Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tribalism in the 21st Century

I really should bookmark his page. I sometimes forget how much I like Mark Morford's work. He has a great post on Islamophobia today. Love this turn of the phrase:
The sentiment has since grown in fits and farts and boozy burps, fanned by Rush Limbaugh's moron Dittoheads, Glenn Beck's gullible simpletons, and of course, the Tea Party, perhaps the first significant political movement entirely dependent on our failing educational system to survive. Truly, the Tea Party might just be the dumbest gaggle of humans ever to rally around a nonsensical, as-yet-unstated worldview no one can quite spell out. Because they have no clue what the hell it is.

But they do know one thing. They are against a general Islamic takeover of America, Wal-Mart and NASCAR. They do not want their wives forced to wear a burka. They do not want to have to walk all the way to Mecca. Where is that, like, in Peru or something?
Don't be fooled by the quote. It's not really a TP bashing post. As he points out so eloquently, tribalism knows no boundaries.

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