Children, future, yadda yadda

Cute, huh? The insanity is spreading, deepening. It occurred to me Obama is going to bring many of these trends to a head, two big ones stand out: 1. The South lost the Civil War, but they re-gained the country via the Reagan Revolution and subsequent neocon movement. Which is now in its death throes, and 2. Racism/Immigration. A black man as President would be enough to drive many of them over the edge, but couple this with the Repug demonization of immigrants AND our increasingly immigrant population, and it's only a matter of time before something explodes.

This is why these same Wingnuts get so red in the face about Darwin in specific, and public education in general: In the back of their reptilian minds, they know they are losing, on all fronts. So they retreat into their safe zones - homeschooling, for example. Church. Fox News. And there they hear, and repeat, the stories they want to hear. Anything to the contrary gets dismissed out of hand.

Unfortunately, there will be collateral damage. This kid, for example - what are the odds he grows up to be a violent wingnut? High.


l.e.s.ter said...

"When I hear the word 'culture,' that's when I reach for my revolver."

Maybe this is just standard Freudian behavior?

Redshirt said...

I've been digging into this question: Has America always been this crazy? My early conclusion is, yes, BUT! Never before has the media catered to them before, and never before have they had such a platform to spew their nonsense.

The repugs are playing a dangerous game in riding this crazy train. But they don't care.