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1 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Fri, Apr 20, 2012 2:29:16pm

The right-wing media has been dialing up the rhetoric and hate over the years, pushing the boundary farther and farther. Exactly why, or if it was even purposeful, is unknown. Maybe the right-wing politicians pushed the right-wing media and thinktanks to do it so that they could win elections, maybe it was just politics, but I think it is actually ideological, an actual hatred and antipathy for liberalism, multicultiralism, and, in the end, democracy. The GOP, these days, basically is promoting party rule, that the US should be governed by the Republicans with the Democrats simply accepting what the GOP tells them to do.

2 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Apr 20, 2012 3:47:55pm

re: #1 Obdicut

And considering their opposition, still, to the Soviet Union I don’t know if their goal is ironic, silly, insane or evil.

But I’m leaning towards evil.

3 Sophia77  Fri, Apr 20, 2012 10:06:02pm

This is starting to scare me. Surely this country isn’t that divided, this extreme?

Or, this just plain crazy?

I want to think that we’re just plain old Americans, as usual; then, I read things like this and about the Nazis having a lobbyist in Washington; about a GOP Senatorial hopeful comparing “no smoking” signs to the yellow stars Jews wore, making us targets of the Nazis; I read about legislatures passing absurdly invasive bills against women, compromising our freedom and our health and I wonder.

Plus all this sectarianism; the founding fathers are rolling in their graves. They believed in science, in enlightenment, not in forcing religious beliefs down other people’s throats.

What to do? 2012 was a catastrophe, people didn’t vote and look what’s happened. Of course people DID vote in 2000 and since then it feels like we’re living in a surrealistic landscape.


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