It is easy to downplay the extreme rhetoric of Wingnutopia as crazy stuff that will never catch on and yet it is becoming the mainstream rhetoric in the conservative movement. One doesn’t need to look far to see examples.
It is also not a surprise that most of the extreme ideas and rhetoric is rooted in the treason of the Confederacy. From Birtherism to calls to end birthright citizenship to nullification of Federal laws to states rights to calls for secession and more it seems the only flag Wingnuts respect is the old Confederate battle flag. And weaving these ideas together–just as it wove the Confederacy together–is racism, fear and deep, deep ignorance.
Case in point is the growing call for armed rebellion if voters and policy makers fail to place teabagger neo-Confederates in control of our Nation. From Palin to the lowliest wingnut blogger in his stars and bars boxers–and everywhere in-between–the threat of violence is repeatedly mentioned with varying degrees of subtlety.
I’ll lay it out bluntly for you; either the American people—not extremists, but good and decent patriots like your neighbors and yourselves—will revolt and destroy the ruling class and reform our government based upon first principles, or the United States we know as our forefather conceived it is dead.
I do not state this as hyperbole. I do not state this to incite violence. I state this as nothing more or less than an observation of both history and current events. [snip]
Revolution is a brutish, nasty business. Innocents will fall along with patriots and the corrupt, and success is not assured. [snip]
The question for you, my fellow Americans, is simple.
Will you fight, or will you surrender your liberties?
I pray for peace.
But I prepare for war.
Reading the CY is a bit like wading in a verbal sewer, not as vile as Stormfront but that may only be because the site still wants to pretend that their careful wording of some statements provides them a cloak deniability when it comes to their hatemongering. And I’m sure that like teabaggers Williams and Breitbart they will use their word parsing to cry reverse racism and white victimhood whenever somebody points out their racist neo-Confederate bile.
These folks would be jokes, except that their ilk has killed before and their fellow travelers will kill again. Therefore, the violence they advocate should be taken seriously as the rhetoric of nascent domestic terrorist cell groups–because that is what it is. And while I know that we are suppose to be understanding of their feelings, it really is time to call these neo-Confederate assholes what they are: traitors.
Instead, these American Confederate traitors are treated as a serious group of folks in our political discourse who need to be catered to by a lazy media and politicians lacking the integrity and courage to call out these thugs (see McCain, John; Graham, Lindsey; Gingrich, Newt; etc for examples).
It is very clear that these Confederates wankers do not believe in America, Our Constitution, Our Elections, Our Laws or anything that might be in the way of restoring the grand Confederacy of their fevered imaginations.
I noticed the other day that Jesus’ General has called for a special way to ‘honor’ all these wingnuts on Glenn Beck’s magic day of September 12 with a call for Burn The Confederate Flag Day. He offers some ways to get involved:
Ways to get involved:
- Host a flag-burning party on Sept. 12.
- Tell us where and when you’re holding it, and we’ll publish a list of events.
- Send us photos of the event. We’ll post them here.
- Upload a video of the event onto YouTube. We’ll embed it or link to it.
- Let them know we’re watching. Dress up like a clown and take a partially burned flag to a local tea party event (Don’t burn a flag at the event unless local laws allow it.)
- Spread the word via Facebook (here’s our Facebook group), Twitter, and other social media.
- Submit your own ideas, below in the comments. We’ll use them to update this list.
- Place a banner on your blog, website, or social media profile.
This sounds like a fine idea to me. It is way past time for the Confederacy and all it represents to be turn to ashes.