Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quote of the Day: Making sh*t up edition


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.
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.

I *so* want to buy this guy a beer, or maybe take him to the range.



Southern Belle said...

I about laughed myself to death about the alien and global warming thing.

Why the heck would an alien, presumably the not from earth kind of aliean, give a rat's ass about 'global warming' or 'climate change' on Earth?

Seriously. It seems to me, if universal domination is what ETs are after, then the only conclusion you could draw is that they would sit back and let us destroy the Earth.........

I just can't believe that they are still conidering that bonehead a reputable 'scientist'.

BobG said...

I think that most "progressives" are somewhat reality-impaired. They like to fantasize happy endings to real-world problems.
Add that to the fact that they seek masters; they feel most secure when they know someone is taking care of them, like sheep in search of a shepherd.
Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Wait a second; this is projecting a Hollywood (progressive) movie fantasy onto reality which seems to be a problem with progressives. I (unfortunately) watched the remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (Keanu Reeves) on cable and that was exactly what the movie was about. Earth was dying (global warming) and we were the cause. Therefore, aliens were going to solve the problem and save the earth by eliminating us. Lame. LAME! Glad I didn't pay money to see it and that is a couple of hours I won't ever get back. Sigh. I lit a fire in the fireplace afterward just to even the score.

Josh Kruschke said...

I'm pretty sure that someone watched that new remake crapfest of a movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still(2008)." instead of working on the Project/Study that was do the next day for NASA.

Just saying,

Josh Kruschke said...

Anon - lol I Guess great minds think a like or you should be scared.

Lissa said...

Aliens might attack us over "Jersey Shore." And I don't know that I could blame them.

NotClauswitz said...

The problem with the NPR-100 is that the "Aliens Attack Because...." scenario is as close as most NPR listeners get to Sci-Fi.

Farm.Dad said...

" Aliens are gonna attack us because we do not enforce our borders well." Umm hate to mention it but..... LOL

Paladin said...

This whole thing smacks of anti-immigration rightwingism. Where is the compassion towards our visitors from another world yearning to be free (eat us)?

I, for one, welcome our new bug eyed and tentacled overlords.