Monday, March 30, 2009

Pity The Sad, Apocalyptic Clown

The conservative writer David Frum said Mr. Beck’s success “is a product of the collapse of conservatism as an organized political force, and the rise of conservatism as an alienated cultural sensibility.”

“It’s a show for people who feel they belong to an embattled minority that is disenfranchised and cut off,” he said.......

We all remember the kids in school who, if they didn't win the game, would knock over the table in revenge.

Well, it would appear that they got older and joined the GOP.

Glenn Beck has started a new group which is actually talking about secession. Yes, I said secession, as in Civil War. The party, which has amused us all by touting itself as the "Party of Lincoln" while fighting any civil rights for minorities, now has members promoting the dismembering of the country they claim so much to love.

First they want Texas. And Glenn even has his first candidate for the presidency of his new Confederacy - Chuck Norris.

While it sounds like a SNL sketch, there's nothing funny about the fact that there are folks taking these extremists and their discussions of armed insurrection seriously. In fact, a local GOP Boone County (Cinncinatti). commissioner, Cathy Flaig, is leading one of these "cells" as Mr. Norris calls them.

The present economic depression/recession is already causing violence which is being regularly reported in the news and I question if these GOP pundits and leaders fully understand that their discussions of seceding, being on the "eve of battle", and "conquer or perish" can and may be taken seriously by those who are mentally unstable and looking for a scapegoat.

Are they willing to take responsibility for the logical conclusions to their actions or will they throw up teir hands and claim that it's not their fault if people took them seriously?

They need to know that if they incite violence against Americans and associate with those calling for the dismemberment of our union, they go from being disgruntled citizens to domestic terrorists.

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