Riffle through the pictures of the tea party attendees across the country. And tell me this doesn't scare you. At least a little bit. I can't help but think the presence of so many deluded people from coast to coast is a direct result of the dumbed down, broken down public education system in this country which has produced a citizenry utterly ignorant of the country's history and its Constitution. Not to mention the torrent of right-wing hate talk continuously broadcast and televised, 24 hours a day every day of the week into the eyes and ears of people to whom the process of taking an argument apart and exposing its fallacies is as foreign as Swahili. Add to this the patina of morality and so-called Christianity that adheres to the fundamentalist movement in Christian churches--which endows them with infallibility and fires them with holy zeal--and what you have is a recipe for who knows what kind of self-righteous violence and mayhem. What we're talking about here is rule by the Mob, something that any sensible person should fervently pray is never turned loose to follow its instincts. History has more than enough examples of what the Mob does when this happens. The stuff the nut case governor down in Texas is spewing is a perfect example of the bloody red meat being thrown to the Mob.
I don't mind telling you that I find the cultivation and agitation of the malletheads by the Republican party despicable . . . and not a little bit frightening. We have vast numbers of people across the country who are virtually frothing at the mouth because Barack Obama is president of the US. The Republican party has been out of power for three months, and look what it's spawned. Do you think things are going to get better?