Parallel GOP Universes: Hyperbolic and Counter-Intuitive Myths, Claims, and Canards, August 28, 2013

1. Assuming that the best defense is to be as offensive as possible, Bill O’Reilly is spearheading the counter-intuitive meme that Dr. King would be ashamed of all black people in America, 2013, who are nothing more than a pack of welfare queens, whores and drug addicts who are too lazy or government-dependent to ever assume any initiative or personal responsibility:

As the United States approaches the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, many are taking the time to reflect on how far the nation has come. In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O’Reilly speculated what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would think of the racial situation in America today

“If Dr. King were alive today, I believe he would be brokenhearted about what has happened to the traditional family, and not only among blacks.”

O’Reilly speculated that Dr. King would not be pleased with the out-of-wedlock birth rate, the broken education system and the rap industry. “Would he approve the Civil Rights Movement that continues to blame American society for the problems encountered by blacks rather than encouraging personal responsibility as a way to achieve individual success?”

The Factor host criticized Saturday’s march in Washington D.C. for being “heavy on grievance” and “light on problem solving.”

O’Reilly slammed Al Sharpton’s National Action Network for financially profiting off of the event.

Fox news summary of the O’Reilly Factor, August 26, 2013: “Dr. Kinf Would Be Broken-Hearted at Breakdown of Traditional Family in America”.

2. The National Review editors echo this patronizing “blame the victim” meme. Again, blacks are equated with felons, addicts, government junkies, whores, and irresponsible layabouts and deadbeat dads, as the GOP ludicrously tries to seize the high moral ground on racial justice:

Another mark is the decrepitude of today’s civil-rights movement. The evils the movement fought — state-sponsored segregation, pervasive racial discrimination — have been vanquished. In their place are evils that are, alas, less amenable to marches. And so King’s heirs flail about. Where he spoke of a “bank of justice,” they just trade in grievances. Today Al Sharpton, whose chief political success has been to foment enough racial hatred to yield arson and murder, can present himself as a civil-rights leader without much fear of contradiction. We will have to look elsewhere for answers to the evils that now afflict Americans, and especially blacks: lousy schools, a thriving drug trade and a misguided governmental response, the collapse of marriage.

3. Allen West takes the blame-the-victim meme further into the Right’s twisted racial psyche by calling blacks “baby killers” who don’t care about their children’s education, with the added trademark Allen West loonytune that black abortions have robbed America of “the next generation of “prominent entertainers and sports figures”:

We are witnessing the complete breakdown and collapse of what was the foundational strength of the black community, the family. Today, 72 percent of black children are born out of wedlock … that is not part of the dream.
It is, however, the result of the soft bigotry of low expectations.
Dr. King talked about the promissory note of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and the guarantee of unalienable rights: life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. When it comes to life, over the past two score years there have been some 13 million black babies aborted. The black community would be 36 percent greater save for this tragedy, this genocide.
How many black babies will never experience King’s dream, the American dream? How many will never get to be the next generation of doctors, lawyers, successful business men and women, prominent entertainers and sports figures. This horror is not part of Dr. King’s dream.
The hypocrisy is that liberal progressive Democrats support the choice of a woman to kill black babies but reject the choice of the same woman, or parents, to seek a quality education for black children. President Obama ended Washington, D.C.’s,  school voucher program in 2009, yet his progeny attend the elite Sidwell Friends, and now the Obama DOJ is going after Louisiana for its school voucher program.

4. On Syria, the Right seems divided between neocon warhawks and doves, the latter arguing against any American intervention not on principle but on the hysterical assertion that any attack on Syria would be on behalf of “our new Al Qaedia allies”:

Cannibalism is fine. Massacres are fine. Ethnic is cleansing is fine. All so long as they are done by our new al Qaeda allies.

It is hard to believe that the power of the United States and what remains of its shredded national honor after four years of Obama is going to be yoked to the cause of aiding al Qaeda dominated rebels. Again.

Red State, “Ethnic Cleansing Begins in Syria”

5. Finally, today, some lovely pure crazy from Louis Gohmert (R-TX) Land:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Monday said that it was a “scary thought” that elites could be culling the population with vaccines to preserve the Earth’s resources.

The Texas Republican spent part of his five-week break from Congress this week by interviewing conservative activist Alan Keyes while filling in as a guest host for Tony Perkins on Family Research Council’s Washington Watch.

Gohmert pointed out that some liberals believed that the Earth was already over populated.

“A lot of people who fancy themselves elites, right, because they’ve made a lot of money, they’re names are all over the media and so forth, they’ve really signed on to an agenda that requires the depopulation of the globe,” Keyes explained. “And in the name of fighting global climatological change, called global warming — that’s proven to be something that’s wrong — they are saying that we’ve got to cut back the population of the world.”

“Bill Gates gave a famous talk back in 2009, which he was talking about actually abusing vaccinations, which are supposed to keep people healthy and alive, and saying how this could lead to a 15 percent reduction in the population of the globe as a way to achieve this result,” he continued.

Keyes warned that elites had a plan to reduce the number of people in the world to 700 million “by culling the population.”

“They’re preaching that doctrine because they actually believe we’re a blight on the face of the planet, we human beings,” Keyes said. “And we should, therefore, be put on a path toward our own semi-extinction. I often try to get people to see that if you think about it, if we actually get back to the levels they’re talking about, it would just be these elitists and the people needed to service them. That’s all that will be left in the world.”

“That’s a scary thought,” Gohmert agreed.

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