October 2, 2008

Fad Eagle Award for American Patriotism: David Yeagley

The first Fad Eagle Award for American Patriotism is presented to David Anthony Yeagley, for an irritable book, Pantings of a Comatose Preservative, a study in how to pickle your own white power simulacrum in a vanity publication when no one else really cares.

Speaking of white power and the continuance of racism in this country, it looks as though racial hatred against American Indians is still a culpable attribute of the patriotic and family values loving United States of America.

The Arizona Republic — A Native American man was shot in the leg and two others were injured Sunday after several White males and females wearing ‘white pride’ T-shirts attacked two of the men. A police bias crimes unit was investigating the case. The two men, Native Americans ages 48 and 24, were walking home from a store near 48th Avenue and Thunderbird Road when they were confronted and assaulted by several White men and women about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Phoenix police said.
Of course, our award winner has pontificated that he knows racism is no longer around in today’s white America. So, we can easily see he is way out-of-touch with the reality on the ground. But in his defense, we know it’s hard to get a true sense of the world from an internet connection in your mother’s old bedroom.
YEAGLEY — “I'm beginning to think there's no such thing as racism. If there is, it is very rare” (2005).

YEAGLEY — “Please, leave blacks out of the conversation... no reason to keep referring to them. See how they've infected our minds? How they dominate any view of any subject? This is disgusting… I'm actually serious about this business of blacks having to be the center of attention... I hate this. It is repulsive to me... it is wrong and immoral” (2007).
So while the white pontificator continues to deny his affection for all things Ann Coulter and white power, we easily see through his eager panting and rhetorical contortionist routines. It’s really because Yeagley lives in a never-ending world of relativism where he simply continues to have an intellectual go at things without any real progress.

Yeagley thrives in a world of He-Said/She-Said talking heads, and relies on the ancient Bible to provide his contemporary view of an unchanging life. For Yeagley, the world is only 10,000 years old, never changes nor evolves, and the only certainty is provided by a collection of conflicting myths compiled into a synergistic catalog (just flip though the bible to find the best buys at any particular moment).

Truthfully though, the relativistic world of polar opposites arguing to distraction, only hides the reality that the truth does not rest in-between. When one opposite declares evolution a hoax, and another states with credible certainty that evolution by natural selection is actually a fact — the truth is not somewhere in the middle of those ideas.

Evolution is truly a fact, while Intelligent Design (or whatever the latest flavor for “creationism” happens to be at the moment) is a failed attempt at fabricating a Christian theocracy in America. So the truth obviously does not rest in the center.

It is lame and sad but true that Yeagley survives only because he lives himself in a self-created world of relativism, where the truth often gets shoved off the radar in favor of polar arguments, rendering invisible what is really going on. Yeagley thrives on this distraction and propagates it to his own delight.

David Yeagley seems a deep-rooted propagandist whose own roots lie in not religion but in relativism.