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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler ยป Archive for Backlash

Archive for the “Backlash” Category

When a government is obviously out of tune with the people that have given it permission to govern them, inevitably the people will take matters into their own hands.

You can quote me on that.

Another example, this time from Pahrump, Nevada (if any of you alert LCs have already tried to tip me off on this, please accept my apologies and feel free to claim credit in the comments).

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A Nevada town passed a law this week making it illegal to fly a foreign nation’s flag by itself, the latest swipe by a U.S. community at illegal immigrants.

The town council of Pahrump, which lies in the Mojave Desert west of Las Vegas, voted 3-2 on Tuesday to make flying any foreign flag above the U.S. flag or alone an offense punishable by a $50 fine and 30 hours’ community service.

To anybody who has been living under a rock, the good people of Pahrump are kind enough to point out their reasons for you:

Supporters said they passed the measure to hit back at Hispanic demonstrators who carried Mexican flags when they marched in U.S. cities earlier this year to press for rights for 10 million to 12 million illegal immigrants living in the shadows.

“All of the illegal alien protesters are waving Mexican flags, and we just got tired of it,” town board clerk Paul Willis told Reuters in a telephone interview.

“This is the United States, and the Stars and Stripes should fly supreme,” he added.

Hmmm… Looks like the displays of illegal immigrants parading unmolested in the streets while openly pledging allegiance to a foreign power (if they love it so much, then why the everloving fuck did they ever leave?) have managed to hack off a goodly number of proud Americans.

His Imperial Majesty is glad to see that he’s not alone in his anger, disgust and plain disdain for ungrateful swine like that.

This is what true “People Power” looks like, yet I’m pretty sure that we won’t find Markos “Screw ‘Em” Zuniga singing its praises.

When it became obvious, months and months ago, that the overpaid (and -bribed) crooks in DC on BOTH sides of the aisle had absolutely no interest in following the people’s demands and start enforcing the laws, when it became plain for all to see that the over-privileged, self-anointed royalty on the Potomac couldn’t care less about what the people wanted, the people without whose consent they wouldn’t be governing in the first place, when all that the outcries for justice and respect for the law garnered was repeated flipping of the fat, incumbent fingers of Washington, the anger started simmering, growing slowly with every fresh outrage.

It was obvious to anybody with a brain that eventually it would reach boiling point.

Which, of course, is why nobody in Washington noticed it. They just carried on regardless, safe in their delusion that they were in power because they were entitled to be in power, not because they’d been chosen to, and could be unchosen just as easily.

The GOP reaped the whirlwind on November 7th. Of course, true to form, they’re still firmly in denial, claiming that illegal immigration and blanket amnesty for 20 million criminals was never an issue. Part of this is because they’re terminally ClueBereft, but most of it is, I suspect, because they’d have to admit that they were wrong in order to actually learn the lesson.

And to the preening, narcissistic, grafting hacks in DC, admitting you were ever wrong about anything is a fate worse than death. Their fragile egos simply wouldn’t survive such a thing, so they plow on through the frozen, iceberg-filled waters at flank speed, confident that the Titanic will never sink.

They invent myths about how strong border security candidates were defeated, ignoring for the sake of the fantasy narrative that the GOP did all they could to stab those candidates in the back by denying funding, among other things, not to mention that the Democrat opponents they were facing were using a platform even more to the right than the incumbents.

And they’ll ignore the growing backlash too, until they and their party are either fundamentally reformed or have been turned into a footnote in the history books.

As to the Respect the Flag Law of Pahrump, I’m probably going to hack off a lot of people here, but so be it. That’s what I do, so full steam ahead and damn the torpedoes:

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