Friday, August 28, 2015

A Modest Proposal

It cannot be repeated often enough:

Crazy people don't know they're crazy.

They're sure that everything they do and everything they believe is true and perfectly acceptable. In fact, it's the norm.

You really can't blame them for this.

They're crazy, after all.

It's up to some sane "voice of authority" to point out their madness.

Of course, if the only "voice of authority" they listen to agrees with them...

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Modern Republican Party!

And their enablers at Fox News.

So of course the president is an anti-American Kenyan socialist who hates white people! Women aren't smart enough to control their own bodies! Allowing gays to marry will make you gay, too! Or at the very least undermine your marriage! Poor people deserve their poverty! Money is speech and corporations are people! It's the Mexicans' fault! It's the unions' fault! It's the teachers' fault! Lower taxes on the rich help everyone! A livable minimum wage will destroy our economy! Police are always right to shoot black people!

I could go on, this point, that would be crazy.

And, since there "ain't no cure for crazy", here's what we should do:

Take one of our more disposable states. Kansas for instance. Centrally located. Has had a crazy ass governor and legislature for years. Nothing worthwhile or irreplaceable in the entire state. So we put a big fence around it. Trump can build it, using Mob concrete, and all the non-union labor he can find. And then we put him and all the crazies in there. Let 'em roam free. Huckabee, Coulter, Hannity, Palin, Carson, Limbaugh, Gohmert, King, Walker, Drudge, Santorum, Cheney, Jindal, all of 'em. The Bush family can either join them--or move to Saudi Arabia.

I'm sure some of you are thinking, "gee Mr. Franklin, that's a bit extreme, isn't it?"

I prefer to call it "tough love".

And I think you'll agree, it's the only sane choice.

Lots of fresh air, corn based diet, all interior surfaces painted a soothing green, crafts.

No guns though.

Sane people are nothing if not compassionate.

Oh, and no healthcare, either. It's a privilege, not a right, and sorry, but they haven't earned it.

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