Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Cult of Personality

We're a little late to the game with this one, but Glenn Greenwald has an absolutely brilliant post up about Bush backers, true conservatives, and the wide chasm between them.

As Glenn notes, the dead-enders who are still sticking by Bush as his poll numbers hover around freezing are not true conservatives, but rather part of an authoritarian cult that's betraying some of the principles of conservatism. Go check out the irrational Bush hatred love for yourself.

Go now. We'll wait.

Update: Apparently, Glenn Greenwald doesn't sleep and instead devotes his full attention to kicking ass. While you're over at his site, be sure to read his smackdown of Glenn Reynolds. Daaaaaamn.

4 comments:

Mr Furious said...

I'm looking forward to reading it, but Greenwald's stuff can be lonnng and requires a level of concentration I can't summon at will...

Otto Man said...

Come on, you sound like Jonah Goldberg. Maybe you can get a Corner reader to read it for you and report the gist.

Seriously, it's worth it. And despite the apparent length, it's a quick read.

Thrillhous said...

Ha! Nice zinger, Otto. I agree, Mr. F, you can't be half-assed about Greenwald's stuff; must use whole ass.

One of many favorite quotes:
The rage-based reverence for The President as Commander-in-Chief -- and the creepy, blind faith vested in his goodness -- is not a movement I recognize as being political, conservative or even American.

Rage-based reverence. I like that.

Mr Furious said...

Ouch.

And, no, I still haven't read it.

Perhaps if I print it out and take it into the can...then I'll really be using my whole ass.