The Internal Reality Based Community

The left-wing blogosphere is essentially defined by their queer devotion to panoply of self-contradictory conceits. They support the troops but oppose their mission. They champion broad interpretation of the Constitution as the absolute test of commitment to civil liberty, but insist the Second amendment is only about Militias. They deny moral absolutism yet define global warming as a moral issue, then squelch debate and punish dissenters. They demonize fundamentalist Christians as the greatest threat to freedom in the world, but cater to medieval, misogynistic Islam. They purge senior-citizen-home-bait Imus (we had to take the microphone away from Grampa, he keeps misusing it. Next we’re throwing away all the matches in the house.) for making the same kind of insensitive racial joke he’s been making for decades (apparently they just noticed it this month) yet lined up to appear on his show in droves.

Most mysteriously, they’re blind to the silliness of it all. These are people who, in the 80’s, would picket an all male military academy for not accepting women on Tuesday, then climb into buses and picket an all female college to prevent it from accepting men on Wednesday. These are the champions of the common man who ridicule anybody without a college degree and dismiss the center half of the Nation as “ignorant trailer trash”.

This is the “Reality Based Community”.

“Reality Based” is undoubtedly most delusional of liberal conceits because it really makes you wonder what “reality” they point to: the “reality” that withdrawal from Iraq by an arbitrary date is victory and will not end in slaughter? The “reality” that Harry Reid doesn’t believe the war is lost even after he said “The War is Lost”? The “reality” that this does not embolden our enemies?

The Beast could go on and on, but you get the point. This is not “reality” as we know it, this is actually the opposite – ideological wishful thinking; the delusion of fools, the chicanery of elites. This “reality” is entirely internal and self-referential, it’s unable to stand the test, which is why it can’t be debated. Hence the epithets that inevitably follow: racist, homophobe, yokel, fool, et al. This slogan is the truculent political equivalent of an angry twelve year old who screams “I am SO an adult!” in a battle with her mom over her curfew.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted April 28, 2007 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    nice, amusing, and true list of contradictions, Beast

    but we are not all like that, us leftwingers 😉

  2. Posted April 28, 2007 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    yucca,

    True, but you and others like you are the outliers and the Beast was in the mood to paint with the broad brush. Yucca your blog is micro-focused on British politics and associated arcana. The Beast never ceases to be amazed at how much the rest of the world knows about American politics compared to what Americans know about the politics of other nations, which is essentially zilch.


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  1. […] The Internal Reality Based Community …This is not “reality” as we know it, this is actually the opposite – ideological wishful thinking; the delusion of fools, the chicanery of elites. This “reality” is entirely internal and self-referential, it’s unable to stand the test, which is why it can’t be debated. Hence the epithets that inevitably follow: racist, homophobe, yokel, fool, et al. This slogan is the truculent political equivalent of an angry twelve year old who screams “I am SO an adult!” in a battle with her mom over her curfew. […]

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