Wearing haz-mat outfit, I waded once more into the right-wing blogs this morning. Did you know that Liberals don’t understand patriotism? Yes, that’s what this delusional lot believes. That comment was directed to me by Common Sense after I challenged him and his group of right-wingers to compare GW Bush’s bravado on OBL with Obama’s killing of OBL. That muted any further rational discussion and I was summarily dismissed from any ‘relevance’ on the blog.
It is frightening to me that, apparently, there is a large segment of our population who cannot face reality and insulate themselves in an alternate reality- a reality of let’s pretend. Psychiatrists have terms for such people. Does this frighten you? It ought to scare the hell out of the Secret Service men who are charged with protecting the President from craven maniacs.
I’ve visited 5 right-wing blogs in the past few days and, if these are ‘typical,’ then America is in real trouble- not from al Qaeda or other over-seas threats, but from threats within our society, from delusional, irrational citizens who have their own, exclusive and parochial view of what America should be. These are angry men. These are intolerant men. These are men who have a strong belief that they alone know what this nation should look like.
Their overt hatred for President Obama is astounding. It is race. They cannot accept him because he’s not one of them. They are stuck and they will always be stuck. They will not and cannot change. Stuck in a mold that I thought went out with the dissolution of the Jim Crow laws and segregation. Apparently not. They are fixated on race and race alone and the proof of that is that when challenged to prove otherwise, they cannot offer anything of worth to charge the President with being the ‘worst President ever!’ besides that statement alone. It’s the color of his skin and the kinky hair. Period.
There is no use arguing the point. They will never admit their blatant prejudice because, in their delusion, they can’t see it. Never will. It’s the fault of everyone else, not them. It reminds me of those ugly adolescent years that most of us gladly left behind those many ugly years ago. Perhaps that’s it! It just may be that these delusional right-wingers never left adolescence and are stuck in that traumatic stage of their development. Forever.