Oh please. This isn’t going to be scary. You know why not? Because Idol is on, that’s why. If all these people really were capable of being roused to action any one of a hundred things would have roused them by now. We heard this about Obama’s election and heard it again about health care and I’m sure at the headquarters of the post-apocalyptic wishf-fulfillment society that is the RNC these days they’re muttering it under their breath all day long, but absolutely nothing is going to get people out of their recliners.
(I have lots of thoughts about fanboy disaster culture at the moment, about how some people just want shit to go down because they’ve never pictured themselves as the guy eating rats in the alley instead of the guy leading the new feudal society from a ball pit full of hookers, and this kind of thing is no exception.)
I love my fellow old white people, I really, really do, but we lazy as fuck. We may watch a show, multiple shows, hundreds of movies by now, about the earth caving in, and I may make jokes about provisioning for the zombie apocalypse and learning to drive stick just as a precaution, but the kind of stones it takes to actually rebuild a society? If we had that, we’d rebuild THE ONE WE HAVE NOW. Forget Republicans: Do I think a revolution may be called for at some point? Have you met me? Of course I do. I always think it’s time to burn down the board. I think a revolution may be called for yesterday, and that is when things are, on average, pretty okay and I have a frozen pizza in my belly.
But let me tell you something, whenever somebody brings up this armed revolution crap, they don’t ever mean THEM. They mean somebody else should lead the armed revolution, some other guy whose parade they could cheer at. The danger isn’t that 44 percent of Republicans believe this shit. The danger is in the one guy who believes it, and doesn’t wait for somebody else to get it done.