[Since I oppose virtually everything the Dear Leader and his legions of myrmidons seek, please report me to Obama’s Thought Police at firstname.lastname@example.org]
This excellent article was posted at the always great Hot Air blog. The author, writing under the psuedonym of Doctor Zero, tries to explain who the mob is. Check out the entire article here but I will relate a couple of his good points:
We don’t like having to fight desperate battles to save our freedom and future from socialist politicians every ten or twenty years. We don’t like having our time wasted with trillion-dollar statist fantasies, when our government is already trillions of dollars in the red. We’re tired of checking the papers each day, to see which group of us has been targeted as enemies of the State. We’re growing impatient waiting for the Democrats to come up with ideas that don’t require their supporters to hate someone. We’ve had our fill of “progressives” who act as if we’re living in 1909, and none of their diseased policies have ever been tried before.
Hear hear, brother. To “progressives” history always started yesterday; they reject the notion that something that has failed numerous times in the past will not work now that they are trying it. His scathing points continue:
We’ve had enough of dodging a massive State that wants to organize, subsidize, penalize, and divide us. We refuse to pay tithe to a religion we don’t support, including the official State religion of global warming. We demand honesty, humility, and transparency from our public servants, no matter how many elections they’ve won.
We don’t invest our hopes in the government. It is beneath the dignity of free men and women to spend their days hoping a politician decides to provide for our needs. We face the future, not with passive and helpless “hope”, but with active and dynamic faith in ourselves, and our fellow Americans. We are opposed to a political class that tries to cultivate our hopes by showering us with fear. We don’t trust politicians with our fortunes, much less with our lives. In fact, we don’t trust politicians much at all… but we absolutely require them to trust us.
Excellent. He closes with his most cogent point to the statists and to those of us who are fellow mob members:
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have a lot of work to do. There’s an election coming up next year.
I am on your team, brother. These statists have pissed off a group of people who are slow to rile but will not back down. We are fighting this fight not only for the future, our children and grandchildren, but for those who went before us. We are fighting this fight for the patriots who crafted this great country and for the Americans who have paid the ultimate price in preserving and defending it.
To do any less would make us undeserving of the label of American. Don’t tread on me.