The Revolution Will NOT Be Tweeted!
Every morning, I wake up... try to remember who I am, where I am, what I do for a living, and as soon as it's all clear to me, I grab my bed's side-rail, pull myself into a sitting position, grab my cane, and hobble out to the living room.
After saying good morning to my bride and our fine herd of dogs (a German shepherd and a border collie), I trundle to the kitchen to check e-mails.
On a typical morning, I'll see that one or two folks have decided to "follow" my Twitter account.
"That's nice," I think, and I click on the link to find out who my new little tweetie pal is. Some mornings are scarier than others.
Since I've started posting my political opinions here, I've noticed an increase of ultra right wing conservative Tweeters are now "following" me. I wonder, "Why in the world would they follow ME? Unless..."
Unless they're looking for something to get pissed off about!
It makes me wonder.
1. What's with the "patriotic" Twitter handles? I call myself ParkyBill because I usually post on topics having to do with Parkinson's disease. My blog is called "Musings of a Parky Pundit" because I write about PD, politics, my family, my dogs, and all the other things that annoy me. Why do so many of these conservative, libertarian people name themselves like titles of 1950's pulp novels or comic book superheros created during the Red Scare?
Assassins Lobby (J. Q. Patriot)
And that's just the bunch that have latched onto MY account.
2. Why are they all so ANGRY? Each of these folks (and there are more... lots more....) leads with the chin in their profile intro.
"Fighting Back against Liberal Tyranny!"
"Telling the Truth the Media Won't Tell You!"
"Taking Back America from the Socialists"
DUDES! The election is OVER! YOU WON!!! Time to start GOVERNING!!!
3. What's with the imagery? Eagles and flags and statues of liberty and pictures of armed minutemen and the Constitution and stuff? Do you think the flag was meant only for ultra conservatives to use as a rallying cry? Do eagles only soar over conservatives? Does not the Constitution apply to EVERYONE? Are you... compensating?Continued on the next page