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Grab Yer Loofahs And Pitchforks – Bill O’Reilly Says The Culture War Is On!!!

Reported by Priscilla - November 17, 2008 -

Paranoia is defined as “an unfounded or exaggerated distrust of others, sometimes reaching delusional proportions. Paranoid individuals constantly suspect the motives of those around them, and believe that certain individuals, or people in general, are 'out to get them.' " With all his talk of nefarious forces waging wars on Christmas and all the other sacred American institutions (generally associated with bigotry and ignorance), this definition could easily apply to America’s Daddy who is protecting us from the army of secular progressive Orcs and “clustered” gays at baseball games. The recent demonstrations against California’s Proposition 8 have given Bill a platform from which to stoke the fires of homophobia – a form of bigotry, based on fear, that seems to have gripped “traditionalist” Bill (as opposed to sexual harassment which O’Reilly didn’t seem to have a problem with!) Bill is scared (Jon Stewart gave him hot chocolate and a teddy bear) and he wants you to share that fear with him.

Last Friday’s (November 14th) “Talking Points Memo” was all about how the recent anti-Proposition 8/pro marriage equality rallied, in California, were evidence of an “erupting culture war.” Rather than present the movement as largely peaceful, O’Reilly highlighted the sporadic instances of inappropriate behavior. (You betcha that the grannie/styroform cross incident was mentioned!) In commentary that was jaw droppingly ironic, O’Reilly talked about how gays are organizing boycotts of business connected to support for Prop 8. (Hey, Bill. Remember your boycott of all things French. The one that the “Paris Business Review” said was so successful?) For Bill, gay marriage is the beginning of the End Times which were heralded by the election of Barack Obama. Bill pontificated: “Other culture war issues will also be on display very shortly. These include limiting gun possession, legalizing narcotics, unrestricted abortion, and the revocation of the Patriot Act.” He claimed that the reaction to Proposition 8 is “igniting” racial tension and as an example read this quote from “gay activist” Wayne Beson which didn’t seem at all incendiary: "There is something particularly galling and repugnant about people who have felt the sting of discrimination, turn around and step on another minority. What happened at the ballot box feels like a personal betrayal and the hijacking of history."

Comment: Be afraid, Bill although your worst case scenario isn’t going to happen. And “unrestricted access to abortion” – none of your business, “daddy.” American women shouldn’t need your permission to have a safe, legal medical procedure. And maybe narcotics should be de-criminalized so that Rush doesn’t need to buy hillbilly heroin from his cleaning lady. But in Bill’s bizarro world, it’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine!). Gays and their supporters are exercising their constitutional rights to protest and for Bill the next stop is Armageddon. T’would appear that America’s Daddy has some – ah – issues? And while he is concerned about gays fomenting racism, perhaps he should read John Ridley’s article. Ridley is an African American who is concerned about the greater ramifications of Prop 8. He writes: “Gay marriage will be universally accepted in time. But if I may be so bold as to say to gays and lesbians, don't wait for that time to arrive. Just as my father and his generation did not "wait" for their civil rights, nor should you. The toothpaste ain't going back in the tube. The tide has turned. Don't let anyone tell you to calm down, sit quiet and be patient. Don't let politicians beguile you with their sophistry and semantics on how civil unions will do just fine. Through the power of the courts and the will of instinct and moral authority fight this.”

The article is entitled “Obama Wins. And So Does Fear, Hate and Prop 8.” That about sums up Bill’s O’Reilly’s hateful and paranoid world view!