Here’s one of the funniest things you’ll read this week. Our old friend Ellis Washington writes about Richard Dawkins, the wingnuts and their ignorant stance on evolution in his latest column.
Dawkins, in ablog entry, attacked Perry:
There is nothing unusual about Gov. Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office. What is unusual about today’s Republican [P]arty (I disavow the ridiculous ‘GOP’ nickname, because the party of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt has lately forfeited all claim to be considered ‘grand’) … Ignorance and lack of education are positive qualifications, bordering on obligatory. Intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters, who, when choosing a president, would apparently prefer someone like themselves over someone actually qualified for the job.
A couple things that may seem minor but reflect Washington’s total lack of concern about accuracy. Dawkins didn’t say that in a blog post and the link he provides doesn’t even mention Dawkins, much less contain that quote. It’s actually from an interview Dawkins did with the Washington Post. Of course, Washington has a history of mishandling quotes. I’ve caught him twice inventing fake quotes from Obama. His excuse was to say that it was okay because he knows that’s what Obama was really thinking anyway. No, I’m not kidding.
More importantly, Dawkins was absolutely right about Perry and the modern Republican party. The current primary demonstrates this perfectly as candidates literally try to compete to show the base that they’re more ignorant and dishonest than the others. But here’s the real punchline:
Psychoanalysts and psychologists call Dawkins’ tendencies to slander the religious ideas of Jews and Christians and disparage the politics of Republicans and conservatives with ad hominem attacks, ascribing scurrilous motives and anti-scientific intentions as psychological projection.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have irony squared — the man is actually projecting about projection. That’s rarely pulledoff outside of mental institutions. And as usual, he doesn’t have a clue what an ad hominem attack is (here’s hint: it doesn’t mean anything that someone might feel insulted by).
Now, Dawkins is releasing, of all things, a children’s book on evolution that teaches children why all religion, especially Judaism and Christianity, are a myth. It was the brutal Russian dictator Vladimir Lenin who, regarding the best way to brainwash the masses, boasted, Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. A century and a half of evolutionary propaganda has made us all Darwinists now. The unholy trinity, Darwin-Lenin-Dawkins, and their intellectual children have carried the day in modern times because they control virtually every aspect of science, education, law, philosophy, politics, economics, culture and society. That progressive legal thought was thus inspired by a mixture of Darwinism, relativism and materialism, which produced an existential and suffocating education atheism that hovers over society like a grotesque, foreboding nuclear cloud and cannot be denied.
I don’t care who you are, that’s stupid right there. And the rest is more of the same.