Tuesday, February 16, 2010
An End To A Means - or - Where Am I?
It scares the absolute life out of me that there is such a vocal air of intolerance and hatred abound in the American population these days. Pro-lifers confessing, in the name of Jesus, to the murder of abortion doctors, huge groups of right-wing Christian fanatics demanding that public schools teach that the founding father meant for the US to be a Christian nation, political groups such as the Tea Party, Oath Keepers, and Friends for Liberty smearing together politics with blatant racism while forming armed militias, all of whom are fueled further into a blind nuke-um-all conservative rage by Fox News’ conservative extremist Glen Beck and his 9/12 Project. Quotes such as this one from Richard Behney, a Republican Senate candidate from my neighboring state of Indiana, who said that if the 2010 elections did not have the results he wanted, his reaction would be this. “I’m cleaning my guns and getting ready for the big show,” [sitation – New York Times - Tea Party Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right] make it hard for me to sleep at night. I fear that the country that I am living in, that I am a part of, is becoming the face of modern intolerance. I am honestly scared for my sanity, my religious freedom, and my country. As Sarah Palin said to a sea of white, conservative, Christian zealots, who paid $350-$550 to see her disseminate her bigoted, sectarian, racist, yet totally hypocritical and self serving rhetoric at Nashville’s recent Tea Party Convention, “America is ready for another revolution!” You are right, Sarah. It is time to revolt against ideology, against intolerance, and against the ever-growing hatred being harbored within this countries white Christians zealots against all other people who differ, racially, morally or ethnically, from them. I will revolt towards true freedom of expression, true freedom of religion, and every single person’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That means my tolerance for intolerance has been exhausted, and I will call out bigotry whenever I see it. Tea Partiers be warned.