How often have you heard that 3-word phrase? And just who said it? Was it from a person ‘in the know’ or just a bobble-head mouthing the words of some right-wing pundit?
Just which ‘government regulations’ are so egregious that they need repeal? Or is it, rather, just ALL of them because, well, you know, THE GOVERNMENT and all!
I wonder if the families of those coal miners in West Virginia are condemning ‘government regulations’ these days? Did they before the mine disaster? Mindlessly?
I’m so damned tired of THE GOVERNMENT being the scapegoat for all of the anger, fear and frustration in America today. Of course, it’s an easy target. Perhaps I ought not use the word, ‘target,’ as we inch closer to April 19th- the 15th anniversary of Timothy McVeigh’s anger moment with THE GOVERNMENT.
Angry white men. Lots of them in America these days. As if they ought to ‘have’ something that seems out of their grasp. What are they pining for, what illusion confuses their thinking? And how did they get that way?
The answer eludes me, although I’ve mentioned quite a few over the past several years. White priviledge, white man’s assumptions about his place in American society and what he ‘deserves’? And things aren’t working out so well, these days for lots of them.
Of course ‘the government’ is a code word for people of color because, you know [wink. wink] who get’s government assistance.
Is the anger with THE GOVERNMENT really white rage in an era when white folks are no longer the owners of the plantation?