more you drive, the less intelligent you are

disabledwere it not distasteful enough that mainstream media regularly and flippantly invoke the specter of nazi germany for fun and profit, but to use a mad-lib-like organizational structure to deconstruct is utterly loathsome. take for instance the following recently articulated absurdity :

“see, when you take a little bit of truth and then you mix it with untruth, or your theory, that’s where you get people to believe. You know? It’s like proper noun. previous proper noun said a little bit of truth, and then he mixed in “statement of blame, fallacious causation, bigotry or nonsense” That’s where things get a little troublesome…”

in this instance, radio talk show host glenn beck chose to substitute “hitler” for the proper noun while the statement of blame, fallacious causation, bigotry or nonsense was replaced with “‘and it’s the jews’ fault'”. what’s great about this structure is that anything can be reduced to nonsense with this wonderful oversimplification of logic. try using “joseph smith” and “polygamy”, “donald rumsfeld” and “the rumsfeld doctrine”, “rush limbaugh” with “and it’s the democrat’s fault”, “michael moore” and “and its george bush’s fault”, or “jesus” and “do to others as you would have them do to you”. should you be so bold, insert beck into his own statement so that “glenn beck” mixes in “his own thoughts” and we all begin to worry about how we’re spending our time…

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