I've been quiet here for some time because, well, to be honest, absolutely gob-smacked from the audacity and direction of the Right Wing part of our country is taking.
So...as I was peeling my jaw off the floor, and trying to retain some vestige of humanity before I descended in Dante's inferno in what I could only describe as a hellish nightmare, a part of me had a moment of clarity...it was the oddest thing, too, I might add.
That part of me is of course, the philosopher/thinker/artist in me, the part that...even in the wildest maelstrom of chaos, I can see the beauty of the construct...right before it dismantles my being and everything goes black.
I speak of course of the Republican Party.
Yes, I am amazed and in wondrous admiration of them and their ability to master the message of what is right for this country despite all evidence to the contrary...even when they are in the minority they are still on top of the heap.
But what is even more amazing is that they can keep everyone in their party, and associated with their party on message, embracing a false, and completely terrible idea which contravenes everything that is good and noble for the individual and for the nation...and still get that individual to vote against their own best self interest.
I'm just...astounded...at this complete mastery of open and unabashed manipulation of the electorate, and the electorates willingness to go along with the Republican message.
Ms. O'Donnell in her petulant "you're not the boss of me" speech pretty much read right from the Republican manual of governance...and here I was thinking, "the Tea-Partiers must be rolling their eyes" and yet, voila, the Tea-Partiers are all lining up right behind her.
It's like, wow, guys, you're just an extension of the Republican Party, nothing new, in fact, dare I say, you're probably about six ticks on the meter further right than the Republican Party.
In all, the Dunning-Kruger effect aside in regards to the Tea-Party candidates, I will have to say is that the Republicans have finally shown that they are truly the masters of political theater, and real politik.
Unfortunately for us and because of this mastery...we're fucked.
We are transforming into a fascist nation, and we're calling it...American Patriotism, and instead of swastika's and brown shirts, with crisp lines of pressed uniforms marching in unison, we have ambling masses of mobs with loud voices yelling their ignorance, wearing red, white, and blue clothing wandering the streets in a discontent they're incapable of articulating.
And the Republicans have looked upon the sea of discontent and have seized the idea that this is where they'll build their future America on...with them solely in power, and the democrats with all other political groups as mere ornaments to their center-piece.
I thus submit to you...the Tea Partiers are the Republican Party's version of the Brown Shirts, and it's only a matter of time before the Republicans will have their own version of the Reichstag Putsch with the Democrats playing the part of the Communist party in Germany.
The wheels are in motion, and the direction we are heading in is set.
The Republic is dead, how sad for us.