The Three Stooges of Right Wing stupidity all spoke at a rally Sunday at the World War II Veterans Memorial expressing their phony outrage at a government shutdown, that Ted Cruz helped cause, that was closing the monument. There were several moments that high lighted the collective IQ at this event being somewhere between a rock and a moss plant, but one was certainly when Sarah Palin condemned all those using the World War II veterans as a photo op which is exactly what she, Ted Cruz and Larry Klayman were doing.
Klayman provided a one man high light reel of abject bigoted ignorance, when he called on the President of the United States of America to put down his Quran and come out with his hands up. One wonders if Klayman is really this paranoid and stupid or if he is just playing on the fears of some poor, gullible, economically threatened, white folks just for political power. If he is engaged in the latter then he is an unprincipled charlatan and a liar.
For those who don't know Larry Klayman, he is an attorney, somehow he got through law school, an author who writes for Joseph Farrah's World Net Daily, who because of its list of authors that qualify as bonafide Right Wing loons, I refer to as Wing Nut Daily, and he is founder of a Right Wing political action group Freedom Watch.
In Klayman's most recent fascist rant, he continues to push for a Right Wing Revolution on November the 19, 2013 that he notes should be a peaceful revolution of civil disobedience, but that Obama must be overthrown. Klayman has a history of paranoid delusion, such as NSA surveillance is meant to suppress white people and make them pay reparations, that America has been hijacked by Islam, and that we need to cleanse this nation of Muslims, Socialists, people of color, anti-Christians, illegal immigrants, gays and lesbians, in short it is time to restore America to the lily white nation it never was.
There is no place in America for Klayman's brand of hate speech. His presence at the World War II Vets memorial disrespects what my father fought for and he and his fellow vets built in this nation. It was after all, my fathers generation, that after overcoming the Great Depression, and fighting Fascism in World War II, took on the issues of racial intolerance and segregation in the 1960's that Klayman would dearly love to return America to.
Growing up during the Civil Rights era this band of morons reminds me of the hate filled white folks who fought tooth and nail to keep America a segregated nation and joined the KKK to keep America a land of racial intolerance and white privilege. There is no place in a nation that is as diverse as ours for any tolerance of the sort of hate speech Klayman brings with him and it is past time for those in the Republican Party, who should know better, to call out this sort of speech and refuse to be tolerant of it.
I had plenty of family who fought for the Confederacy but the Civil War was fought over slavery with many of the soldiers, my family included, who fought for the South, most of whom didn't have slaves, being duped by the pretense of the wealthy planters that this was about fighting for their freedom from tyranny, when in fact the tyranny was the planters who were duping them into fighting to defend slavery, oh excuse me property rights, just the same way working class kids go to war fighting for freedom, which turns out to be the freedom of Exxon Mobil and BP to take another nations oil reserves and make a profit. I celebrate my Southern heritage by learning from it not pretending it was what it wasn't.
The so called Confederate Flag at the event is proof enough that even those at the event know it is about race. But this bunch is so stupid they can't even misappropriate the accurate symbol of their racial bias. The real battle flag is square not a rectangle and is not the national flag of the Confederacy at all, but the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. The battle flag is not a symbol of rebellion and self reliance it has been misused to become a symbol of beliefs that have no place in a free just society, that one race is inferior to another. We are all in America together so its time we learned to live together.