You know...posted by The Vidiot @ 9:53 PM Permalink I've said it somewhere before, that society marginalizes those those that don't think like everyone else. I mean, if you think about it, society marginalizes those who think outside the confines of society itself. That's what insanity is; someone who doesn't think like anybody else. It's the psychologist/psychiatrist's job to make sure that everybody fits into the accepted reality and if they don't, they are diagnosed and treated so that they can be a part of mainstream society. Otherwise, they're locked away.
So, when I see the way dKos community treats something like Texas Gov. Perry's declaration of Texas sovereignty, it just rings all sorts of bells for me. What Perry was doing was nothing more than asserting the 10th Amendment of the US constitution
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.Saying, basically, if the federal government tries to overstep its boundaries, the states have a right to say, "hell no." But if you read the dKos treatment, words like Cuckoo are used. Perry didn't say "secede" but a few of his supporters did. Big deal. Perry is still part of the overall machine and he won't move Texas to secession. Whether or not citizens of that state would like that is something else.
My issue is that it's portrayed in such a negative light that the actual merits of the issue are never discussed.
You might notice that happens a lot.