Thursday, December 09, 2004

Would You Like to Puke?

Probably not, but you most likely will if you go and read the transcript of last night's Scarborough Country. This is what happens when the so-called liberal media caves under completely and lets the wingnuts run the show. And if Pat Buchanan, who is standing in for Joe Scarborough, isn't a wingnut I don't know who is. His show was on the topic of evil liberals in Hollywood, how America is fed up with them and how Gibson's Passions of the Christ is a real artistic film but Michael Moore's Fahrenheit9/11 is vile propaganda. The group discussing these admirable theses needed Attila the Hun to make it look left-leaning.

Here's the most vomitory part, though the whole thing is truly disgusting:


Bill Donahue, what do you think about "The Passion of the Christ"? And as a practical matter, even if Hollywood hated the film, it seems to me as an artistic work of art, a smashing triumph, a film of great controversy and interest, it ought to at least be nominated for best picture. It pulled in more money than any other picture all year.


I spoke to Mel a couple of weeks ago about this. And I don't think it really matters a whole lot to him. It certainly doesn't matter to me. We've already won.
Who really cares what Hollywood thinks? All these hacks come out there. Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. It's not a secret, OK? And I'm not afraid to say it. That's why they hate this movie. It's about Jesus Christ, and it's about truth. It's about the messiah.
Hollywood likes anal sex. They like to see the public square without nativity scenes. I like families. I like children. They like abortions. I believe in traditional values and restraint. They believe in libertinism. We have nothing in common. But you know what? The culture war has been ongoing for a long time. Their side has lost.
You have got secular Jews. You have got embittered ex-Catholics, including a lot of ex-Catholic priests who hate the Catholic Church, wacko Protestants in the same group, and these people are in the margins. Frankly, Michael Moore represents a cult movie. Mel Gibson represents the mainstream of America.

Then the group got into some amount of heated discussion about why it's perfectly acceptable to express great hate towards liberals, secular people and Hollywood people but why it's just a tiny bit not-so-nice to express hatred of secular Jews.

We have come to a point in this country where a mainstream television show can air nothing but hatred of those who are secular or liberal in their beliefs, and that seems to be perfectly fair and balanced. Only when a line is crossed and the hatred is found to be religious or racial are there some protesting voices.

History teaches us how very dangerous the dehumanizing of a group of people can be, and we should not let the mainstream media do this to anybody. That we are the group that is being dehumanized should make our resistance that much stronger.