A few days ago, I posted about the Free Republic thread where the discussion was basically going along these lines:
“Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?”
“The same thing we do every night, Pinky — try to take over the government!“
Predictably, as the thread grows and the rhetoric of revolution escalates, the deranged ideas fly, the freepers get increasingly torqued, and — what a surprise — the threat of violence rears its head.
These people need to LITERALLY have the crap scared out of them and toy guns won’t do it. If you don’t want to stand there with a real gun over your head, then maybe Real Pitchforks and Real Torches might be a legitimate alternative, but these people need to have the fear of God put in them. They need to know that there are millions of true Americans who mean it when they cry…
GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!
Causing some to have second thoughts about the whole deal:
It’s just about time to get off the crazy train before it derails, I think.
The thread makes it apparent that the guy who shot up the Holocaust Museum isn’t the only nut on the Free Republic tree; there’s more out there and some of them are getting weird, and not in a good way. There are things happening on the far right that are definitely cause for concern.
But is the overthrow of government by a motley crew of cheeto-munching, spittle-flecked teabaggers, birthers and dittoheads who can barely summon the initiative to get up from their computers one of those things? Sadly, no.