DENIED: Bigotry of the Obamatrons
Posted By Charles Winecoff On May 4, 2009 (12:34 pm)
Recently, at the office (a place I sometimes affectionately refer to as Obama Central), I made the mistake of printing out a Washington Post editorial that questioned the foreign policy expertise of our new Commander-in-Chief. By th e time I got to the printer to pick it up, someone else had already seen it – and stamped “DENIED” across the top of the page in red ink. Next to that was scrawled, “RIGHT WINGER GO HOME.”
The first thing that went through my mind was: cross burnings. The second was: children are evil (my workplace is overrun by hundreds of twentysomethings).
Whoever stamped ”DENIED” across my document clearly felt justified in defacing it. Though petty, this was a hostile act – another tiny blow in the insidious war on free thought. …
Instead of gossiping at the water cooler, today’s privileged jugend hover in packs around TV monitors to mock the usual suspects – poor old Sarah Palin, the Tea Partiers, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Miss California (chivalry is deader than dead). Together, they telegraph their warning to anyone who might disagree: don’t.
Twenty-somethings are fond of declaring, “It’s a free country!” But is it? Really? [T]hese kids – who see nothing odd about surrounding themselves with creepy, halo’d icons of The One – mock folks who actually make the effort to exercise their right to free speech on talk radio, at Tea Parties, and at workplace printers.
They think this double standard is perfectly normal.
Read the whole thing. I think the reason they think it’s perfectly normal to mock and disparage anyone who disagrees with them is because it’s what Jon Stewart does. It also plays into the whole Cult-of-Personality, Dear-Leader, Don’t-You-Dare-Question-BHO thing that so many of us who are still capable of critical thought find off-putting about the Cult-of-the-One.