Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Narcissism of Small Differences

Recent news stories regarding right wing groups have me scratching my bald glossy pate in wonderment at the hypocrisy shown by right wing groups that decry fundamentalist Islamic regimes while ignoring fundamentalist Christian groups trying to undermine the pluralistic, secular society of the United States.

First we have the Repent Amarillo organization, which is virtually indistinguishable from Saudi Arabia's Mutawwa'în, or the Taliban's Department for the Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtue.

Now we have Sheriff Larry Deen of Bossier Parish, Louisiana, who is setting himself up as a Somali-style warlord, whose militia boasts, in true Somali warlord style, a truck with a mounted .50 machine gun. His group even has a scriptural moniker.

It's easy to dismiss these loons, sitting here in my safe European Northeastern home, but I really fear for the sane people of much of the country.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The militia cultist whackaloons always assume that anybody to the left of them politically (and who knews, maybe they also figure anybody to the left of them physically) eschews their second amendment rights.

They may be surprised.

Also, nice Clash ref. Martini?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

From your link over at Substance_McG's (if that is his real name!):

I don't accuse Reagan of racism, though while he served, I did note what seemed to be his indifference to the concerns of black Americans -- issues ranging from civil rights enforcement and attacks on "welfare queens" to his refusal to act seriously against the apartheid regime in South Africa.

I do. The fact that R.W.R. (666) seems liberal in comparison to G.W. Bush and the Rethug party these days is staggering. And sad.

Substance McGravitas said...

Whatever happened to just dosing people with LSD? I swear it'd help. Couldn't make 'em nuttier.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I think the guy who shot up the Pentagon was dosed.