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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by nick9191, Mar 27, 2011.
Truly unbelievable. I am honestly speechless.
I believe that's a parody site.
That's a parody site.
See, we in Brit-land can't tell the difference between parody and reality anymore, as truly insane people like Michelle Bachmann gear up to stalking horse or demagogue her way onto the ticket. Does The Onion own WND? We suspect so. We hope so.
Well that does explain a lot. Feel quite stupid now, I read the first thread and felt compelled to post it here.. Having actually read a few more I now see what a prize idiot I am.
Thanks to the Westboro Baptitst Church its difficult to tell between satire and fundamentalism.
I surprise myself with my own naivety sometimes.
You are not nearly the first person to post, in all earnestness, about the horrors of that site.
And yes, the point has been made a number of times in this forum that fundamentalism in particular, and conservatism in general, has become so extreme that it's hard to tell the satire from the (you should excuse the expression) reality.
I was about to say that. It took a minute or two before I realised!
From yg17's link:
That's just sad. How out of touch with reality do you have to be to think Colbert is really a conservative?
Of course, when I was in college I remember that there were some people who watched All in the Family who viewed Archie Bunker as an underdog or everyman, fighting the horrors of encroaching liberalism. That's awfully disconnected as well.
I could understand the confusion if you're not from the U.S., but otherwise you'd have to be dense.