Thought it couldn’t get worse/crazier than a unknown Randroid college “economist” knocking off the sitting majority leader?
Oh, no. No. No. No. No.
There’s yet a Marianas Trench for these folks to dig.
Today’s case-in-point comes from the
grea batshit insane state of Oklahoma, where we meet this fine primate:
Tea Party state House candidate Scott Esk endorsed stoning gay people to death: “I think we would be totally in the right to do it,” he said in a Facebook post. Esk went on to add nuance to his position:
“That [stoning gay people to death] goes against some parts of libertarianism, I realize, and I’m largely libertarian, but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”
Never mind the deep ignorance of a key foundational story from the faith in which he claims to live:
Not to worry, though. Pressed on the subject, Mr. Esk allowed as he merely accepts such a course of action, rather than actively planning to work to put Oklahoma squarely into the 5th century. Before the Common Era.
Glad that’s clear.
Also clear: these people hate America.
They are ignorant of its history and have no connection to the essential principles on which a pluralistic, free society utterly depends.
They must not be allowed near the levers of power. And they are the base of the Republican Party.
I leave the rest of the exercise to the reader.
Image: Lucas Cranach the Younger, Christ and the Adultress, after 1532.