I wish the English language, particularly the American version, could get a restraining order against Glenn Beck and his fellow angry old men and women. I wish the language could cite abuse and calls to violence as the reason it no longer wants to be spewed from the mouths of these whores of journalism and their backward followers. The language suffered bravely through the mumblings of the bastard 43 and the disjointed ramblings of the Alaskan moosegutter, and now, it is being used as a weapon of terrorism against the people who need it to carry on day to day life.
Following the urging of Rush, Glenn, and those who would have fellow American suffer for lack of access to health care, spread lies and misinformation. They don't want to know the truth- that they or their families or friends can benefit from a reformed health care system. They just want to follow their right-wing masters. Thinking is hard and working with others is just plain dumb.
They can't fight the truth so they work to make sure no one else has access to it. They don't want discussion, they want to scream buzzwords and panic phrases to drown honest information and exchange of ideas out. Yes, they are actually blocking the exchange of ideas because their "my way or the highway" mindset will not allow them to compromise.
And now that words aren't working, they're resorting to physical displays and threats. Pushing and shoving are not so bad, and almost to be expected in a passionate crowd of opposing views. Hanging a Democratic Representative in effigy is an intimidation tactic. To actually threaten a Democratic Congressman with death is so far over the line, I hope someone is in jail for it tonight.
They hate. They hate they've been voted out of office. They hate the idea someone who doesn't have as much money as they, in most cases, think they will have some day will be able to go to the same doctor they see. They hate that they have no way to justify denying health care to so many. They hate that they can't come up with a way to make positive things happen without losing profits for their corporate overlords.
If the fight for health care reform is going to be physical, then the American English language will get a rest. I hope those who feel the need to intimidate with actions and physically harm those they don't agree with remember that it will take words to get them out of prison and even kinder words to integrate them back into society.
I won't have any of those for them.