Subject: Dueling Douchbags
So....I'm driving home last night, between cities,
in the gap so to speak where the night sky is darker than usual
because there's no light pollution from the cities.
The road is near empty, the AC is whispering, the cruise-control
is set to 74mph, and the radio is tuned to the
rightwing stand-in for some hate-flinging conservative celeb.
I like to hear what the agitators are saying
once in a while.
He's basically speaking in this outraged, high-pitched,
menacing, BillyMays-like voice ..."You're outraged! You're MAD.
You see your country being hijacked by a bunch
of liars and socialists and YOU AREN'T GONNA LET YOUR
FREEDOM get STOLEN from you! I
know how you feel my friends, I FEEL your anguish and sense of BETRAYAL!
YOU watch our CONSTITUTION...which was paid
for with the blood of heroes and patriots that GAVE EVERYTHING
THEY HAD TO SACRIFICE for it's preservation...you
watch that glorious constitution get SHREDDED AND DISCARDED
by a man that lied to AMERICA and is handing
the country over to THUGS and Communists and America-haters! I see it too,
my friends...I see our treasury being RAIDED
and given away to special interests and a fiscal policy GONE MAD!!!
Your livlihood and your childrens future are
at stake here folks, the economy is on the brink because of this usurper
unless WE DO SOMETHING DRAMATIC and SHOW OUR
OUTRAGE and RESOLVE against TYRANNY
there will be a catastrophe and we will ALL
be dragged down with the greedy opportunists and socialists!"
OK, standard stuff really, I hear it all the
time..it's getting more and more shrill, delusional and menacing to be
sure, but it's
run-of-the-mill agitprop from the scripted message-board.
But here's the surreal part...I'm between cities and the signal is fading
and getting that buzzing background squeal, and
suddenly another faint voice starts blending together with Mr. high-pitched
....obviously from the next approaching city.
It's a different person, but giving the same spiel with altered text.."This
America-hater is in cahoots with unsavory
people that you wouldn't want walking into the same room with you or your
loved ones..he's handing over the tax chest
to his cohorts while insidiously foisting STATISM on us and he's doing
with a teleprompter and FORCED seizure of
The two voices are fading in and out, trading
volume in turns,, there's that high-pitched electronic whine in the background
and I can listen to two separate voices at the
same damn time fulminating and agitating and lying in a strange, macabre,
short-wavelike unison, like an intense,
snowballing dance of mendacious, moronic, eerily hypnotic, mutually-reinforcing
maelstrom of malevolence. It was striking and
I reflexively reached into the glove box for the
reassuring feel of my can of pepper spray..then locked the doors.
That's what I mean about the "House on fire."
Obama sees this is the usual political attacks
- but maybe I've been around longer than him.
This is NOT the usual crap because it has the
gasoline of racism thrown on top of the rage.
I hope he sees that in time.
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