How Is It That The Lunatics Have Come To Rule The Asylum?
When Man landed on the Moon he discovered a vast . . . uninhabited . . . hostile . . . bleak . . . virtually empty landscape.
I have always imagined this to be a prototype description of what the “attempt-at-thinking” processes used by a great number of the least educated and most easily led partition of The American Population . . . (Those often referred to as “The Right Wing” and/or “The Right Wing” and/or “Righties . . . wingnuts . . . wingtards . . . wingturds . . .etc . . . and in some moments of illusion . . . “Conservatives” . . . must be like.
A little aside here folks . . . keep in mind that I am not talking about “All” who lean to the Political Right . . . not by any means!
There are vast numbers of good, decent, noble “Conservatives” out there who love their country . . . who work hard . . . who are decent, upstanding and loyal Americans. These are not the ones I am talking about when I speak of the “Radicals” or “The Righties” or “The Crazies.”
Needless to mention . . . when I stumble onto some of the mindless drivel . . . the intellectual sewage . . . “The Shit” being offered up on some of the more hate-mongering . . . vitriolic . . . virulent . . . anti-Obama, anti-Democrat, anti-Progressive, anti-Liberal conspiracy theory-driven websites from the Right-Wonk Blogosphere . . . my presumptions about some of “Them” seem to me to be justified more often than not.
I had this one . . . “reader” . . . (an obvious right winger) . . . come on here the other day and tell me that if all I was going to do was bash “The Evil Right” in my blog posts then it was time for me to “move on.”
I have to make a distinction between the negativity I feel toward the radical right and the blatant often racist hatred that spews forth from the fountain of radical Right Wing propaganda: My often chastising tone is meant to warn an unwary world of a dark force that threatens to swoop down and devour every vestige of the glowing American tradition of Freedom, Prosperity for the masses and the pursuit of happiness for everybody else who lives here between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic . . . and in our outlying appendages.
I used to be even less cordial and accepting than I am today . . . I used to say, “The Devil walks among us and his name is “Rightie.”
I have evolved a little . . . not much . . . because the threat is greater now than ever because of the 2010 elections and some of the crazies that managed to ascend to the heights of governmental glory because of idiots who have the right to vote and who always seem to vote against their own best interests and then bitch about it later.
If we are going to do spiritual battle . . . intellectual battle . . . with the forces of darkness that threaten our way of life and the security of our generations then we absolutely have to understand the process by which the opposition emulates the normal Human reasoning process.
I used to have Christian friends who would say to me, “John . . . I already know everything I need to know about The Devil and I do not want to glorify Him by talking about Him.”
My response to that was always something like, “If you are going to avoid being overtaken by the wiles of the evil doers then you are going to have to study their tactics and become educated to their ways.”
My thanks to a previous “Conservative” president for the term, “Evil Doers.”
There are a plethora of blogs out there that seem to specialize in hating Obama, hating democrats, hating progressives, hating liberals, hating Republicans In Name Only (RINOs), hating their bosses, hating their jobs, hating their neighbors, hating having to pay their fair share of taxes, hating social security and food stamps and “Head Start” programs, Pell Grants, Aid To Dependent Children, Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid . . . you name the program! If the program is intended to help those who need help the most then 9 times out of 10 I believe you will find a majority of radical righties who hate the program and who work hard to try to get such things defunded, dismantled, repealed or destroyed entirely.
That’s what I think we are up against as a nation and it doesn’t get any better with the passing of time either.
I think many on the radical right want to re-invent “God” in their own image so they can have the power and so that God is relegated to having to listen to them and obey them instead of it being the other way around. I think the real “Gods” for many . . . (far too many) . . . of them are the almighty dollar and their own image!
Many of this ilk I am speaking of here say they love the Constitution but then they plod right ahead trying to re-write it or re-interpret it or revise it so that in the end it might more clearly reflect their own convoluted view of Life in America . . . not as it once was . . . not as it should be necessarily . . . but as “They” want it to be . . . as “They” dream of it being . . . regressive, repressive, elitist, privileged . . . a society with only two classes of people: (1) The extremely wealthy at the top and (2) everybody else who is supposed to serve the whims of the top 1% . . . in their own imaginations at any rate.
In all my 75 years on earth I don’t think I have ever seen so many self-styled “Constitutional Experts” as I have seen since 2008 . . . the year Obama was first elected . . . and when I read some of what they have to say about The Constitution I wonder which mail order firm they got their degrees in Constitutionalism from.
The radical right is fond of saying that Liberals . . . such as myself . . . are always and forever against “everything” conservatives hold dear to their hearts.
I don’t think there is an ounce of truth to that assumption because in my humble opinion the only thing some of the radical rightwads hold dear to their hearts is . . . themselves!
Some of the Righties complain that Liberals represent the kind of folks that elected President Obama . . . (for two consecutive terms) . . . and that this is supposed to represent something extremely negative for the country . . . in their own minds.
I think what some of the Righties do not understand . . . (or do not wish to admit) . . . is that when they speak they are talking to less than One Third of The American Population and that the other Two Thirds have shown without a shadow of doubt their total rejection of all Rightist Radical agendas.
This does not seem to be able to sink in with . . . “Them” . . . and I think they live in a constant state of denial about these “Facts.”
The truth of the matter is . . . “The kind of people who voted Barack Obama in as President . . . (twice despite all efforts from the Right to prevent it) . . . are just ordinary hard-working Americans who want a safe and secure place in which to work at a job that pays a living wage . . . a job that offers a little security for old age . . . a job that buys the food . . . pays the bills . . . clothes the naked . . . heals the sick . . . keeps a roof overhead . . . the same kind of jobs that once proliferated all over this country until the radical right got it into their heads to offshore the workforce for the sake of a few billion extra dollars in profits . . . with no regard for the damage such a move might do to The United States . . . that is what we are up against, folks . . . that . . . (in my opinion) . . . is the true face of the “Beast.”
Sound bytes . . . propaganda . . . whatever revisionist or originalist informational noise that fits the Radical Wing Nut agenda is what so many of those who cling to the Political Right listen to . . . and in the end . . . once they have voted for their Rightie Political Heroes and Heroines they get shafted and cannot understand what it is they have done to themselves. Blind and loyal to the core and to the very end . . . like a herd of lemmings racing toward the sea . . . the blind leading the blind and both falling into the ditch.
And yes . . . yes . . . yes. . . My God Almighty . . . yes . . . they are falling into the ditch and their descent gains momentum with each lie they tell and each day that passes into History!
Maybe there is hope for happy days in America again after all . . . and I think it begins with the great grassroots upsurge that will take place during the elections of 2014 and 2016.