If ever proof were needed that many in this country live in a world detached from reality, it is evidenced by the response of certain individuals and mainline media outlets to the remarks made recently by Barack Obama.
That a few simple truths were seized upon as a “political tempest” surely is a backlash from those afraid to admit their bitterness is real, reinforced by media outlets preying on the fear and hopelessness of vulnerable human beings?
What, I wonder, fuels the vehement anti-immigration-ism, illogical demand for gun arsenals, and the “my-god-is-better-than-your-god” mindset so prevalent in small town America today? If it’s bitterness, it is often understandable, given the manner in which successive administrations have sucked away the hopes and dreams of so many Americans over the years.
If it’s not bitterness, it can only be ‘something in the air’.
Clinton supporters in Pennsylvania are bearing slogans reading, “I’m Not Bitter.”
How many of them, I wonder, are out of work, or disabled and trying to claim benefits, or barely getting by working two or sometimes three jobs?
None, is the likely answer.
For the first time – possibly, ever – America, you have a politician prepared to stand up and tell it as it is.
I guess that’s good reason enough to burn him at the stake of American hypocrisy.
Filed under: Crucify him!