I’m not sure which I enjoy more – Andrew Schlafly saying something insane (or stupid, or both), or watching how he defends what he’s said, normally backed up by at least one snivelling sycophant in the form of Terry Koeckritz, and a couple of parodists egging him on to greater insanity.
Case in point this week, is Conservapedia’s entry on “Greatest Conservative Movies“. Andy adds a new entry for the film “Pillow Talk” which, I must confess I’ve never heard of, but I see it stars the homosexual Rock Hudson, who hid the fact that he was gay, thus engaging in liberal deceit (sorry, I was just applying conservative values to the film there for a minute) . Andrew’s description of the film is certainly illuminating:
a classic starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day in which conservative values triumph over liberal ones. There are no distortions by feminist ideology. Indeed, in one scene a leading man slaps the leading woman, but then is beaten up by dimwitted bystanders for it! (my emphasis)
That’s all. No mention that it won an Oscar – but then again, those are awarded by nasty liberals too (“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has, over the years, been controlled by many immoral characters and informal lobby groups, most notably homosexuals and communists and supporters of Al Gore” – I kid you not). Not even a mention that it’s been named to the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.
Now that’s the sort of thing I’d expect to see written about a “great” conservative movie. Andy, however, can only focus on the fact that there’s no feminism (for fuck sakes! The film was made in 1959, feminism had barely been invented yet (OK, besides the suffragettes)!!) and seems to revel in the fact that a woman gets slapped on screen. More worryingly, he can’t seem to comprehend why the man who did the slapping should be beaten up by the “dimwitted” onlookers. Needless to say, some poor boob rises to the occasion to question Andrew on this. I’ll repeat the conversation below, so you can have a first hand glimpse at stupidity.
- User: Dimwitted? Are you suggesting that it’s OK if a man slaps a woman?
- Andy: My description of the movie is accurate. Your own liberal trap (more on this later) is itself dimwitted.
- User: Your description is certainly accurate, but I didn’t ask you that. Why exactly are the bystanders “dimwitted”? Please.
- Andy: (“skilfully” dodging the question) The movie portrays the bystanders as dimwitted. Why are they dimwitted? Perhaps because they didn’t benefit from homeschooling!
- User: That would suggests that homeschooled children are instructed to slap women
- Andy: Correct grammar is “that would suggest” rather than “that would suggests.” And once you figure that out, then try to learn the meaning of “non sequitur.”
Now that’s a whole bunch of stupid right there, but also it’s typical of Andy’s “debating” style. Not once did he actually answer the question, but managed his usual dodge of commentating on a grammatical error and with no sense of irony, tells the user to “learn the meaning of non sequitur”, having himself suddenly dropped homeschooling ifrom out of the blue nto the conversation.
For added laughs, creepy “Uncle” Ed Poor joins the conversation, asking, “Which is correct: “homeschooled children *is* instructed to slap women” or “homeschooled children *are* instructed to slap women?” which even meant as a joke, is a very stupid – but not unexpected – thing for user188 to say.
However, there is a serious side to this. For Andy to even think that slapping a women is OK, never mind the basis for a “great conservative film”, is somewhat disturbing. It can be explained away to a degree when you take into account that his mother, Phyllis Schlafly, thinks that martial rape is no problem (or doesn’t exist), then just maybe we get an insight into how Andy sees things in the bedroom. Maybe giving the wife a black eye counts as foreplay for him?
Still, coming from the man who rates chivalry so high that he sets girls a separate exam to protect them from the strain of competition, it’s all a little weird… and a lot disturbing.