Friday, March 26, 2010
Are Right Wing Crackpots The New Terrorists?
For awhile now we’ve had to sit by in shocked amazement at the Republican crazies waving their signs and chanting their hate-filled, fear-mongering slogans dressed in their costumed weirdness running amok all over the television news. Spurred on by conservative instigators like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin, these radical nut cases are no longer content to simply spit on Congressmen and call them racial and homophobic slurs, now they have dialed up the nastiness in response to their frustration over their failure to defeat the health reform bill, using threatening phone calls and tweets, and even putting congressmen’s personal address information on the internet so that they could be harassed, intimidated and fearful for their safety and that of their spouses and children. Yes, they've made it unsafe for CHILDREN!
What the hell is wrong with you conservative activists? You lost. Get over it. Move on. Even after all the rallies and protests and screaming and nonsensical rants, you still failed. I have a message for these ignorant fools who are just making matters worse for themselves and our country: just go back to your loser single-wide and shut the hell up and let the people who know what the hell they are talking about deal with our national policies and keep your big stupid nose out of it. You think you are helping to make America great? Not only are you NOT making America great, you are defining our country as a nation of gibbering idiots hell-bent on destroying our system of democracy. You are making us the laughingstock of the world. So go back to that racist rock you crawled out from under, you disgusting little worm.
They won’t stop, of course. They are just getting started. They are committed to their idiotic ideals and won’t give up no matter how ridiculous they sound to the intelligent public-at-large. And now they are angry and getting increasingly violent, even cutting the gas lines to the home of what they thought was the home of a congressman, but was instead his brother. And the language being used by the Republican pundits are not subtle at all when it comes to inciting violence. It was words spoken by radical Republican congressmen not unlike Palin’s recent mentions of “fire”, “reload,” “aim,” and “salvo,” that led militant right-wing extremists to blow up the Oklahoma Federal Building in 1995. And now these pundits seem to want to encourage the same kind of domestic terrorism with the same incendiary language and made up lies.
Doesn’t our country have enough trouble with foreign terrorists that they have to go and spur our own homegrown yahoos to go and blow stuff up and start killing people? Where’s their brain? Oh wait, I forgot, they are Republicans. Brains aren’t exactly their strong suit. No, they are better at believing wild-ass conspiracy theories or absurd claims than actually using their brains. In a recent Harris poll of 2,230 Republicans, a whopping 24% think Obama might be the Antichrist. Another 45% still cling to the theory that he was not born in our country and is ineligible to be president. I bet another 70% will say they believe they were abducted by space aliens, 65% will claim Elvis is still alive and living on Mars and a whopping 85% will say that they bid on a piece of toast on Ebay that had a likeness of Jesus on it, but lost the bid. How sad. Someone definitely needs to change the water in the gene pool, Bubba. That just ain’t right.
Language seems to be a big part of getting these mentally challenged misfits radicalized. A document obtained by Politico recently exposed the Republican National Committee and their detailed plans to raise election funds with “an aggressive campaign capitalizing on ‘fear’ of President Barack Obama” and a promise to “save the country from trending toward socialism.” The presentation represented our current administration as “the Evil Empire” and Obama as the Joker in Batman. Seriously? How badly do you want to take over this country and impose your totalitarian will over it’s populace that you would put it and innocent Americans at risk?
The radical conservative movement is gathering tremendous momentum. And many of them are armed and dangerously mentally unfit. Some come to Obama speeches with their guns and carry signs with messages saying that “the tree of liberty needs to be watered with the blood of tyrants.” These are the same people that think President Eisenhower was a communist agent, that federal agents will be knocking on their doors any day now to confiscate their guns and that the government has secret plans to declare martial law and put them in concentration camps for being “patriotic” Americans . And why do they believe all this bullshit rhetoric? Because they hear it replayed over and over on Fox News. Because Glenn Beck told them it was true and that FEMA was secretly running concentration camps for just that purpose. That is, until they were forced to admit it was just a big bald-faced lie.
Not since slavery nearly divided the nation almost 150 years ago has there been such a wide chasm of political thought. What’s so hilarious is that so many right-wingers feel that if they had only won the election in 2008, then none of the hardships we are struggling with today, economic collapse, bailouts, unemployment, the crisis in Iraq/Afghanistan, etc., would be as severe. As if the Obama administration suddenly came in and changed everything and suddenly we are all going to Hell in a hand basket. How? The “Party of NO” and their obstructionist plans defeated any chance of any bipartisan changes. Just look how long it took to get health care reform passed!
In reality the problem they have with this administration has nothing to do with the economy, health care or taxes. It’s about race and prejudice. A report suggests that racism and the election of an African-American president continues to spur right-wing extremist recruitment and radicalization. Let’s hope that Republicans can somehow learn to tone down their message of hate, intolerance and fear before it’s too late and the conflict erupts into another bloody civil war.