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Friday, October 21, 2005

Polite Left Wing Blogs

Some left wing commenters believe left wing blogs a more polite. So I thought I'd take the time to highlight a balancing example. Here, an AboutTown author is mocking a Christian blogger for his views on women. He quotes the offending passage and makes his opinion known:
Why don't you just get a club and "claim" you wife?!
No problem with that - a bit of colour in voicing a counter opinion, but the remaining rant is just crass, intolerant and bigoted behaviour:
Looking at his profile his interests include..Christianity, Church, Theology, Religion... Get some wider interests, screwball!

Oh, and we really like that he lists two books of the bible as his favourite reads, what are you trying to do, prove to god that you are his number one fan?

Look if your god is the one true god why the f*ck do you feel the need to advertise on his behalf???
And this hilarity is well appreciated in the comments section. The F*cktard Award seems to be a good idea to these guys, complete with some good left wing Alinsky style character assassination:
Lets make this guy as disgustingly infamous as liz Shaw.. come on.. it'll be great.
A prize goes to the person who can come up with a kiwi blogger that is more of a f*cktard than *** [read the links yourself if names are important - Zen].
My point is not that bloggers are free to violently disagree with people's opinion (until they break defamation laws). My point is this is an example of crass behaviour from the left. If any here want to believe their lily white P.R campaign, they might need to take a bit more notice.

UPDATE: Just to be clear - I am not trying to say that the About Town bloggers are claiming the high moral ground, but that many lefties profess an ignorance of the existence of hard talking bloggers of the left. These guys and gals appear to be unashamedly hard talking left leaning bloggers.
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Posted by ZenTiger | 10/21/2005 10:42:00 AM


Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Funny thing, I was only thinking about this very subject this morning. My nearly sixty years on earth tells me that in the Australian Libs and NZ Gnats there is a goos spread of christians, ranging from fundamentalist through miidle ground to liberals, a fair representation of geneuine intellectuals, pseudo intellectuals, smart arses, very wealthy people, very poor people, migrants, beneficiaries, wankers, trades peole, businessmen, farmers and very poor people.

The same nearly sixty years tells me the ALP and New Zealand Labour has within its ranks precisely the same blend of humanity.

It appears there are some who don't seem to accept the obvious reality that religeos conviction is an integral part of human existence.

In my judgement the protestant churches in New Zealand have within their ranks a far greater proportion of left leaning members than right leaning. After all the very concept of socialism is rooted in literal Christian teaching.

So I think it is a mistake to attribute this particular piece of juvenile claptrap to 'the left' but rather to the 'anti religious' elements. They have much in common with Nazis.

10/21/2005 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Communisism has always considered religiousity to be it's enemy. Most especially, Catholisism because of it's internationalism.

10/21/2005 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thoroughly disappointed. I never made their list and I'm Catholic!

One feels aggreived........

10/21/2005 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger Maria von Trapp said...

Adolf, you're correct about the protestant churches having a large number of left leaning members. That's exactly where I fit.

Zen - I never claim to be lily white.

What peed me off about this guy is that I had said firmly on my blog for sexist comments to stop (after all, it is my blog and I have that right). They didn't.

If you check out AJ's blog, you'll note some pretty screwball ideas regarding contraception, what really caused hurricane Katrina (God, in his mind) to name a couple.

One of the reasons why I take offence is that it's extremists like this who give the rest of us a bad name.

10/21/2005 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Its early days mrtips. This could be a weekly event. However, after my post, you might have to join the queue.

10/21/2005 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

maria - what really did cause hurricane katrina then? god is many things to many different people. just because he said this doesn't mean he meant the big finger came pointed down from the heavens and said "let there be hurricanes".

go on. what caused hurricane katrina?

10/21/2005 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Maria, was it your post?

I was not saying that About Town bloggers were claiming the high moral ground, or that they were the ones claiming to be lily white, but that many lefties profess an ignorance of the existence of hard talking bloggers of the left.

They do exist. I can direct them to About Town if they remain doubtful.

I don't care if you are a nice polite blog or not. Why would I? After all, I'm from Sir Humphrey's, hardly a nice polite blog either (but I still think every-thing after "the caveman" line was over the top).

10/21/2005 01:51:00 PM  
Blogger Maria von Trapp said...

ZenTiger: no, it wasn't my post, but it was in response to a comment on my blog.

Gooner: I wouldn't have a fucking clue. I am not a scientist and don't claim to be.

Suggesting it could have been God, because of the immorality of those in New Orleans, however, is absurd.

10/21/2005 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria von Trapp:

I AM a scientist and I can categorically state, without fear of being taken seriously, that Hurricane Katrina was caused by Russell Brown's arse.

You see, for such a refined individual, even the slightest flatus gathers such momentum over the oceans (rather like a butterfly landing in a nearby paddock in Ghana) that it drags with it everything in its path, including Don Trump's latest hairdo, only to veer to the right and attempt a forced landing in Al Gore's LoveShack.

Of course, there is just as much evidence for it coming from left-wing Al Qeada affiliated, vindaloo eating contacts, funded by Hugo Chavez and launched at George Bush.

10/21/2005 04:17:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

But Maria knows it wasn't god even though she has no idea what caused it. I am not religious (despite being baptised an anglican) but isn't it the height of ignorance to know something when you actually don't know it!

10/21/2005 04:42:00 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Too f**king right we're crass and hard talking. Why would anyone on the left want to be pompous like David Farrar?

*Waits for inevitable flaming*

10/21/2005 07:32:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Absolutely Xavier. We on the right have no time for fools, and wishy washy banter. I am so pleased to find a lefty haven of hard talking revolutionarys.

It's also handy to know where to head when we round up the usual suspects.

10/21/2005 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous blackdog said...

Those &#@*! lefties - that's the 3rd Useful Idiot they've tarred & feathered this month. C'mon Mr. Tips - you can do better than Russell's arse. Don't hold back, be really gross. Sure it'll be a sin, but if you confess to a lefty pinko priest it'll only cost you 3 Hail Marys and a run round the church in the nuddy.

10/22/2005 02:54:00 PM  

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