Saturday, August 28, 2010
The World Turned Upside Down
A commentator on CNN called it "historical cognitive dissonance," the feeling I get watching that docudrama style TV series where the South won the Civil War.
The phrase "traditional values" holds small appeal for me. There are "traditions" & there are "values." I have sadly let go of some "traditions" I loved because our best American (&/or Judeo-Christian) values no longer supported them. Traditions change as culture changes.
Usiing wedge issues, fear, slogans, sideshows, & a supply of quiet money, the super-rich in America have always raised up crowds, sometimes mobs & armies, minions of ordinary Americans to do their bidding. It's one of the strange contradictions of our society. It has to be fought. We have ask, Whose side is the Tea Party on? Even the rank & file Tea Partiers don't seem to know. They haven't yet produced their Antichrist. But it's getting curiouser & curiouser every day.
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