Oh, tea partygoers. You know you're not supposed to use bad words.
We all learned this fact in preschool when your mother took you to Kids 'R Us for clothes shopping. Remember? They had this big electronic Tic-Tac-Toe game, but you couldn't play it because this other child, whose skin pigment was very different from yours, was there first. And then you asked your mother in an indiscreet tone, "Can I play it after that brown faced girl is done?"
The lesson here is that racism is only cute when you're four years old. These adults are closer to 40 and posses jobs and 401Ks and outrageous cell phone bills. And they're calling congressmen niggers and faggots. They may as well be treated like they're four years old. Let's send them home without any dessert or health care.
Nothing poisons the pool more than getting a large crowd together to conscientiously object to something. (Remember all those "Kill Bush" signs during the Iraq war protests? And in the original Boston Tea Party, there was the offensive placard that read "The King dreſseſ in maternal garmentſ.") So just invite fewer people! Then again, a protest isn't successful unless lots of people show up, are mad as hell, and make it known that they're not going to take it anymore.
But as the following graph proves, the mental capacity (IQ) of a person in a group is inversely proportional to the number of humans (size) of said group:
So as you can see, combined intelligence is not a sum or even an average. I don't even think a layman's mathematical term applies to this phenomenon. We may need to break out some quantum physics for this one.
And it's not just protesters that suffer this absence of acuity. It happens everywhere. Traffic jams. Sporting events. A theater showing The Backup Plan. Places on the Internet where comments can be found. We don't expect much from these settings other than to witness some type of brainless asshole rise above his peers and steal the headlines. And we REALLY don't expect these protests to be self-policing. It's such an emotional experience, nobody is going to be the buzzkill by telling their outraged neighbor comparing an obscure House congressman to Hitler to try a different method of social activism that won't make the front page of the Huffington Post.
Because that person is too busy comparing a different House congressman to Genghis Khan.Powered by Sidelines