Friday, July 24, 2009

Why do so many American conservatives look like angry former slave-owners?



Is there such a thing as historical memory? Why do so many American conservatives look like what they are really angry/terrified about is that they lost the Civil War and aren't allowed to keep slaves anymore? "These people are going to come and get us!!" Is this experience buried in their genes? Anger, hysteria, paranoia...RAGE!!!

This is how conservatives used to express their entirely hypocritical and cowardly anger. But then "Washington" took their slaves away. Fortunately, conservatives soon got Jim Crow and segregation and also..."Bang!"... shot the president that had won the war for the Union (the same year, they also formed the Ku Klux Klan).

Decades later, a "liberal bleeding heart" called Roosevelt changed the former system of unregulated greed, which had led to the Great Depression, to create a more equitable and egalitarian economic system. Cleverly, he was also countering and muting Soviet propaganda about what capitalism was really like. Yet, all paranoid conservatives saw was an expansion of government and their taxes being given to "welfare mom" types - perhaps for "stealth reparations".

Then an "activist Supreme Court" intergrated schools, backed up with National Guard troops, ie the "Federal government". When would this humiliation of conservatives by their own government end? Even poor Joe McCarthy had lost his power to induce a permanent paranoia in America.

The "Little Rock Nine"

By the 1960s, a young president was determined to get rid of segregation. "Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!" (or "Bang! Bang! Bang!" if you believe the official version that a lone communist sympathizer did it - but "sssh!" honest investigations could cause World War III!). Anyway "Bang!" soon became the new "Whip!" (as in whipping the slave - see above picture). And if conservatives couldn't have slaves, at least they were going to have their guns. This is how Michael Moore put it in the film "Bowling for Columbine".



The next guy passed the Civil Rights Act anyway - Republicans and Democrats sort of swapped places after that. Now conservatives were really, really mad! "Bang!" the black Civil Rights leader was dead. "Bang!" the former president's brother was dead. Thankfully, for the next decade or so, the "whip/bang lust permanent war" was transferred overseas: Vietnam...

The communists gave conservatives a new (and justifaible) target, but instead they just managed to screw up their moral credibility by acting almost as dirty as the other side (sound familiar?).

A few decades later "Bang!" a federal building in Oklahoma was bombed and 168 people were dead. Compared with the prior evacutaion warnings and pathetic pipe-bombs of 60s left-wing radicals like the "Weather Underground" this attack was big-time!

The pent up and angry perpetrators of the Oklahoma City bombings were protesting against the "Feds".

Suddenly, there was a new "whip/bang lust permanent war" to keep conservatives unclogged.

But it was not going so well and all those tax cuts for the rich and deregulation that promised to create a "neoconservative paradise" on earth weren't working so well. And then this black guy got elected. He was actually going to do some smart things to defeat extremists overseas instead of just feeding them propaganda victories and try to fix the economy. "Traitor! What do you mean torture is suddenly torture? Socialist! What do you mean you need to invest in the country in order to keep it economically viable?"

Is Glenn Beck sub-consciously re-living the "painful loss" for "states' rights" following the Confederacy's defeat in the Civil War?

Somebody get these conservative people a blanket! They are really in total shock. This guy is going to come and get their guns and then get them!!! "Thank God his birth certificate is faked, he was only elected thanks to ACORN fraud and his secret socialist/Muslim agenda will soon be exposed. I mean the guy is black, how could he possibly not be trying to sabotage America? After all, we are filled with bitter rage, so the black guy must be too - against us!"


"At least we still have our guns, secessionist ramblings, code-words, talk radio, Fox News - and lots and lots and lots of pent up anger and ignorance. But we need outlets or we may just explode!!"

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So next time you see blind, white-hot, pyschotic and hysterical rage like that recently demonstrated by Glenn Beck...maybe it can be explained as historical memory (imagine Beck whipping a slave into submission) raging its ugly head, the same way it does in every other country on earth - Iran and outside intervention, Israel and pathalogical persecution of Palestinians under the guise of victimhood, Russia's historical self-denial and inferiority complex, North Korea's existence as a historical Stalinist abberation, China's humiliation under Japan, etc. etc...There will always be those who fear inward examaniation believing it to be a sign of weakness.

Fundamentalist conservatives simply can't win fair debates. So instead they distort, attack, discredit or muddy the message of the opposition - as was recently demonstrated in Iran. If that doesn't work: "Bang!"

Sadly, today's hardcore American conservatives have evidently learnt nothing, even after their ideal neocon president (Mr Mis-underestimate) along with shadow-man (Darth Vader) almost brought the entire country to its knees. That part is the hypocrisy of the whip...

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