Thursday, April 26, 2007

Conservatives think the darndest things


It's time for conservatives to rise up and fight back against the net's liberal media bias we've all come to know and love, and Conservapedia is a mighty push forward for those underrepresented reactionaries.

Want a small sample of the majesty that is Conservapedia? Take this entry on Ann Coulter:

"Coulter has earned a strong following among conservatives for her patriotic stances against liberalism, her outspokenness against all those who wish to hurt the United States, and her strong defense of family values against abortion and same-sex marriage. In Godless Coulter argues that liberals make a religion out of their beliefs which they follow with the same sort of intolerant zeal which condemn in fundamentalists. 'Liberalism is a comprehensive belief system denying the Christian belief in man's immortal soul [and] that we are moral beings in God's image.'

As a Christian, Coulter attributes to the Judeo-Christian tradition the view that human beings are utterly and distinctly apart from other species."

What they forget to mention is that Couter is utterly and distinctly apart from other human beings.

Sprinkled throughout the site are Bible verses, which are used to validate the the visitors' cracked worldview. And it is probably the founders' main science and history text.

It may be less of a joke if the writing wasn't so horrible. This is what it actually says about the Iraq War:

"In the post-9/11 analysis to determine discontent in the Islamic world that had produced a flurry of dedicated suicide jihadists, the twelve year old UN imposed sanctions imposed upon Iraq and the resultant humanitarian crisis was one such often cited reason."
Wow; what a redundant clunker of a sentence. But there are articles where the tone isn't blissfully ignorant but outright hateful.

"'The agenda of homosexual activists is basically to change America from what they perceive as looking down on homosexual behavior, to the affirmation of and societal acceptance of homosexual behavior.'"

And at the bottom of the Homosexual Agenda article there is a link to "Homosexuality and the Nazi Party".

How is this website any better than a limb of the KKK? If there were a Liberapedia or Progressivpedia and it published the kind of patent falsehoods as Conservapedia does I wouldn't blink twice before denouncing it. What we have here is an issue of validating bigotry and that should be an issue which hovers above party affiliation.

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