Thursday, April 23, 2009

Glenn Beck (ala Jan Brady): "That's All We Hear! Militia, Militia, Militia!"

Can D.C. Stand Even More Stupidity?

A...MILLION...MAN...MILITIA...MARCH. So much for debunking "bitter people who cling to their guns and religion."

From Historian Marc Pitcavage (courtesy, Wikipedia)
The militia movement is a right-wing movement that arose following controversial standoffs in the 1990s. It inherited paramilitary traditions of earlier groups, especially the conspiratorial, antigovernment Posse Comitatus. The militia movement claims that militia groups are sanctioned by law but uncontrolled by government; in fact, they are designed to oppose a tyrannical government. Adherents believe that behind the "tyranny" is a left-wing, globalist conspiracy known as the New World Order. The movement's ideology has led some adherents to commit criminal acts, including stockpiling illegal weapons and explosives and plotting to destroy buildings or assassinate public officials, as well as lesser confrontations.
As an outgrowth of the (unsuccessful) tea parties, people (all anonymous) are talking about a march on Washington composed of all those disgruntled people who see Barack Obama as the anti-Christ, talk about the coming terrors of The New World Order, think Hannity, Limbaugh and (possibly) O'Reilly are the only believable media people left, and feel Sarah Palin has a God-given right to shoot wolves from planes.

From Crooks and Liars:

"...the latest idea from the militiamen who are starting to see their paranoid ranks rising:

A peaceful demonstration of at least a million — hey, if we can 10 million, even better — but at least one million armed militia men marching on Washington. A peaceful demonstration. No shooting, no one gets hurt. Just a demonstration. The only difference from any typical demonstration is we will all be armed.

Throw in Christian Identity, the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, Pastor Rod Parsley (for religious respectability), people who make pilgrimages to Ruby Ridge and Waco, and brother, you've got a kickass party!

Try getting a permit for this shindig! "No shooting, no one gets hurt." WTF? One million men (no women?) and one million guns loaded with about 8-10 million rounds of ammunition and no one gets hurt?

"Peaceful" Impossible. If one "wrong" tattoo shows up (perhaps Jonathan and David kissing) there will be way too much bloodshed.

And pointless. Except to Fox News, the sponsor of the event.

Just a thought.