Friday, February 29, 2008

Fuck William F. Buckley, Jr.

In his public life, he was a fraud and a pig. He made hatred respectable. He was an asshole. Whether or not he was the same in private is of no concern to me. The only difference between the studied and deliberate writings of William F. Buckley, Jr. and those of any A through G-list wingnut is simply that William F. Buckley, Jr. knew how to use a thesaurus, along with his copy of Strunk & White's Elements of Style.

Fuck William F. Buckley, Jr.

1 comment:

Citizen Grim said...

Heh. Classy. Curious that, somehow, conservatives are the "vicious and morally bankrupt" ones? Fascinating. At least we don't write smug rants about dead people who can't defend themselves.

Apparently, people you disagree with can only be frauds, pigs, and assholes, huh? That doesn't leave much room for diversity of thought, though, does it?

There was once a time where people who disagreed about something enjoyed each other's company and provocative discourse, using it to refine and sharpen their own opinions. But to the modern liberal, those whom they disagree with must be stamped out, not conversed with. They must be wiped from the face of the earth, and their very memories forgotten! There is no room for disagreement with the Liberal Orthodoxy.

I bet you're looking forward to a future where everyone looks, thinks, talks and acts the same. Finally, true equality!

The truth is, liberalism is a monumental exercise in cognitive dissonance.

The difference between conservativism and liberalism is this: Conservatives think each individual should be concerned about the poor, the sick, and the defenseless. (I readily admit that all too often, we fail to live up to this charge. It takes daily discipline to overcome the innate human worship of the Self.) Conservatives believe that true societal change will only come through individual compassion and action.

Liberals don't have time for that. They'd rather just pay the government to do it for them, and look the other way when the government makes a royal mess of things.

After all, they don't have time to get their hands dirty with actual people in need - they have to write invective-filled posts about dead people!