If anyone’s ever wondered why I don’t like politics, or don’t support either party, the “shutdown” of the WWII Memorial is a great demonstration why.
If you haven’t seen the WWII Memorial, it’s not only a classic work of fascist architecture, but it’s an open-air monument. To shut it down doesn’t mean simply closing the doors, as with the adjacent Washington Monument, it means first creating some doors for it, then closing them; i.e, barricades.
The National Mall, the open-air area on which the open-air WWII Memorial sits is not itself being barricaded off, as far as I’ve heard, so why the need to barricade this section? Shutdown theater. “Look at what the Republicans have done; they’re keeping good patriotic Americans from seeing their noble monuments!”
That was probably a miscalculation, though, because it just gave the Republicans a stand from which to grand. Err, you get my drift, right? And right on cure the Outrage MachineTM cranked it up to 11, with a flood of Tea Party royalty from the Noble House of Asshat, who just happened to be out for a stroll in the mall, such as The Earl of Douchery Steve King, Princess of Moronovia Michelle Bachmann, and Duke of Dipshite Louis Gohmert. Oh, but lest the GOP get all the credit from a credulous public for taking on the Vital Issues of the Day, Tom Harkin (Lord Viscount Hogslop) was there to righteously indignate for the honor of the House of Usstoo.
I’m supposed to have faith in and side with one or the other of these in-bred families? Please tell me you’re joking.