Little Green Footballs

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Mondo weirdo

Little Green Media Football Pajamas is busily promoting the unfortunately-named* "American Film Renaissance, a conservative film festival whose stated mission is to promote "films that reflect free speech, free enterprise, rugged individualism, freedom of religion and the triumph of the human spirit. "

In other words, it's PAX-TV and the Family Channel rolled together, with an extra-large dollop of anti-liberal invective. Its list of speakers and featured presenters is a veritable rogue's gallery of the right-wing victimocracy.

All of which nicely dovetails with Michael Bérubé's theory about what makes wingnuts, and what makes them tick. Charles Johnson might have been a reasonable man once upon a time, but on September 11, 2001, he switched operating systems and is now running the very latest version of Wingnut 2006.

* Because conservatives who yearn for mainstream acceptance ought to be really, really careful about juxtaposing the words "American" and "Renaissance."

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