Remember all that bullshit during the run up to the Iraq War about love it or leave? A lovely holdover from the Vietnam clusterfuck, carefully designed and tested to silence anyone who points out a policy happens to be both insane and deadly on a mass scale. Not to mention an economic super-massive black-hole. Secession compares with the best of that compartmentalized genre and, once again, rears its ugly head, this time in northern Colorado, where locals are whining they should be allowed to become a land-locked, insular state in the middle of the US — I dearly that wish could be granted as an example and warning to all future confederate wanna-bees.
Thankfully, I don’t have to link it, because Mistermix did that and succinctly summed up this nasty intersection between Teabilly politics, wealthy sociopaths, and traditional media dutifully posting some rotting online-chum:
BJ — … There are hundreds of other federal programs tailored specifically to make sure that Americans in rural areas have all the accoutrements of civilization that city and suburb dwellers enjoy. … Instead of using the pie holes that Baby Jesus gave them to thank urban states for their clean water, well-maintained roads, electricity and telecommunication, they choose to forcefully eject verbal diarrhea like this secession talk. And the media laps it up mainly because it pisses off their urban/suburban audience, and pissed off people click on stories.
Indeed they do, and I hope some of my pissed off readers click on that link and reward Balloon Juice with some traffic. Oh, and my apologies to the talented Mr Beatty (DS) and anyone who finds it offensive. It’s not solely my doing. The fact is, no matter how bright he shines or what he may star in for the rest of his life, soft pudgy city-dweller getting raped in woods by depraved-hillbilly pigfucker will be Beatty’s on screen legacy, now and forever. Which serves here to convey the contempt I feel for those bumpkin hypocrites who only find patriotism appealing if they get to exploit and enslave the most vulnerable members of our nation.