Friday, July 13, 2012

The Poor Conservative Sheeplets





There is a major difference between Conservative leaders and Conservative followers:  the crimes are perpetrated by the leaders, the followers just "go along."  And the Conservative sheeplets can't even be accused of "aiding and abetting" their criminal capos - they just support them and follow them blindly.

In a list of "50 Signs You Are In The Tea Party Based On Real Events,"
http://samuel-warde.com/2012/07/50-signs-you-are-in-the-tea-party-based-on-real-events/
none of the "signs" exhibited by the followers are really criminal activities.  They are just the moronic responses of the True Believer, as noted by Eric Hoffer, as the knee-jerk reactions of the disaffected, powerless, underclass looking for a cause to give them meaning in life.

"1. At a debate, you boo a soldier because he is gay.
2. You accuse a decorated Vietnam veteran of “cutting and running.”
3. You accuse Obama of being a Muslim, yet condemn him for going to Jeremiah Wright’s Christian church.
4. You admire Sarah Palin’s keen intellect.
5. You agree with Alabama state senator Scott Beason who referred to blacks as “aborigines.”

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45. You think it appropriate to arm yourself for political rallies and think armed militias are a great and noble idea.
46. You think that atheists, gays and minorities are not real Americans.
47. You think that Creationism is a valid theory to teach children in science classes.
48. You think that natural disasters are God’s wrath on humanity for homosexuality.
49. You think the Tea Party is a grassroots organization.
50. You’ve ever held a sign that said, “You can have my healthcare when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.”


Take a look at the complete list.  Nowhere can you find, for example, the assistance of the followers in the theft of  $48 million from taxpayers to satisfy the Conservative leaders' political mental masturbation:

CBS report: Healthcare law repeal efforts by House GOP cost nearly $50 million.

"While Republicans lambast the cost of implementing healthcare reform, a new report shows that their efforts to repeal the law have come at a major cost to taxpayers -- to the tune of nearly $50 million." (http://www.presstv.com/usdetail/250635.html)

Nor do we see in the list the followers planning the criminal acts of murder of the thousands of our military dead and wounded and the millions of innocent Iraqi deaths by the Bush-Cheney-Rice-Rumsfeld cabal



 
When Conservatism is criminalized, the followers of the Conservative leadership will have to be treated differently; like drug dependency, the followers will have to be somehow rehabilitated, not punished. Confiscation of the leaderships' assets should be the appropriate source of the immense financial costs needed to rehabilitate and re-educate the poor True Believers of the Conservative caste.

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"Burglar. A Oak Hill community couple discovered a thief in their home after a man

told a joke and heard a laugh upstairs."

(From a news story earlier this year - the burglar was hiding when the family arrived

at their home but was caught after the couple heard someone laughing after the

husband told a funny story.)

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