Monday, August 3, 2009

Rants: A Redneck Renaissance?


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The surprising strength of the "Birthers" movement is the most frightening manifestation of the rising fascism in this country that we've seen thus far. Despite the irrefutable evidence that Barack Obama was, indeed, born in Hawaii, rabble-rousing sheepherders like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh continue to stir their listening mobs of credulous rubes into a snowy froth over this blatant fabrication, and--most disturbingly--GOP pols continue not to speak out to squelch it.
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The Birthers are not only nativist (in a land of immigrants), but given the fact that one can't plausibly actually believe Obama to be an illegal alien, the inescapable conclusion is that the actual motivation of the Birther movement is racist at its core.
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In response to the dwindling caucasian majority and concomitantly weaker hold on political and economic power, the GOP is becoming a southern, racist political party--as regional as the fiction of Eudora Welty. The Birthers and their ilk will readily trade their freedoms for the promised security of maintaining the White Power tradition, when it comes to that. They are seriously freaked out by the advent of a Black POTUS who nominates wise Latinas for the SCOTUS and promotes programs which, if successful, would finally level the playing field and make this truly a land of equal opportunity for all.
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The South shall rise again, folks, and again be wrapped in the Stars of Bars and all that it symbolizes for the pickup-with-gun-rack contingent. The racist liars will continue to use the conservative media outlets to infest the national consciousness with the charge that liberalism and progressive politics is about equality of outcome, rather than equality of opportunity, and the bleating merinos and pinheaded goobers in their growing numbers will continue to suck up the Kool-Aid.
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10 comments:

Rodak said...

Get a life.

Rodak said...

Still having fun, are you?

Anonymous said...

the sound of one hand clapping

peace

love

light

happiness

Rodak said...

I'll leave that one stand, as your final word.

Anonymous said...

oh did i keep u up past your bedtime?

Rodak said...

It wouldn't be the first time...

Anonymous said...

i think u should try a little harder; you haven't crossed the threshold yet

Anonymous said...

Rob, why do you hate so strongly? What was done to you that you write such vile things about your fellow man? and woman?

Do you really believe it's clever or makes you appear more intelligent? Do you think it has integrity and people should respect you?

Because I have to say you have said some of the most vulgar things I've ever seen written in my entire life.

You really need help.

Rodak said...

Normally I don't long interact with anonymous trolls, since I believe that if you're going to get in somebody's face you should not wear a mask while committing the act. But since I believe that I have known this particular Anonymous (or, if "Anonymous" is legion, she who sent them to "razz" me), I've decided to stop deleting the leavings. Thank you--again--for sharing. Keep those keystrokes coming.

Anonymous said...

If you need help getting back to your room, just pull the cord.