Friday, February 12, 2010

GOPand KKK: Separated at Birth

It certainly has been a fun time here in the Snow Capitol of America this winter. Our record snow totals have been hailed by assholes everywhere as proof that Global Warming is a hoax perpetrated by Al Gore. Meanwhile they completely ignore the fact that the winter wonderlands of British Columbia, normally snowy in the extreme, haven’t had enough snow for the upcoming Olympics. This illustrates perfectly the idiot’s capacity for ignoring facts that conflict with his bigotry.

I was locked out of the Ministry for about a week and forced to watch more cable TV than is good for one and, as antidote do a lot of writing and go to Irish bars in my ‘hood. One thing that occurred to me, in passing, while listening to Newt and Mitch and Boehner and Palin on the MSM Vomitoscope was this: in the early 20th Century a lot of basically decent, if not especially free or freethinking people, belonged to the KKK, and to the extent that they were decent, later came to be ashamed of that affiliation. Something similar should be afoot with the GOP, which basically resurrected the Klan’s zombie worldview when Ron Reagan went down to Philadelphia Mississippi and intoned “states’ rights” three times over the graves of the civil-rights workers buried there. He continued giving said zombie mouth to mouth (or perhaps fellatio) with his Welfare Queen bullshit until Poppy Bush took over with the Willie Horton ads and of course the nomination of Clarence Thomas to replace Thurgood Marshall, perhaps the happiest day of the 80’s for Satan.

Of course, the racism is just a small fraction of the GOP’s overall despicability, there is also the unseemly eagerness to punish, torture, attack, disenfranchise and divide people for fun and profit – and much, much more. Not least among their offenses is their hatred of any health care reform and their torpedoing it with the coded claimes that its benefits will go disproportianelty to brown people. Alas, this works very wel in the Home of the Brave. Anyway, it just happens to be on my mind right now, thanks to all this whiteness going on lately.
Illustration: snowflake among the Lilliputian climate-change deniers.


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