And liberals. The center must hold, people.
And take your time, the link will take you to a long post.
I think of this every time Glenn Beck's show comes on the radio with a warning to "go to a fallout shelter." I think of this any time Hannity's segment begins with the apples of prosperity falling into the box of socialism. I think about this anytime I hear an attendant to the Tea Party rallies talking about how worried he is about his "liberties." I think often of how my own very conservative, very Catholic, very Southern father tell me he has had to stop watching Fox News because they have all lost their minds. I think about this when I hear southern governors talking secession again because they lost during two election cycles.
I think about many of my Republican and conservative friends who think nothing like this, but who repeat the same talking points to me, or act as if all our history has happened in a vaccum.
Radicalism is a very, very scary thing. The road leads only to places we would rather not go, because we've been there before. It leads to us a place where we hang pictures of those who are lost, and light votives to their memories.
And this is all real, in so many ways. When you get to the section entitled "Go..." read it once in the context of the article - and think of how it applies to masses of people.
Then go back, and read in the context of where we already see the fruits of this kind of isolated culture, from troubled urban streets pocketed with crack houses to rural gravel roads hiding meth labs behind the kudzu. In both places, we already hang pictures of those who are lost, and light votives to their memories.
The only difference will be scale.
(HT: Library Chronicles)