A friend recently sent me this link to a post by some conservative blogger. The post is about a recent Pew Research Center survey, the results of which this idiot, I mean dumb ass, I mean blogger refers to as “disturbing”.
The title of the post started me off with a groan:
Survey: America Has Lost the Culture War – Biggest Generation Gap Since Vietnam War (Led by Obama)
But it gets oh so much more ridiculous. So much in fact that I felt it deserved a point by point response,
This part, below, is the noteworthy part, and it shows we’ve lost the cultural war.
First of all, I was not aware that we are involved in a culture war. If rejecting the right of other to impose their morality, superstition, and ignorance upon us is “war” then I suppose there is a culture war. But no, this is just another example of the majority (white christians) trying to act persecuted despite the idiocy of such a proposition.
Yes, I know, one survey–done by a left-skewing polling house–isn’t the end all, be all. But I think we all know that these results are accurate.
So in back to back sentences she takes a dig at polls in general and specifically Pew, but then claims that “we all know that these results are accurate”.
Please explain to me what the purpose of the phrase “done by a left-skewing polling house” is, if you’re going to claim the results are accurate. I’m sorry, but you can’t have it both ways, not unless you are ok with sounding like the partisan hack that you so obviously are…
The younger generations in America–our nation’s future–are liberal on most social issues.
Well color me shocked. Younger people are more liberal? The next thing you know, we’ll find out that ocean water is saltier than fresh water.
Seriously, look at any time in American history, and you’ll find the younger people are ALWAYS more “liberal” than the older people. Some of this may be due to idealism or naivety, but it’s a clear trend that is unchanging.
And it looks like Barack Hussein Obama is the godfather of it all (not that this is a surprise).
And this is where I official lost it. When people talk about the previous president, occasionally people would recent his middle initial. This was obviously to distinguish him from his father (because if somebody just says “President Bush” or “George Bush”, with the “H W” or the “W” there can be confusion as to who exactly you’re talking about. Tell me, what OTHER Barak Obama is the president going to be confused with?
As I originally read this I posted a few thoughts via IM to the person who sent it to me (you may want to keep in mind that he is a Libertarian and NOT at all a fan of Obama, and tends to lean more “right” then “left” on many political issues, including the recent Heath Care debates). When I mentioned that I instantly lose respect for any author (or Fox News personality) who uses Obama’s middle name for no apparent reason, and his response was smack on: “they do it to insinuate he is muslim“.
Even more scary, the poll found the biggest generation gap in these views since the Vietnam War.
This is somehow scary? Well let’s look at what some of the social issues of the 1960’s were, since she was kind enough to highlight a few of them for us:
Younger and older Americans see the world differently, creating the largest generation gap since the tumultuous years of the 1960s and the culture clashes over Vietnam, civil rights and women’s liberation.
Well guess what, the liberals were RIGHT ON ALL OF THOSE FUCKING ISSUES!
Is she upset that due to Liberals fighting for equal rights that she is not able to be taken seriously as a political voice (well seriously by some, I find her to be a total hack).
If you’re going to complain that Liberals are winning this fictional culture war, you may not want to put up examples that make your own side look like sexist, racist, war mongering troglodytes.
One caveat: seeing a generation gap doesn’t mean there is one. But in this case, I think there is.
You can tell a lot about a person from a statement like this. Let me translate for you.
“I want to give myself an out, just in case something ever discredits this survey in the future, but I am so smart that anything that agrees with my preconceptions and biases must be true”
Next up, she highlight another bit from the survey results:
People age 18 to 29 were more likely to report disagreements over lifestyle, views on family, relationships and dating, while older people cited differences in a sense of entitlement. Those in the middle-age groups also often pointed to a difference in manners.
I know that during the 90’s this was the case. It was also true during the 80’s. From what I know of the 70’s and even 60’s it was the case then as well…
So what does this tell us? Is the next point she plans to make that fire is now considered to be hotter than ice? Or that people who drink alcohol today tend ot be more drunk than those who don’t drink?
And she continues to site the survey results:
Religion is a far bigger part of the lives of older adults. About two-thirds of people 65 and older said religion is very important to them, compared with just over half of those 30 to 49 and 44 percent of people 18 to 29.
Well anybody who knows me, or reads this blog should have a firm understanding of my views on this. And I think those views can be summed up thus:
But she doesn’t stop there, she saves one of her “best” (and by “best” I mean cringeworthy hate-spewed ignorance) highlights for now.
“Around the notion of morality and work ethic, the differences in point of view are pretty much felt across the board,” said Paul Taylor, director of the Pew Social and Demographic Trends Project. He cited a greater tolerance among younger people on cultural issues such as gay marriage and interracial relationships.
Ok, based on what she has highlighted, I take it to mean that she does not support gay marriage, which is a bit of a no-brainer although it does just show her level of tolerance. But she also fails to call out those who she seems to think have the better morality but who also seem ot have no tolerance for interracial relationships.
Is this the type of culture she is truly espousing as being better? Does she actually want to live in a society where interracial relationships are looked at negatively? Is she really that big of a racist cunt?
She finishes her diatribe with a few questions and comments. What reaction these are suppose to garner I am unsure, but for me there was a bit of vomit (although I do doubt that was her intention).
So, we’re losing the cultural war, or have already lost it. The question is, can we reverse the loss, as the Reagan Revolution did post-Vietnam?
What is it with conservatives and this love affair they have with Reagan? Do they not realize that not only was he not a good president, but he was actually a pretty bad one, even for “conservative values” like fiscal responsibility.
It’s possible. But the way we’re going, I’m not so sure. We’re fast becoming Europe, with European “values.”
Well based on global surveys and studies, many European countries have a significantly higher standard of living than we have hear in the US. Perhaps in her racist, sexist, delusional world striving for an improvement in quality of life is a negative, but I tend to think that we could stand to learn a few things from Europe…