Okay, all you Tea Party members. Listen up, because this is important.
This guy, 30-year-old Scott Terry, is a prime representative example of the sort of people who vote with you.
I’m sure he’d love me to death: Outspoken independent woman from a religiously questionable background. The only thing this guy lacks is an armband or a hood. Though, honestly, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest to discover he simply left them at home, along with his guns.
The 40th Annual Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting is taking place right now up in Baltimore, a heavily African-American city, and it’s clear from the news coming out of there just how very out of touch with reality these people are, and why they simply could not fathom a Mitt Romney loss last November.
We are still fighting the Civil War, 150 years later. And these (I will remind you) are the jerks fighting the absolute hardest to keep their weapons.
All the earmarks are there. The rise of American Fascism, the ruling class (see Michigan if you don’t believe me that this is happening), and the movement to take away the Democratic process.
It’s by sheer dumb luck that the guy serving the drinks had a camera he could use to capture our aspiring leader-to-be on video, saying to HIS supporters what he couldn’t say to the rest of the American public. His partner, Paul Ryan, said this on camera, just a few days ago:
According to Merriam-Webster.com, Fascism is currently in the top 1% of lookups and is the 38th most popular word. This means something. It ought to be terrifyingly familiar to you, too. And all because of this guy and his writing way back in 1855:
The CPAC conference is happening in the moral equivalent of my backyard this weekend. Not 150 years ago. Not 75 years ago. Now.
Just how far are we from repeating the mistakes of early 20th Century Germany? I’d say one election away, maybe two.
The Tea Party is mad as hell that we’re not there now, and they’re not going to go away just because we don’t like what they have to say.
This isn’t going to just age out.
The guy in question is 20 years younger than I am. That’s a full generation younger than me.
Someone taught him to think this way.
How did that happen?
And what are you going to do about it?