Days of rage
Folks is mighty upset! Some Christian militia was all set to start The Final Battle but now they are looking for a good lawyer. Most right-wing sites are trying to ignore it although I found one who said the members were just being picked on for having "different ideas". Which is true. Sort of like Hitler was picked on for having "different ideas". Another Truth is, their manifesto is not so different from what I read on Craig Bardos site, not so different from our local Celebrating Conservatism or so different from what most Republican congressmen will say on the House floor. My project to focus on liberals and "progressives" has been derailed and the local group forming to fight right-wing extremism got a shot in the arm. Oh well.
This piece by Frank Rich http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/opinion/28rich.html?th&emc=th takes a shot at cultural analysis,viewing the health care rage as just a symbol of unresolved tension over civil rights, affirmative action, Vietnam, changing racial demographics, feminism, gays, religious scepticism, hippies, etc etc.. I think that is a needed analysis but as I have been arguing, some of this angst goes back to the Civil War and Federalism and all the way back to Jefferson, equality and liberty. We never really "move on" because these buried antagonisms are left to fester.
My friend told me they had a dress up party at the local tavern on Saturday whose theme was Pimps and Ho's.So there is also the spread of cognitive disorder running into full blown mental illness which affects over half the population now. So that's a problem. I assume they got this from the Acorn video but these are all white working class heroes, dressed in camo and ball caps, publicly educated and totally unprepared for democracy. Tribalism, localism, small town Taliban. Lock and load. Sarah Palin will be speaking at the NRA National Convention in April with Ollie North. Could be a riot.