Possibly the worst thing ever to happen to North Carolina: badly dressed and ill-tempered Republicans gain a majority in the state legislature. It’s at least the worst thing since slavery or the Trail of Tears.
Editorial writers used to slogging away at corruption tirades (oh, those Democrats of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s!) now muss their hair while trying to decipher if they’re describing Satan’s smile or the devil’s democracy.
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You have to start where conservatives prefer to begin. Genesis. Biblical bibliography is the only way to understand this swarthy immorality that white neoconservatives are hammering into our hearts. (Yes, they think liberals and people of color are all vampires.)
We must have floods, sacrifice, destruction of entire cities, and the manifestation of a chosen people. In short: a return to Steinbeck-era agricultural theocracy. Welcome home, Barney Fife. We have a new fiefdom for you, which you may recognize. (Hint: the inhabitants do not attend any of the First Baptist Churches where protestant white people sit so piously every Sunday.)
We have told Tar Heel women to repent! REPENT! Like in a bad Stephen King miniseries, our state leaders have hollered down the bra aisles at department stores for lady-folk to stop acting like hussies and start behaving like good Christian women. Which means: shut up and vote Republican.
A proverb says that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Our unholy pike to Luciferian woe is paved with equal parts unethical Democrat (Easley, Ballance, Black and Perdue, to name a few) and newfound Tea Party racism and hate. They hate anything that is different from them, like ants on a hot summer sidewalk.
I’m a North Carolina native. I grew up looking at photos of Jim Hunt which were as frequent and smiling as any row of Jesus portraits. I was born in Raleigh and live in the capital area now. The state GOP will have you believe that the thousands of protestors who descend on Halifax Mall every Monday evening are wild-eyed old hippies from “up North.” But these are the cousins and neighbors I have known all my life. They are not an angry phalanx of Sodomites, hewn from the hemp fields of Humboldt County.
But we’ve lost a few of our beloved Democrats along the way. For the GOP to have gained such heavy majorities in both houses of the Legislative Building, our yellow dogs ain’t so yellow no more. Surely some fan-folding yeoman farmers and their matronly wives have been marking ballots for – dare I say it, love? – Republicans. And at the state level, too.
Blasphemy! Repent, ye red dogs from hell. Return to the ballots of your ancestors and stop voting for these Tea Party/Art Pope demons, before it is too late. So much damage is already done. But like any good church, we can rebuild it from the ashes, as long we have some ashes. At the rate our Thoms and Phils and Pats are going, even the very air we breathe could be sold off to the highest bidder. Our days of having enough sky to even have the vapors, well they might be numbered, darling.
Causes Sean Jackson Supports
PFLAG, Amnesty International, AA, Catholic Social Services