Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Clueless on the bandwagon

Once again the American right did not allow rational thinking get in the way of their penchant for Pavlovian knee-jerk reaction as well as desire to score cheap political points in the election season. Their response to "Pussy Riot" incident shows thaz American "establishment conservativism" whether in the political elite or in the punditry is entirely self-serving and devoid of any principles other then acquiring power and is in the long run doomed to fail as opposition to transnational progressivism.

Where does one begin to explain how taking up the case of this so-called punk band is not only useless but also damaging to the very right that is so eager to jump on the band-wagon? How about from the fact that it fits just about every left-wing stereotype of the "American imperialist" meddling in the affairs of other nations? Or the one that national extremists spread about America seeking to promote and support just about every social malady that exists thus subverting the domestic culture of other nations?

Even those articles in rightist publications and web sites that have actually readable elements such as those by Ben Shapiro which highlights the inconsistencies of the "celebrities" that could not wait to take up a fashionable cause of the moment have more a feeling of pot calling kettle black then a serious analysis. Black churches in America are far more politicized in Obama's favour then Russian Orthodox Church is alleged to be by the so-called human rights activists. Had a similar incident happened in one of them, namely, a group of anti-Obama women barging in inappropriately dressed during a religious service and began shouting anti-Obama slogans containing obscenities, Mr. Shapiro and like would be trampling over each other to condemn the perpetrators of the act calling them just about every name in the book. The rights of "free speech" so dearly claimed by the American conservative commentariat in the case of "Pussy Riot" would go out the window faster then you can say "dissasociate".

And so we have it: those pretending to save the US from progressivist nihilism not only have no principles of their own but have also adopted the progressivist way of thinking as well as their modus operandi. The only hope, as Owell put it, is in the proles, a.k.a the comments section of the articles such as those by Shapiro where the vast majority has absolutely no sympathy for these false warriors for freedom of expression that are "Pussy Riot" and sees them for what they are. It would be advisable for American rightist publications and authors to drop this thoruoghly, thoroughly misguided support for Pussy Riot lest they lose anything remaining of their credibility.

1 comment:

Gray Falcon said...

"those pretending to save the US from progressivist nihilism not only have no principles of their own but have also adopted the progressivist way of thinking as well as their modus operandi"

This is precisely what is wrong with "conservatives". And not just in America.