Monday, October 19, 2009

Tea Bagger Heaven

What does a tornado and a Tea Bagger divorce have in common? - Give up?

In the end, someone's going to lose a trailer.

How can I trust or consider the opinion of a person who can't even spell "moron" correctly? It's inconceivable how someone would travel hundreds of miles only to have their picture taken with the word, "Socialism" spelled with a "Z" in it. My God, can't they use spellchecker?

I remember seeing one sign that read, "Send Obama's zars back to the USSR." Now that's just wrong on so many levels.

My point is this; one must separate the rabble-rouser from the rabble. The simpleton, village idiot and peasant with a pitchfork are always angry at something.

In the "Great Cat Massacre" by Robert Darnton. Darnton retells an event in the 1790's in France, when the apprentices and journeymen of a print shop become so frustrated with the master's cats they murdered every one of them. The men first put the cat on trial, a jury found the cat guilty and then hung or guillotined the animal.

True, it's a very gruesome story, but it shows how easy anger at the establishment can be turned towards something totally unrelated. The masters were cruel and merciless to the workers and the workers projected that domination on the cats.

Upon seeing the death of the cats, the wife of the master printer exclaimed, "These wicked men can't kill the masters, so they have killed my pussy. She can't be found. I've called La Grise everywhere. They must have hanged her."

Hitler was able to turn the anger and frustration at inflation and unemployment caused by the Treaty of Versailles toward the Jews.

Is that not what is happening now? Goons, like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh stir up and redirect the anger and frustration of America's rabble. Instead of the people being angry at the banks or the insurance companies, they're directed towards Obama and some pretend Socialist-Communist-Fascist Cabal.

My contention is that we must focus our attention not on the crowd but on the leaders and motivators of this Neo-Confederate movement. Extreme pressure must be put on FOX News to dismiss commentators like Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. This seems to fundamentally go against the spirit of the First Amendment, however the danger to our country, I think is far more important.


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