It’s getting harder and harder to check in on right-wing “news” sites, just to see what the topics of conversation are. I’ve long felt that one of the biggest threats to our democracy is that educated people insulate themselves in an echo chamber where they only hear thoughts and opinions that they already agree with. So I try to walk the talk, and at least listen to what conservatives have to say about current events.
I refer to it as my “ritualistic mortification of the flesh,” as it often involves bonking my head against the desk at the sheer stupid projection, martyr complex, narrow-minded bigotry, unquestioning acceptance of anger as a guiding theology, etc.
So when I saw that there was a reaction to the choice of Trevor Noah as host of the Daily Show, I wondered if there was something that was perhaps snarky, funny, maybe a bit transgressive in mocking the foibles of a show that mocks foibles.
I ain’t gonna give Rick any more linklove than necessary. It was bad enough to link to Twitch, above. But if you must, check it out. He purports to construct a takedown of the Daily Show and all us liberal zombies marching in lockstep. Which, if it was actually intellectually honest, might be interesting. But does this accomplish anything?
Nope. Same old standard tropes of “liberals hate America and conspire to control all because they are evil and stupid and at the same time brilliant and conniving.”
Also: who or what is the opportunistic leech-god? Does this exist anywhere other than in the peyote nightmares of someone who reads bad religious sci-fi like the “Left Behind” series?