I was just reading an interesting article on Equire about Rick Santorum's recent primary wins. Add that to a discussion on the Diane Rehm show on NPR this morning about the whole birth control/Catholic hospitals issue and I have to wonder what is going on.
How is it that the country is so amazingly set on just ignoring the issues we have to deal with. We're seriously saying that all of the advances we've made socially in the last 30 years should be rolled back. The solution to the implosion of the financial markets and the housing mess is to bury our heads in the sand. Global warming is something that can be ignored by pretending it won't happen.
The good thing about democracy is that we get what we want. The bad part is that most people are idiots and want stupid short-sighted things.
It's not like the US hasn't taken odd shifts in the past. The people who passed the 18th ammendment thought that prohibition was the right thing to do after all. In the past though, we've always swung back onto a good path. We've moved forward. I don't see how that's going to happen now. It makes me very sad, and frankly, a little worried.
There was a nice comment at the bottom of the Esquire article. "...[everyone who isn't in the Christian right] is looking at the GOP like they looked at the middle hour of Bruce Willis' "12 Monkeys."