Ann Coulter’s Book “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America” took the idea of mob behavior and mentality (first formally studied by French Anthropologist Gustav le Bon), and analyzed the behavior of liberals in America both past and present. After reading this book, it’s clear that liberals are the textbook definition of a mob. Here are the big three that stand out the most.
1) Lack of Logic: When a mob is confronted with opposition, there is no hope in reasoning with a mob, for they lack critical thinking, and resort to simplistic ideas and slogans that they cling to for protection. Since we’re here on tumblr, we’ve seen this far too much; “Bush Lied Kids Died!”, “My Body My Choice!”, “Yes We Can!” and so on and so forth. When you ask a liberal “What happened to the economy” a popular answer is “Well, the Republicans drove the car into the ditch, and now Obama has the keys.” See the striking imagery that carries no legitimate argument? See the appeal to emotion? These are tactics to simply rile up the mob.
2) Lack of Legitimacy in Argument:
When confronted with opposition and with no facts to back ones opinion up, mobs resort to ad hominem (personal attacks) and many other logical fallacies such as strawmen and contradictory thinking in order to further talking points. “Sarah Palin is a dumb cunt with a retard son” is not only a horrible thing to say, but an ad hominem attack which fails to defend the liberals viewpoints or refute the conservative opinion. Here on tumblr, you’ll see “Republicans simply want to control women” which is a strawman designed to oversimplify the issue of abortion and the life of the mother which needs to be accounted for in an abortion. Furthermore, one sees “All men are rapists!” or “All political violence is perpetrated by conservatives!” and even “the Tea Party is the American Taliban!!” which are not legitimate arguments, but rather sweeping personal judgements made to attack the character of a specific group rather than address the issue of sexual or political violence.
3) Leader worship: You know it’s alive and well. And I’m sure you’ve heard it from time to time; “I voted for Obama because he’s a cool guy!” “I voted for Hillary because I want a woman president!” “Bill Clinton was a badass!” Mobs tend to obsess to the point of worship, and it’s safe to say many democrat leaders have developed a cult following. Not only do they worship their leaders, they demonize anyone and everyone who disagrees with them. Bush was a “Nazi”, pro-lifers are “misogynists”, Republican voters are “rednecks” or “old cis gendered white men”, and if you dare criticize a Black Democrat, you are a racist. (Unless you’re a Conservative Black, then you’re just an Uncle Tom.)
Liberals fit the mold of the mob; irrational and emotional collectively minded simpletons. As my father once said of liberals and the modern Democratic Party, they have become “a collective coddling of selfish sentimentalities.” Radical liberals: the true American Taliban.
Bringing this back as part of my “Greatest Hits” Throwback.