T-Shirts from Hell!12 October, 2008
I enjoy people watching. Not in any perverted sexual sense, I just enjoy observing my fellow homo sapiens in their natural environment. Sometimes, however, people watching becomes disturbing. Very disturbing.
I saw a family today who were, quite obviously, McCain/Palin supporters. It was quite obvious from the five inch wide pasty blue (who picked that shade of blue for the McCain campaign?) button with the idiotic ‘America First’ slogan that Mom was wearing. And the pasty blue McCain hat that covered Dad’s bad toupee (if you are going to get a toupee, fine, but make sure your hair colour and the toupee match!). What made the view disturbing was the T-shirts.
Mom’s shirt sported a caricature of Barack Obama. The shirt was a rather well-done silk screen. Professional, even. Obama, however, was pictured complete with a turban and in the act of lighting a crack pipe. Underneath, the words “This is your brain voting for Hussein.”
Dad wore a Dallas Cowboys shirt. Offensive, but not abnormal.
The kids, though. The kids. Their shirts were somewhere between sick and twisted, but not in a good way.
The youngest looked to be about six years old. A cute little girl with blond curls and blue eyes (proper white-supremacist Aryan). Her shirt looked home made. The words: “Obama, will you teach me about sex?” You have to wonder about parents who would make their kid where such a shirt? You also have to wonder why her parents don’t like the idea of teaching little kids about ‘good touch, bad touch’ and ‘it’s okay to tell’?
A second little girl, even younger, sported a shirt (homemade look) stating: “9/11 = God Saying No!” No to what? Intolerance? Bigotry? Stupid shirts?
The little boy, who looked about eight (dark hair and brown eyes (same father?)) wore a shirt upon which was printed: “God. Guns. The G.O.P. Protecting America Since 1776.” Never mind that the G.O.P. didn’t even exist until 1854, when it was formed from the ashes of the Whig party. Never mind that the British Army was defeated by a combination of a regular U.S. Army (the citizen-armies never held together long enough to be effective, long term, against the British regulars (and yes, I know I am simplifying here)) and a lot of help from the French. Never mind that many of the clergy opposed attempts to separate from England because a king was a natural (read Biblical) link between God and the common man. Never mind the . . . . Never mind.
When I see this, I almost despair for America. These parents will never, ever, admit to the possibility that anyone but a Republican can legitimately govern America. And, unfortunately, neither will the kids.
Sometimes wearing a recognizable uniform causes me to bite my tongue. I did, and walked away.
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