I have listened to Republican Radio for over 15 years. And I have never been more disturbed by it than I have come to be this year. It has always been bad, it has always been simplistic. But this year in particular it has become blazingly clear just how destructive to the health of our country and citizenry this vile stream of verbiage really is.
What put me over the edge? It's the discovery that they are deeply deeply cynical people. They do not believe in anything that they say they believe in. Except for one thing. There is one common thread that they manage to hold allegiance to over the years. War. They like war. War makes them feel proud. War increases their sense of personal self-esteem. You can hear Limbaugh swell up like a bloated frog when he talks about US engagement in war. For him, being on the US side in a military engagement is like having one's favorite team win the Super Bowl. You feel proud of how "your guy" obliterated the other guys.