The Watering Hole; Friday July 3 3015; The “Savage Beast” aka The Radical Right Wing

Wingnut radio guy Michael Savage doesn’t like Pope Francis. Earlier this month in the aftermath of the Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change, Savage blustered that Francis is “a danger to the world . . . a Marxist . . . a wolf in pope’s clothing, he is an eco-wolf in pope’s clothing, he’s a stealth Marxist in religious garb.” He added that the Pope “sounds just like the false prophet in Revelation, an ecumenical spiritual figure directing mankind to worship the Antichrist.

“I think it is up to the Catholic people to turn their backs on this Pope before it is too late, before they wake up and find out that they are in chains, this man is a Marxist through-and-through . . . picked by the New World Order the way Obama was.”

Whew. Sounds like maybe Savage doesn’t much care for Obama either, a fact that he confirmed this last Monday when he said, “Obama’s [been] engaged in a civil war from the day he began . . . this man is trying to burn the country down.”

In another diatribe on Tuesday of this week, Savage continued spouting his irrational fears, hatreds, and lies. He began by saying that Francis is nothing but “a naked Marxist posing as a pope,” then quickly added, “This faker pope is coming to America to talk not to you in the pews, but to prisoners, transgendered [sic] and homeless. You tell me there’s not a worldwide Marxist revolution occurring right under your noses. Go ahead, tell me that, make my day. And if you think it ends well, you’re wrong. Remember how many died under Communism. A hundred million.”

As with virtually ALL right wing pundits and spokespeople, Savage NEVER offers a single verifiable data shred to help confirm even one of his diatribes. In that regard, he resembles the right wing Godmen who shout fearmongering epithets to their various flocks. Just last Sunday, for example, Tony Perkins, in his sermon at Robert Jeffress’ Baptist church in Dallas, stated that “when we as Christians here in America shrink back from living for Jesus and we tolerate our own government’s hostility to Christianity, terrorists and tyrants in other governments will see that as a green light to persecute and to kill our brothers and sisters, and we cannot tolerate that as Americans.”

Note the undercurrent premises that the US government is hostile to Christianity and that such anti-Christian hostility opens the door, for some nonelaborated reason, to foreign or terrorist attack. Clearly the logic is nonsensical, the conclusion yet one more baseless five-star lie designed to impose irrational fear on whichever percentage of the congregation is susceptible to same.

And speaking of five-star lies spoken to the various right wing flocks by their right wing “flockers,” here are ten (at least!) real beauties:

The Ten Plagues Of Gay Marriage: Conservatives Warn Of Terrorist Attacks, War And Prison Due To SCOTUS Ruling

I won’t bore you with any specific details (a mere click of the link will handle that little task), but in the interest of brevity, here’s the list of all the things that are SURE to happen thanks to the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage ruling:

1. Terrorist attacks
2. Forced gay sex
3. Thunderstorms
4. Food shortages
5. Jailed pastors
6. Media censorship
7. Taking kids from their parents
8. Civil war
9. Pedophilia legalized
10. Christianity criminalized

The word “bizarre” should perhaps be granted a new and expanded definition now that the American far right wing has completely fallen off the sanity bandwagon. And when considering the INsanity that results, there is one more hyper case that can’t go unmentioned.

Theodore Shoebat: Execute Gays And Gay-Accepting Christians

Theodore Shoebat is, according to the article, “a viciously anti-gay activist” who has, in the past, advocated gay execution, but this time has expanded the concept to include gay-accepting Christians as well. In his words:

Since homosexuality is against the sacrament of marriage, which is the building block of society, then it is against the common good, and the very Faith of our civilization, and thus is an enemy to the Christian people and should be treated as sedition. Let the heretics who believe in such license read where St. Paul refers to these sodomites as “deserving of death,” and also those who “approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:32), and let them dare say that homosexuality should be allowed in a Christian society.

Notice the biblical references, and from the New Testament yet! Apparently Michael Savage (that’s his stage name — his real name is Michael Alan Weiner — pretty sure I understand why he changed it) isn’t the definitive “Savage Beast” that hangs out in Wingnuttistan. I am, in fact, pretty much convinced that ALL Wingnuttistanians are deserving of the title, most especially the faux Christian contingent that preaches nothing other than their God-based insanity. Each and every one of the buggers — preacher, pundit, candidate, radio jock, pick one or all — pretends to speak truth until that which he says over and again ultimately proves that he lies . . .

It’s curious how, some 150 years ago the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson managed to sum up each parcel in and of today’s far right wing Savage Beast. She put it this way:

He preached upon “Breadth” till it argued him narrow —
The Broad are too broad to define
And of “Truth” until it proclaimed him a Liar —
The Truth never flaunted a Sign —

Simplicity fled from his counterfeit presence
As Gold the Pyrites would shun —
What confusion would cover the innocent Jesus
To meet so enabled a Man!

Indeed. The Savage Beast, aka the Far Right Wing, defined. They each and all ‘preach upon “Truth” until it proclaims them to be liars, very enabled liars!

One has to wonder just exactly what has gone wrong in this country over the last fifty or so years to bring forth such absolutely bizarre and hate/fear-filled rhetoric. Or maybe the country has always been this way, just not so visibly verbal? And how much does faux “Christianity” contribute to the nation’s hate-fear complex? And is said complex unique to America, or does it simply define the dark side of the entire human species?

Stay tuned.

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52 thoughts on “The Watering Hole; Friday July 3 3015; The “Savage Beast” aka The Radical Right Wing

  1. Theodore Shoebat is the son of Walid Shoebat who is equally crazy. I see the name Shoebat and my brain automatically reads it as Batshit.
    “This faker pope is coming to America to talk not to you in the pews, but to prisoners, transgendered [sic] and homeless.” Who would Jesus talk to?

    • Imagine going through life named Shoebat. That alone could warp you early on, and take years of therapy to recover, if at all. Like growing up looking like Ted Cruz, for example.

        • I guess if you grow up named Michael Weiner, you overcompensate, but if you grow up Anthony Weiner you ask others to embrace it! 😉

    • Theodore Shoebat is, according to the article, “a viciously anti-gay activist” who has, in the past, advocated gay execution, but this time has expanded the concept to include gay-accepting Christians as well

      It’s been nice knowing you, OIMF! (actually we Atheists, who seem to be excluded from this nonsense, will come to your rescue!)

      • No worries Ebb, I’m one of those gun toting southerners the whackjob pastor a few posts below is counting on to start a civil war. I’ll infiltrate and provide intel to the real patriots who actually understand the Constitution. I’ll have to bury my Book of Common Prayer though.

    • Having no idea what Reddit’s purpose is I went to Wikipedia and then to Reddit’s site. I still have no idea what Reddit’s purpose is!😦

  2. It matters not whether what is said it the truth. It matters that it has been said. And, that having been said, millions will believe it to be true and act thereupon.

    The mouthpieces for the moneyed elite have spoken. The lower classes are thus pitted against each other in ‘righteous’ causes. Millions will die while the rich play.

  3. No trade-ins of Confederate flag made at Daytona

    Daytona International Speedway, along with the rest of the tracks that host NASCAR national series races, issued a statement Thursday asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at the racetracks.

    “We are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events,” the statement said.

    DIS had a box of U.S. flags ready to exchange for Confederate flags to anyone who asked while checking in Thursday for the race weekend. A track spokesman said that as of 3 p.m. — seven hours after the check-in started — no one had asked to exchange the flag.

    Figures. Any real patriot wouldn’t hesitate to exchange that racist rag for a brilliant Old Glory. I do like them on pickup trucks and in front of homes though. It makes it easier to know who to avoid.

  4. ~”Theodore Shoebat: Execute Gays And Gay-Accepting Christians”~

    I guess we’ll need to start with arresting and prosecuting all the Episcopalians, ELCA Lutherans, Methodists and Church of Christ members. Or as one stellar Republican once suggested, they could all self deport.

    Or Mr Shoebat could just shut his fucking piehole and crawl back under his rock.

    • no, he’s not calling for their arrest. He want’s his minions to execute people who don’t believe as he does.

  5. It just gets dumber . . .

    Anti-Gay Pastor Pledges New Civil War To Fight Marriage Equality, Resurrect The Confederacy

    Harlem’s notorious “stone homos” pastor James David Manning will be spending the 4th of July in Gettysburg with Stewart Rhodes, founder of the right-wing Oath Keepers group.

    Naturally, Manning drew on the Civil War theme during his radio ministry on Tuesday, boasting that a group of armed neo-Confederate soldiers will launch a new Civil War in response to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision.

    “Surely the Confederates and the South will win this time,” Manning said. “You are not going to push this sodomy.”

    “Now the nation must be rescued from the liberal God-haters and Constitution-haters and those that are pushing this sodomy agenda,” he continued. “America will be rescued and the rescuers will be the Confederates, the Southerners, those that have been the blood-washed, Bible-believing, locked-and-loaded. I’m James David Manning and I want to be one of them. I’m the Lord’s servant.”

  6. I was thinking it’s weird that Springfield has emptied out on a Thursday for the holiday weekend, and that it’s weird everyone could take an extra off at once.

    Then I realized today is Friday. Oh dear…

    • You have to give the guy credit. Most people who run for Prez only ruin their political careers but Trump appears to be heading for a general collapse.

      • And the first lesson? Get people to pay $36,000.00 to here your ideas on getting rich. Second lesson? Good luck with that.

  7. Cliven Bundy says Rand Paul promised to make Nevada a ‘sovereign state’ if he’s elected president

        • The most oft-cited source typically read like this:

          “–George W. Bush to a closed meeting of selected Republican legislators and aides who were concerned about renewal of various facets of the Patriot Act, proposals soon to come to the floor; November, 2005”

          I’ve always been a little suspicious in re the attribution, but since the line so perfectly suits Dubsy, well, you know.😉

  8. The National Audubon Society
    Not only does this auklet’s “whiskers” look chic, but they enable the bird to feel its way along in the dark.

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    FEARLESS FROGSPhoto of frogs on tiger by Sriroopa Raheja Bajaj near Chandigarh, IndiaPosted by Frans de Waal – Public Page on Friday, July 3, 2015

  10. GoFundMe Page Asked for Money to Cover Dylann Roof’s Sister’s Wedding After Charleston Shooting

    • That judge needs to step down from the bench.

      Federal Magistrate Susan K. Lee initially agreed that Doggart, an ordained minister of the Christian National Church, was a danger to the community and a potential flight risk — and she ordered him held without bail until his sentencing.

      But she later reversed her ruling after Doggart’s attorneys argued that he had overcome his addiction to prescription pain medication and no longer drank alcohol.

  11. NASCAR will not return to the Trump National Doral Miami resort for its postseason award banquets after Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants this week.

    Nascar gets a twofer! Dumps Trump, in support of Hispanics, and disses Confederate flags, in support of African-Americans.

    • I almost wish I could learn to enjoy watching cars go around and around.

      • It’s more involving when you pick a driver, watch the race from their car, and listen to their race channel conversations between the driver, spotter and crew chief. I watch Nascar races completely different now than I did 20 years ago.

        • I’m sure you’re right House. I don’t watch most sports because I simply don’t care who wins.

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