I’m starting to believe that the left is made up primarily of individuals that react in a basic reflexive sort of way. Any mention of several things and they simply blurt out an expletive or cringe as though they have just witnessed something horrific. The stimuli that elicits these reactions include Bush, Fox News, Rush, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Hannity, O’Reilly, and others.
As I thought about this driving home yesterday, I was listening to a couple of tunes from Avenue Q and remembered one of the last songs in the production, For Now. No, I’m not usually listening to Broadway musicals. I had just recently discovered the CD in a box and decided to take a listen again. I had seen Avenue Q a few months before it won the Tony Award for Best Musical (2004). It was cleverly done with some catchy songs.
Anyways, the song For Now included the lines “It’s only for now…….sex! It’s only for now…….your hair!” “It’s only for now…….George Bush!” So, I started wondering what that might have been changed to after Bush left office. And wouldn’t you know?! “It’s only for now……Fox News!”
I guess I should have known they couldn’t find something a little more politically neutral after Bush left office. The left thoroughly enjoys dropping insults wherever and whenever they can, and they certainly have a tight grip on the arts. I’ve even noticed it slowly creeping in to sports writing as well.
Is it possible for the left to actually discuss and defend their views without name calling? I really do think that they have trained their following to simply react. They use satire and sarcasm (Jon Stewart for instance) as a way to make it cool to think their way. Since they have little knowledge of what is being discussed, they simply think that Jon Stewart’s cleverness must be a sign of intelligence. So they all go along with it and laugh in order to maintain a social status with peers. It’s all so sad.