Crazy or Evil?

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; 
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;  Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! "

To anyone who thinks the right perpetuates conspiracy theories, I have new evidence that it is the left that is the party of the conspiracy. Little Green Footballs has audio to prove it.

I have a few thoughts on the file and those who belong to the congressman's camp.  I am unsure if he is a true to life fool or if he is a vicious liar set to destroy people's reputations. I'm not sure there is any alternative perspective on the man. He is either a tremendous fool, or he is an evil person perpetuating irresponsible and irrational "theories" that have no basis in reality and whose only outcome could be hurting another individual.

Possibly the worst part of the tape is the applause he recieves. We truly live in an era where good is called evil and evil is praised as good. The majority of Americans have been raised in school systems and homes that are totally devoid of critical thinking skills and moral clarity, so it makes perfect sense that ridiculous ideas receive applause. I suppose this isn't a new phenomenon, however. Hitler had millions of followers. There is no telling what level of folly can be reached by a mob. God help us if people like this congressman are allowed to get away with statements such as his.

Posted by Portia at February 21, 2005 10:28 AM

I take it this is your response to the Social Security issue.

Posted by: ziggy at February 21, 2005 01:00 PM

No, not at all. This is my response to a U.S. Congressman saying he thinks Karl Rove is responsible for the Rathergate documents. Social Security is an entirely different matter that maybe someday I'll have time to post about.

Posted by: Emily at February 21, 2005 01:16 PM

Fair enough, but I think your comparison of Hinchey to Hitler, and his audience to Nazis, is extreme. Do you believe the Democratic Party is fascist? Three posts ago you criticized such comparisons about Bush as ignorant of history.

Posted by: ziggy at February 21, 2005 02:07 PM

Point taken. I didn't mean that as a comparison, but it certainly appears it was intentional, doesn't it? I think I'm just on a Hitler roll since the billboard post.

Posted by: Emily at February 21, 2005 10:40 PM

It certainly appears it's without any evidence, and a little too insistent. He should have backed down when challenged. It sounds like he was ad libbing an example and got unexpectedly called on it.

Posted by: ziggy at February 22, 2005 01:23 PM