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The craven bootlicking of the status quo

The “Occupy” movement is a cancer. The “occupiers” are criminals and terrorists. The Obamaville is a creeping death made of Nylon, placards and human waste. This movement is a third-world rot that will infect us all if we do not sterilize it now.

Phil Elmore, The festering Obamavilles

Phil Elmore writes for World Net Daily, which gives you pretty much everything you need to know about him. WND is a place where facts and reality take a back seat to spurious rumors, internet get rich scams, and of course anti-Obama racism. It’s a playground for the reality-challenged among us, home to the 25% of citizens that just can’t accept Snopes.com and instead read Chuck Norris. As the Occupy movement has grown, the crowd at WND has upped their condemnation of it, of which “The festering Obamavilles” is just the latest example of their blind panic that someone might upset the status quo. “Protesters” and “occupiers” in quotes, because they aren’t really protesting, instead they’re “shiftless losers who don’t care about anything” who “comprise countless lesser terrorist campaigns whose goal is to intimidate and punish the public“.

“Call out the National Guard. Turn on the fire hoses. Send bulldozers. Bring flame-throwers, for pity’s sake. Men and women who give a damn about their country, wearing Hazmat suits and respiratory gear, empowered by the lawful government of this nation, should be marching in ranks on every Obamaville this very moment, prepared to beat with truncheons and shoot with rubber bullets every last filthy hippie. Put a stop to this miserable army of miscreants before they are permitted to rape, infect, or ruin one more person.”

Goodness, methinks Phil- self-proclaimed martial arts “expert”- is frightened. He’s frightened that his Horatio Alger/God Bless America fantasy is finally being shown to be rubbish. Every paragraph in his screed contains a lie, even the title. “Obamavilles” is a misnomer- they can’t stand him, and for all his “understanding” of the movement, he still sicced the DoJ on the protesters in a coordinated effort across the country. Phil can’t seem to find any “message” in the movement- “Their targets range from shadowy corporate interests to equally ill-defined powers-that-are“. Oh no, someone said something mean about a corporation, thank goodness Elmore springs to the their defense. The fact that big business- and particularity the big banks- will grind him up just like everyone else matters not to Phil, as long as “filthy hippies” get crushed.

“They are lib hippie left-wing protesters, and lib hippie left-wing protestors are notorious for flouting basic standards of human decency.” Those “standards” are defined by a good American such as Phil Elmore, one suspects. Drawing attention to the income inequality in this country and stating the common-sense “Corporations Aren’t People” is “endangering the public” whereas his censorship of free speech by flamethrower is a-ok. It’s as if Elmore was in a coma since Woodstock, and like the Japanese troops stuck on islands that didn’t know the war was over, you can almost imagine Phil shouting “Get a haircut!” and racing home to watch Lawrence Welk.

Conservatives and liberals literally have different brains. Liberals cope better with change, whereas conservatives enjoy the status quo, and have a larger part of the brain that deals with fear and recognizes threats. Change to a conservative means potentially abandoning long-held beliefs and practices, and is something to be viewed with uncertainly and doubt. If one begins to question authority, then who will protect you when times are tough? For all the Ayn Rand dribble about “going it alone” and the “individual over the masses”, conservatives crave a big government that can stomp out “the filthy rabble” that dares voice another opinion.

I hate to break it to Phil and his fellow armchair patriots, but their days are numbered. The greed and selfishness that has mired this country in the economic toilet since Reagan is rejected by the 99% movement. They don’t want endless wars, they don’t fear Sharia, or gays, or “illegals”. They don’t want Citizens United to be the law of land, they don’t want BP to poison the Gulf or a pipeline to pollute the midwest. The 99% want equality, not entitlements. They aren’t against corporations, but they don’t want them to own our government. For Phil and his followers, it’s ok to provide socialism when Goldman Sachs gambling goes south, but if a single mother needs healthcare, it’s “not with my taxes!” Billions and billions to fight little brown people in caves, but none to feed a homeless man. They think it’s fine for our tax dollars to go to rebuilding Afghanistan- but not Detroit.

One feels almost sorry for the Phil Elmores of the world, trapped in a make-believe world of “us vs. them”, trotting out tired, disposed of slogans from battles already lost, craving the comforting dominance of authority to make sense of a world that has passed them by. Almost sorry. But not really. Because it’s these people with their craven whimpering for the mommy/state to keep them safe and quash “the hippies” that holds us back, and drags the inevitable evolution of society to a crawl. It might take 5 years or 50, but in time the Phil Elmores and his ilk will be no more.

As someone who will always identify more with the “filthy hippies”, I say good riddance. Your generation has received your final grade- and it failed. Be a man and admit it. Or continue to read World Nut Daily in your mom’s basement- just get out of the way. Some people have had enough of the status quo.

One Response to “The craven bootlicking of the status quo”

  1. yoshi Says:

    Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” pretty much puts the kybosh on “Horatio Alger/God Bless America fantasy” and Ayn Rand.

    – Rand was a bad romance novelist.
    – Alger was patent fiction for which the Right fails to recognize the introduction of a “patron” in every single one of his stories.
    – And while I might bless America, “God” has little to do with it.

    But then I’m the enemy of people like Phil Elmore, so what the f’ do I know.