Why Are Conservatives Incapable of Facing Reality?

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“…“Leaving aside the intended malice, I actually think ‘White Supremacist’ is not bad semantically,” he wrote. “White supremacy, in the sense of a society in which key decisions are made by white Europeans, is one of the better arrangements History has come up with. There have of course been some blots on the record, but I don’t see how it can be denied that net-net, white Europeans have made a better job of running fair and stable societies than has any other group.”…”John Derbyshire

It took NRO years to get rid of Derbyshire.  FOX News sill swears by Michelle Malkin.  But…

The Pink Flamingo hasn’t had an update on widdle Tommy T. for ages. Well, I’ve been waiting for this one for years! It seems like our old friend, Tom Tancredo, has finally made a very big mistake. He got caught with white supremacist little friends 0n the record, too.

It is a thing of beauty.

For years The Pink Flamingo has been telling you just what nasty little friends Tom Tancredo has.  Well, now I guess maybe some of you will pay attention.

From the SPLC:

“...Editor’s Note: On Wednesday — a day after failing to respond to Hatewatch’s request for comment — former congressman Tom Tancredo’s Team America PAC wrote Hatewatch to say, “Tom Tancredo is not speaking at the Council of Conservative Citizens” (CCC). The unsigned email did not say if Tancredo had withdrawn from the speaking engagement after receiving widespread criticism or had never agreed to speak. Hatewatch has in its possession a hard copy of the CCC newsletter, The Council Reporter, dated Spring 2012. Its front page article, about the CCC’s upcoming national conference, says, “This year’s conference features former Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) as the Saturday luncheon speaker” and features a color photo of Tancredo….

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The real problem here is that the GOP and Conservatives are incapable of facing the truth about the mess we are in. I’m sorry, but when you help create a problem by ignoring it, you get to deal with the consequences. Until all the Tom Tancredos of the world are exposed for the bigots they are, we’re supporting a lost cause.

“…Ready was a former leader in the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement until he traded in his Nazi uniform for desert camouflage and formed the U.S. Border Guard, a militia-like group that conducted forays into the Arizona desert hoping to find and detain immigrants illegally entering the United States. Ready said his group hunted “narco-terrorists.”

On May 2, Ready killed himself after fatally shooting his girlfriend, her 19-year-old daughter, the daughter’s boyfriend and a 15-month-old baby girl in a home Ready shared with his girlfriend in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert. The daughter’s boyfriend was a member of Ready’s Border Guard. At the time of his murderous rampage, Ready was running for sheriff in Pinal County and was under investigation by the FBI for domestic terrorism-related activities. He also was a friend of Russell Pearce, a state legislator recalled by Arizona voters after sponsoring the state’s punishing anti-immigrant law, known as S.B. 1070….”

The real problem is the fact that the GOP, Right, Conservatives, etc. don’t want to admit that some of their favorite poster children, such as Russell Pearce and Joe Arpaio are directly connected with some very nasty people like the late J. T. Ready.

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From our favorite liberal, The Feathered Bastard:

Feathered Bastard

Even with the evidence all there, even on video, there are conservatives who refuse to believe that people like the late J. T. Ready were conservative and once part of the GOP.  After he was kicked out of the GOP, Ready was running for office as a Democrat. Instead of investigating the story, they chose to go after him as a Democrat.

LGF

If you want proof that conservatives live in their own little bubble, completely incapable of accepting the realities of life, the current debacle with John Derbyshire is proof.  He is a truly despicable individual, racist, bigot, associate of men like Jared Taylor.  NRO has canned Derbyshire, but there are still misguided souls who continue to defend this man.

“…Just three days after firing John Derbyshire as a National Review contributor, the magazine’s editor Rich Lowry announced that Robert Weissberg was persona non grata, too. His crime? He “participated in an American Renaissance conference where he delivered a noxious talk about the future of white nationalism.” Prof. Weissberg said that any movement based on white racial identity is “dead on arrival,” but it seems that merely speaking at an AR conference is “noxious.”

Mr. Lowry even thanked—yes, thanked—the people who called Prof. Weissberg’s noxiousness to his attention. Who were they? Something that calls itself the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights (IREHR), one of those peeping-tom lefty organizations that issues breathless reports on the doings of “racists.” IREHR claims to investigate “the smallest corners of white nationalist activity,” which accounts for its April 5 write up that mentioned Prof. Weissberg.

There are, of course, no equivalent groups on the Right. No one makes a living snooping to see who once had lunch with a Weatherman or who bankrolls the New Black Panthers. There’s no point to it because the Left does not recognize thought crimes on the Left and does not sacrifice its own. Unlike the Right, which is always terrified of what its enemies might say, the Left doesn’t care. It doesn’t let the Right make its policies and hiring decisions for it.

The Right could scream all it wanted that William Ayers admits he planted bombs and wishes he had planted more, but the University of Illinois-Chicago will never fire him as distinguished professor of education. It is impossible to imagine the university firing Prof. Ayers and then thanking the conservative snoop group that dug up the facts. But that is exactly what National Review did in the case of Prof. Weissberg. IREHR issued Mr. Lowry a cheeky but justified “you’re welcome” after Mr. Lowry took its advice and cut off Prof. Weissberg….”

 

Right Wing Watch

“…As part of the National Review’s effort to disassociate itself with racism, occasional contributor Robert Weissberg was let go yesterday because he gave a speech at a white supremacy conference. The severing of those ties — not terribly significant for Weissberg, given that he was an unpaid, occasional contributor — followed the Review’s decision to fire longtime contributor John Derbyshire.

But Weissberg, who describes himself to me as a “1960s color-blind liberal” and said his speech at the conference was “anti-white nationalism,” feels that the Review’s response was “bizarre,” and even compared it to a Soviet show trial.

“White nationalism is not really an ideology, its obnoxious,” he said. “As I told them at the conference, you’re better off being called a child molester than a white nationalist. So, I said, if you are a white nationalist, why not move to a place that’s all white?”

“I’m not a white nationalist,” Weissberg added. “I’m a 1960s color-blind liberal…. I remember being in NYC when the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964. We were dancing in the streets.”

Editor Rich Lowry wrote yesterday that Weissberg would no longer write for the Review because he “participated in an American Renaissance conference where he delivered a noxious talk about the future of white nationalism.” …”

Market Watch

Do conservatives still believe this pile of you know what? Why are there those who deny these people are racists?

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Yes, I guess there are conservatives who are THAT stupid and agree that VDare is not white supremacist and racist. Evidently, as long as there is the NAACP, LaRaza, etc, then it gives people an excuse to get to having with white supremacists, racists, bigots, and the brother of the former head of the National Socialist Party, and feel just fine about it.

Michelle Malkin has been associated with VDare for years.  No one is holding her accountable, either.

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Jared Taylor, who is American Renaissance, one of the most infamous white supremacist organizations in the country, is also associated with VDare.  What lovely company Malkin keeps.

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American Renaissance

Not racist?

“…But despite the high quality of the speakers, the best part of the conference for me was the fellowship I’ve already described, plus the opportunity to meet people I’ve come to know and admire on the internet. I was delighted to meet in person Courtney, a strong-willed and beautiful young woman from Alabama who is one of the fixtures of the Council of Conservative Citizens’ chat room. I had a chance to talk with James Edwards, the dynamic and charismatic host of The Political Cesspool radio show, whom I had met once before. And I finally got to meet James’ co-host, the great Keith Alexander, whose “take no prisoners” commentary and exposés of what really happened during the civil-rights movement make him–as James often says–a national treasure….”

American Renaissance

I think this leads us to another question.  Michelle Malkin is the darling of FOX News.  Market Watch is owned by Murdoch.  Is it possible that Rupert Murdoch is the one who doesn’t have a problem with racists and white supremacists, and men who have identical twin brothers who once headed the National Socialist Party in this country?

Right Wing Watch
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Yes, there are very bad people in the world, and in the GOP.  The problem is the fact that Republicans refuse to admit that there is a problem.  The refuse to admit that their darling FOX News is promoting some of the worst of them by giving Michelle Malkin a platform.  You simply cannot use the word “Nazi” or you are a laughing stock, even when there are photos of people like Joe Arpaio and Russell Pearce hanging out with members of the National Socialist Party.

Michael Fumento did an article for Salon that has hit close to home for more and more of us.  He called it My Break with the Extreme Right.  One of the reasons The Pink Flamingo has no respect for the right is because of the individuals mentioned in this post.  Fumento brings up something that truly bothers me.

“…And then there’s the late Andrew Breitbart (assassinated on the orders of Obama, natch). A video from February shows him shrieking at peaceful protesters: “You’re freaks and animals! Stop raping people! Stop raping people! You freaks! You filthy freaks! You filthy, filthy, filthy raping, murdering freaks!” He went on for a minute-and-a-half like that. Speak not ill of the dead? Sen. Ted Kennedy’s body was barely cold when Breitbart labeled him “a big ass motherf@#$er,” a “duplicitous bastard” a “prick” and “a special pile of human excrement.”

The new right loved it! Upon his own death shortly after, Breitbart was immediately sanctified and sent to lead the Seraphim. He was repeatedly eulogized as “the most important conservative of our time never to hold office,” skipping right past William F. What’s-his-name Jr.

There was nothing “conservative” about Breitbart. Ever-consummate gentlemen like Buckley and Ronald Reagan would have been mortified by such behavior as Breitbart’s – or West’s or Heartland’s. “There you go again,” the Gipper would have said in his soft but powerful voice.

Civility and respect for order – nay, demand for order – have always been tenets of conservatism. The most prominent work of history’s most prominent conservative, Edmund Burke, was a reaction to the anger and hatred that swept France during the revolution. It would eventually rip the country apart and plunge all of Europe into decades of war. Such is the rotted fruit of mass-produced hate and rage. Burke, not incidentally, was a true Tea Party supporter, risking everything as a member of Parliament to support the rebellion in the United States….

…A single author, Ann Coulter, has published best-selling books accusing liberals, in the titles, of being demonic, godless and treasonous. Michelle Malkin, ranked by the Internet search company PeekYou as having the most traffic of any political blogger, routinely dismisses them as “moonbats, morons and idiots.” Limbaugh infamously dispatched a young woman who expressed her opinion that the government should provide free birth control as a “slut” and a “prostitute.”

As a conservative, I disagree with the political opinions of liberals. But to me, a verbal assault indicates insecurity and weakness on the part of the assaulter, as in “Is that the best they can do?” This playground bullying – the name-calling, the screaming, the horrible accusations – all are intended to stifle debate, the very lifeblood of a democracy….”

Salon

To add to this great tragedy is the fact that this wing of the conservative world is now so powerful and so popular that voices of GOP reason and voices of conservative reason must either join them, or like The Pink Flamingo, be declared a socialist.

And – you want to know why I fear for my country.

I am far more worried about the extremists on the right than I am on the left.

 

 

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