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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-11 06:49 AM
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2. Well, I wouldn't necessarily call conservative terrorists "sane"
Or rational either.

And yet conservative mouthpieces like Limbaugh and Bootz are quite aware of how unhinged their fans are and are always trying to incite them accordingly.

They don't go out their way to appeal to the sanity or rationality of their listeners, do they?

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  -Conservatism is a mental illness MrScorpio  Jul-24-11 05:50 AM   #0 
  - No, it's not  Uben   Jul-24-11 06:36 AM   #1 
  - Well, I wouldn't necessarily call conservative terrorists "sane"  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 06:49 AM   #2 
  - Right-wing pundits say what they want you to hear.  Uben   Jul-24-11 09:23 AM   #36 
  - Boortz is the worst. Levin is second worst. ;)  Mimosa   Jul-27-11 10:50 AM   #152 
  - I would argue that it fits the definition of dementia  Motown_Johnny   Jul-24-11 11:13 AM   #44 
  - Conservatism, like liberalism  pipoman   Jul-24-11 06:53 AM   #3 
  - Horseshit.  Zorra   Jul-24-11 11:27 AM   #46 
     - Bravo! Great post.  PassingFair   Jul-24-11 11:49 AM   #50 
     - Ah, good ol' Don Rumsfeld.  Zorra   Jul-24-11 12:18 PM   #60 
     - Great post.  Lucian   Jul-24-11 02:41 PM   #94 
     - FUNDAMENTALISM is the problem. EXTREMISM is the problem. Fundamentalist extremist conser  uppityperson   Jul-24-11 04:03 PM   #111 
     - No. The very nature of conservatism is the problem.  Zorra   Jul-24-11 04:27 PM   #114 
        - One could say the same thing about liberalism. Extremism, fundamentalism is the problem  uppityperson   Jul-24-11 04:39 PM   #115 
           - huh? .  Zorra   Jul-24-11 10:49 PM   #120 
           - Liberalism by definition cannot be extreme.  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 02:15 AM   #133 
              - While CLASSIC Mill liberalism  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-27-11 02:20 AM   #136 
              - They are on the left, but I would not call them liberal.  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 02:40 PM   #158 
                 - I said left, not liberal...  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-27-11 02:43 PM   #160 
              - I agree.  Zorra   Jul-27-11 10:58 AM   #156 
     - Just because you don't like it doesn't make it not true..  pipoman   Jul-24-11 06:39 PM   #118 
     - Stalin was not a liberal. He was a conservative authoritarian.  Zorra   Jul-24-11 10:58 PM   #122 
     - What the fuck are you on about?  pipoman   Jul-24-11 11:06 PM   #123 
     - Sorry but rewriting history does not work for EITHER side  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-27-11 02:23 AM   #137 
        - I think what it really boils down to is authoritarian vs. non-authoritarian mindset.  Raksha   Jul-27-11 03:54 AM   #149 
           - In the present time  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-27-11 10:41 AM   #151 
     - Honestly, I don't know the truth. I thought I did,  Zorra   Jul-25-11 10:40 AM   #129 
     - I was quite left of center in my late teens and into my 20's  pipoman   Jul-26-11 10:10 PM   #131 
     - Stalinists are not liberal. Liberals are not Stalinists.  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 02:26 AM   #138 
        - But stalinists ARE left wig  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-27-11 02:38 AM   #141 
           - Wrote a paper involving Mill when a sophomore in college  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 02:38 PM   #157 
              - I love Mill for many reasons  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-27-11 02:42 PM   #159 
     - Stalin a Conservative, you are kidding me right?  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-27-11 02:18 AM   #135 
     - No, not kidding.  Zorra   Jul-27-11 02:43 AM   #143 
        - Stalin was not a conservative sorry  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-27-11 10:53 AM   #153 
     - THANK YOU!!! I get so fucking sick of that "metaphysical" moral relativism,  Raksha   Jul-27-11 03:33 AM   #148 
  - Most conservatism seems to be rooted in excess fear or even paranoia.  Tesha   Jul-24-11 07:07 AM   #4 
  - Pure conservatism links fear with reactionary response.  gordianot   Jul-24-11 07:27 AM   #11 
  - I'm tired of crazy ass statements like yours  cali   Jul-24-11 07:13 AM   #5 
  - I'm going to take every opportunity that I can to call wingers every single name in the book  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 07:21 AM   #8 
  - And in doing so you are making yourself just as BIGOTED as they are.  Odin2005   Jul-24-11 12:42 PM   #66 
     - Odin2005, can you name one liberal who has committed mass murder  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 02:38 AM   #140 
  - They are THE VERY MODEL of conservatives.  sofa king   Jul-24-11 07:56 AM   #16 
  - do you realize how much like them you sound? Of course not. Nothing like a huge helping of CogDis.  cali   Jul-24-11 07:58 AM   #17 
  - You know, Cali  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 08:04 AM   #20 
  - and as I said, your claim so perfectly mirrors folks like Daniel Pipes who claim  cali   Jul-24-11 08:06 AM   #21 
  - That's just projection on Pipes' part  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 08:09 AM   #22 
  - You know, MrScorpio  sudopod   Jul-25-11 11:01 AM   #130 
  - That's cute, but if you cannot discern between me and they....  sofa king   Jul-24-11 11:58 AM   #53 
  - Please name one mass murderer who killed for a liberal cause in the  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 02:41 AM   #142 
  - Damn Skippy!  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 08:00 AM   #19 
  - And I'm sick and tired of the fucking CRAZY in mainstream conservatism PRACTICING & condoning HATE  peace4ever   Jul-24-11 03:07 PM   #104 
  - I list a number of violent mass murders by conservatives in recent years.  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 02:34 AM   #139 
  - Oh, yes, a big fat and disgusted unrec.  cali   Jul-24-11 07:14 AM   #6 
  - I think it's more like a personality disorder than an organic  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 07:18 AM   #7 
  - I can dig that approach  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 07:23 AM   #9 
     - Not sure  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 07:26 AM   #10 
        - Just between you and me, my OP was a bit of emotionally inspired hyperbole  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 07:29 AM   #12 
           - Yeah, I sort of figured that  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 07:34 AM   #13 
              - Exactly  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 07:46 AM   #14 
              - I would say that the McVeighs, etc  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 07:52 AM   #15 
                 - The McVeighs are the extreme fringe, thank God.  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 07:59 AM   #18 
                    - Me, too  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 08:10 AM   #23 
                       - It's funny that they are prone to blaming liberals for the way that the right is screwing them  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 08:18 AM   #24 
                       - Well, before I lost my job  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 08:28 AM   #25 
                       - I've come across my share of religious conservatives  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 08:55 AM   #30 
                          - In my last, thankfully past, job  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 10:59 AM   #42 
                       - Why do you think conservatives always cut education first?  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 08:45 AM   #28 
                          - You remember IDIOCRACY, right?  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 11:47 AM   #49 
                             - Is that a book, too?  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 11:55 AM   #52 
                             - Right! You know exactly what the problem is  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 12:05 PM   #55 
                             - You can watch the whole movie here for free  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 12:13 PM   #57 
                                - Thank you - I will check it out  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 12:42 PM   #65 
                             - Idiocracy  marions ghost   Jul-24-11 12:14 PM   #59 
                                - Do you watch the History Channel?  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 12:44 PM   #67 
                                   - Yes I know...  marions ghost   Jul-24-11 03:00 PM   #101 
                       - You seem to view things through a conservative lense and then  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 03:08 AM   #146 
              - True, most conservatives are loving, kind people in their personal lives.  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 02:56 AM   #144 
  - I agree with you  warrior1   Jul-24-11 08:39 AM   #26 
  - This is chauvinism, name calling, and mis-attribution of criminal qualities  HereSince1628   Jul-24-11 08:44 AM   #27 
  - If you had read my conversation with Xanaduer...  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 08:57 AM   #32 
  - Sure, hyperbole  HereSince1628   Jul-24-11 09:41 AM   #39 
  - Retroactively, maybe. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jul-24-11 11:04 AM   #43 
  - Thanks for that  loyalsister   Jul-24-11 11:18 AM   #45 
  - I understand what's going on  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 11:40 AM   #47 
     - Sociopathy?  loyalsister   Jul-24-11 01:01 PM   #73 
     - You will have to forgive me. I understood your post to be a reaction  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 03:15 AM   #147 
  - THANK YOU!!!  Odin2005   Jul-24-11 12:45 PM   #68 
  - Right-Wing Authoritarianism damned well should be classified as a mental disorder. n/t  backscatter712   Jul-24-11 08:45 AM   #29 
  - Thankfully, all progressives are rational people  hughee99   Jul-24-11 08:57 AM   #31 
  - No, not all progressives are "mentally stable people"  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 09:01 AM   #33 
     - Me too, but that really has nothing to do with your original argument.  hughee99   Jul-24-11 09:03 AM   #34 
  - Well, Dr. Scorpio, that's certainly a well thought out and in-depth study -  lynne   Jul-24-11 09:11 AM   #35 
  - What do you expect to accomplish by apologizing for conservatives?  Taverner   Jul-24-11 02:05 PM   #80 
  - "Crazy" comes in all flavors, apparently...  pipi_k   Jul-24-11 09:23 AM   #37 
  - My dad always said it was a sin to be a republican.  YellowRubberDuckie   Jul-24-11 09:25 AM   #38 
  - It being a sin is probably better than it being a mental illness  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 10:52 AM   #40 
  - God, I hate this kind of bullshit. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jul-24-11 10:58 AM   #41 
  - It's an ideology.  socialshockwave   Jul-24-11 11:42 AM   #48 
  - Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion in this country, because liberals  Zorra   Jul-24-11 12:13 PM   #56 
     - +1  Motown_Johnny   Jul-24-11 12:39 PM   #63 
  - Conservatism and right wing hatred do not necessarily go hand in hand.  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-24-11 11:53 AM   #51 
  - Follow the policies to their logical conclusion and you'll find that mile wide brush  TheKentuckian   Jul-24-11 12:14 PM   #58 
  - "Their policies have real impact and those impacts inflict real pain on real people".  Zorra   Jul-24-11 04:14 PM   #112 
  - They do go hand in hand  marions ghost   Jul-24-11 12:27 PM   #61 
  - Can you please give examples to support this assertion?  Motown_Johnny   Jul-24-11 12:42 PM   #64 
  - They don't always, but they do enough to sense a pattern here  Taverner   Jul-24-11 02:04 PM   #79 
  - aaaa haaaa haaaa. check this  Gabi Hayes   Jul-24-11 12:00 PM   #54 
  - No, and calling it that is extremely offensive to everyone with a mental illness.  Odin2005   Jul-24-11 12:38 PM   #62 
  - Right- NOT mental illness but personality disorders like sociopathy  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 12:46 PM   #69 
     - Most Conservatives are NOT sociopaths.  Odin2005   Jul-24-11 12:50 PM   #71 
        - Me, too  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 12:53 PM   #72 
           - Ah, Ok!  Odin2005   Jul-24-11 02:29 PM   #84 
  - Anyone here ever read, "The Mask of Sanity" by H. Cleckley?  XanaDUer   Jul-24-11 12:48 PM   #70 
  - Can you cite a credible psychology source to back that up?  postatomic   Jul-24-11 01:18 PM   #74 
  - There are times when I get down in the dirt with those right wing motherfuckers  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 01:55 PM   #75 
  - +100  Taverner   Jul-24-11 02:03 PM   #78 
  - And I will get in the dirt with you to fight them  postatomic   Jul-24-11 02:34 PM   #88 
     - Perhaps I was using too technical a description for them  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 02:44 PM   #98 
        - I totally understand  postatomic   Jul-24-11 03:59 PM   #108 
  - I, for one, am sick of the Conservative Apologists here  Taverner   Jul-24-11 02:03 PM   #77 
     - How am I defending Conservatives?  postatomic   Jul-24-11 02:30 PM   #85 
     - Is being a sociopath a mental illness or not?  Taverner   Jul-24-11 02:31 PM   #86 
        - I repeat: Most Conservatives are NOT sociopaths.  Odin2005   Jul-24-11 02:35 PM   #90 
        - Most? No, of course not. But plenty of them are  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 02:37 PM   #91 
        - Respectfully disagree  Taverner   Jul-24-11 02:40 PM   #93 
        - I wasn't refering to Republicans  postatomic   Jul-24-11 02:42 PM   #97 
           - And the GOP you just described is what I, and many others, would call sociopathic  Taverner   Jul-24-11 02:44 PM   #99 
              - You would do well if you learned more about Sociopaths  postatomic   Jul-24-11 03:49 PM   #107 
     - Nice broad-brushing and stereotyping, there.  Odin2005   Jul-24-11 02:34 PM   #89 
     - And I know an Autistic Guy who can play Moonlight Sonata brilliantly  Taverner   Jul-24-11 02:41 PM   #95 
     - Most conservatives I have run into would be HORRIFIED by any mass violence against liberals.  Odin2005   Jul-24-11 02:53 PM   #100 
        - Not most of those that I know  Taverner   Jul-24-11 03:02 PM   #102 
        - 'Conservatives' may differ from right wingers?  Mimosa   Jul-27-11 10:54 AM   #154 
     - Yet through their policies, they hurt millions. (NT)  Tesha   Jul-24-11 08:32 PM   #119 
     - I'm on the side that doesn't use terminology associated with mental illness in name calling  HereSince1628   Jul-24-11 02:37 PM   #92 
     - It's very disturbing, isn't it? nt  Zorra   Jul-24-11 04:18 PM   #113 
     - I'm on the side that isn't actively trying to further stigmatize mental health issues.  Posteritatis   Jul-24-11 04:48 PM   #116 
     - Calling them mentally ill is giving them a pass.  Union Scribe   Jul-27-11 10:57 AM   #155 
  - You are correct. Screw the haters.  Taverner   Jul-24-11 02:02 PM   #76 
  - Conservatism kills.  Gold Metal Flake   Jul-24-11 02:06 PM   #81 
  - When liberals are being mowed down in the street by wingers  MrScorpio   Jul-24-11 02:08 PM   #82 
  - Their brains are wired differently or they were born without the compassion/empathy gene.  in_cog_ni_to   Jul-24-11 02:12 PM   #83 
  - Don't confuse being gullible, selfish and uncompassionate with having a mental illness.  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-24-11 02:32 PM   #87 
  - Conservatives are not reactionaries. Unrec.  reformist2   Jul-24-11 02:42 PM   #96 
  - They permit reactionaries to dictate their policies, reaffirm them, and support  TheKentuckian   Jul-24-11 03:10 PM   #105 
  - What are conservatives trying to conserve? The status quo...?  Cool Logic   Jul-24-11 03:03 PM   #103 
  - Unrec for hyperbole and placing the actions of a few extremists on others.  uppityperson   Jul-24-11 03:19 PM   #106 
  - Yes, but the media is to blame. n/t  upi402   Jul-24-11 04:00 PM   #109 
  - Perhaps not conservatism, but authoritarianism probably does.  GliderGuider   Jul-24-11 04:02 PM   #110 
  - Have to disagree Mr. S...  AsahinaKimi   Jul-24-11 04:58 PM   #117 
  - You do realize that a lot of democrats are conservatives don't you?  NaturalHigh   Jul-24-11 10:58 PM   #121 
  - Being a Muslim is a mental illness  Nye Bevan   Jul-25-11 12:15 AM   #124 
  - Millions and MILLIONS of people, many who are DUers, deal with mental illness every day.  Maru Kitteh   Jul-25-11 01:12 AM   #125 
  - Hint: when you're one noun away from sounding like Ann Coulter, it's probably time to shut up.  LeftyMom   Jul-25-11 01:53 AM   #126 
  - Excellent point! n/t  guardian   Jul-25-11 08:36 AM   #127 
  - Well said. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jul-27-11 04:05 AM   #150 
  - very well said. nt  Maru Kitteh   Jul-27-11 02:44 PM   #161 
  - No, it is one of two capitalist political philosophies...  blindpig   Jul-25-11 09:07 AM   #128 
  - At least, we are reassured after every one of these well organized but horrible mass  JDPriestly   Jul-27-11 02:01 AM   #132 
  - When Savage wrote his book on Liberalism as a mental disorder  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-27-11 02:17 AM   #134 
  - Their side says liberalism is a mental illness. Don't parrot their stupidity.  LetTimmySmoke   Jul-27-11 03:01 AM   #145 
 

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