There's always some entertainment value in watching a member of the Blogging Tories being, well, just wrong. I mean, really wrong. Or, as Arnold Rimmer would say, "brimming over with wrongability."
Teke "neo conservative" here, who shows he's more than a bit dense as he amuses himself with a story of the Americal Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defending (Heavens to Betsy!) gun owners. Well, how about that, gasps neo, bogus astonishment practically oozing off the screen and doing ugly things to your keyboard, proving only that poor neo doesn't have the proverbial clue.
Regular readers of this blog may recall that it was less than a month ago that I pointed out the ACLU's regular efforts to protect religious freedom in the United States.
One might also appreciate how the ACLU, even after years of being insulted by right-wing drug addict and serial husband Rush Limbaugh, came to his defense in a matter of privacy rights, a rather inconvenient truth for neo's wide-brushed intimations about the ACLU. But that's not the best part.
No, the best part is how the ACLU, being perpetually smeared by the Right as having some sort of leftist, liberal, pro-gay, anti-Christian agenda, occasionally defends the constitutional freedoms of those groups that are about as right-wing, nutbar as you can get:
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defending the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
Living in a free society is a benefit as well detraction. In our country the First Amendment of the constitution gives us freedom of speech. However this right to free speech comes with the sacrifice of having to hear opinions that are repugnant to the majority. So we have the incongruous situation, like oil and water, of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defending the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
For which, of course, the ACLU is pilloried in the Dumbshit-o-sphere:
Once created, the ACLU provided legal protection to Communist infiltrators in the U.S. Since then, the ACLU has been the legal arm of the Collective Left (Communists, Socialists, Progressives, and Liberals) anarchists, radicals, and members of the Ku Klux Klan and NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association).
Poor bastards, those ACLU folks -- they just can't win. When they represent liberals, they have a radical, leftist agenda. On the other hand, when they represent Bible-thumping, white supremacists, well, Jesus, they're protecting the Klan for fuck's sake! Heads, they lose; tails, they lose.
None of which appears to matter to neo -- he seems adequately happy in his echo chamber, living with his delusions. Pretty much the Blogging Tories in a nutshell, isn't it?