Just to confirm, I’m against stuff that separates people. Unequal education, unequal income, unequal opportunities … it’s all stuff we the people should be working on.
I think there’s enough stupid on both sides, on both sides, so stupid is something we should address first. Because, to be honest, stupid is how we got here.
First up, Right-wing Stupid.
This still is from an episode of Democracy Now! on the Berkeley mobs on Holy Saturday. Honestly, I really can’t understand why protesters on both sides don’t just hold a silent sit in and carry signs, but …
What I want to point out here is the Guy in Yellow. Note the “Jesus will Judge You!” sweatshirt. What is he doing, he is literally boot-stomping as hard as he can on another person.
For starters, I would imagine Jesus will not be judging the victim being stomped here. As a Christian, this is really offensive. But as a Christian, I can also say the guy wearing the sweat shirt, is probably not one.
John 3:17 “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”
Jesus didn’t come to judge. He came to save. Christians know this.
Okay, on to Left-wing Stupid.
This a still from The Rachel Maddow Show on Monday night on the DNC tour of Tom Perez, the DNC chairman,, and Bernie Sanders.
What I want to point out is the object on the floor behind Tom’s left shoulder. That thing, is the American flag. Lying on the floor. The flag my ancestors have been in this country fighting for since 1776.
If you watch the entire clip, it gets worse. They get the flag up, cockeyed and walk away.
After a minute or two of stagehands walking by, bouncing the floor, the flag finally falls to the ground with a crash. A really loud crash that you can hear in the interview.
Does Mr Perez even turn around to see if anyone is hurt? Nope. Does he stop and ask the stage hands if they are ok? Nope. Does he check on the flag and see that it’s ok? Nope. He just keeps talking.
Finally, a stage hand comes up and sees it on the floor. What does he do? He grabs it up by the poll and drags it off stage. Drags the American flag across the floor, off stage, like it’s a dirty bed sheet.
Real Americans care about how their flag is treated because that flag represents the American people. Also, real people hear a loud crash and ask if all the other people are okay.
I think of myself as being equal opportunity when it comes to pointing out stupid. If you ask me which thing I’m more appalled by, it’s the Jesus sweatshirt on a guy stomping on another human being — along with 5 other people, doing the same thing at the same time — and on Holy Saturday no less, as Jesus lay in the tomb having just been crucified for our sins.
Not knowing how to properly treat your own country’s flag is a really stupid mistake. Willfully trying to kill another human being in a frenzy of rage is a crime.