Animal, vegetable or mineral?

Which is it?

- They are vehemently against abortion, they resist progressive woman's rights. They view homosexuality as a crime against nature and God, some advocate the death penalty as an option for it. Separation of Church and State is despised by these folks; they insist the nation is founded on the principles of their religion, and they work hard to bring that de facto theocracy about. They deplore strong language, gay characters, and sexual content on TV and in the media. And they ignore the Geneva Convention when it suits their ideological purposes, including provisions against torture or due process. They're anti-stem cell research, pro-creationism, and generally distrustful of science. These folks are easily whipped into a state of frenzy with ideological manipulation to the point where they will commit violence, or at least tacitly endorse that violence is acceptable, if it advances their Divine agenda. They then take great pains to justify that violence, including unprovoked attack of civilian areas, under certain conditions, with convoluted theological gymnastics. They are almost to the man pro-death penalty......

Sounds oddly familiar? It's the religious right, correct?
Wrong. This is a description from a post by DarkSyde at DailyKos in 2006:

Am I railing against the religious right again?
Could be, but my target here is actually Al Qaeda and related fundamentalist Wahhabism; the source of terrorism, the scourge of our planet, the Axis of Evil.

Coming to a democrazy near you!


Reality TV show?

Family entertainment? Is that some of what I've 'missing out' on all these years? Is that why I'm an clueless dunce around the office water cooler?

Ok, I'm going back to my 'personal dialogue' with Cthulu.

Everything's cheaper than it looks.

I just watch the clips

That go through Youtube...reminds me I need to post summin in the BandG. heh.

If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go......

I mean I really don't know about that stuff

pleading total ignorance and assuming that's from 'Reality Tee Vee' (reminder to self that the networks couldn't pay me enough to watch their doggy doo-doo souvenirs, even beyond the sheer trainwreck wack-a-doodleness of 'Margaret God Warrior Princess' there).

Everything's cheaper than it looks.

I just happen

to catch that show. That one time. They swap wives/moms and film it. It's really quite horrifying what people will subject themselves to in order to be on teh tee vee. I think the warrior princess is pretty exceptional though. I hear she did end up taking the money, of course, which is what she was ripping up in a religious frenzy of anger and weirdness.

What she said

It really is a horrendous show. It s called 'Wife Swap' and incredibly it airs on ABC during primetime. It it fairly regularly watched in my house. But not by me, I will leave the room when it is on. I sit and read the paper while a number of sub-marginal reality shows are on. ( Full disclosure - I watch 'Survivor' regularly and am not afraid to admit it )

Two families exchange wives for two weeks. For the first week the new wife has to live by the conventions of the house she is in and in the second week she can set her own rules and the new family has to go along with it. Of course there is money involved and likely no end of families willing to prostitute themselves for a little green. The producers match up the most incendiary ( diametrically opposed families ) and hope the fur flies.

You have missed nothing by not watching and not being aware of this particular train wreck. Sadly the show qualifies as popular culture, just like American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.

I apologize in advance for informing you about this show, especially when you had the good grace to leave me to imagine that Prince Albert is a city on a river.

Bloody awful

As I said, I caught that show the one time - never again! The only "reality" show I'll cop to watching is "So You Think You Can Dance", and even then I only was interested in the last half of the first season when the dancing was getting really amazing. Oh, I did watch "Nanny 911" once, too. Oy.

Isn't it interesting that the fundies of all stripes are so similar? It's that authoritarian personality.

Reality Tee Vee

Is, in this LuLu's humble opinion, a perfect example of everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, that's wrong with society. Why would anyone waste their time watching someone else's "reality"? Sometimes, I just don't get people.

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"

I was distracted by Shiny things....

As the population becomes more and more distracted, and stupider....Its way easier to pull off more and more bullshit.

Bah. We don't watch a lot of TV.
And I don't play second life either. This life is inneresting enuff eh?

If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go......

We had fun with that one

For weeks.....ARE YOU FROM THE DORKSIDE? hehehe.
good giggle.

If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go......