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Ellis Washington Projects About Projection

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.

Comments

  1. Dennis N says

    It’s comforting to know that no matter what else is going on the world, Ellis Washington is always there to be an idiot.

  2. Reginald Selkirk says

    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.

    I have no idea whether that line is accurately quoted and attributed, but if Lenin did say it, he was clearly inspired by that other notorious brutal atheist dictator, Francis Xavier, who founded that famously atheistic and brutal organization known as the Jesuits. The quote from Francis Xavier is something like “Give me the child for seven years, and I will give you the man.”

  3. arakasi says

    Does anyone know more about the children’s book book Washington mentions? I can’t find it on Amazon, and my son will be old enough soon to be needing some good science books.

    Thanks

    (my internet connection is a little wonky, and I can’t get richarddawkins.net to come up)

  4. The Lorax says

    Wow, reaching out to children to teach them about a particular worldview. No Christian would do that, am I right?

    I gotta say, it makes me squirm happily whenever these guys lump “atheism” with “education”. I’m fine with that, really I am. Because if you’re insulting one, you’re insulting the other; if you compliment one, you compliment the other. By combining them, you create that trap for you to fall into.

    Go ahead, combine atheism and education.

    Now, go on TV and tell everyone how education is bad because it leads to atheism.

  5. eamick says

    Does anyone know more about the children’s book book Washington mentions? I can’t find it on Amazon, and my son will be old enough soon to be needing some good science books.

    He might be talking about Dawkins’ latest book, “The Magic of Reality,” which came out just a couple of days ago.

  6. ManOutOfTime says

    Wow. I don’t have to watch The Jersey Shore to know that it sucks, or read Vox Day’s book to know there is not a single intelligent idea in it, so it’s understandable that believers and apologists don’t really read Dawkins – which is really too bad! It’s amazing to see the gap between who he is as a thinker and author compared to his representation in the winger media. Blatantly lying.

  7. Pierce R. Butler says

    … I disavow the ridiculous ‘GOP’ nickname, because the party of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt has lately forfeited all claim to be considered ‘grand’…

    For a rather geological value of “lately” – on a political scale, the anti-grandeur of McCarthy & Nixon was eons ago.

    arakasi @ # 4: Is this the book you had in mind?

  8. says

    I have no idea whether that line is accurately quoted and attributed, but if Lenin did say it, he was clearly inspired by that other notorious brutal atheist dictator, Francis Xavier, who founded that famously atheistic and brutal organization known as the Jesuits. The quote from Francis Xavier is something like “Give me the child for seven years, and I will give you the man.”

    I have heard Jesuit schools described as “Catholic Atheist Factories”

  9. ambulocetacean says

    Dawkins’ tendencies to slander the religious ideas of Jews and Christians

    Dawkins treats the religious ideas of Muslims just the same as he does those of Christians and Jews. Why isn’t Washington equally outraged by that?

    Oh, I forgot. It’s because Washington is a hateful, fearmongering Islamophobe. The fucking hypocrite.

  10. Larry says

    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.

    Translation: Waaaaahhhh, dem evil ol’ atheists won’t let us poor, persecuted, xtians shove our religion down everybody’s throats.

    On a side note, when am I going to get my Unholy Trinity membership card? I hear you can get 10% off the cost of your order at Denny’s with it.

  11. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    On top of everything else, it seems to me that it’s a stretch to label anything Dawkins has done “projection”, unless Washington means to impute “anti-scientific intentions” to Dawkins himself. Is this an implicit expression of the ID mantra “but we’re the ones who are the real scientists”?

    Or am I projecting?

  12. DaveL says

    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.


    …And then promptly set about repressing the teaching or study of Darwinian evolutionary theory.

  13. says

    I’m impressed that you can extract any meaning at all from Washington’s writing. It never ceases to astound me that the man can’t even string together a grammatical sentence.

    “Psychoanalysts . . . call Dawkins’ tendencies . . . as psychological projection.”

    ???

  14. slc1 says

    Re DaveL @ #13

    And then promptly set about repressing the teaching or study of Darwinian evolutionary theory.

    Actually, that occurred under Stalin who was under the influence of Trofim Lysenko who preached inheritance of acquired traits.

  15. arakasi says

    He might be talking about Dawkins’ latest book, “The Magic of Reality,” which came out just a couple of days ago.

    I knew about the new book, but I didn’t really envision it as a children’s book. Of course, since the original reference was seen through a Washington Reality Filter (filters out 99.7% of reality, leaving only pure, refreshing delusion behind), I wouldn’t be particularly surprised if that was what he meant

  16. kagekiri says

    Lenin? Really?

    The Jesuits say a similar thing, and that’s because it’s from the BIBLE.

    Proverbs 22:6
    Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

    It’s not just the communists who understand childhood brainwashing and scarring, buddy; that shit is biblical.

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