Well, it finally happened. The ignorance, stupidity, and just plain meanness of the world hit me so hard Wednesday that it completely shut my brain down in a barely sputtering paralysis. The last (but not the only) straw? I was reading the stories about “tea party” tax protests.
My brain went into overload: Which to respond to? Their appalling ignorance of American history? Their appalling ignorance of their current tax status? Their appalling ignorance of the fact that things cost money? Their goofy hats? Their smug self-assurance of their own cleverness? Their myopic selfishness? Their selfish myopia?
I could feel my stomach clenching in anger like a fist. There was just so much wrongness! How much can one intelligent, informed person take???
No más, apparently, because my cerebral cortex shut down all conscious consideration. I was rendered speechless. Which, if you know me, is unusual.
All I could hear was a barely articulate shouting from my brainstem that said “Kill them! Kill them all!”
So while I attempt to recover from this particularly virulent bout of misanthropy and/or contact my real estate agent about that desert island of my fondest dreams, please enjoy this, my favorite bit of political commentary ever.