Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Comment upon a Commentary

Matt Taibbi has an excellent blog post on Torture this week at: Being anti-torture doesn’t make you pro-terrorist.

I encourage following the link and reading the post. Then , in the 4th comment about this post , a reader has his own comment which I find relevant to these times:

"Matt - A related argument often made by the right is that you cannot criticize any abuses committed by the U.S. because you have not criticized worse abuses elsewhere. Ironically, this complaint is offened directed at human rights groups (like HRW) that actually do work on documenting the abuses by the worst of the wrost, while the persons making the argument couldn’t care less what is going on in placed like Myanmar, Libya (after Khadaffi gave Bush a PR victory), Somalia, Sudan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan. But this oft-unfounded allegation of hyprocrisy then becomes another data point for the right in support of their belief that people concerned about torture or the execution of minors (prior to the Supreme Court ban) or other injustices in the U.S. are really pursuing some secret anti-American agenda.

I think what you are seeing are the effects of the right wing true believers being fed a steady diet of Hannity and Limbaugh for more than a decade. They hear this stuff day after day after day, and group think sets in. For anyone living outside the right wing information cocoon, the right appears to be getting crazier and crazier. Yet, they haven’t a clue because they do not hear anyone questioning their growing nuttiness."

As Jimi Hendrix sang : "

I used to live in a room full of mirrors

All I could see was me

Then I take my spirit and I smash my mirrors

And now the whole world is here for me to see

Now Im searching for my love to be"

The thing is if one lives in a room of right wing mirrors, and all one hears is Limbaugh, all one see's is Hannity, and O'Reilly, and perhaps reads the Weekly Standard, and then you see the Red/Blue poster of Obama, and it makes you think he is an American version of Hugo Chavez, well indeed the possibilities of becoming a right wing worm ouroburos just keeps increasing exponentially. Eating your own tail. Must be a hard time.

And I don't see much attempt to break through the Room Full of Mirrors. Unlike Jimi Hendrix, most Rightists, don't exactly have universal Love on their mind

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