We were once again awakened by blaring sirens and lights flashing on the wall display of our Retard-o-tron™. The blinking letters on the wall said WorldNetDaily.
WorldNetDaily (WND) is the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed. WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus that jolly logo displayed above this post.
We were directed to this story: Behold, the Occupy Wall Street messiah! We never heard of the author, but that doesn’t matter. To our surprise this thing is more than an ignorant attack on Darwin, it also appears to be a film review. Yes, WND offers cultural guidance for their brain-dead readers. Here are a few excerpts, with bold font added by us and scripture references deleted:
Here’s something both tea partiers and the Occupy Wall Street gang can agree on: When wealthy, powerful interests get the keys to Big Government, nobody wins. But just because we can agree on the problem, doesn’t mean we can agree on the solution
Okay, he says the tea party people and the leftist vermin in the “occupy Wall Street” movement can agree on the problem (your Curmudgeon has profound doubts about that), yet disagree on the solution. Let’s get to WND’s analysis of the situation:
The occupiers believe the solution is to … well … they haven’t exactly agreed upon that just yet. But give them time; it seems their answer is to make Big Government bigger, under the delusion, frankly, that a socialist government … will somehow be too big for moneyed interests to control? Not that that’s a logical conclusion, but that seems to be where this is going.
Yes, that’s where the “occupy Wall Street” hippies are going, but where is this article going? Let’s read on and perhaps we’ll find out:
It’s just the kind of fallacy that is easily embraced by inexperienced and idealistic young people who have been subjugated to the indoctrination of academia. So it seems fitting that in the new film, “In Time,” where every character is exactly 25 years old, Hollywood would unveil a radical, messianic socialist to take on the evil rich people and fulfill the mostly young occupiers’ wildest dreams.
At last we get to the movie. Here’s a Wikipedia article on it: In Time. It sounds like one we definitely plan to miss, but that’s not important. The WND review continues:
In the future of “In Time,” humans have been genetically modified to live to exactly 25 years old, before a clock implanted in the forearm ticks down every person’s last year of life. People can buy, sell, earn, borrow and gamble for more time, however, creating a form of currency that is literally life and death. In this future world, the very rich live in posh circumstance for centuries, while the poor live day-to-day – literally – in the slums.
Stupid premise, stupid movie, and typical of Hollywood. But why does WND bother with it? Bear with us, all will be reveaaled:
Throughout “In Time,” however, the dog-eat-dog world of capitalism is treated as a zero sum game (an economic lie believed and perpetrated by the political left), where there are only so many minutes to go around, and one man becomes rich only at the expense of another man’s life. In such a world, “In Time” identifies the enemy, even names it point-blank, as “Darwinist capitalism,” defined in economic terms as “survival of the fittest” and “only the strong survive,” literally.
That’s in the movie? Aaaargh!! What does WND say about it? Surely they’ll object to the movie’s misrepresentations and defend the free enterprise system! Let’s find out:
Even many tea partiers, at least many Christians in the bunch, would agree that Darwinism is an enemy to ethical society, and an amoral Darwinism in economics gives excuse to irresponsible greed.
Aaaargh!! WND agrees with the film’s insane premise! This is flat-out madness! But then it gets worse. Starting with their acceptance of Hollywood’s false and vile characterization of economic freedom, WND proposes what they say is a “better solution” than the dumb one the movie offers:
But though we may agree upon the enemy, “In Time” presents the solution in the form of a radical socialist neither Christian nor tea partier could support.
Aaaargh!! Only the Christians and the tea partiers have the true solution. And now, dear reader, here’s the crescendo, the climax, the insane conclusion to the WND movie review:
But let’s introduce a bit of truth into this Hollywood fantasy: Redistributing wealth from the rich to the poor is not “sharing,” it’s government-sanctioned theft.
The Bible is an advocate of real sharing, voluntary sharing; in fact, it commands it, commends it and exemplifies it ([deleted scripture] which is far from the communist mantra many make it out to be). But the biblical purpose of government is to punish evil and commend the good [deleted scripture], not to steal people’s property in order to create socioeconomic equality.
So while we may agree that Darwinist economics, greed and a society devoid of ethics are the collective “bad guy,” the solution presented by “In Time” cannot be commended by a Christian worldview.
Going through this thing has really hurt your Curmudgeon’s brain this morning. This film review has within it more flat-out craziness than we’ve ever encountered in any other article. The “problem,” which the WND film reviewer says the “occupy Wall Street” people and the tea party people both agree on, is the hideous evil of Darwin. The wrong solution is socialism, and the right one is the bible. Stupid premise and two equally stupid solutions.
The result is the frightening dichotomy we’re written about before, with one political party being socialist and the other theocratic. WND provides evidence that our vision of a nightmare future isn’t just in our own imagination.
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