Friday, October 10, 2008

The Ugly And Stupid American

If you are paying any attention at all to the most recent developments in the Presidential race, Sen. McCain has decided to raise questions about Sen. Obama, playing on the most base fears and ignorance out there in our country on matters of race, religion, and otherness in general. The result . . . well, the result is both frightening and discouraging. It is truly sad that these men and women are fellow citizens of mine, because they are just as dumb as lampposts:

I do not think the people in this video are "conservative". I think they are simply frightened bigots, and McCain and Palin are playing on their fears. Would that it were different, but demagoguery is as old as politics and won't disappear just we because we would wish it to do so. Thank God for the internet, though, so we can see how horrid this tumor on our body politic really is.

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