Breitbart has published a piece by David Sharpio entitled “A Second Declaration of Independence,” which is exactly what it says on the tin and marvelously stupid because of it.
Shaprio is very fortunate that the original Declaration is in the public domain, otherwise he would probably be hit with a DMCA take-down notice; the similarities are strong enough that it’s no mistaking where he got the idea from. The purpose for those similarities should be obvious — they’re pretending really hard that they’re American revolutionaries — but as a result of their extended LARP (live action role-playing), the beginning is gloriously whiny and over-the-top:
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to assume that their president, hostile to the principles that formed the nation and determined to act with malice toward its inhabitants by suppressing their rights and enabling its enemies to prosper in their attempts to destroy it, must be confronted, a rational response for the nation is to encumber itself no more with such a president and reject his authority and the acolytes who carry out his wishes.
Seriously, “suppressing their rights?” You published that piece just fine, Sharpio. Which rights are being suppressed? Obviously not you freedom of speech.
But the real meat of the “grievances” is what makes this a laugh riot. Sharpio accuses Obama of “repeated injuries and usurpations,” which all play a role in the “establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.” He adds that” we have warned of our grievances, though a culpable media apparatus has denied us the right to be legitimately heard.”
I feel compelled to reminder readers once again that this piece is still published on Briebart, where anyone can read it, as of this writing. I’ll even provide the link again, right here. Go ahead, read it, and marvel at how tyrannical President Obama is by allowing the opposite side to air their grievances. And if it ever goes down because of some government intervention, I’ll be right there beside them, fighting to get it back up again.
What does Sharpio want? He says that a “culpable media apparatus” won’t let them be heard. Is Brietbart not a “culpable media apparatus” to the right-wing? Does he want everyone in the media to suddenly stand up and take notice of the lunatic pitching a fit over here in this corner of the internet? If you’re ignored its because of something else, and trust me, it takes a lot to get ignored by the media.
They go on to accuse him of “refusing his Assent to Laws,” and then charge that “he has forbidden his minions to be charged with crimes both high and low in order to present an image utterly hostile to the truth.” If you’re finding this verbiage dense and off-putting, just remind yourself that this is the reason we don’t use the sort of syntax and structure used in the 1700s. There’s language about how he’s “supported the destruction of the free use of faith” and “appropriated the power granted to other branches of government.” The bulk of their empty accusations can be read here:
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his minions to be charged with crimes both high and low in order to present an image utterly hostile to the truth; he has endangered the nation both from enemies abroad who have sworn its destruction by refusing to condemn their governments and in many cases, aiding and abetting them, and those enemies who enter the country defying its laws and intent on defying the laws once ensconced in the nation; he has invaded the sacred privacy of individuals by tolerating the use of government apparatus to spy on them without their knowledge; he has championed the rights of the living to deny the right to life to those about to join their ranks; he has created enmity among the populace, separating one group from another with the use of separatist language rather than the language of unification, he has endangered those most at risk as they serve their country by destroying the defensive tools intended for the protection of the nation; he has supported the destruction of the free use of faith that is the pillar of Western civilization; he has appropriated the power granted to other branches of government in order to further ends that cannot be legislated because there is legitimate opposition to them; he has willfully ignored the future financial demise of the nation while indulging in spending doomed to ensure the demise is a certainty.
It’s all garbage, of course. The mere fact that this still published debunks their idiotic claim he’s a tyrant. Either that, or he’s doing a horrible job at persecuting them.
The only thing separating these people from LARPers is that (most) LARPers are intelligent enough to know that, at the end of the day, it’s all game, and it’s all for fun. For the people on the right, it’s become an entire world view; a defining feature of whole they are, just like the religion it is.