Thursday, November 05, 2009

Teabaggers 2

From the Ministry I could see the Teabaggers gathering by the Capitol, this time summoned by Michele Bachmann and so I had to walk out and see what they were all about. Just as in 9/12 they were virtually all white, often fat, a surprisingly high number of them smoking. (I suppose smokers might have some extra issues with goverment and health.) The speakers seemed to be primarily Southerners, and they were firing up the lynch mob with a lot of rhetoric about "killing the bill." The idea that government health care might fund abortions was key. The mob itself: rich bigots, cracker assholes and sociopaths out to hustle them both. I especially loved the way each speaker applauded the crowd's love of freedom.

It's clear that none of these people cares one bit about all we're squandering in our quagmire military campaigns, but the thought that a nickel might get spent to assuage the suffering of the poor or the black, well, that's unacceptable.

The banality of evil consists largely in its self-blind criminal negligence, the failure to question its own motives.


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