posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:24 AM
The thread title sort of says it all. From this Sequester edition of the endless political hair-on-fire crisis machine, to the
end-of-days-every-other-day, AntiChrist-whack-a-mole mentality of the American Evangelical community, to the Al Qaeda under every rock hysteria of the
Bush/Cheney regime, to the lock-n-load, birther Manchurian Candidate end-of-America-as-we-know-it Obama hating Tea Party, it seems that the only thing
the entire conflagration ever actually strives to accomplish is feeding the rightwing's junkie fix for crisis.
I expect tons of locked caps, since this is what these folks (here and elsewhere) do in response to literally everything, but I kinda hope that
someone here takes the moment to notice just how accurate this quick (and yes, broad-brush) assessment is, as it pertains to the "new
conservatism" that's emerged in this society since the turn of the century. It's all heroes and villains with this crowd, as the rest of us
look around to try and understand why everything has to end up being a crisis - and even more, why so many of the folks who label themselves
"registered conservatives" (which is odd, since I didn't know that conservatism is a political party, or that there actually is a Conservative
Party that puts up national candidates, and has a registration process, but I digress...) seem to come so "alive" when everything in this nation
is suddenly going straight to hell on an express train.
This psychology of crisis addiction....I think it might explain a lot about why our politics has gotten so completely childish and dysfunctional.