From someone named “William” at Uppity’s place:
Oh, my! The enemy? Like Isis, Iran, North Korea, and Russia?
The Koolaid is strong in this one.
That all started to change in the late ’60’s, particularly as a result of Nixon’s “Southern Strategy,” which sought to take advantage for the Repubicans out of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The Democratic “Solid South” turned Republican, and has never turned back. There are states down there that the Democrats haven’t won for fifty years, and are unlikely to ever win. And in subsequent years, various degrees of southern conservatives or racists were joined by evangelicals who started to take over the party at the state level. This was written about in magazines like “The New Republic,” but none of us paid it enough attention. Then suddenly it seemed like many of the midwestern states such as Kansas and Nebraska were completely controlled by evangelicals. And the people the Republican Party were nominating for various state and federal offices became immensely more radical. I would not call them “conservative,” because what they espoused was not old-time conservatism, but a kind of extreme anti-government, anti-education, anti-science dogma.
People have written lengthy books on all of this. Suffice it to say that the Republicans of the last twenty years have in almost science fiction fashion, morphed into the most dangerous political force this country has ever known. With the rarest of exceptions, they talk alike, mouth the same ignorant platitudes, brook no dissent. They have turned politics into a kind of religion, where they are out to purge the nation of the unbelievers, burn their enemies to the ground in a righteous crusade. You can’t argue with them, you can’t discuss anything. They know that they are right, it is their religion. A few are actually opportunists who say these things because it can get them elected and wealthy. But most of them are reminiscent of the people who lined the streets of Tennesee in 1925, chanting against the schoolteacher John Scopes, who had the audacity to try to teach about evolution in the public schools.
What is so terrifying about such people is that you cannot get through to them in any manner. They will not compromise on any issue, unless they are absolutely forced to by not having enough votes. Even then, many of the people who like to call themselves members of the “Tea Party,” would prefer to have the Congress collapse, or the government shut down, rather than concede on any matter. How can there be any negotiation with such people? How can there be what the public ignorantly keeps saying that they want. “for the two parties to work together?” Have you ever tried to reason with a religious zealot or political fanatic? Imagine trying to deal with a whole Congress full of them.
Damn Republicans! We should round them up and put them in reeducation camps. There can’t be more than 100 million of them.
Now here comes the best part from the comment section:
William, on October 26, 2015 at 12:59 AM said:
I wonder if the person who slid through here and one-starred most of the posts, would like to engage in an actual political dialogue? Undoubtedly not.
That person was me. I’m not a Republican, but I gave down twinkles to the post and every ignorant hate-filled comment that followed. I would have gone ahead and engaged in “actual political dialogue” if it wasn’t for the fact that Uppity banned me (and blocked me on Twitter) a long time ago. Without any explanation. Even though I was always polite and respectful and used to be a regular on her blog.
I hadn’t visited that place for at least a year, but someone brought up that post in the comments yesterday. Somehow I get the feeling that even it it was my very first visit expressing my opinions there would get me banned toot sweet.
I don’t know who this William person is, but he is factually incorrect and massively full of shit. I guess haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.
Shake it off.
UPDATE: William, Uppity and/or anyone else is welcome to come HERE and engage in actual political dialogue. We don’t ban people merely because they don’t agree with us.
TCH is a place where people can agreeably disagree.