(warning: political stuff after the jump, don't wanna see/read such things, don't click it)
You've all seen the footage of the guy stomping on the lady's head at the Rand Paul rally, right?
Well, here it is:
The media's inability (or, more likely, unwillingness) to "figure out" the mindset of the so-called "Tea Party" is, I've come to believe, mostly an inability to admit that more than one thing can be "true" of a person - or "movement" of persons, for that matter.
Someone who dislikes the "Tea Party" will tell you: "They're ignorant, reactionary, small-minded jerks."
Someone who LIKES them will respond: "No! They represent the voice and face of ordinary, average people."
Who's right? They both are.
One of the worst things that ever happened to human civilization was the moment that being "average," "ordinary" or "typical" were goals... things to be strived for, instead of escaped from. What I see in that video, and this election cycle, is just the latest manifestation of this.
Just my opinion.