Palin Derangement Syndrome, revisited
Larry Flynt should be euthanized. More than thirty years ago, he was shot and paralyzed. The injuries left him confined to a wheelchair and in constant pain. He later became addicted to prescription painkillers, as well as illegal drugs. What kind of life is it to be in a wheelchair and in pain? He needs to kill himself, or one of his doctors needs to do the compassionate thing and kill him. A simple morphine overdose would be fine.
If anyone reading this is not intelligent enough to figure it out, the above paragraph is sarcasm.
But even in sarcasm, that paragraph merely applies Flynt's own philosophy to himself. After all, he is the one who ripped into Sarah Palin for not murdering her baby, Trig. (Hat Tip: Jill Stanek) In Flynt's warped worldview, the defective should be exterminated because they do not have a good quality of life. So why does this not apply to him?
(Sarah Palin) did a disservice to every woman in America. She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be Down's Syndrome. It's brain dead. A virtual vegetable. She carries it to all these different political events against abortion, she did it just because she didn't want to say she'd had an abortion. How long is it going to live? Another 12, 15 years? Doesn't even know it's in this world. So what kind of compassionate conservative is she? I don't think anybody will want her near the White House."
Source: The Independent, May 27, 2011.
What I said is true. She knew that baby was Downs Syndrome. If she thought it would be something heroic or courageous to have this child, it's her decision but I think she's an idiot. I'm not ashamed of my statement.
If Flynt's worldview sounds familiar, it should. His views are strikingly similar to those of Nazi Germany, which implemented a policy to kill those deemed "defective" such as Jews and Gypsies. And yes, the handicapped were also among those murdered by the Nazis. You might have heard of the Holocaust.
Now, I am sure some of you think the Nazi comparison is unfair. I am not saying that Flynt would have endorsed the Holocaust, but his views on what is "compassionate" are strikingly similar to those of the Nazis. And for a man who is obsessed with exposing "hypocrisy" (he once offered a $1 million reward for information on sexual misbehavior by members of Congress) he is demonstrating an enormous amount of hypocrisy by not killing himself.
So why is Sarah Palin hated so much by the Left, to the point that many Leftists become deranged at the mere mention of her name? I am convinced that some of it is class-based, that elitists on the Left (and on the Right for that matter) cannot abide what they consider to be a hick having so much influence on national politics.
But the reason many on the cultural Left hate Sarah Palin so much is that she not only talks the pro-life talk, she walks the pro-life walk. When Palin decided to have her child she became a statistical anomaly, because 90% of Down Syndrome babies are murdered by the abortion industry. (See here, here and here.) Palin represents a threat to the abortion industry because of the example she sets. When abortion is threatened, rampant sexual immorality is also threatened. Immoral men who exploit women sexually hate Palin as much as anyone for that reason.
Flynt provided a valuable service with his comments, because he is honest enough to demonstrate to the world the vile and bitter hatred that so many Leftists share.