Thu Aug 22, 2013, 02:35 PM
MrScorpio (64,736 posts)
When Right-Wing Republicans say stupid things... And they do tend to say a lot of stupid things...
Always look for the walk back, if any, when it finally strikes them that what they've said was truly idiotic.
It's always entertaining to see.
Now, they don't always do the walk back, sometimes they do the double, triple and even the much vaunted quadruple-down.
But what's interesting is the complete inability to understand why they should have never said any kind of idiotic statement in the first place. Whether it's something that's said out of bad sarcasm, pure spite, a lack of proper education, sheer hatred and bigotry, undying misogyny and homophobia or lazy neurons, most wingers will say something stupid at any given time. Extra credit when they suffer for their follies.
The problem, I think, is that they actually BELIEVE the stupid shit that they say. They don't have to have empirical facts to back it all up. It's all about belief, no matter how utterly inane, ignorant, bigoted or fact-less their statements are, what they're really looking for is positive feedback from OTHER utterly inane, ignorant, bigoted or fact-less people.
That creates their consensus, and thus, their basis in belief.
Consequently, that reliance on faulty beliefs allows then to exclude facts and even common human decency, and people who tell the truth and those who are decent. Basically, they don't respect people who aren't assholes that go about sanctifying their own bullshit. It's pure Dunning-Kruger, of course. But I don't have tot tell you that.
These are people who believe that they have a God-given right to be complete idiots. If you're on the left, you'd have to fight the urge to redeem them. Personally, I rather have then did deeper holes for themselves. Let them wallow and suffer in their own stupidity if they refuse to listen to reason. Doubling and tripling-down on their own BS is a sure fire clue that they're asking for complete failure.
Stupidity isn't worth saving or making functional. It's dysfunctional by its very nature.
It might be cruel to say to, but we should LET them fail if we can't stop it from happening.
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