent into insanity continues:
You’re not really paranoid unless you fear your scapegoat — on whom you blame all your problems — is becoming more powerful. This is why Media Matters and Think Progress and MSNBC exist, to play upon the fears of leftists by telling them the dreaded right-wing conspiracy is secretly scheming against them (which, of course, we are).
The past year was crammed full of dangerous unpredictable craziness and never mind the fact that I’m getting sued for $1 million by a convicted bomber. A glance through the archive of my columns at The American Spectator reflects the widespread insanity:
- Jan. 2: All-Purpose Scapegoats – The rich! The rich! We must make the rich Pay Their Fair Share!
- Feb. 8: Major News Media Ignore Woman’s Reported Botched Abortion Death – “War on Women,” anyone?
- March 18: The Liberal Media Lie About CPAC – The conflict between conservative reality and media delusions.
- April 3: Sanford Resurrected in Carolina – Can Republicans challenge Democrats for the moral low ground?
- May 8: What Are Terrorists Teaching Your Kids? – A former FBI fugitive teaching in North Carolina.
- May 15: What Did Arianna Huffington Know, and When Did She Know It? – HuffPo’s role in the IRS scandal.
- June 18: Democrat Dan Maffei Blames Budget Cuts for Girl’s Rape, Mother’s Murder – Raped by the sequester?
- June 21: Hope, Fear, and Michael Hastings – An award-winning journalist’s death exposes rampant paranoia.
- June 27: The Kook Who Knew Too Much – The Left’s dishonest attempt to make Barrett Brown a victim-hero.
- July 15: How a Miami School Crime Cover-Up Policy Led to Trayvon Martin’s Death – A policy of hiding crime by students produced unexpected consequences.
- July 25: The Pervert Party – Anthony Weiner gets caught again, because he likes his women “smooth.”
- Aug. 9: No Love for the Godless – Enlightened advocates of science accused of sexually harassing atheist women.
- Aug. 12: SlutWalk Insanity — In which I found myself marching through downtown D.C. with a mob of half-naked feminists.
- Aug. 19: Sex and the Psychotic Professor — Self-proclaimed male feminist Hugo Schwyzer melts down.
- Oct. 4: Kaitlyn Hunt Is Guilty and, Yes, There Is a Movement to ‘Normalize Pedophilia’ — Only the Left would try to turn a sex offender into a civil rights hero.
- Oct. 30: Crazy in Alabama – The bizarre behavior of incarcerated liberal blogger Roger Shuler.
- Nov. 21: Madness Takes Its Toll — The shooting of a Virginia legislator by his son exposes the dangers.
- Dec. 7: Huffington Post Defends Gay ‘Intergenerational’ Sex With Teens – What could possibly go wrong?
That’s not even a complete list, but merely a few highlights of the escalating intensity of Fear and Loathing during 2013. That list doesn’t even include the cartoon vagina that aims to eradicate the “cultural stigma” against masturbation.
And, of course, 2013 was the year I got sued by a convicted bomber. My co-defendant John Hoge recaps the highlights of craziness from Team Kimberlin and, I should point out, Brett Kimberlin contends that it is defamation merely to assert the existence of Team Kimberlin because . . . Well, because he’s crazy.
I was forced to wonder why this odd group of folks, some friends, had assembled to come against me. Why even waste the time? Many of these people have directly benefitted from some of the charitable work I’ve done.
Two friends helped me come to the conclusion: I’m a mean person.
This is like rain apologizing for being wet. Ali wakes up in the morning and smites half a dozen enemies before breakfast. I’ve tried to warn him of the importance of keeping one’s Enemies List short.
You can’t declare war on People Who Merely Get On Your Nerves, because some of those people could be useful allies in your war against People Who Deliberately Fucked You Over. And even some of the People Who Deliberately Fucked You Over might be helpful in future conflicts with Worthless Scum Who Should Die.
Success in life does not consist in plotting revenge against an ever-lengthening list of enemies, but rather in being so helpful to your friends that everybody wants to be your friend — except Worthless Scum Who Should Die, and everybody hates them anyway.
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) January 1, 2014