Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Original Thought Is Original Sin

Recent hysterics from Republicans and their pretend gang of outsiders, aka 'tea party', follow an age-old plan - derision, division and distraction.

But this latest one is so sad - if you don't have the correct consumer habits, you are an evil anti-American.

Get into a conversation about television with members of the New Elite, and they can probably talk about a few trendy shows -- "Mad Men" now, "The Sopranos" a few years ago. But they haven't any idea who replaced Bob Barker on "The Price Is Right." They know who Oprah is, but they've never watched one of her shows from beginning to end.

Talk to them about sports, and you may get an animated discussion of yoga, pilates, skiing or mountain biking, but they are unlikely to know who Jimmie Johnson is (the really famous Jimmie Johnson, not the former Dallas Cowboys coach), and the acronym MMA means nothing to them.

They can talk about books endlessly, but they've never read a "Left Behind" novel (65 million copies sold) or a Harlequin romance (part of a genre with a core readership of 29 million Americans)."

Original thought is the same as Original Sin.

The 'tea-publican party' says - you are defined by what you purchase and never trust anyone different from you.

What a fearful, cowardly view of life.

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