Monday, September 13, 2010

"We run things"

Apparently Freedom Works staged another rally in DC this weekend. The crowd appears to be the usual mix of bussed in birthers, other assorted "ers", gun nuts and old overweight white people. Their numbers are shrinking but they're making up for it by hollering louder.
This crowd was not nearly as large as the one that marched last year, or the one at Mr. Beck’s rally. Ending up on the western slope of the Capitol, it stretched back, stopping just short of the National Mall. But in many ways the crowd was louder than the one that had amassed for Mr. Beck. He had asked people to leave signs at home; FreedomWorks encouraged people to bring their signs, and to get loud.
I have a number of these TP types in my comment section at the DetNews and this is a prevailing belief:
“We run things,” Ryan Hecker, a young Tea Party activist from Houston who conceived of the contract, told the crowd. “Not only should we be listened to, we should be shown deference.”
They believe this because the GOP and the media treat them as serious, instead of seriously deluded, people. Sometimes I wish we could throw the whole lot of these useful fools into the middle of Montana, or somewhere, and make them live by the rules of their dystopian blueprint for America. Would make a helluva reality show.

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Blogger said...

“Not only should we be listened to, we should be shown deference.”

Well, that gets back to my belief that the Tea Party is really about the Modern Conservative Inferiority Complex. They simply don't understand why they don't have cultural relevance, despite all of their political victories. They don't understand why it has never, ever been cool to be a conservative, not in the past 30 years. They harbor sneaking suspicions that the rest of the country is laughing at them. They want DEFERENCE! They want RESPECT! By God it's THEY'RE country after all!

No, the problem is that as many battles as they win the war was lost long ago. The war was lost when the Dirty Fucking Hippies got it right about Vietnam, we got all of the cool music and artists and actors and films, and they have been on the outside looking in ever since.

2:15:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I agree. I also think that's at the heart of it.

2:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Pat said...

I've seen your picture. I think you are the LAST person that ought to be chiding people because of their weight sweetheart.

I am just sayin'

3:33:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

And so far you're the first person whose evaded the post by making an irrelevant ad hominem.

As the T shirt says: "I'm fat, you're stupid. I can lose weight."

11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

They've been on the outside since the few remaining Neanderthals interbred with the humans race. Hell, we've got all the art, music, poetry and literature if not all the humor as well. What do they have? Ashcroft singing "let the Eagle Soar?" Kitschy cottages by Thomas McKnight? They aren't any kind of conservative, they just want a world they're not afraid of and that doesn't make them feel inferior.

The first thing the T-anderthals do when in power is to ban "degenerate" art and music and censor literature and comedy. They like simplistic certainties, laugh only at other people's suffering and they like to blame their troubles on others, but as I said, you can't fix stupid.

11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thanks for the defense Fogg. I found it amusing because I'm 5'5" and 130 lbs these days. And actually I don't normally mention physical appearances but it's just so striking when you look at the pictures and videos how many of the protesters are old white guys with big beer bellies. It was meant a an observance of fact, not mockery, but of course the T-cons interpret everything through the lens of their own hate and assume everything is meant in mean spirit.

1:38:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Well, they're the meanest spirited folks around and have been since Clinton had the effrontery to get elected and the disrespect to be successful.

They immediately start talking about one's genitals and fabricating convenient straw men for the burning, but as we keep saying, they never, ever have anything constructive to say and demonstrate little comprehension of anything you might try to explain to them. Seriously, if you weighed 800 pounds, how would that matter?

Seriously too, I'm getting fed up with a country that has such atavistic proto-hominids "running things."

3:39:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'm sick of the cretins and the Glibertarians and the theocrats and the closeminded clueless. Was just thinking, if I ruled the universe I would rapture them all to an alternate earth, with all their worldly goods even, and make them live their talk.

11:24:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I'd be a more practical deity and blow them all straight to hell.

(waiting for some pompous, rust belt twit to accuse me of being an explosives nut and terrorist with a small penis)

10:17:00 AM  

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