ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Intellectualism and Nuance of the Left

We're often lectured on how the Right is filled with people who are either evil, unable to grasp the enlightened thougt of the Left, or even mentally deficient. That conservatives (classical liberals) can't grasp the nuance and complexities of progressive thought.

In reality, the Left is often projecting their own deficiencies on their opponents. This staging of Verdi's A Masked Ball could not conceivably be described as nuanced or subtle.

Here are a few pics - I apologize if your eyes start to bleed.

The above photo of "naked [pensioners] stand for people without means, the victims of capitalism, the underclass, who don’t have anything anymore."

This despite the fact that they're living in an economy that is more socialist than the slightly freer US economy. Also interesting to note that regardless of whether you're a pensioner relying on a corporation or a central government, you're without means, a victim of capitalism or socialism. Individual control of retirment - a classically liberal concept - is the only way to eliminate your status as a victim of someone else (although you may be a victim of your own poor choices).

The second photo provides an evil looking Uncle Sam, an actress with the Hitler 'tache, and a militaristic character - who's next seen helping Uncle Sam lay the Stars & Stripes over some dead cows (?). (Perhaps the theme is Meat Is Murder?)

Oh, and did I mention that all of this takes place in front of a backdrop of 9/11 wreckage?

Ahh, the subtlety and nuance of the statement being made here... how intellectual!

What this may have to do with Verdi's original opera, I don't know...

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (1)
Monterey John said...

Ah, there it is, you just don't get it, do you Saint? You poor unwashed Jeffersonian you! LOL!

God, what arrogant mental midgets these folks are.