We’ve pretty much made that line in the National Anthem a joke, haven’t we. A few years ago, as part of a publicity stunt, some LED boards were put up in cities around the country, and we all freaked. Most recently, we have let a child’s engineering project scare the crap out of us.
We’ve become a nation of nasty, sniffling cowards. Let’s just be honest about it. Anyone that doesn’t look like us or believe exactly as we do is automatically a threat. As Jesse A. Myerson tweeted:
Saying "We mistook the clock for a bomb" is a real greasy way of side-stepping the truth: "We mistook the kid for a bomb-maker."
— Jesse A. Myerson (@JAMyerson) September 16, 2015
I especially love how some are complaining he was being a smart-ass, because when the cops asked him what it was, he said, “A clock.” Well, I seem to remember my mother once tell me, “As a stupid question, get a stupid answer.”
This is who we’ve become at home. But these same people, having never served a day in uniform, drive around with the “We Support the Troops,” and “These Colors Don’t Run” bumper stickers all over their cars, and all the Republican Presidential Candidates are doing their best to incite a war with Iran. All because there’s not cost to any of them, so that’s easy. But let a 14-year-old build a cool gadget, and they get the shit scared out of them, and then start trying to fact check the kid to cover their embarrassment for diving under the bed.
Never forget, Sarah Palin with the Vice Presidential candidate for Republicans in a recent election. Take a gander at her batshittery. Click here.