Drinking the Kool-Aid: Part 2 – The Right

Alright conservatives grab your cups and step up to the punch bowl because it’s your turn to take a drink!  Yesterday we looked at the ever-popular phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid” and how if pertains to the left.  As promised, it’s now time to give the same eye-opening, truth exposing report for the right.  As we talked about yesterday, the left get’s their Kool-Aid from entertainment sources like movie stars or fake newscasters like Jon Stewart, who show them all the promise of a socialistic utopia without any of the negative consequences such a society brings about.  So then who does the right get their Kool-Aid from?  Well, to answer that question we’re going to start off with a little exercise.  I’m going to type out a commonly agreed upon conservative standpoint.  Read along and see if you agree with this statement:

There is not substantial scientific evidence to, without a doubt, support the existence of man-made global warming.  The facts just don’t match up with the claims made by those who advocate for its existence.  Therefore, we shouldn’t be basing our legislation and our agendas on such a guessing game when doing so could have negative consequences on our society.

How many of you conservatives reading this agreed with that statement?  I’m assuming a lot and that’s how it should be.  This statement is completely sound and even I stand by it.  Now for the experiment.  I’m going write the same statement again but only change ONE THING (which will be bolded)!  See if you still agree with it after just a single, minor change:

There is not substantial scientific evidence to, without a doubt, support the existence of God.  The facts just don’t match up with the claims made by those who advocate for its existence.  Therefore, we shouldn’t be basing our legislation and our agendas on such a guessing game when doing so could have negative consequences on our society.

Shocking, I know.  All I did was change the subject matter and my statement completely turned on the majority of the conservative base.  Where liberals get their Kook-Aid from entertainment personalities, conservatives get theirs from religious figureheads.

Now, I’m not in any way trying to knock faith.  Faith is a wonderful thing.  I have a strong faith in my god and my goddess even though there is no scientific evidence to support their existence.  Faith is a wonderful thing for anyone to have in their life and faith in at least some kind of higher power is vital to the survival of our Constitution, for our freedoms must come from such a source so that no government of man can take them away.

No, what I’m trying to get across here are the dangers of letting faith overrule reason.  There are a handful of subjects where this can be applied but I’m only going to touch on the most major one in our nation today, homosexuality.

Commonly accepted Christian dogma declares that homosexuality is a sin and those who practice it will be fall short of the glory of God.  Now, if you want to believe this, that’s fine.  I really don’t care and I’m sure many gay people don’t either.  However, from this faith-based disgust for homosexuality, our culture has spawned a slew of anti-gay beliefs that are both unfounded and quite absurd.

First off is the idea that homosexuality is a choice.  There have been many studies done, both genetically and psychologically that has allowed the collective of academia to determine that, “homosexuality is not freely chosen.”  Modern biologists have also discovered that homosexuality exists in a wide variety of species.  There are a number of books written on the subject of homosexuality’s place in the natural world, one of my personal favorites being Evolution’s Rainbow by Joan Roughgarden.  I’m not going to go into the long task of proving these truths here because this post is about Kook-Aid and not homosexuality.  If you want to learn more, then do your own homework (and I suggest you do because it’s a fascinating subject).

In addition to these studies, neither science nor psychology have been able to find evidence that homosexual partners can’t raise children as well as straight parents nor of homosexuals having any greater frequency of pedophilia or other sexual delinquencies.  However, this doesn’t stop conservatives from believing these things are true DISPITE the mountain of evidence against it.  Conservatives “take their Kool-Aid” from a mystical, omnipotent figurehead that science has found no evidence to support even exists rather than listening to the reason of scientific findings and through research.

Remember the example earlier?  If you allocate that scientific proof of global warming is required to create laws and ordinances based around it then why do you not do the same for matters of faith?  What reason do we have for audacious legislation like Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act?  Do you not see the blatant hypocrisy there?

See, as I said, there is nothing wrong with faith.  Faith is a wonderful thing.  However, the founding fathers separated church and state for these very kinds of reasons.  Faith cannot and should not dictate laws since faith is quite often differing from citizen to citizen and not based on absolute truth.  If you want to believe these things about homosexuals then that’s fine but don’t create laws that force others to live by your sets of morals.  Like I said, there are other subjects similar to this but the gay issue is the one that stands out the most.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m heading to the fridge.  All this talk of Kool-Aid is making me thirsty.

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2 Responses to “Drinking the Kool-Aid: Part 2 – The Right”


  1. 1 Noah February 17, 2010 at 3:41 am

    I agree with everything you said here, but you left out where this Kool-Aid comes from. That might be a bit too much to tackle in a blog, but it deserves a mention.

    • 2 freedomwatchnews February 17, 2010 at 3:44 am

      I thought I covered that. I stated that the right get’s theirs from religious figureheads or from what they perceive to be God’s will.


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