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02/10/2010

Well at least he doesn't see our prez as a flesh-eating zombie (yet)

by Jeremy Hooper

And all because he wants to let LGB soldiers serve their countries openly:

Knight"When the Obama Administration is not putting the axe to the tree of prosperity, it is planting dynamite under the nation’s moral foundations. It’s not clear which is more wrong – enslaving our children and grandchildren with unimaginable debt, or robbing them of the moral foundations without which civilization cannot endure."
-Longtime professional foe of the 'mos, Robert Knight [Source]

Oh, Bob. You're seeing your tenuous grasp on bias slipping away, and you're scared. We get it. You, as someone who's bounced around the social conservative scene earning your bread and butter from unabashedly bashing LGBT people, surely don't wanna envision a world where peace reigns supreme. That would put you out of business, big guy. So you follow the same script that has long-referred to discrimination as "pro-family" and inequality as a "value," and you now pretend that things like DADT repeal are anti-moral, anti-prosperous, and any other disingenuous label you can cough up. It's the hyperbolic howl of a fleeting fighter.

We understand why you do this, Bob. While the vast majority of the commentariat see your comments as beyond the pale, there's still a portion of society who will buy into your stakes redressing. So you work them while you still got 'em. You cash in while you still can. You turn inward and think, "Self, what can I do to make our president look like a radical madman who eats babies for breakfast?" And then it comes to you: Dynamite and axes! You know that the weapon imagery will convey militancy to the audience who so desperately wants to hate this president for serving while Democratic (among other characteristics), and that when you pair these weapons with the valuable commodity of children, the "Obama hearts gays, which means he hates kids" meme will be fully put in place. Suited to a TEA.

We see right through, Robert Knight. And many others do as well. Now, we don't for a second doubt that you have a handful of years wherein you'll be able to profit off of these deeply divisive, thoroughly hurtful, insanely bullsh*t-laden games. This unprovoked "culture war" is far from over. However, we also have no doubt that we on the side of basic fairness ultimately win. Because equality, dear boy, is fait accompli. No amount of dynamite will ever change that inevitability.

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