You have the Texans turning back the clock on history in our children’s textbooks. Lets see, we need to add the Black Panthers to counter Martin Luther King. And we need to debunk separation of church and state and forget it has been our guiding principal for the last two hundred years. And we need to point out that Joe McCarthy was really right when he held the hearings on unAmerican activities and blacklisted writers, directors, ordinary citizens and basically destroyed their lives. We also need to make sure Creationism gets in there and that the United States is really a country under God. Ok. That should do it….whoops put in the coservative moment in the nineties and Phyliss Schaffley…ok print those conservative right wing text books! We really did have to turn back the clock on that liberal PC agenda anyway.
That’s the Texans. Now we have Rush and Glenn attacking an eleven year old who lost his mother. That is a healthcare story but the pundits have decided he is an operative for the left and bought and paid for by pro reform groups. Rush even pointed out that his mother would have been dead anyway under Obama’s plan. He said he would tell the boy so. Well so much for taking care of our children. And lets not forget the teabaggers and Michelle Bachman who have called for watering the tree of liberty with some good old revolution. Everyone has been advised to start stockpiling ammo.
And speaking of guns…threats against our President are up four hundred percent. Gun sales are going through the roof. Utah and Montana are saying that their gun laws supersede Federal laws. And that basically the rights of nullification if not secession are valid. Texas is already considering a nation unto themselves. Remember their governor calling for secession? Well. They now have their own version of history, the next step is to create a government to back up that version. Can anyone say 1864?
And lets talk about our news. Who watches what. No one watches the station of fluff CNN. Unless of course you want to see Anderson Cooper looking concerned over Sonny and Chers kids sex change. Now that and David Gergen could keep you around but time to peel off right and left. Obermann or Beck…pick your side. You might catch Carl Rove hawking his book telling everyone he and George were right about the WMD’s in Iraq. They were there, we just never found them. Or that torture was good. Or maybe you’ll catch Sarah on Leno watched by rural whites only. All others need not apply. Maybe you will hear her tell Jay she is now working for Fox…she wanted to work for an unbiased station. Jay is so concerned about job security he doesn’t say a word. If you want some real entertainment, Dick and Liz Cheney will tell you how the Socialists have taken over and the government lawyers are all really terrorists.
Maybe you are at home reading your emails. The older generation is very busy now online. The Greatest Generation is busy sending emails that the President is not really the President but a Muslim. He wasn’t even born here. They are busy sending emails with videos attached of DEATH PANELS. These videos look curiously professional but some seniors are way up on AVID technology…still they do look awful slick. Or maybe you are in the Oklahoma legislature where they just keep taking down the Presidents picture. Nobody knows who keeps taking down that darn picture!
So you really cant say we are the United States…more like the Fragmented Demented States. It does have a ring to it. Where is that silent majority anyway these days?
William Hazelgrove latest novel is Rocket Man.