Today I have been musing about the fact that the more things change the more they stay the same. Researchers have been studying the mentality of the people that make up the tea party It seems that we progressives have mistakenly been thinking that this is a new phenomenon. Not so, claim the experts. The people on the radical right have always believed the way they do. Clever manipulators behind the scenes (think Koch brothers again) just harnessed their prejudices and anger and made it work for them. The Wizard of Oz was behind the curtain after all, but he was not a benign wizard.
The media are so supine that they constantly fail to cover the ugly dark side of the radical right and give them credit for their bombastic style without looking behind the curtain to see what they really believe. Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann have some really
All of the demons of the Old Testament and some of the New Testament are believed by the right wing Christians. Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry would fight tooth and nail to overturn every progressive movement that has been enacted. Forget equality of same sex marriage, forget the right to an abortion (even if the mother's life is at risk), forget facts and creationism must be included in the school text books, forget rational thinking, forget governrment programs to help the vulnerable (even sick children). Rick has even boasted that he would do away with Social Security. Point of fact; you can forget every good thing you thought America stands for if one of the Republican candidates are elected. Are you scared yet? If, God fobid, one of them should actually make it to the White House I will welcome the Rapture.
Why do we have to find these things out by reading the Internet or listening to MSNBC? Could it be because the rest of the media are owned by the big corporations and the so called 'liberal press' is, in reality, the mouthpiece of the 'radical right'? Just wondering.
Some storms are welcome, but political storms are not. It's going to be a very long and stormy year. I fear it's going to be a real soaker and hope we don't get soaked.