Saturday, June 05, 2004

Is That Irony? I Don't Even Know Any More

Earlier I posted about the intensity of hatred toward Bush and Republicans and advised against it, as hatred has a way of destroying the hater.

A theater review in the Village Voice of all things is the latest example, (thanks to Iraq Now). Is the author putting me on? Is this irony or post-ironic self-parody? He can't be serious can he? Here are a few key excerpts.
Republicans don't believe in the imagination, partly because so few of them have one, but mostly because it gets in the way of their chosen work, which is to destroy the human race and the planet.
He makes Republicans sound like the Marvin the Martian from the old Warner Brothers cartoons.
Human beings, who have imaginations, can see a recipe for disaster in the making; Republicans, whose goal in life is to profit from disaster and who don't give a hoot about human beings, either can't or won't. Which is why I personally think they should be exterminated before they cause any more harm.
See what I mean? This is such a classis example of occidentalism (the West as destroyer, anti-romantic materialist, greedy profiteer, worshipper of evil) that it's got to be a put on. He continues.
George W. Bush, idiot scion of a genetically criminal family that should have been sterilized three generations ago.
What the fuck? Of course if you wrote the same sentences but replaced "Republicans" with "the poor" or "Muslims" or "the French" you'd be accused of being a hatemonger, and rightly so. I don't know whether to laugh with paranoid hysteria or punch someone.


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