How fantasy destroys the world

Joni Ernst, the newly elected hog-castrating delusional senator from the once great state of Iowa, has this to say about open carry and the jackbooted government thugs:

“I have a beautiful little Smith &Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere. But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family–whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”

What she and the rest of the clown choir don’t seem to understand is that if the scary socialists decide your rights are no longer important, they aren’t going to greet you with flowers and chocolate, so your little Smith & Wesson will be about as useful as a pea-shooter.

The best way to protect your family when the government comes for your guns and freedom is to say “Yes, sir. No, sir. How high, sir?” If you pull out the 9mm, you’ll be smiling up at the angels from the bottom of a mass grave.

These people’s heads are full of John Wayne movies and the rantings of fundamentalist preachers. Their thoughts are a rotten stew of half-remembered Sunday school lessons and cartoon filmstrips of American history. In a sane country, Joni Ernst would be lucky to work at a 7-11.

The media don’t tell us this story because they don’t understand religious zealots. They can’t believe a Veteran or a nice-looking fellow in a suit could have a Medieval worldview, or that the American people would choose an insane or stupid person to represent them. Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann, Joni Ernst, and dozens of others — these people are so steeped in religious fantasy that they belong in an institution.

This loud and pasty congregation has determined that the Republican party is God’s party because Republicans oppose abortion; therefore, everything they say and do — from bombing children to bashing gays to opposing the minimum wage — has the weight of Holy Writ.

Not only do they not believe in climate change; even if they did, they wouldn’t care, because the earth is fallen anyway (thank you, Lord), and Jesus is coming soon to bring us to a gaudy golden cloud city with praise songs on eternal repeat. God bless Ronald Reagan for begetting a generation of ambitious fundamentalists and a zombie army to elect them.

The only thing worse than these idiots leading us to ruin are the journalists who fail to see them for what they are. It’s one thing to be a fool; it’s another to be fooled.

An incompetent media has given us an incompetent government. We deserve what we get for letting them.

(Inspiration for this rant: http://www.salon.com/2014/11/07/ride_this_popular_charisma_luke_russert_co_s_bizarre_coverage_of_joni_ernst/)

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