Kind of long for a QoTD, but if you've been around here for a while, you know that "kind of long" isn't a bug, it's a feature. Plus, he gives the definitive description about why people do this sort of thing. I'd say it's spot on, but c'mon, this is Sonic Charmer, so you know that it's (a) wicked smaht and (b) packed with mockery about "Smart". Plus, it has a post title so good as to obsolete all other post titles. Srlsy.
It seems like just a week or two ago that Smart People were busily and happily engaged in projecting all their personal political proclivities onto the London rioters.
Well now suddenly it’s aliens.
What I always find puzzling is why both sides don’t just get into this projection game. Why is it always and only the ‘progressive’ side that employs psychological-projection-based extortion? I mean given that they’re clearly just making shit up to try to get their way, what exactly prevents their political opposition from making other, countervailing shit up?
Aliens are gonna attack us cuz we don’t have a flat tax. Aliens are gonna attack us because we allow too many eminent-domain seizures. Aliens are gonna attack us because with only some exceptions we don’t allow cross symbols in publicly-owned spaces. Aliens are gonna attack us because Social Security is not privatized. Aliens are gonna attack us because we do not enforce our borders well. Aliens are gonna attack us because the Tenth Amendment isn’t followed.
See how easy it is to make shit up? All equally supportable and evidence-based as the alien/global-warming claim or the London rioter/’austerity’ claim, I might add.
I *so* want to buy this guy a beer, or maybe take him to the range.