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(American Thinker)   The biggest problem is the deforestation of American culture, caused by the slash-and-burn tactics of leftism   (americanthinker.com) divider line 109
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2012-12-12 11:01:44 AM

Cyno01: Keep your damn stereotypes straight, if the left are a bunch of hoity toity, arugula eating, "I don't even own a television" cultural elite types, then surely theyre not responsible for te creation or having an audience of "here comes honey boo boo".

Sure the local organic coop has gossip rags at the checkout, it's a grocery store, but I bet Walmart has a better selection.


Its called the Dunning-Kruger effect . The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding.
 
2012-12-12 11:02:21 AM
So that guy loves the BBC but hates socialism? What the FARK am I reading?!?!?
 
2012-12-12 11:02:44 AM

Raharu: Why aren't all townhall and American thinker links Automatically tagged as satire ?


we need a "Poe's Law" tag
 
2012-12-12 11:04:43 AM
1) The Crazy, it Burns.
2) These guys might want to rethink (*snert*) the name of their website if they'r egoing to post this sort of splenetic idiocy.
3) Which one of you Loopy Bastards posted that? Thuderpipes, that looks like yours.
 
2012-12-12 11:05:17 AM

heavymetal: The British have done this magnificently. The BBC, hardly a hotbed of conservatism, has produced programming vastly better than anything Americans have produced and which is delightfully free of ideological straitjackets. Those of us who have watched series like Last of the Summer Wine, All Creatures Great and Small, Lovejoy Mysteries, All You Being Served?, and Yes, Prime Minister, or series like I, Claudius, know that government bureaucracies like the BBC, when serious about entertaining without preaching, create wonderful programming. It is a testament to these treasures that the viewer cannot guess about the politics of the actors or the producers. The programs deal with the human condition as it truly is.

sharetv.org
 
2012-12-12 11:08:54 AM
No, the biggest problem is rightwing propaganda websites like American "Thinker" that polarize this country while being absolutely wrong about every single thing they print.

imageshack.us

These @ssholes lie and deceive, and then blame "the left" for being the problem. Stop reading them. Stop posting their stupid bullshiat on Fark. SUBBY.
 
2012-12-12 11:10:13 AM
I feel bad for whoever it is that wades through the shiat at American Potato to fish out these turds for submission.
 
2012-12-12 11:11:34 AM

HMS_Blinkin: So that guy loves the BBC but hates socialism? What the FARK am I reading?!?!?


While demonizing PBS which runs a lot of BBC programming.
 
2012-12-12 11:13:02 AM
Fark would do America a favor by not taking these asswits money. The elections over, let them go out and play by themselves for a while.
 
2012-12-12 11:13:31 AM

MindStalker: Cyno01: Keep your damn stereotypes straight, if the left are a bunch of hoity toity, arugula eating, "I don't even own a television" cultural elite types, then surely theyre not responsible for te creation or having an audience of "here comes honey boo boo".

Sure the local organic coop has gossip rags at the checkout, it's a grocery store, but I bet Walmart has a better selection.

Its called the Dunning-Kruger effect . The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding.


Competent individuals also recognize the scope -- and therefore the complexity -- of their field of expertise and thus recognize that the field of study is not as simple as is assumed by those who are not knowledgeable of it. They therefore have a better understanding of the likelihood of error.
 
2012-12-12 11:13:44 AM
from TFA:

Beyond that, imagine if each state supported a documentary revealing neglected areas of history -- what about a serialization of The Gulag Archipelago or the lives of those Americans who betrayed their nation during the Cold War or the American communists who for almost two years fought every effort to resist Hitler?

can't wait to see the documentary about reagan naming names at HUAC
 
2012-12-12 11:13:57 AM
I wonder what would happen to conservatives if they were ever able to come to realize that the "American culture" they have imagined in their head never actually existed.
 
2012-12-12 11:18:27 AM
www.lolwut.com
 
2012-12-12 11:18:59 AM
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-12 11:19:56 AM
THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT

My comrades and I, communists, socialists and anarchists all, have more appreciation for art and culture than the whole right wing in aggregate. The pieces of barely-human trash that constitute the right wing, who have brought us such wonders of American culture like Walmart and FNC, wouldn't know culture if the ghost of Diego Rivera turned up in their driveways and beat them to death with a paintbrush.

Articles like this, when you read "American culture," you should just mentally substitute "white pride" and everything makes sense.
 
2012-12-12 11:22:47 AM

ricochet4: from TFA:

Beyond that, imagine if each state supported a documentary revealing neglected areas of history -- what about a serialization of The Gulag Archipelago or the lives of those Americans who betrayed their nation during the Cold War or the American communists who for almost two years fought every effort to resist Hitler?

can't wait to see the documentary about reagan naming names at HUAC


You know, I bet a documentary on the whole Iran/ Contra thing would be pretty fascinating. It'd take forever though. Need Ken Burns to do it
 
2012-12-12 11:23:10 AM

Generation_D: Fark would do America a favor by not taking these asswits money. The elections over, let them go out and play by themselves for a while.


I suppose it would be a change from playing WITH themselves.
 
2012-12-12 11:23:27 AM
"The left, of course, has used PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts, and public radio to present programming which quietly supports its philosophy for a long time."


Compassion, critical thinking, scientific progress. F'in commies.
 
2012-12-12 11:25:15 AM
"Consider, for example, the effect of an entertainment series focusing on the hateful bigotries of radical feminists or the overbearing nature of college professors or the gleeful mischief of racial shakedown artists or the corruption of Washington journalists. "

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-12 11:26:11 AM
What fully forested American culture looks like:
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-12 11:27:15 AM

Jackson Herring: heavymetal: The British have done this magnificently. The BBC, hardly a hotbed of conservatism, has produced programming vastly better than anything Americans have produced and which is delightfully free of ideological straitjackets. Those of us who have watched series like Last of the Summer Wine, All Creatures Great and Small, Lovejoy Mysteries, All You Being Served?, and Yes, Prime Minister, or series like I, Claudius, know that government bureaucracies like the BBC, when serious about entertaining without preaching, create wonderful programming. It is a testament to these treasures that the viewer cannot guess about the politics of the actors or the producers. The programs deal with the human condition as it truly is.

[www.bbc.co.uk image 396x222]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x300]

mrhumphries.jpg

I like how he loves the show with a progressive for its time openly "flamboyant" character.
 
2012-12-12 11:31:19 AM

A Dark Evil Omen: THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT

My comrades and I, communists, socialists and anarchists all, have more appreciation for art and culture than the whole right wing in aggregate. The pieces of barely-human trash that constitute the right wing, who have brought us such wonders of American culture like Walmart and FNC, wouldn't know culture if the ghost of Diego Rivera turned up in their driveways and beat them to death with a paintbrush.

Articles like this, when you read "American culture," you should just mentally substitute "white pride" and everything makes sense.


I wonder if "waiting it out" is going to work for progressives, or if these types of "conservative" people are going to get more aggressive as they die out?
 
2012-12-12 11:45:14 AM

Diogenes: vpb: Diogenes: "public schools and university education"

After reading that piece, I can agree there's a problem there. But not the one this dunce is talking about.

Honestly, does anyone even proofread at the laughably-named American Thinker? There was a piece last week by one of their editors. It had misspellings in the title.

Only librul e-lites would notice something like that.

My 6th grade teacher would disagree. "But what about my content?" "I can't get to the content." *whips out red pen*

But considering the writers and readers of American Thinker dropped out in 5th grade I guess I can understand.


You can't seriously stay in public school when your forced to keep your sonbrother. That's why homeschooling is the way to go.
 
2012-12-12 11:50:38 AM

shower_in_my_socks: No, the biggest problem is rightwing propaganda websites like American "Thinker" that polarize this country while being absolutely wrong about every single thing they print.

[imageshack.us image 600x151]

These @ssholes lie and deceive, and then blame "the left" for being the problem. Stop reading them. Stop posting their stupid bullshiat on Fark. SUBBY.


www.bitlogic.com
 
2012-12-12 11:55:14 AM

vpb: Don't worry subby, it'll ride up with wear.


dear sexy thinker, I don't half fancy you. Meet me outside at half past five and we'll get it together
 
2012-12-12 12:01:45 PM
just mulch whatever you cut down, and rotate the crops every few years to build up nitrogen in the dirt
 
2012-12-12 12:06:10 PM
The British Yes, Minister and its successor Yes, Prime Minister series go even farther: these bore deeply and delightfully into the banal and selfish collaboration of politicians with bureaucrats, and all the greedy groups like public employees unions and news organizations. One series like that would expose comfortable, well-perched leftism to the ridicule it deserves.

I seem to remember these shows skewering the Right as much if not more than the Left. Considering the British Conservatives are supporting Gay Marriage, the writer needs to spend more time learning the politics and issues facing the UK and how the press cares not a whiff what side of the fence you are on.

The BBC while "Neutral" is or would be considered quite the activist channel in the US as they tend to portray all facets of life not just what one side wants to see, as the author wishes were true portrayals. If congress got the "Yes Minister" treatment it would be #1 in ratings and #1 on the Rights hit list.

It seems the US pundits fail in realization the rest of the world does not follow them. A good example is Psy, he created a song as a satire of the life in part of Seoul, it took on a life of its own. He was and still is an artist with a social agenda, his participation in earlier works that had anti US sentiment was poorly received here in the US, but when taken in context of his life are justified. Also if it were in the US there would be the rallying cry of Freedom of Speech.

The author of the article also seems to forget the right to free speech when advocating for more government control. Some of those most hurt by the slashing of the public broadcasting budget were small stations that broadcast to a mostly right wing base. If the Public broadcasters are leaning left then the right should produce more content for broadcast, it is public after all. Let the market decide.
 
2012-12-12 12:07:28 PM

Labrat407: If congress got the "Yes Minister" treatment it would be #1 in ratings and #1 on the Rights hit list.


You mean West Wing?
 
2012-12-12 12:13:03 PM

somedude210: Labrat407: If congress got the "Yes Minister" treatment it would be #1 in ratings and #1 on the Rights hit list.

You mean West Wing?


Not quite, since Yes, Minister dealt less with issues and more with procedures and electioneering. West Wing was more of a political mirror of the current issues and policies.

If you want a new Yes, Minister, check out In The Thick Of It
 
2012-12-12 12:15:15 PM

meat0918: A Dark Evil Omen: THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT THE LEFT

My comrades and I, communists, socialists and anarchists all, have more appreciation for art and culture than the whole right wing in aggregate. The pieces of barely-human trash that constitute the right wing, who have brought us such wonders of American culture like Walmart and FNC, wouldn't know culture if the ghost of Diego Rivera turned up in their driveways and beat them to death with a paintbrush.

Articles like this, when you read "American culture," you should just mentally substitute "white pride" and everything makes sense.

I wonder if "waiting it out" is going to work for progressives, or if these types of "conservative" people are going to get more aggressive as they die out?


Let's ask Michigan.
 
2012-12-12 12:17:48 PM

somedude210: Labrat407: If congress got the "Yes Minister" treatment it would be #1 in ratings and #1 on the Rights hit list.

You mean West Wing?


Yes Minister dealt more with the guys bringing flip charts to the floor and other such stuff, how to get the members to vote or redirect the wording or intention of legislature to serve the government service more than the people. It was politics not Politics.
 
2012-12-12 12:34:27 PM
That which we hate the most in others is often more present in ourselves.
 
2012-12-12 12:55:48 PM

Dimensio: MindStalker: Cyno01: Keep your damn stereotypes straight, if the left are a bunch of hoity toity, arugula eating, "I don't even own a television" cultural elite types, then surely theyre not responsible for te creation or having an audience of "here comes honey boo boo".

Sure the local organic coop has gossip rags at the checkout, it's a grocery store, but I bet Walmart has a better selection.

Its called the Dunning-Kruger effect . The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding.

Competent individuals also recognize the scope -- and therefore the complexity -- of their field of expertise and thus recognize that the field of study is not as simple as is assumed by those who are not knowledgeable of it. They therefore have a better understanding of the likelihood of error.


From their actual paper: improving the skills of participants, and thus increasing their metacognitive competence, helped them recognize the limitations of their abilities.
 
2012-12-12 01:14:24 PM
was distracted by ads next to the story for "elegant plus-sized lingerie." Did you all get those or am I getting ads targeted to my predilections again?
 
2012-12-12 01:22:45 PM
Leave to conservatives to be threatened by a fictional character name Captain Peacock.
 
2012-12-12 01:27:47 PM

TrollingForColumbine: Leave to conservatives to be threatened by a fictional character name Captain Peacock.


I got the opposite vibe from the article: that they see shows like Are You Being Served? as examplary of "non-preachy entertainment." Though I must say, I find their choice of examples to be a little odd. Were they in the bathroom for all the jokes concerning Mrs. Slocombe's cat?

Besides, Mr. Humphries would be way more threatening to those folks than Captain Peacock. I wonder if he's free?
 
2012-12-12 01:33:37 PM
I have to admit the whole "privilege" thing is pretty goddamned rage inducing. I'm a card carrying equal rights believer and I'm just waiting for some dumb biatch to say that to me in public. I will knock her ass OUT and scream "THATS WHAT WHITE PRIVILEGE FEELS LIKE BEYOTCH"
 
2012-12-12 01:36:18 PM

dogdaze: [i219.photobucket.com image 600x420]


Needs more Swiftboating.
 
2012-12-12 01:38:05 PM
FTFA: "overtly preachy leftist cant reinforce the condition that, as a people, we increasingly cannot share wholesome and common entertainment and recreation."

Fox and Fox news cover a lot more T&A than other news channels, though sometimes they do it for "moral" reasons where they can tut-tut about such liberal behavior as drunken beach bikini contests with long clips so viewers can realize how depraved THOSE people are. Other times their message seems to be that thinking or feminist women are bad and women should be only be defined by how "hot" they are. That sure is some wholesome objectivation there. At least their bimbos look really clean and wear the proper level of heavy makeup.

www.newshounds.us
 
2012-12-12 02:07:14 PM
Oh god. Queue tearsofimpotentrage.jpg
 
2012-12-12 02:11:55 PM

palladiate: The left, of course, has used PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts, and public radio to present programming which quietly supports its philosophy for a long time.

Yea, you don't get more Marxist than Bob Ross, The Woodwright's Shop, and Lydia's Kitchen.


Nice, Happy Proletariat Trees
 
2012-12-12 02:29:59 PM
I, Claudius? Are you farking kidding me? Conservatards were screeching about the nudity and depravity every time PBS broadcast it in the last 35 years.

/posting from my phone, so I can't link that gorgeous photo of a heavily made-up John Hurt as Caligula
//dnrtfa
///and I never will click on another AT link
 
2012-12-12 03:24:19 PM

Huggermugger: I, Claudius? Are you farking kidding me? Conservatards were screeching about the nudity and depravity every time PBS broadcast it in the last 35 years.

/posting from my phone, so I can't link that gorgeous photo of a heavily made-up John Hurt as Caligula
//dnrtfa
///and I never will click on another AT link


The things I would have done to Messalina would have earned me the death sentence on twelve systems.
 
2012-12-12 03:47:07 PM

vygramul: Huggermugger: I, Claudius? Are you farking kidding me? Conservatards were screeching about the nudity and depravity every time PBS broadcast it in the last 35 years.

/posting from my phone, so I can't link that gorgeous photo of a heavily made-up John Hurt as Caligula
//dnrtfa
///and I never will click on another AT link

The things I would have done to Messalina would have earned me the death sentence on twelve systems.


Also, unbelievably sexy Patrick Stewart as Sejanus.

/fanning myself furiously
 
2012-12-12 03:57:46 PM

propasaurus: Clearly, f the problem is deforestation, the solution is more bush.


ITTUWO(NSFW)P?
 
2012-12-12 04:27:12 PM

dinch: You know, I bet a documentary on the whole Iran/ Contra thing would be pretty fascinating. It'd take forever though. Need Ken Burns to do it


Oh please not Ken Burns. It'd take even foreverer with all those slow still photo transitions.
 
2012-12-12 04:28:43 PM

ricochet4: from TFA:

Beyond that, imagine if each state supported a documentary revealing neglected areas of history -- what about a serialization of The Gulag Archipelago or the lives of those Americans who betrayed their nation during the Cold War or the American communists who for almost two years fought every effort to resist Hitler?

can't wait to see the documentary about reagan naming names at HUAC


I want to see the list of American communists who fought the effort to resist Hitler: Commies like Henry Ford, Prescott Bush, Joseph Kennedy and the Rockefellers.
 
2012-12-12 04:32:53 PM

Crabs_Can_Polevault: dinch: You know, I bet a documentary on the whole Iran/ Contra thing would be pretty fascinating. It'd take forever though. Need Ken Burns to do it

Oh please not Ken Burns. It'd take even foreverer with all those slow still photo transitions.


Dinesh D'Souza's documentary about Benghazi should be fascinating.
 
2012-12-12 05:13:54 PM

Dimensio: Jackson Herring: heavymetal: The British have done this magnificently. The BBC, hardly a hotbed of conservatism, has produced programming vastly better than anything Americans have produced and which is delightfully free of ideological straitjackets. Those of us who have watched series like Last of the Summer Wine, All Creatures Great and Small, Lovejoy Mysteries, All You Being Served?, and Yes, Prime Minister, or series like I, Claudius, know that government bureaucracies like the BBC, when serious about entertaining without preaching, create wonderful programming. It is a testament to these treasures that the viewer cannot guess about the politics of the actors or the producers. The programs deal with the human condition as it truly is.

[www.bbc.co.uk image 396x222]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x300]


i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-12-12 05:31:15 PM

dogdaze: [i219.photobucket.com image 600x420]


If you are an editorial cartoonist that has to resort to putting labels all over your images to get the point across, please quit your job and go on welfare. You'll be less of a drain on society.
 
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