Really, when they say who they are, believe them.

16 May 2013 03:52 pm
Posted by: Donna

Craig McDermott captured an interesting thing Rep. Steve Smith said Tuesday about a ridonkulous bill before the Arizona Legislature, that prevents the evil Federal Government from sapping our Stately essences. Or something.

Per Craig:

The text of his “explanation” (emphasis added)

Mr. Speaker, I think just since we’re talking a little bit about history, I think it would be fair to point out that history of virtually every nation on the earth has come about from one people taking from another. Going back to biblical times. If we stand on this argument, then God’s people never should have occupied God’s land. ‘Cause they took it from people, too. I guess I wanted to say that some people look at the United States as a taking nation. I look at it as the most benevolent and the most giving nation, certainly in our time and frankly, ever. I vote yes.

The scariest part isn’t that he said what he said. It was in how he said it, with the same matter-of-fact tone that former legislator Sylvia Allen proclaimed that strip mining uranium was OK because the Earth was 6000 years old and doing just fine.

Of course he was matter-of-fact about it! Wingnuts are fully armed with their own revisionist history and the deep conviction that their crusade is just and right. Commandeering land, resources, and bodies toward that end is what they’re supposed to do. And they truly, honestly believe they are acting out of benevolence and that God is on their side. Newsflash to everyone who thinks we can reason and engage in civil dialog with these poor benighted rubes: that’s impossible. They need to be resisted.

1 Comment(s)

  1. Comment by Mike Slater on May 16, 2013 4:39 pm

    What needs to be resisted at all costs is liberals.

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