05.05.15

Yes, WhiteManistan has lost its marbles

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall, Extremism at 2:45 pm by George Smith

Pity the people who are not insane in Texas. They’re trapped in place with the encapsulated delusions of the ruling right and they can’t get out.

The only answer is to run the GOP from political power, as in California. But that’s not an option in Texas.

So this week, many people who wished to not see have been roughly shown that what once was the raving of damaged right wing paranoids is now the way of things.

“You may have issues with the administration … So be it,” said the Special Operations Command public communications officer charged with fruitlessly trying to tell people that Jade Helm 15 was not the start of a big takeover.

The people, wearing T-shirts that said “Come and take it” and “I love Jesus,” were having none of it.

The Baltimore riot, it was said, was just a pretext, a staged diversion to distract what was really going to happen in July: The military imposition of dictatorship and the seizure of all guns in Texas and across the southwest.

My question to the special operations public communications officer would have been:

“Sir, what do you make of what’s happened in your country while you’ve been out fighting endless wars in the Middle East?”


The newspapers in Texas have recoiled. Old run-out-of-power Texas GOPers have railed. Even Mr. Paul Krugman has commented on it, although “derp” doesn’t really describe the problem of intractable mass delusion. (And, boy, aren’t those cute videos of nice young man and nice young girl chamber music bands really beginning to suck?)

From the Austin Chronicle:

Now, in an interesting case study, we’ve seen what happens when you juxtapose Texas’ reverence for troops against the GOP’s instinct to pander to the furthest reaches of its right wing rump.

Yes, the crazies win.

Mere weeks after a state House committee hearing in which speakers railed against the Union in the Civil War, and called anti-slavery Texans traitors, Gov. Greg Abbott indulged in some naked pandering to those that hold modern US Special Forces in the same contempt. As has been widely reported, he has announced that he is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor the exercise. As a learning opportunity? No, because the right-wing fringe, ginned up by Agenda 21 conspiracy theories, black helicopter phobias, and radio demagogue Alex Jones, has decided that this is the beginning of martial law.

The writer closes with a paragraph that likens the crazy Republican Party with the Terminator. It can’t be reasoned with and it won’t stop, ever.

I have another movie character in mind. Rorschach, from The Watchmen.

“None of you seem to understand. I’m not locked in here with you; you’re locked in here with me!”

And what would the news be without someone young and antagonizing to raise the flag of the Confederacy?

“The federal government took over Baltimore, but they won’t take over Bastrop,” Kyle Arrington, a 26-year-old pizza cook said Sunday over a glass of iced tea at Bastrop’s Old Town Bar.

“It would be too big a fight. Texas has more guns than any other state, we can take care of ourselves.”

Arrington said only a small minority of the town’s more than 7,000 residents believe Jade Helm 15 is an attempt by the Obama administration to take over Texas and seize firearms.

“But it wouldn’t be the first time the federal government tried to take over the South,” he added.

The only thing we haven’t seen yet is someone quoting from The Turner Diaries.

You know, leave out the rabid bigot parts about not-white people and race defilement while focusing on the fighting of government forces.

Maybe Texas news men and the not-crazies could ask Ted Nugent for help? No, cross that one off. Nugent has been a regular on Alex Jones.


Wires…

And Walmart is in on it, with some recently closed stores possibly being used to “house the headquarters of invading troops from China, here to disarm Americans one by one.” And also there are underground tunnels connecting the various Walmarts.

Seeing is believing, right? Here, a collection of YouTube videos made by “Jabu” for Infowars, straight from the source, on the mounting Jade Helm offensive.


Rant: And screw Jon Stewart and The Daily Show. He’s made a fortune turning lazy video segments on the country’s decline into madness into comedy entertainment. He can’t point to one thing where providing shits and giggles for his upper middle class white bread audience has reversed the trend.

In terms of “art” it’s not much different than YouTube users who post videos of the homeless, crazy, drug-addicted or wounded in backyard mishaps to the net for cheap laughs.

When you get right down to it you don’t even need to employ writers. Daily life, captured on video, unpacks itself and barks at you, no reading of the instructions, assembly or installation of batteries required.

6 Comments

  1. anon said,

    May 5, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Journal entry, 5/5/15
    “This country is afraid. I have seen its’ true face. The Red States are extended gutters, and the gutters are full of relentless hate and stupidity, and when the drains finally scab over, all the Tea Partiers will drown, choking on their own bile. The accumulated filth of their racism and gun humping will foam up about their giant, Type 2 diabetic bellies, and all those who pandered to the worst in people to make a quick buck with their false piety will look up and shout ‘save us!’ …and I’ll look down and whisper, ‘No.'”

    I used to think that eventually this crowd would either get tired of being angry and scared or some part of their circulatory systems would simply explode from the eternal stress. I’m not so hopeful anymore. The complete lack of logic, like why would any country/countries want to go to the *middle* of America and take over a *fricken desert,* is amazing.

    As I’ve already said, Sweden looks nice.

  2. George Smith said,

    May 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    You get a big EfW No-Prize for that one.

    http://www.dickdestiny.com/rorschachsmall2.jpg

    Watchmen fan here.

    .

  3. User Hostile said,

    May 7, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Technically, president Obama could federalize the Texas State Guard under Title 42 and more importantly, Article Two, Section 1 of the Constitution and have them on the lookout for “secessionist”. He doesn’t have to make a big deal about (leave that to the sociopathic right), just limit the federalization mandate until the end of Jade Helm 15, and return control back to Texas.

    But the current sitting president has never struck me as one who would engage in this kind of “controversy” for the simple reason it isn’t a reasonable and mature response.

    His loss, their gain.

  4. George Smith said,

    May 11, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Which asks us to consider the question, how do you deal with the unreasonable? In this country, you don’t. Being unreasonable, vocally insane to the point of influencing policy, is immutable, a virtue, as well as a right.

  5. anon said,

    May 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    One does not deal with the unreasonable. One builds an electrified fence. One puts a written warning on the “reasonable” side of the fence, right under the part about being “outside the asylum.”

    In theory, one could put the same sign on the “unreasonable” side of the fence with an “inside the asylum” part, but I’ve always thought that part of being “unreasonable” was refusing to read (or heed) a warning sign from the government.

  6. George Smith said,

    May 11, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Now you’re really digging down into the metaphysics of things. ;)