The oddest thing happened to me last Monday.
I don’t count myself among the “blame America” crowd. You know, the people who think that America is evil, has no conscience or soul, and pretty much everything it does is wrong. See also: “the Great Satan.” This group is made up mostly of people who I like to haphazardly label “flaming liberals.”
I also don’t consider myself a supporter of Ron Paul, because I can’t decide if the Ralph Nadar of conservatism is crazy like a fox, or crazy like Dennis Kucinich. Literally everything he does could go either way, right down to him wearing a blue plaid tie to last week’s Republican debate, a strictly red tie affair. I like to carelessly paint all of Ron Paul’s supporters as “right wing sociopaths.”
But as I watched the debate last week, Ron Paul said one thing, just one thing that actually got him booed, and I haven’t been able to get out of my head since then, because it illustrates a growing compulsion in our culture.