Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Conservative Mindset, pt. I (Right Wing-nuts)

¡Hola! Everybody... I will concede that we all live under the Chinese curse of “interesting times.” Just yesterday, I found out that Martin Luther King, jr. was a republican and (get this) Republicans were (and may still be) the OG civil rights champions! To make matters worse, receptive anal sex (taking it) puts you at risk for cancer! Then, it was explained to me that AIDS was and still is the Gay Disease (GRID) at least that’s what some right wing-nuts are saying and considering we live in a conservative society, I would venture there’s a significant portion of our population that would advance the above notions. And then you wonder why I call them twats and dry cunts? ::blank stare::

Finally, this morning I saw where an 18-year-old boy is now a convicted sex offender because, out of a fit of anger, he passed on nude photos of his then 16-year-old girlfriend. Add to this the recent TV interview of the father of Palin’s child, Levy and Sarah Palin’s response.

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-=[ The Conservative Mindset, pt. I ]=-

“May you live in interesting times.”

-- Chinese curse

Today and tomorrow, I will explore findings on the mindset of conservatives. Using research findings and historical facts, I will show that at the core of the modern conservative movement you will find: resistance to change and a tolerance for inequality and that some of the common psychological factors linked to political conservatism include: Fear and aggression, dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity, among others.

However, today I want to address the bullshit issues mentioned above. First, in reference to republicans having ever been a champion for civil rights -- let me quote that great example of republicanism, Abraham Lincoln:

“I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races -- that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this, that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.” [emphasis added]

So much for that bullshit.

As for MLK being a republican? There’s no proof of it at all. This canard festering like a sore on the internet has been fed by billboards paid for by Black Republicans. MLK himself likened the 1964 GOP convention to a KKK fuckfest. Well, he didn’t put it exactly that way. According to “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” published after King’s death from his written material and records, King called the 1964 Republican national convention that nominated Goldwater a “frenzied wedding... of the KKK and the radical right.” MLK was for affirmative action, for unions, against the Vietnam War, most likely voted for JFK and voted for LBJ. Towards the end of his short life, MLK was sounding more and more like, yup, you guessed it, a socialist!

I refuse to address the stupidity inherent in anyone attempting to frame an international epidemic, the cause of death for tens of millions, in homophobic terms. I will only say that that form of thinking is rife in this country and popular among the religious and cultural right wing-nuts.

Finally, how is it that the only sane voice coming out of the Palin fiasco called a family is coming from the mouth of a child? Of all the voices clamoring to be heard in that sad tragedy, the only one that begins to sound like an adult is Bristol Palin, the now single mother of Alaska’s governor. And you know what she said? She said that perhaps practicing safe sex should be something other girls her age should consider.

Which brings me to the new corporate boogey man, s-exting. Just in case you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you may have missed the inordinate amount of time adults have spent on the phenomenon of s-exting a play on the phrase “texting” a text-based mode of cellular phone communication. Don’t act all new on me now: I know for a fact many of you have received or sent photos of yo ass over the cellphone. Lord knows my own phone’s memory is bursting from the preponderance of asses, teats, and chochas on my cellphone. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, just pointing out an observation (keep 'em coming ladies! LOL!).

It seems teens have been using this technology to send nude photos to one another. Now, allow me to clarify: teens have been exploring their sexuality since time immemorial. I’m sure you did it at one time. The difference here is that the technology has the potential to make things a little murkier or problematic. As a parent, I can say that I wouldn’t want my daughter to do shit like that. In fact, you shouldn’t do shit like that (with your face attached anyway) even as an adult. You don’t want your photo being emailed to the company network; it doesn’t make for great promotional opportunities.

However, why are we criminalizing what is in effect normal adolescent behavior?!! Why are prosecutors around the nation charging these young people with child pornography crimes?!! Have we gone completely mad? What purpose does it serve to make an 18 year-old register as a sexual predator??

For what it’s worth, this is what happens when we allow a rabid, inflexible conservative mindset run rampant over our country. These are “interesting” times, indeed, but not in a positive sense. In the coming days, I hope to shed some light in the inner workings and intrinsic cognitive motivations of the modern conservative movement.




  1. Yo, that Lincoln quote was the shit. Ok, no, I'm not a proponent for the oppression of the Negro. However, its the shit because people liken him to the great emancipator with the assumtion that he was an old school Ghandi or Mother Teresa.

    The truth is a muthafucka!

    Good post man.

  2. There's more showing Lincoln's real motivation for the civil War, but I just wanted to throw that out there. It shows that individuals, no matter how great they are (we try to make them out to be), they are products of their cultural environments.


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