Teabaggers Scared Shitless of Globalization
I read this in the Financial Times a week or two ago. I can’t remember if it was a column or a letter to the editor. Basically, the teabaggers’ paranoia runs a lot deeper than we know. They’re not just lashing out at socialists and swarthy minorities. There’s so much more.
(And since the Financial Times is polite and proper and all that, they didn’t use any derogatory terms like “teabagger.”)
The endless slogans about America being “Number One,” “unique in the world,” a “beacon of light” — Manifest Destiny in other words — this is deeply, deeply ingrained in the teabaggers’ belief system. The rest of the world is just a big blob of socialists, peasants and people of Other Religions. America is Different. Special.
The teabaggers are clinging to America’s uniqueness and superiority just as doggedly as they’re clinging to their guns and religion.
It’s absolutely imperative that America be separate from that global faceless blob. Preferably, of course, we should be in complete control — Domination! — over those faceless Other countries. But in any case, we must Never EVER be just a small part of that global melting pot of Other countries.
And unfortunately for the teawads, this is exactly what’s happening. Globalization; the global village; the flattening of the world. Whatever you want to call it, it’s Here. Now. And this trend is going to keep on accelerating, exponentially, whether anyone likes it or not.
G8, G20, the World Court, the IMF, the U.N. — it must be unbearable, intolerable, that America has to deal and negotiate with these international bureaucrats. And it’s just gonna get more and more like this.
If you’re a teabagger, the excruciating but undeniable fact is: America is not “unique,” “Number One!” or “God’s Chosen Country.” It’s just a country. No more; no less. There are about 200 countries in the world — give or take — and America is just one of them. We’re just a cog in one big (but not necessarily happy) global family. Get over it.
Tea Party, meet Ghost Dancing.