The Mule Whisperer
Earlier this weekend the web research team at Blier Watch donned their nose clips and protective gear and entered the foul, hateful netherworld that is the website of Kevin Blier's Center for American Cultural Renewal. As always, the team returned with another gem. This one's from the website's "news" section:
"We have a request from a reader for a quotation:Now, for those unfamiliar with the various leaders within the violent, anti-choice movement, Neal Horsley is one of the big Kahunas. Having Neal Horsley write to you for research help is a very big deal and a bit of website name-dropping that serves to establish your bona fides as a insider of the hardcore anti-choice crowd. It's something on the order of an Amy Goodman or Noam Chomsky stopping by a prog site to ask a question. However, that's where the comparison ends. Horsley is no mere evangelical/political theorist. Neil Horsley is a terrorist and an exponent of a type of evangelical imperialism. Neal Horsley's alleged "hit list" that he called the "Nuremberg Files" was the subject of a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood and continues to be mirrored abroad. We have seen it but will not link to it. You can learn more about the "Nuremberg Files" here.
Neal Horsley writes: "I have seen a quote but I cannot remember who said it and therefore cannot find it. The gist of the quote states that when God's people (or any people for that matter) collaborate with an evil government, for them to be squeezed and oppressed by that government is a necessary thing because it is only through the experience of that governmental oppression that people will become willing to resist the government's tyranny."
Can anyone help? Editor - Judith Sargent" (from CFACR's August 17, 2004 Real Vermont News NB: This is a cache link due to the CFACR's tendency to delete these humiliating entries on their website)
More recently, Horsley was interviewed by Alan Colmes on his radio show and it went like this:
NH: "Just because it's printed in the media, people jump to believe it."You can read about the interview here and you can hear the complete interview here.
AC: "Is it true?"
NH: "Hey, Alan, if you want to accuse me of having sex when I was a fool, I did everything that crossed my mind that looked like I..."
AC: "You had sex with animals?"
NH: "Absolutely. I was a fool. When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule."
AC: "I'm not so sure that that is so."
NH: "You didn't grow up on a farm in Georgia, did you?"
AC: "Are you suggesting that everybody who grows up on a farm in Georgia has a mule as a girlfriend?"
NH: It has historically been the case. You people are so far removed from the reality... Welcome to domestic life on the farm...You experiment with anything that moves when you are growing up sexually. You're naive. You know better than that... If it's warm and it's damp and it vibrates you might in fact have sex with it."
You just couldn't make this kinda stuff up.
What do fellow GOP conservatives say about The Center for American Cultural Renewal? "...(A)n organization with no Washington presence and little clout with social conservatives outside Vermont where it is based."