Lunatics to the Left of us, crazies to the right of us.
When service members who are gay protested Obama's feet-dragging on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the indecent policy of throwing gay people out of the military merely for being gay, Fox News claimed these were people "dressed up" as military members, even though they actually are members of the military. That's pretty wacko and dishonest of Fox, but pretty much what I'd expect from them.
But the real crazies this week were decidedly from the Far Left of the spectrum. Tree huggers, Gaia worshippers and general technophobes gathered to have a hate-in for capitalism and technology at what they laughingly called The First WorldWide People's Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth. The leader cheerleader for repressive regimes was none other than the Castro-loving, loon, Evo Morales, the Marxist president of Bolivia.
Morales gave the usual line of the eco-socialists: "Mankind is facing the choice of either continuing along the path of capitalism and death or take the path of harmony with nature and respect for live so as to save mankind." Odd thing is that the socialist regimes were the worst polluters in history and living in "harmony with nature" emits a lot of deadly smoke. I've seen life in rural, primitive cultures where the only heat is the fire. The nearby woods are denuded and filthy smoke hovers over the village as people vainly seek to keep warm. Of course, when the wood is gone they can burn dung—that's great for the lungs of the children but man, it's in harmony with nature.
Morales also advocated a "Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth." No surprise there, like most Marxists his real problem is when people want rights. Like most primitivists he pushed "herbal" cures over science and hates genetic engineering. But he gets really absurd when he discusses baldness and gays.
"Baldness that appears to be normal is a disease in Europe, almost all of them are bald [odd that I missed that when I lived in Europe], and that is because of the things they eat; while among the indigenous people there are no bald people, because we eat other things."
His comment on gays was even more ridiculous: "The chicken that we eat is chock-full of feminine hormones. So, when men eat these chickens, they deviate from themselves as men." The worshipful Lefties int he audience were said to found that funny.
So how does this explain lesbians? Are they eating food with testosterone in it? And how do the evil capitalists make sure that only men eat the feminizing chicken and only women eat the testosterone infected foods?
This reminds of an interaction I had with a crazy member of the John Birch Society, a redundancy I know, some years back. This woman insisted that homosexuality was caused by a vitamin deficiency. At the same time she insisted gay teachers would "infect" the children. I always wondered why parents couldn't just pop a multivitamin into the kids before sending them off to Sodom High.
Sadly there are crazies to the Right and crazies to the Left. And I'm not forgetting the fringe lunatics who hang around libertarian camps either, spouting their nuttiness about the "North American Union," international bankers, 9/11 Truth, etc. So none of us are exempt from the insane fringes in politics.