More Mainstream Liberal Thinking

At the Smirking Chimp website, you’ll generally find articles that range from the ridiculous to the obnoxious — at least that’s what normal people would think of them. Liberals on the other hand, seem to eat that sort of thing up judging by how popular the website has become.

Still, just to give you an idea of what’s it’s like, I’ve once again compiled a selection of quotations from articles on the first and second page of the Smirking Chimp. Keep in mind that every single quote you’re about to read comes from the authors of the posts on the front page, not from the commenters.

If you want to see where the head of the average American liberal is at, just read these quotes and you’ll get a pretty good idea of what most of them really think:

“(T)he Bush administration and the Republican Congress have given the religious right what they want: a fledgling theocracy.” — Weldon Berger

“So, what would the American left wing do if Moore were deported like Emma Goldman, Charlie Chaplin, and (almost) John Lennon? What if he was railroaded, denied a fair trial, and imprisoned like, say, Mumia Abu-Jamal or Leonard Peltier? What if he was to be publicly executed even in the face of massive protests, e.g. Sacco and Vanzetti, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Tookie Williams, or Ken Saro Wiwa of Nigeria? How about an assassination; a straight-out hit job along the lines of Fred Hampton, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Rachel Corrie, or even Patrice Lumumba and Salvador Allende?

Pick your poison; it doesn’t matter how he’s removed. The question remains: What if the U.S. government (or one of its proxies)—with the full support of the corporate media—transparently eliminated Michael Moore for his political beliefs and activism? Would we see anything more than a flood of articles, blog posts, t-shirts, and open letters from Sean Penn? Would the reaction go beyond asking the state for permission to protest and agreeing beforehand how many of those protestors will consent to be arrested? Would Bob Dylan re-write “Who Killed Davey Moore?” and have Bono sing it outside the Pentagon?

If that’s the case, perhaps emboldened by the ease with which Moore’s eradication was achieved, the government might then toss Noam Chomsky, Derrick Jensen, Cindy Sheehan, and Cynthia McKinney into prison for treason.” — Mickey Z

“An Open Letter to Congresswoman Pelosi: Please Reconsider Your Pledge to Take Impeachment ‘off the Table'” — Walter C. Uhler

“The Cry of Our Inner Gandhi: What’s so scary about a Department of Peace?” — Robert C. Koehler

“Hell Awaits, America: “Mass Manipulation, Blissful Psychosis, and 7 Easy Ways to Achieve Damnation”…

To paraphrase Bon Scott, Angus Young, and Malcolm Young: We’re going down. All the way down. We’re on the Highway to Hell.

So revel in the mass delusions, suck the marrow that the wretched may gnaw upon the bones, and excise your conscience.

And for God’s sake, savor each second of the ride…Because Hell awaits, America…” — Jason Miller

“(I)f Bush comes to realize the “end of times” failure beneath his own administration’s policies and programs, perhaps he will save the American people a lot of trouble by simply offing himself … with Saddam Hussein’s pistols, for that ultimate touch of irony.” — Dr. Gerry Lower

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