On one of my infrequent visits to the racist hate-site s.d.a.dotcom, I decided to get involved in a thread about Jimmy Carter, Israel, and Nelson Mandela.
According to the right-wing version, in his book comparing Israel's policies in the occupied territories to South Africa's apartheid regime, Carter quotes from a fake letter from Nelson Mandela to the New York Times' Thomas Friedman, wherein the fake Mandela calls Israel an apartheid state.
Now, it might very well be true that Carter carelessly quoted from a fake memo. I don't know. Given the right-wing's track record so far (Harper's daycare policies, WMDs in Iraq, Jamil Hussein, etc.,) it might not be. I'm not about to spend yet more precious seconds of this too-brief existence investigating yet another of their stupid leads.
The fact of the matter is that even if it's true, it doesn't fucking matter. And it doesn't fucking matter because 1) Carter's book is not based on that letter to Friedman, and 2) Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu are both on record as condemning Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and comparing those policies to South Africa's apartheid.
I mentioned this, and was quickly met with an incoherent reply about Japanese kamikazes bitching about apartheid in World War II. When I said that Japanese kamikaze pilots weren't a very good example to use in this discussion, KKKate told me that I was off topic. I then replied with a clear and thorough demolition of her stupid attempt at an argument, to which she replied that she had not asked for my opinion.
It seems that when KKKate posts one of her smug, sneering, but ultimately incoherent and deluded attacks on the left, or progressives, what she wants to see are one sentence notes of agreement with her about the shameless stupidity of the left, and/or incoherent/irrelevant attacks on something else that the left does or says.
I say this with some certainty because in response to my further ON TOPIC debate on the subject (including an exchange with someone who actually had an argument) the frightened moron puffed herself up to say: "Perhaps I didn't make myself clear ...blah, blah, blah" and deleted my subsequent posts.
I can't be bothered to reproduce what remains of that lost thread here. Follow this link to the bottom fifth of the thread on the EnMasse discussion board: "Arguing with morons again" if you want to read it.
But the point is that, unsurprisingly, these right-wingers really do seem happiest in an echo-chamber.
What continues to nauseate me is that because of the relatively large amounts of visits to her shit-assed excuse for a political blog, this woman was actually featured as a web commentator on the CBC during a recent federal election. That a STUPID racist, warmongering, incoherent babbling lunatic like her got a national forum to pollute the marketplace of ideas in Canada is absolutely appalling.
Very well, then. I have the final piece of evidence that I need. I will go back there once in awhile to poke the animals in their cage, but wasting reason, facts and logic on them? Not bloody likely.