Sunday, March 15, 2009
Chuck Norris Sucks
Seriously if this isn't un-American, then I must be missing something. Not only did Chuck Norris pick a lame martial art that was a Korean copy of a Japanese copy of an Okinawan style that was itself a copy of a Chinese peasants style, he also picked the lamest political philosophy ever. I mean, if they think secession is patriotic, then maybe we should just let them leave. They need us more than we need them, thats for sure. And just how far would Texas get without the rest of the states? They would come crying back in no time, begging to be forgiven, just like the whiny little babies they are. English does not have a word to describe how utterly disgusted this kind of inflammatory rhetoric is making me.
I don't know what to do about this increasing unhinged-ness from the right, but I think I know the cause. You see, most republicans are out of touch with reality. That's not just a cliche; if the only place you get your news is from Fox or World Nut Daily, and you never encounter poor people in your day-to-day activities, it's easy to believe that America is some sort of Leave It To Beaver rerun.
Did you ever get cut off by an ass-hole in an SUV who can't be bothered to use a turn signal? It's a symptom of the same illness. He really didn't notice you, anymore than he noticed the homeless guy with the crayon scribbled sign that was standing in the street. To him, his phone call really was more important than other peoples safety. It's called Cognitive Dissonance; it's why they think that the way to fight Islamist extremism is to become a Christianist extremist. It's why NRA members can think free guns would be good but free health care would be bad. It's why they get mad when you tell them that Benedict Arnold was a conservative and Jesus was a liberal. These things challenge their subjective image of reality.
I don't think there is anything you or I can do help this generation other than to keep blogging and voting, but hopefully these virulent Memes will die out of their own accord like a virus that kills its host too quickly. Then one day we can teach our boys that being a man doesn't depend on subduing things and teach our girls that being a woman doesn't depend on popping out babies.