Bart Simpson and the Congenital Inability of Conservatives to Ever Take Responsibility

Catholic and Enjoying It! | 10/16/2019 | Staff
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A while back, I posted a piece on Fr. Matthew Schneider tweeting to protest Alt-Right Nazi Richard Spencer and getting deluged with defenses of Nazis from Good Conservative Catholics and various other white conservative Christians (and some pagans too).

One of the comments I promptly received in response to this bizarro Freak Show that is 100% the creation of the Right here in the US was this:

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TBH, I’m not a fan of the liberal media either, but Spencer just seems to be a sort of far-right version of that liberal media to me.

I replied, “Fascinating how the right wing cult always manages to find a way to project everything wrong with them on their enemies. The Party of Personal Responsibility my eye.”

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I think of that again as I read this piece from the Cato Institute titled, “The Right Has Its Own Version of Political Correctness. It’s Just as Stifling“.

Long ago, there was a Simpsons episode in which Bart faked a love note from a mysterious paramour to Mrs. Krabappel and promised to meet her for dinner. She went to the restaurant full of hope and nobody came. So she broke down crying. Bart, spying on her through the restaurant window, is assailed by guilt for a moment. But being Bart, he then says to himself, “I feel partially responsible for this.”

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The Right almost never attempts self-examination at all. It is too busy accusing it’s culture war enemies. But on the rare occasions it does pause to reflect, as in this piece, it can never ever do it without somehow including the caveat that “Libs are, of course, way worse...
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