Thursday, February 27, 2014

There's No Arguing with Crazy

But Stacy McCain gives it the college try anyway. Arguing With Psychotics
How are we supposed to have meaningful discussions of politics and policy, when Democrats are devoted to promoting paranoia?
Study: Global Warming Will Cause180,000 More Rapes by 2099
Using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s warming projections, Ranson calculated that from 2010 to 2099, climate change will “cause” an additional “22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny, and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft” in the United States.
See? it’s science, and you can’t argue with science. This certainty of impending climate-induced doom is intended to provoke global-warming panic that will elect more Democrats pledged to enact draconian anti-business regulations that will strangle the economy. The resulting poverty and misery can be blamed on “the rich,” who will be targeted with punitive confiscatory taxes.

Irrational fear and hatred are essential to the agenda of the Democrat Party, and this kind of “science” gives them an excuse to say that if you oppose their environmental policies, you are pro-rape. But of course, Amanda Marcotte knows you’re pro-rape:
I have a better suggestion for Republicans: If you want the war-on-women narrative to go away, stop waging it. The reason that “war on women” is such a simple, evocative phrase is that you don’t really have to explain what it means to the public. Indeed, the phrase was initially the “Republican war on women,” but the “Republican” part fell off because it was so clearly implied in the other three words. Just as the phrase “just do it” immediately calls to mind an athlete ready to spring in a pair of prominently featured Nikes, the phrase “war on women” immediately calls to voter minds a bunch of middle-aged men in suits trying to figure out how to take away control of the nation’s vaginas from the women who are currently sitting on them.
Show of hands: Any of you Republican guys want to “control” Amanda Marcotte’s vagina? I didn’t think so. But the agenda of paranoia — inducing people to fear non-existent threats — isn’t about facts or logic. Or vaginas, for that matter.
Yuck, not me.

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