Say What, Tony Perkins?

There have been all kinds of dumb things said about the Isla Vista shootings, but this one is just baffling. On his radio show, Tony Perkins said that “nothing is being said about how Hollywood has sexualized everything where it’s almost like Obamacare, you have a right to healthcare, you have a right to sexual gratification, almost.” Uh, what?

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  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    I know just how Tony feels. I used to babble like that, just before I had an orgasm; I mean just say any fucking thing that came into my head. I wonder if he has a cigarette after a rant like that and asks the voices in his head if it was good for them as it was for him.

  • eric

    Hollywood has sexualized everything where it’s almost like Obamacare, you have a right to healthcare, you have a right to sexual gratification

    And that’s not the worst of it. Yesterday someone said to me “this animal has fur” and I instantly replied “what is a cat?” When they didn’t pay me $200 for doing so, I shot them. Now the cops have this crazy idea that *I* should go to jail, when clearly, this is all Alex Trebek’s fault.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    I love a well-tossed word salad with Non Sequitur™ dressing.

  • D. C. Sessions

    That reminds me — is Ted Nugent still alive and running loose?

  • D. C. Sessions

    Sorry — wrong thread.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    Tony Perkins again…. Ach! I won’t be able to shower for a week!!

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    Sorry — wrong Perkins

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    My hovercraft is full of eels.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Sorry, wrong comedy show.

  • busterggi

    Perkins would have to say this when I’m out of dressing.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Guns don’t kill people, Hollywood kills people.

  • marcus

    MO @ 11 This.

  • Trebuchet

    Guns don’t kill people, Hollywood kills people.

    Conservapedia agrees. And video games.

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Conservapedia:What_is_going_on_at_CP%3F

    (Sorry, can’t link to CP directly as I’m blocked there for having followed links from RationalWiki.)

  • philippangrac

    Actually… He may not have intended it, it may be a complete accident, but Perkins is approaching a very real problem in our society:that we are taught men are owed a beautiful woman as a prize.

    I don’t know the actual mindset of the shooter, I’m not going to take the time to read his manifesto or watch his videos, much less try to psychoanalyze him, but there is a consistent trope in fiction that the hero not only achieves self-improvement and triumphs in the face of adversity, but gets a girl as a trophy to signify his victory. We’re told the hero deserves sexual gratification for completing his arc.

    Now, the Obamacare connection? Perkins is just an asshole using a tragedy to support his own political ends.

  • eric

    there is a consistent trope in fiction that the hero not only achieves self-improvement and triumphs in the face of adversity, but gets a girl as a trophy to signify his victory. We’re told the hero deserves sexual gratification for completing his arc.

    I no more expect a trophy wife than I expect to save the world from a monster. Psychologically healthy people understand that fiction is fiction. Now, I completely understand how one could object to the misogyny in such stories as a bad lesson, but I really wish the left would stop using the same “video games and rap music are responsible for the decline of our youth” arguments that are so popular on the right. Because you just implied the exact same sort of argument, just with a more liberally appealing target (misogyny).

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    @15:

    eric; please furnish the names of the leaders of the “left” who make such pronouncements or have done so in the las thirty or so years.

    Misogynism, btw, is a FEATURE not a bug in U.S. society. Video game and rap music did not cause it; they certainly serve to reinforce the meme.

  • steve84

    It’s religious fundamentalists who constantly obsess about sex.

  • dingojack

    I blame Asteroids !!!

    Sorry, wrong century….

    Dingo

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    Wait – Tony Perkins comments on FtB as “neuroguy”?

  • speed0spank

    @ 19. Crip Dyke

    I was just about to post the same thing. Tony Perkins apparently isn’t the only one who is very confused about rights.

  • dingojack

    Crip Dyke – any links to choice cuts? I need some eye-rolling idiocy to cheer me up.

    Dingo