This guy is a real winner.
This kind of crap has been festering for longer than the past couple weeks. I had the misfortune of reconnecting with a guy I went to high school with on Facebook. His mind has been completely dominated by Fox Noise and A.M. talk radio. I can see him in his job in carpentry: the sun baking his head, reducing his critical thinking capacity to the same level as a snail.
Try as I might to talk to him about the politics in a civil manner, he usually responded with logical fallacies, most commonly using ad hominems. I’ve noticed that this is the most common tactic that right-wing ideologues fall back on: they lack the capacity or integrity to argue a point, they fall back to using ridicule of some sort. They also have this kind of immature / narcissistic denial of responsibility for others.
These right wing ideologues have this kind of solipsistic view of the world which denies the existence of people who they agree with like this scumbag in the picture or people who are alien to them like those who depend on public assistance. They toss around abstractions like Welfare Queen and Nanny State when they talk about the poor without knowing anything about the people or how hard it is to get from that state of existence to the kind of self-sufficience that one hears from Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Fox News, A.M. talk radio, ad nauseam. Try and talk to them about the bigots at their shoulders like the turd in the picture and you’ll watch their heads explode.
I’ve tried reasoning with them — sane people cannot. I’ve come to the opinion that one needs to fight back with fire to over come them.