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Ragnar Danneskjold Explains It All

No, not the one from Atlas Shrugged. The one that posts at The Jawa Report.
Anyway, the original post was titled "An Open Letter to the Leftist Elites".

Thus spake Ragnar:
It really doesn't surprise me at all that leftists like Barack Obama and George Lakoff have conversations about "the great unwashed masses," and how they might somehow succeed in communicating with us using sounds and images our primitive brains might understand.

They continue to believe, against all available evidence, that deep down we are just like them--albeit with lower intelligence and less sophistication. They continue to believe that we would embrace their socialist vision of the world with both arms if they could just manage to break it down into simple terms our simple minds could grasp. So, they talk about "pie." Even the mentally retarded understand PIE, right? Michelle Obama's sales pitch for socialism has gotten to this level. It goes something like this:

"See, the problem with the world is that the rich have all the pie. Barack will take the pie from the rich and give a big piece of it to you! Doesn't that sound tasty?"

Apparently, they really think this is going to work.


Also from the files of Dr. Rusty, this video of the Leningrad Cowboys covering "Sweet Home Alabama". With a little help from the Red Army Choir. Check those rad hairstyles!


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Apr. 19th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
I have some issues with the idea that the Left/Right cultural divide is driven by that sort of condescension on the part of the Left. Now, I don't deny that arrogant, condescending leftists exist -- my Yale art post provides an excellent example -- but implying that the cultural Left's agenda is driven by snooty Brut-sipping aristos is just as ridiculous, and just as wrong, as implying that all conservatives dance on the strings of anonymous racist corporate masterminds who also happen to be idiots.

That kind of condescension is both an effect and a cause of the existing cultural division -- but it was an effect first, and more fundamentally. So is the Right's corresponding stereotype. Ultimately they're both thought-terminating cliches.
Apr. 19th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Cliches are rooted in stereotypes, which are rooted to some extent in truth. As I noted in my original post on Bitterquiddick last weekend, I've seen and heard enough of this crap to know that yeah, a lot of Democrats do in fact think like this. Now, having said that, I'm perfectly willing to acknowledge that a lot of the Democrats I know don't have that kind of attitudes toward gun-owners/Christians/small-town folks. Still, the unpleasant fact remains that when you look at the New Leftists that make up so much of the Democratic Party's leadership these days, to say nothing of the mediacrats in the NYDCLA axis, they tend to conform to the stereotype. So much the worse for them.
Apr. 19th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)

I am snatching that video! Gotta love the wierdness
Apr. 20th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
It's definitely one of the weirder things I've seen in the way of music videos in a while.
Apr. 19th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
also interesting survey on HA or MM that gun owners are happier than non-owners.

Apr. 20th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
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