The Repuglican shit tsunami keeps rollin' in.
First, their relentless quest to undermine science in an effort to mandate their silly made-up iron-age tale of barbarity as the law of the land is about to submerge children from the sorry state of Indiana in the sewer of enforced stupidity.
You may WANT it to be true, Beavis; you may WISH it carried the weight of fact; but no amount of insistence and chicanery and quoting of King James gobbledygook can make TRUE what is manifestly a loose compendium of man-made oral stories from an ancient, scientifically-ignorant, tribal people. Pack the juries however you like. But the facts don't give a shit about what you think of them. All you're accomplishing by calling your fictional story "science" is to condemn the children of Indiana to a profoundly flawed education, which will hang like an albatross around their necks for the rest of their lives. Good job.
But this is the world conservatives would have us live in: a world of ignorant serfs and half-citizens creating the wealth on which the very few live like kings. We've made huge steps in that direction in the past 30 years, and the right wants to continue with a vengeance. Take, for example, the path the presumptive party nominee for president has committed to treading if elected:
Jesus. Maybe the reason the country is so polarized today is because the right is so fucking far out into wacko looney-land that compromise with any sensible person is impossible. Obama needed these smelling salts from Day One and maybe he wouldn't have given away the store to these wackos.
I hate most of the world they're trying to make, a world devoid of compassion and civics, a world without art and creativity, an Orwellian world of Darwinian cruelty and rampant inequality, and all of it fed from a gigantic propaganda machine of which Joseph Goebbels would be proud.
Count me out.