Too Pitifully Doleful and Delusional To Hate

Okay, so the whole theocratic, historical revisionist, mythologizing, founding-father-worshipping, flag-waving, warmongering, posturing, self-righteous, faux-libertarian, white resentment-based Christianist identity politics of the “Tea Party” usually completely repulses me. But there is something about the pitiful dolefulness and delusional foolishness about the corny song below (“I Heard George Washington Weeping”) that I find peculiarly endearing. Maybe it’s just hathos, but I think it’s probably not. It’s probably just that it makes me laugh and makes me think that if this guy is despairing this much, maybe things really aren’t so bad after all:

httpv://youtu.be/Skf137eYBmo

H/T: Unreasonable Faith

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Lord that’s dreadful. On just about every level.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Only an elitist would use a word like “hathos”, or poke fun at a musician who can only play two chords and sing one note, or mock anyone who reminds us of the manly virtues of John Wayne and his horse.

  • Stevarious

    Man that last name sure is phonetically appropriate. It really is just ‘Noyse’.

  • BlindRobin

    That was truly awful,troubling, sad and infuriating, but not worthy of my hatred I agree. Just as I do not hate a rabid skunk.

  • Hypatia

    ROFL! (….oh, shit, he’s serious!)…..ROFL

    • Hypatia

      talkin’ ’bout the song, btw :)


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