A census worker was found hanging with the word “fed” written on his chest. It really doesn’t take a genius to imagine what kind of person did this. I bet they frequent Infowars.com, own a gun because they think it is patriotic and deters criminal tyrants, and they think the government is evil.
There’s a general undercurrent of hatred for the US government. I am not going to get into a long thing, because I think blaming the rambling Right for their bad apples isn’t entirely fair. Even though Fox News has been stirring up suspicion for months about the census, I know it’s not that every Right Winger is a homicidal maniac, it’s just that if you’re a homicidal maniac, you’re probably a Right Winger.
I don’t want to wax philosophical about it, but I seem to remember a phrase I heard a lot during the Bush years. It went something like…
If you don’t like it, you can get the fuck out.
If you think America is so wrong, if you think the government is so corrupt and that we need violent overthrow, get the fuck out. Go to the Middle East or South America, I hear that’s how they solve shit there – and boy do they have it together.
If you love America and democracy, you’ll accept that even if your guy loses, it’s part of the system. If you don’t like the system, try to change it. But if you’re just trying to pick fights and sow chaos in an attempt to send the US back into the 1700s, go someplace else for your political experiment.