At some point, I suppose, all you can do is shake your head. Half the country is under the influence of deliberate liars. People who'll make up anything, take anything out of context, turn something good into something evil. And their audience, ever more anxious to believe than to understand, accepts it as from on high.
The latest example, among many to come from President Obama's recent foreign travel (a scandal and an outrage in itself, because what president has ever gone overseas and charged the taxpayers for it?) is this:
Drudge told his readers Obama made an "alarming call" for an "end to Catholic education." The conservative Washington Times ran an 800-word article on the "backlash" to Obama's comments. Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter cited the remarks as proof of the president "attacking America while he's abroad." David Limbaugh said it was "unbelievable" to see the president "attacking Catholic schools," adding, "How much evidence do people need to understand the breadth and depth of Obama's radicalism?"And what were the shocking words spewing from the maw of hell, the proof, yet again, of our president's depravity? These, spoken to school kids in Ireland:
And that's not the half of it. I hear he's also said that the sun rises in the East. A more clear attack on Western values there never was."Because issues like segregated schools and housing, lack of jobs and opportunity -- symbols of history that are a source of pride for some and pain for others -- these are not tangential to peace; they're essential to it. If towns remain divided -- if Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs -- if we can't see ourselves in one another, if fear or resentment are allowed to harden, that encourages division. It discourages cooperation."Ultimately, peace is just not about politics. It's about attitudes; about a sense of empathy; about breaking down the divisions that we create for ourselves in our own minds and our own hearts that don't exist in any objective reality, but that we carry with us generation after generation."
I get tired of pointing it out: these are horrible, horrible people.