Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Liberals Are Victims of SHD

In my last few blog posts I have described the smears (character assassinations) leftists aim at those who disagree with them, and I gave some past examples as well as the current ones attempted against Bill O”Reilly and Rush Limbaugh. I described those who cannot argue on the issues but instead assassinate character as “Stalinists”, because this word is often used to describe those who practice character assassination.

An obvious leftist who calls himself, “Optimizer”, then commented to complain that I called those who believed Anita Hill – “Stalinists”, which, of course, I did not do. I then posted a comment drawing attention to my actual use of the word, “Stalinist”. Optimizer has responded by saying that those who call character assassins, “Stalinists”, are character assassins.

I was thinking over this jumbled and disjointed thinking when I came upon the following piece, which puts it all in perspective. You can’t win an argument with a liberal. They don’t hear what you say or read with understanding what you write. Aim your discourse at those who haven’t made up their minds yet.

Are liberals victims of SHD?
By James Lewis, October 07, 2007, American Thinker

Teenagers have very selective hearing. Ask the average teen to take out the garbage, and they can't hear you. But inquire whether they want an iPhone for their birthday, and suddenly their hearing is excellent. They're not faking it. It's just selective hearing.

The idea that liberals have a Selective Hearing Disorder -- known to medical doctors as SHD (*) --- suddenly struck me as an explanation of the wildly false charge about Rush Limbaugh that stirred up all the political swamps and mud-holes for over a week. This one will sink away soon, like some slithering swamp creature, and the Hillary-Soros attack machine will turn to a different target.

So it's only one passing piece of political sleaze in a long, long series. Since we are all becoming connoisseurs of media smears, notice that there's something different about this one. Usually it takes about 24 hours to find out the truth about some poisonous rumor. But with Rush, the truth has been out there in throughout the land for eighteen years. Rush Limbaugh hasn't tried to hide his beliefs. So while Soros Popular Fronts and Democrat Senators have been trying to squirt a little toxin into our national bloodstream, it'll never take hold. Nobody believes that Rush is anti-military. The whole shebang runs against the Official Leftist Manual: How can Rush be a bloodthirsty war-monger if he doesn't love the military? It doesn't work.

Rush has about 20 million listeners per week, and he is often echoed by other radio hosts and bloggers. Call it 30 million people every week --- very conservatively speaking --- and who knows how many more over eighteen years of broadcasting? So what Rush says is really out there, and you have to selectively tune it out so as not to know what he's saying.

So -- maybe that's how their minds work. They just tune out alien voices like a kid faced with homework.

SHD explains why liberals don't understand how conservative solutions can be used to achieve goals they claim to care about. In education, charter schools are making a difference, and scholarships for inner city kids to get out of failed neighborhood schools would make a huge difference. (If teachers' unions weren't fighting it all the time). In health care, pre-tax savings plans would help get coverage for people who want it but can't pay for it. In crime control, Rudi' Giuliani's Broken Windows program worked miracles in New York City. In welfare, Bill Clinton was finally convinced by Newt Gingrich to change sick-making welfare to workfare, and by gum, it worked! It actually helped people get out of poverty. There should have been ticker tape parades -- after decades of making life worse and worse in the inner cities, this thing actually worked.

Market-based solutions just have a better chance of working all the way from South Korea to Harlem, NY. So why don't liberals get that? It's not hard. Hillary could understand it if she tried. It's just takes an open mind. So - it's gotta be SHD

Libs are the victims of their own media dominance. They're talking to themselves when they turn on the news or read the paper. The trouble is that talking to yourself keeps you deaf and blind to new ideas. You always stay in the same mental box, creating a vicious cycle when liberals enforce speech codes, which just protect them from new ideas again. (They must feel very, very vulnerable intellectually.)

I have a liberal friend who simply will not talk about gun ownership. It's not that he argues against it, but rather than he won't even talk about it. That strikes me as weird, because what's wrong with talking about things you disagree with? This friend claims to be very openminded, and to prove it, he cites the fact that he has made a real effort to listen to Black Panthers.

I'm not kidding. True story.

The solution is obvious. It is to define liberalism as a kind of victimhood. Start a campaign to cure Selective Hearing Disorder (Liberal Subtype), and fund scientists to start a whole new research field on SHD. After decades of diligent research they may discover the cure (called "listening"), and since liberals celebrate victims, they will reach out to SHD sufferers wherever they might be. The National Ad Councel can start a nationwide campaign to raise awareness, colleges can teach courses in Life with SHD, and Public Service Announcements will make us all feel sorry for its victims. Hollywood stars will wear I Care About SHD buttons, and Senator Hillary will propose a $5,000.00 per child lifetime bond to protect young babies against ever getting SHD.

Now, economists might say that we'll end up just increasing SHD by subsidizing its victims. But what do economists know? (*)

(*) This is satire.

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At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that what these Liberal Democrats do when they insist on trying to defend their stupid antics whenever they get negative feed back, is just a ploy. They know that they are dead wrong, but I think that their insistence of carrying through a transparent hoax such as what went down with Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh, is just another way of aggravating the other side into throwing up their hands and giving up, than anything else. In most cases the Republicans, being the wimps that they are, just go along with them and fight them on their( Dems) ground, instead of fighting them tooth and nail as the Dem would do to the Republicans. I got so burned up when I saw "Dingy Harry" Reid stand up in Congress spewing out his lies and about Rush Limbaugh, that I went on his site and got in contact with him. I not only explained where he was going wrong, but I also called him everything in the book from a liar to a hypocrite, and yellow coward. Well, today I got an email from this political hack explaining and defending everything that he said in front of Congress. So I am planning on printing it out and faxing the text of his email back to him with my stamp of disapproval on it, which is the same stamp that I used to fax Ted Kennedy's letter in large bold letters,---Bullsh-t!

At 4:54 PM, Blogger Truth_In_Politics said...

Once again you've resorted to name calling saying that I'm an "obvious leftist". You don't know me nor do you know my politics, but that doesn't stop you from characterizing me. Actually, I'm an independent former Republican, driven from the party by sometimes irrational and often strident right wingers. I voted for Reagan and Bush 41, but I've come to believe the premise of former Goldwater aide, Victor Gold's, book called, "Invasion of the Party Snatchers" subtitled, "How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP".

At 5:00 PM, Blogger Truth_In_Politics said...

On a more conciliatory note, you should watch this video clip that appeared on Al Jazeera TV. It features Wafa Sultan, an Arab American psychologist from L.A. bravely defying the Mullahs.

At 5:44 PM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

To Optimizer
A.If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, etc., etc., etc.
B. Please refer to my article at

At 5:48 PM, Blogger Truth_In_Politics said...

".If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, etc., etc., etc". That's the (semi)adult equivalent of the schoolyard, "Nah Nah, Nah Nah". It may stoke your ego to call people names, but it's politically stupid. Your refusal to make a reasonable effort at dialogue means that you have no hope of convincing anyone of the validity of your position. Continue preaching to your right wing choir, you'll have no influence on anyone else.

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK don't call our liberal Nut cases Ducks, geese, donkeys and limp... They'll just blame it all on Rush, W and the famous RIGHT WING CONSPIRCACY as they slowly sink in their Narcisstic ignorance of the truth!!!


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