Why I Stopped Being a Right-Winger -- Modern Conservatism Has Become a Form of Mass Hysteria
From the article:
Quote: Gosh! When did I end up in bed with Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber? Could it be because I did specialize in blowing things up while serving my country for four years as an airborne combat engineer? I also watched human beings blown up. I had friends and Navy SEALs I was in battle with blown up. My own intestines exploded on the first of my four combat embeds, three in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Took seven operations to fix the plumbing. I later suffered other permanent injuries.
Yet now I find myself linked not only with the Unabomber, but also Charles Manson and Fidel Castro. Or so says the Chicago-based think tank the Heartland Institute, for which I’ve done work. Heartland erected billboards depicting the above three declaring: “I still believe in Global Warming. Do you?” Climate scientists now, evidently, share something in common with dictators and mass murderers. Reportedly bin Laden was scheduled to make such an appearance, too.
This is nuts! Literally. As in “mass hysteria.” That’s a phenomenon I wrote about for a quarter-century, from theheterosexual AIDS “epidemic” to the swine flu “pandemic” that killed vastly fewer people than seasonal flu, to “runaway Toyotas.” Mass hysteria is when a large segment of society loses touch with reality, or goes bonkers, if you will, on a given issue – like believing that an incredibly mild strain of flu could kill eight times as many Americans as normal seasonal flu. (It killed about a third as many.)
I was always way ahead of the curve. And my exposés primarily appeared in right-wing publications. Back when they were interested in serious research. I also founded a conservative college newspaper, held positions in the Reagan administration and at several conservative think tanks, and published five books that conservatives applauded. I’ve written for umpteen major conservative publications – National Review, the Weekly Standard, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, among them.
It's quite amusing to say that anyone of the racist rabid RW is mentally ill, because anyone that would believe even a fraction of their philosophy has to be not right in the head, and we generally hold sick people to a lower standard. What is scary, and sad, is that there is nothing organically wrong with them. They actually believe that and would like to take the country back to the "good ol' days", like around 1850.
The above writer is not much different, though he is educated and can research. Like I've written on multiple occasions, I've met teabaggers and freepers with advanced degrees. The fact that these people, in spite of the facts, are still followers of the rabid RW shows that they don't care and prefer being more equal than everyone else.