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Forum Post: Deciphering Right-Wing Code: What Conservatives Are Really Saying When They Seem to Spew Nonsense

Posted 2 years ago on April 10, 2012, 1:39 p.m. EST by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC
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http://www.alternet.org/visions/154853/deciphering_right-wing_code%3A_what_conservatives_are_really_saying_when_they_seem_to_spew_nonsense_/?page=entire

"The thing to remember is this: Even though right-wing narratives are often factually wrong, they are absolutely never content-free. Stories like this are always about something. And the weirder and more factually challenged they sound to liberal ears, the more important it probably is for us to know what that something is. Too often, our obsession with the gobsmacking wrongness of these statements deafens us to clues to the right's current motives and intentions that are frequently lurking in these strange declarations."

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[-] 1 points by Anti385 (58) 2 years ago

Very nice article with incredible insight into the right-wing minds.

"I think it's seven or eight of the California system of universities -- don't even teach an American history course."

This did sound like pure bullshit at just one glance without reading this later excerpt:

"10 of the 11 UC campuses do teach US history (the only exception is UC San Francisco, which is exclusively a graduate-level health sciences campus and offers no humanities classes at all)."

So I believe the article is correct that it's not about the facts but more about the blind underlying right-wing motives. I never knew about the wingnut focus on UC Berkeley too.

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Thanks XenuLives for this interesting post.