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Saddled with tyranny

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From:Deskairn
Date:August 31st, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)

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That profile doesn't look like a real account. There are too many blatant discrepancies. Notably, Ayn Rand was both a militant atheist and an opponent of disability programs, and I doubt someone with great familiarity with the show would call Pinkie 'Pink Pie'. Meanwhile, pretty much everything that isn't self-contradictory is one or another loud negative stereotype.

This looks like someone playing a mean-spirited joke by combining several straw men together. It looks like the sort of person who can't handle the idea that people they disagree with are capable of intelligence, so they work way too hard to present a picture of cognitive dissonance.
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From:baxil
Date:August 31st, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)

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I'd love to think that that sort of hypocrisy is a sign of insincerity, but America's joke of a modern conservative movement makes that an untenable assumption.

(I realize that this tilts me dangerously close to "the sort of person who can't handle the idea that people they disagree with are capable of intelligence", but seriously, movement conservatism of the sort idolized -- though not represented -- by our case study has been marching for a decade or more in anti-intellectual lockstep into a dangerous, dysfunctional wasteland. For instance, only 1 in 4 Republican voters thinks that Obama was born in the US despite all official documentation to the contrary. Simply by the law of averages, a lot of IQ 100+ people believe that, which is testament not to their idiocy but the virulence and danger of the memetic turf they're in.)

If I had to lay down money, I'd bet on sincere, but I'll grant that this is a textbook case of Poe's Law (and/or Corollary).

Edited at 2012-08-31 06:54 pm (UTC)
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From:circuit_four
Date:September 6th, 2012 05:18 am (UTC)

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Man, speaking as an experienced student of "psychoceramics"... I could flip a coin on this one, I really could. I sympathize with Deskairn's points, but I think I'm with you on this one -- all you have to do is read a few pages of Snopes to confirm that, yes, there really are lots of people in this society -- liberal, conservative, and What I Don't Even -- whose worldviews are THAT disordered. D: D: D:
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From:circuit_four
Date:September 6th, 2012 05:18 am (UTC)

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Also, HI! Miss ya. Best to Luna. <3

Edited at 2012-09-06 05:18 am (UTC)
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From:baxil
Date:September 6th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
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Hi back! It'll be great to see you at RF. :D
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