It was only a matter of time before a member of the PennLive.com “Trailer Park Caucus” went and called me a “Hipster”. It happened as part of an ongoing exchange over a recent cartoon about Ben Carson:
Might a picture be worth a thousand, or more, clicks to PennLive. They seem to have decided to go to the well with Ben Carson again.
And it seems the “Trailer Park Caucus” has responded.
Threats by the hacking group Anonymous to reveal members of the KKK has reached the mainstream media, and PennLive.com decided to pick up the story. In an area that in the past has seen the Klan make efforts to recruit from the mobile estates and other like-minded areas, there was sure to be a response.
There has been, and, to no surprise, many commenters seem to be critical of Anonymous’s efforts.
I wonder if many of the commenters on PennLive.com are afraid they’ll be “outed” as Klansmen or women?
PennLive.com continues to get more creative in their attempts to get a few clicks out of the “Trailer Park Caucus”.
This time by asking a question about the manhunt that gripped the State of Pennsylvania last year for a man who ambushed and killed two PA State Troopers.
I can’t help but think that this follows from the news piece earlier in the week on the head of the FBI speculating that increasing crime rates has to do with cops being afraid that their actions are being recorded. Especially since much of the “Trailer Park Caucus” are what would be seen as “Right-Wing Authoritians”
I have observed the Right Wing for awhile and, through observations, have realized a few common themes. I will say my perspective is a bit unique, as I see the former Confederate States of America as having many of the elements of fascism.
One of two common traits that seem to weave through many rightist movements is a desire to create a sort of “Corporate State”. One need only look at Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy to see how tightly industry was joined to government.
The second common trait is a way to convince voters to vote against their economic interests and for this state. Usually this involves an “outgroup” of some sort; for the Nazi’s it was Jews, etc, for the American Right of today it is Latinos, African-Americans, Muslims, etc.
Now to do both of these, one needs a sufficiently gullible group. The less-educated, rural, voters that make up the “Trailer Park Caucus” that may be base of the GOP are perfect “tools” for the “%1”.
A news story from yesterday’s PennLive.com about a bill designed to target “Union Intimidation”, that may actually have the effect of criminalizing organizing and picketing activities, brought out one example of how well the strategy employed by the Koch Brothers, ALEC, and their media mouthpieces, is working:
After a Perry County, PA parade featured a float with a parody of the former African-American Mayor of Harrisburg, PA, a small firestorm erupted.
The “Trailer Park Caucus” of PennLive.com, took the bait and came out in defense of the float. I wonder how they would feel if for a “Juneteenth” or “Pride Parade” a group were to enter a float with a model of a trailer park lot, complete with junked cars, hillbilly teeth and folks in mullets?
But the sponsoring group did pledge to scrutinize floats more closely, according to PennLive.com
One of the main functions of the State Supreme Court is to approve legislative district maps.
A few Democrats on the court may be enough to counter the gerrymandering that is a key way the “Trailer Park Caucus” keeps power
Source: Pa. Supreme Court Election To Be One Of The Most Competitive And Historic Races In 3 Centuries