Thursday, March 20, 2008

On self-inflicted wounds

I was once admonished to "avoid the cliche of your age." And if irony isn't the cliche of my age, I sure don't know what is. But I can't help it. I love irony. Which makes this the funniest fucking thing I've ever heard:

I went to attend a screening of the creationist propaganda movie, Expelled, a few minutes ago. Well, I tried … but I was Expelled!

Just when you think the IDiots can't look any more pathetic ....

1 comment:

Heather said...

OH. MY. GOD. Absolutely hilarious.

It kind of fits in with what I've been realizing lately about the basis of the authoritarian fundie mindset; cognitive dissonance takes a terrible toll on these people. The only way to maintain their worldview is by ruthlessly stifling dissent and sticking fingers in their ears, "la-la-la, I can't hear you." They really can't allow open debate or discussion, because some part of them, deep down, knows that their ideology is flawed, inconsistent, and incompatible with actual, day-to-day human nature, not to mention inconsistent with the natural world as we observe it.