Karma Bitch: Breitbart Dead
Seems to be something about being a right wing reactionary that means that you don't take good care of your health. Hitchens was the same.
>Yes, 2 is statistically significant.
My 3rd and 4th points were people I knew, but there are probably others. Why don't you go do a double blind study on it?
(Mark Ames dancing on Breitbart's grave)
This wasn't even mentioned on the national prole news last night.
>Why don't you go do a double blind study on it?
Why don't you go learn statistics?
'right wing reactionary'
I don't think that phrase means what you think it means.
Hitchins was an atheist:
Hitchins criticized Ronald Reagan:
So being a right wing reactionary means that you have to be a bible basher too?
I think perhaps you should do a study on that, mr wannabe statistician. You'll find a large number of exceptions to your rule.
Hitchins was more of liberal but went a bit weird in his support for Bush and the war, probably due to his hatred of Islam. Having said that, not all right wingers are religious. America's right may have co-opted fundamentalist Christianity, but that's not the case in many other parts of the world.
>So being a right wing reactionary means that you have to be a bible basher too?
You misunderstand. American right-wingers worship (their) God and Ronald Reagan (and possibly worship Reagan more than God). If you don't already know this, then you haven't been paying attention.
A Reagan-bashing atheist like Hitchens isn't likely to be welcome in American right-wing circles.
More on Hitchens from WikiPedia: "His numerous editorials in support of the Iraq War caused some to label him a neoconservative, although Hitchens insisted he was not "a conservative of any kind"."
Do you truly believe such an individual would be welcomed with open arms at a Tea Party rally? Or a Rick Santorum rally? Or a Newt Gingrich rally? I don't.
I don't imagine that Hitler would all that welcome either.
Right wing doesn't mean "liked by everybody else who is right wing".
>I don't imagine that Hitler would all that welcome either.
You might be surprised. But of course, you're bringing up a rather extreme example of one of humanity's worst mass murderers. I'm fairly certain that back in the 1930s the German people thought Hitler was a great leader, and he'd be welcome at any German right-wing rally.
And in any case, recall that Hitler belonged to the National *Socialist* German Workers' Party. No doubt American right-wingers would use the presence of the word 'Socialist' as a basis for not welcoming Hitler at any of their rallies. They've certainly been using that as the basis for comparing President Obama to Hitler: Hitler was a Socialist, Obama is a Socialist, therefore, Obama = Hitler. Only in America would anyone seriously try to make this comparison.
His apparent lack of care for his health could also be attributed to his demise... though you'll no doubt regard that as "insignificant" again.
>His apparent lack of care for his health could also be attributed to his demise... though you'll no doubt regard that as "insignificant" again.
Not necessarily, but lack of concern for one's health isn't limited to just one political persuasion. You didn't say anything about a right-winger not caring about his health in your original post or any subsequent posts, correct?
Blah, kind of fumbled that last one. I'm only human.
In any case, I don't know that one's political persuasion has all that much bearing on one's health. Obesity is a serious health problem here in the States, and it wouldn't surprise me if this affects right-wingers, left-wingers and centrists alike.