Edwin Lyngar/Salon: Old White FoxNews Watchers have “Thrashing Hysteria”
Edwin Lyngar is a sad soul, he’s one who claims to have “lost” his father to Fox News because the guy is upset about the news he reads today.
“My father sincerely believes that science is a political plot, Christians are America’s most persecuted minority and Barack Obama is a full-blown communist. He supports the use of force without question, as long as it’s aimed at foreigners. He thinks liberals are all stupid, ignorant fucks who hate America.”
Lyngar, a stupid ignorant fuck who hates America, spends an entire article using his father as a foil to beat up proving how evil Fox News is, and how it’s creating mental diseases in old white people.
Imagine if an article were to say that BET caused neurosis in blacks, or if we suggested that QVC was making old white women too materialistic, or CNN was making retarded people more retarded. But it’s ok to beat up on white people who watch Fox, because it’s chic and hip to use racial stereotypes and prejudices against whites. By most leftists definition it can’t be racist if it’s negative against whites.
Lyngar then also talks about how his father lacks email and doesn’t surf the web, so by posting this article at Salon he pretty well ensures his father will never find it.
And Lyngar qualifies his father as a moron and him as the educated white liberal with these three simple sentences, a real gem: “I’m overeducated in the humanities, so I’m an imperfect ambassador for science. I respect scholarship, peer review and the scientific method. When I tell my dad he should believe the experts in climate science, he gets really mad.”
What a pretentious asshole.
But Lyngar doubles-down on pretentiousness, near his conclusion when he says, “While white, Fox News-addicted baby boomers have lost their sense of hope. They’ve been passed over by shifting attitudes about gay marriage, the role of government and a host of issues. They still think of themselves as the “silent majority,” when in reality they are a wounded and thrashing legacy of white hegemony. My parents’ generation is becoming fragile antiques, relics by choice, reassured by Fox News that they are still the only voice that matters.”
This is called “projection” and it’s not based on “facts” and not very “scientific” because Lyngar is just “talking out of his ass here.”
Even the New York Times admits young people are drifting conservative. Even on specific issues, like abortion, they are becoming progressively more in line with the political right than anything else. Young people have permissive attitudes towards gay marriage, but they also have permissive attitudes towards everything. It’s the current embodiment of the tired quote misattributed to Churchill that you’re liberal at 20 unless you have no heart and conservative at 40 unless you have no brain. People who have never paid taxes before have a hard time grasping why they’re so bad, thus young people have warped views about the “role of government.”
But Lyngar’s father has had a lifetime of experience behind him. His father has spent more time on the earth, and experienced more things. Yet Lyngar junior can only understand his father by dismissing him, by cheering on his demise and death so that time can finally pass him by, as if all of history is on some liberal linear graph going from George Wallace at one end to Lord Savior B. Hussein Obama on the other end.
And it’s tempting to believe that maybe Lyngar junior just wants us all to proverbially “get along” and to get past all the hate that’s in politics right now. We need consensus, says the moderates in our ears at all times. Yet in sum, Lyngar spends the entire article thrashing and promoting hysteria against Fox as some agent of elderly mental disease. Lyngar the hypocrite hates how much his father hates liberals that he wrote a hate-filled article explaining how he hates Fox for making him hate his father.
Lyngar junior is still just a boy, one with a few worthless meaningless humanities degrees (to which I don’t fault him, we’ve all got one or two in our closet we can’t get rid of and aren’t proud of), but that doesn’t make him a political sage who should sneer down his nose at his father. It’s telling that Lyngar can’t understand his father’s values except to say that they exist only through Fox’s New York studios.
If you want to see real hate, unbelievably sustained hate, just look at the left. Look at Salon. Look at FireDogLake. Look at any outlet on the left that can’t talk about the right except to reduce them to simplistic dismissive soundbites: racist, fascist, bigots, xenophobes, anti-semites, homophobes, etc. When the extent of one’s empathy and understanding is to call someone, especially a parent, just one of those dehumanizing words, there’s something wrong with you and not them. Lyngar junior, get help.