They are practiced at this dissonance (hypocrisy) because they have that same problem with their religion:
The Bible is the literal, inerrant word of God.
[Among other terrible things he said,] Jesus said slavery was fine, as long as the slaver wasn’t too harsh.
And these are the people who shrink in horror at “moral relativism”.
And yet you don’t want these people actually reading the Bible. A fundamentalist who actually reads and (tries to) follow the Bible in its entirety is much worse than the ignorant person you are talking about.
Their problem with their religion goes deeper than that. They do not read the Bible; they make assumptions about what it says. Parts of the Bible that do not fit their assumptions go down the Memory Hole. It’s the same with US history; they decide what happened without looking at what happened.
I’m not sure why people get hung up on this. They don’t need to be right. They only need a dominant narrative that wins enough people to their side and is persuasive enough to have psychological value so that people will rally behind it.
Facts are irrelevant. In real day to day life, most people are mushy feeling machines that tell themselves whatever they need/want to in the moment. People who realize this and control it wield real power though to get collaborative efforts off the ground… and those actually accomplish things.
Sure, since very, very few of them pay any attention at all to BB or BBS. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take a minute or two out of our day to laugh at such things.
We should never let down our guard and keep fighting in other arenas, but it’s also fortifying to be reminded that while fascists tend to be dangerous and determined, they also tend to be stupid and incompetent.
Oh ho, again saying the quiet parts out loud. In a way, it’s more honest, so everyone knows just what is going on in their “minds”.
Or else it was a slip, and a very revealing one. It’s rather common in rightist parlance, let them go on for a bit and out it oozes.
In Japan they have a good way of putting it:
“kuchi wa wazawai no moto:
the mouth is the source of disaster”.
As far as I’m concerned, and I think the rest of the movement, too, we are anarcho-capitalists. In other words, we believe that capitalism is the fullest expression of anarchism, and anarchism is the fullest expression of capitalism. Not only are they compatible, but you can’t really have one without the other. True anarchism will be capitalism, and true capitalism will be anarchism.
Yeah, but many of us have shown to be able to grow up/mature. Yeah it’s a sad day when you realize that your parents aren’t heroes, and are just as flawed as everyone else, and maybe a more sad day when you realize that you too have your flaws. But hopefully then we learn to correct things and fix them. You learn to prop your Dad up where he’s weak, all the meanwhile trying to be as strong and flawless as possible for your kid(s) [totally impossible, but a somewhat worthy effort].
These assholes are stuck in some sort of childish narcissistic “me me me” phase where their fantasy is more important than the harsh reality that it inflicts on others. You can’t re-examine or change things if you believe that everything is in an ideal state, and the people saying “wait… but…” are inherently wrong and fighting against a perfect state.
The WaPo cleverly followed this article, about this guy who alleges that racism is random & not systemic, with an article on the next page about how the system is stacked against poor African-Americans in the south, when they apply for disaster relief from FEMA.