PIE CHARTS THAT WOULD KNOCK THE AIR OUT OF ANY TEAHADIST-REPUBLICAN
Deprive them of oxygen…that is what I say. When you are faced with a nasty fire caused by a pyromaniac and there are those who will still pour gasoline into it; the thing to do is to deprive it of oxygen and it will be put out. It may not be easy because some of these conflagrations burn very hot and vigorously but it is possible to do.
Yesterday I wrote that “The whole country is allowing the Teahadist-Republicans to set the pace, lay down the standards to any and all discussions and we are at this point and time considering totally absurd ideas that a few years back would have been considered truly insane. This radical move to the right in America has had some very negative consequences. We see how open xenophobia, homophobia and racism are a totally accepted stance; even the encouragement of using “2nd amendment options. This would have been unthinkable just two years ago.”
As selective reasoning is a very pervasive tradition among these right-wing fanatics it is difficult to even talk to them. But once in a while there would be a relative or friend to one of them who will send them an anonymous e-mail with some facts and then they go into instant apoplexy. What I am hoping is that out of the two or three thousand followers I have at least one or two will do this and confront some right wing nut with the facts.
I ran into these very telling pie charts that explain beautifully where America stands on the issues. I think that if any Teahadist-Republican was to receive this they would be angry at first; “how dare somebody send me crap like this?” But eventually they will have to read it and it is hard, almost impossible to “REFUDIATE”and they will think about it and eventually will have to face the truth.
The reason that some of these people are so adamant and arrogant; perhaps a perfect example is a Sharon Angle or a Christine O’Donnell is that they surround themselves with people who agree with them and will not even give interviews…that is a good way to avoid reality and the facts.
HERE ARE THE INTERESTING PIE CHARTS COURTESY OF Richard (RJ) Eskow
You see, if your friend or acquaintance only watches Fox and listens to Beck and Rush then they are not getting the true picture. These are but voices of lies and exaggeration, of fear and distrust. Fox , Beck, Rush and the other peripheral pundits have a lot of opinions and no facts, it is ideology without substance, it is criticism without solutions.
We have let them get away with all their lies and setting the tone of the discussion for far too long…it is time we start e-mailing these to them and see how they will “REFUDIATE” them.