Gooble Gobble One Of Us
It doesn’t take long to click through the YouTube videos of the Republican faithful flocking to McCain/Palin rallies to see the Psychotics Amongst Us.
Am I being a bit harsh describing the Republican base as psychotic? Here’s the definition:
Psychosis, with the adjective psychotic, literally means abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a “loss of contact with reality.” People suffering from psychosis are said to be psychotic.
How else would you describe McCain/Palin supporters, hereafter referred to as Crazy Stupid People, but as a group of people who have lost contact with reality?
They hold A World View that is not true. They believe in things that don’t exist. But … they act as if what they believe in … is true.
The tenets of the Crazy Stupid People cannot be listed here because of space and time limitations but it starts with the belief that the Universe is six thousand years old and ends with Barack Obama being a Muslim terrorist. Everything within that continuum is demonstrably untrue but that doesn’t stop the Crazy Stupid People from believing every single bit of it.
Weird … isn’t it? It’s like there are a lot of people out there who never once did their homework. Who spent their entire lives defiantly not learning anything. And Proud Of It. Oh yeah … I forgot … Ignorance is Strength.
The Big Problem is that Crazy Stupid People represent about half the country.
In 2004 George W. Bush received 50.7% of the vote and Kerry received 49.3%. To me that sure looks a lot like 50/50. Even if you factor in that the election was stolen … we’re still talking about a 50/50 split. There are a heck of a lot of Crazy Stupid People out there. And what they want … what they really really want … is for us to join them in their psychotic break with reality. And when we won’t … that’s when they really start acting crazy.
There’s obviously something wrong with the way they process information. There must be something wrong with their brains.
The way I finally grasped the concept was to think of their Brain Chemistry as an analogy of their thinking process. Think of neurotransmitters as “facts.”
Neurotransmitters are chemicals that relay, amplify and modulate signals between neurons in the brain. Each neurotransmitter only “fits” into its receptor like a specific key will only fit into a specific lock. The neurotransmitter, dopamine, has a dopamine receptor, serotonin has its receptor site and so on.
If you think of “facts” as neurotransmitters … within the brains of Crazy Stupid People … there don’t appear to be any “fact” receptor sites on their neurons. Or they’ve been spackled over with the gunk spewed out by Limbaugh, Hannity, and O’Reilly over the last 20 years. Who knows what glazed over their reality receptors? Racism … sexism … Any irrational “ism” based on fear and hatred will jam the key in … and snap it off.
Frankly … I’m afraid of Crazy Stupid People. Not only do they vote … they sit on school boards and mandate that Creationism be taught in schools. They believe Jesus is A God of Love who loves us sooooo much he just can’t wait to come down and slaughter everybody who doesn’t believe in him. They drive cars, own guns … but they shouldn’t handle anything sharper than an orange. Someday scientists will study a McCain/Palin supporter’s brain to learn more about their distant cousin … Man.
Historically, when given half a chance, they burn women as witches. For most of the last century they were terrified of communists. In this one they’re afraid of Muslim terrorists. But throughout it all they’ve been blind to where the real threat comes from.
“…the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government.” Martin Luther King Jr. said. But the Yahoos didn’t listen to him because not only was he a Black man … they believed, because J. Edgar Hoover told them so … that King was probably a Communist!
We don’t know exactly how many Americans abhor the thought of A Black Man being President of the United States but we can safely assume their numbers are solidly within the Republican ranks of Crazy Stupid People. We can only hope that the dinosaurs who think that way are trudging off to the tar pits somewhere and eventually won’t bother us any more. But there are some fresh young faces on YouTube who believe this crap so I guess that branch of the Crazy Stupid People family won’t go extinct for awhile.
John McCain and Sarah Palin are actively trying to get just one Crazy Stupid Person to step on up and get rid of Barack Obama. They’re playing with unholy fire these days because when the economy goes south, that’s when the Crazy Stupid People get downright vicious. Lies like the one Cindy McCain told recently about how Obama has “waged the dirtiest campaign in American history” don’t sit well with Crazy Stupid People with a ravaged 401K.
Crazy Stupid People have been in ascendancy for the last 8 years. Their dull-witted leader hopefully will step down on Inauguration day, and if we have any say in the matter, not hand the car keys over to a Crazy Ailing Old Man and his over-achieving Lunatic Acolyte.
We can’t survive another 4 years of Crazy Stupid People calling the shots. I guess the real question is: How do you inform people against their will? How do you clean out their “reality” receptor sites? I’m not saying it’s impossible … I’ve just never seen it done.
Stevie Wonder said, “When you believe in things that you don’t understand … then you suffer.”
We all do. We have got to find a way to get them to understand that.
Gooble Gobble One Of Us October 15, 2008