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Three score and ten or more

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Friday I was driving around Vancouver (or Camas) Washington (I was lost) and was listening to some uncritical lady hosting Fresh Air or one of the other CNN daily blither shows, interview Bill Mahr and his producer about an up coming film called The Religionists. As Mahr told some "humorous stories about how he managed to get thrown out of the Vatican, but not before he succeeded in getting some of the officials at the Vatican to concede that the scriptures weren't literally true but that "the masses need their myths.",I was struck (not the first time) with the total bigotry of Mahr. His bigotry is not limited to those who are different races or ethnic groups or political groups or genders, his bigotry is almost total. He obviously considers EVERYONE who is not a total clone of Mahr himself to be an inferior being. The total effect of his sneering, self righteous, patronization of anyone listening except the all too adapting and pandering hostess, and perhaps one of his former co-hosts of Politically Incorrect, was a demonstration of an ego that is well past clinically obese. According to him, anyone who has faith in anything, especially anything spiritual is an idiot, a brainwashed victim or a self deluding fool. I would be tempted to say something like "Talk about self delusion" (My real thoughts) except that he is not totally SELF deluded. He makes a living "entertaining" those who could convince themselves that they are not part of "idiot" class. I am sure that, in private, they especially are considered to be gullible idiots, but they are HIS gullible idiotsl Who knows? There might be enough of them around to make his film profitable? I'll never know if it is as cheaply vicious as he made it sound, because theatre tickets cost money. If it is not financially successful it will be successful to Mahr because the attention he is getting is like another fifteen course meal for his obese ego.

3 Comments:

At 7:12 AM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

I do so very much agree with you. Thanks for discussing this - I haven't tackled it yet, and it's of great interest to me.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger Norma said...

"fifteen course meal for his obese ego."

Perfect.

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

10 13 08

Hehheehe an obtuse or obese ego. I like that. Interestingly enough, I listened to that show while driving through San Francisco and I was amazed at how arrogant he is. He fails to realize that faith helps people to have a heart. Faith helps us to believe and have hope when logically we should be depressed. Faith has helped us a great deal, especially in this economy! Hope all is well:)

 

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