I really don't like glomming off of the big boy blogs and news feeds, but I'm going to make an exception tonight, because my head is spinning from the freakin' insanity. I've used the "Bizarro World" reference many times, but folks, this is edging beyond comic book absurdia.
The bizarre has been mainstreamed.
Today, a United States Senator took the floor of the Senate, and all but sanctioned violence against members of the judiciary. Late last week, a United States Congress House Majority Leader did the same thing. And the Bush Administration Sycophant Association, a/k/a the National Press Club, absolutely refuses to back down on its endorsement of internet rentboy J.D. Guckert for Media Martyr of the Year. The icon of the Roman Catholic Church dies, and the stars-and-bars tent revivalists, who would sooner run over a papist repeatedly with their six wheel Dodge Ram Hemi than acknowledge the largest socio-religous organization in the U.S., are suddenly keening over the Pope's passing.
I could go on and on and on.
How have we moved at hyperspeed into such a totally unrecognizable place? How have the nutballs, and I mean true, hardcore, whacked out psychopaths, co-opted control of the most powerful nation on the face of the planet? Has it dawned on anyone that these truly scary people don't have to suffer through call waiting to get in touch with the guy who has his finger on "the button"? What happened? Where did my country go? Where did the sane people who routinely marginalized and outed the nutballs in years past go? Was everyone Wellstoned? Or did they misplace a "c" in the Book of Revelations and the Crapture already happened?
My head hurts tonight. Is it any wonder that progressives feel bipolar?