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Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:20 AM

 

Not A Tear.

I'm not writing this for gravedancing purposes, but I refuse to judge anyone who does or anyone who doesn't.

What I have to say is this: Andrew Breitbart is dead, and, in the balance, that's a good thing. No confetti, no ceremonies, no dancing or preaching, it's just more 'right' than 'wrong'.

I feel sympathy for those who relied on him or even actually cared about him outside of politics, but his passing means there is one less liar, one less hater, and one less enemy of reason in the world. He did nothing for people beyond fomenting hatred and poisoning the public discourse. He even went so low as to vilify Ted Kennedy, a man who actually helped millions of people, including the very morons who reviled Kennedy at the behest of people like Breitbart. In fact, I have a message for all of you lurking wingnuts on that very point. Too bad it requires basic literacy to get. Otherwise you might actually learn who is really on your side and decide to join the civilized world.

But you won't. Because you've been taught irrational hatred, and then been programmed to believe that the people trying to get through your thick heads are your enemy.

And that really is the point. Breitbart, like Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, Beck, and all of the other proven liars (For you wingnuts: "Proven" means 'can be demonstrated in reality' not 'because I say so'), was part of the mechanism that keeps the people of this nation divided by inciting fear and anger in many many Americans. He was part of the propaganda machine that deliberately turns people who might have been legitimate conservatives into batshit-crazy, hate-filled enemies of reason. Without reason, people vote and act against their own self-interest and the interest of society. When you can't reason with someone, you cannot have productive discourse. Without productive discourse, civilization is put in jeopardy.

Now imagine for a moment what the nation would be like if suddenly all the actual liars, haters, and enemies of reason just shut up and went away.

We could go back to being a nation of ideas, creativity, and solutions. We could actually achieve peace, equality, comfort, and satisfaction for almost everyone. We could start managing the planet properly and ensuring that resources would always be renewed for future generations. We might argue about how to go about it, but ultimately, and through reasoning, solutions emerge from civil discourse.

Breitbart was an enemy of all of those. His departure will not be enough to stop the forces of avarice that poison our nation and divide us, but ultimately, the world is a better place without him.

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Reply Not A Tear. (Original post)
The Doctor. Mar 2012 OP
judy Mar 2012 #1
The Doctor. Mar 2012 #3
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #2
cindyperry2010 Mar 2012 #4
malaise Mar 2012 #5
russspeakeasy Mar 2012 #6
The Doctor. Mar 2012 #11
Old and In the Way Mar 2012 #7
The Doctor. Mar 2012 #8
cindyperry2010 Mar 2012 #9
rbrnmw Mar 2012 #10
joeybee12 Mar 2012 #12
The Doctor. Mar 2012 #13

Response to The Doctor. (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:25 AM

1. One thing his death shows,

all that hate can be bad for your heart...

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Response to judy (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:35 AM

3. It seems to be a theme.

 

I've noticed, in my life and work, that people who go through life with hatred and delusion, people who never introspect and exorcise their bad behaviors, have a very high tendency to wind up with serious medical issues. These are also people that are more prone to engage in risky behaviors to distract from self-realization.

I'm betting he died of one of two things: Cardiac arrest compounded or caused by drug use or auto-erotic asphyxiation. I wouldn't rule out other causes though. We'll know when we know.

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Response to The Doctor. (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:25 AM

2. Thank you doctor. I hated to say something nice about a guy that I just can't feel good about.

 

All I can say is I feel bad for his family. That is true. But I say god doesn't like ugly.

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Response to The Doctor. (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:37 AM

5. Very well said

Rec

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Response to The Doctor. (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:38 AM

6. Wow ! I read it twice. Very well done. Thanks, The Doctor.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:55 PM

11. We're facing a very deliberate force right now.

 

We're being driven toward fascism and the next Republican President will seal the deal. The current misinformation and brainwashing campaign is what TPTB expect will save them from the wrath of the people. Instead that wrath will be directed from the brainwashed to the 'libruls'.

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Response to The Doctor. (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:40 AM

7. I was strangely ambivalent when I read the 1st headline this AM.

Neither happy, nor sad. My first thought was, "I wonder who will step up to replace him as the designated defender of the 1%; a person who is willing to destroy people who are trying to make a positive impact on making this a better country for all?"

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:45 AM

8. There are so very, very many.

 

I'm sure that some believe their own bullshit, but there are plenty, like Coulter and Limbaugh, that have let slip their duplicity a few times. Those two are in it for the $$$.

There should be a special place in hell for people that know better but sell out civilization for cash.

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Response to The Doctor. (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:09 PM

9. sometimes

i think they are on the same level as attorneys

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Response to The Doctor. (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:21 PM

10. I feel bad for his family

however this was a hate rhetoric machine and he hurt a lot of people with his lies

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Response to The Doctor. (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:03 PM

12. Perfect...knr

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Response to The Doctor. (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:11 PM

13. Oh, and to clarify something:

 


I don't judge those dancing on Breitbart's grave. I DO judge those evil pieces of shit who dance on the graves of people who have done great good.

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