Monday, April 06, 2009

Thoughts on Left Wing Wackos

The other day I opened a piece of junk mail because it had the word "Hell" on it and that made me wonder about "Church! at Bethany" and if their Facebook ads and junk mail generate saved souls. I was also chatting with a friend when I noticed the mail was from The Council for Secular Humanism. It might have well have read The Council for Everything That Goes Against What Samurai Mom Stands For. Now I had to see what was inside.
First the letter claimed that it got my name and address because I "landed on the sort of mailing list that told me you're probably my kind of person- a list of people who are exceptionally bright- independent thinkers with social consciences." I am racking my brain trying to figure out this misunderstanding.

The letter goes on to talk about Christian "hate" literature, the conspiracy of the churches and Hitler and asks if we should be working harder to limit population on the planet. (If that is their goal then wouldn't Hitler be one of their heroes what with his lessening the population by 6 million Jews and who know how many others?)

Then there was a colored pamphlet that was mostly incoherent but linked Mother Teresa, Hitler and Islam? I was then encouraged to subscribe to Free Inquiry Magazine.

And lastly a "note" from Richard Dawkins telling me that my neighbors probably believe in God and therefore are not nearly as intelligent as I am. He also tells me that my neighbors and all newspapers and periodicals are bad for respecting people with religious beliefs.

I didn't know liberal wackos were that insane. Now I just feel sorry for them.
I do not think I will be subscribing.

And then this Saturday at a Gardening Seminar a man asked a question about double digging vs. other garden bed methods. The speaker explained double digging to the group and then mentioned that it was a lot of work and that it released more carbon into the air.

I would have burst out and laughed his sweet talking Metro behind back to Metro but I was foolishly expecting him to tell me why this carbon depletion was bad for the plants or soil. No, he went on to explain that we should reduce our carbon footprint. Carbon footprint? From digging dirt??? By then it was too late to laugh.


Afton said...

I must know...what on earth does that cow have on it's back? Please don't tell me it's a methane gas harvester.

Samurai Mom said...

Afton, it is worse. That poor Argentinian cow and his buddies are having their methane measured to calculate their damage to the icecaps.

Afton said...

Oh, the humanity.

LL said...

In 1937, George Orwell wrote, The Road to Wigan Pier. In that book he wrote, "One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words 'Socialism' and 'Communism' draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, 'Nature Cure' quack, pacifist, and feminist in England."

It's funny how things in 2009 are not so different as they were in 1937.