Thursday, November 8, 2012
We, the liberals, are the new normal. We are the majority. We have been the majority since 1968. However, corporate interests and billionaires like Rupert Murdoch went to extraordinary lengths to spread the culture of white bigotry in the recent decades. They bought radio stations, created a fake news channel (Fox News), and funded the pundits of hate: Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity.
What the re-election of Obama symbolizes for us... Is the end of this purchased illusion that white, conservative, nuclear 50's style families are the norm. Now, it is clear... You are not the norm. You are not the majority. You are not America. And now, you can't even buy that illusion with all of your money.
This Tuesday, the majority of Americans voted for Barack Obama, and silenced the influence of 30 years of white bigot punditry - marginalizing Fox News and its' viewers, marginalizing the Tea Party, and marginalizing hatred. Yesterday, the majority of Americans closed the door on conservatism.