Just yesterday, I posted about the Representatives in Texas who claim to be fighting for religious freedom while fighting against it. The good news is that there are Texans out there who are willing to fight for freedom. The bad news? They’re doing it by stalking a group of women who are pushing for gun regulations. Stalking probably isn’t really the right word here. They’re following them to restaurants where the moms meet, and then standing around in the parking lot waving assault weapons and generally terrifying everyone in the restaurant.
I feel for the moderates in Texas (and yes, I’m told they do exist). They’re in the middle of what promises to be some really scary shit. The government is far more controlling than anything that Washington has ever imagined, and the “freedom fighters” aren’t any better. Its almost like the extremists have more in common with each other than they do with any moderate faction, and both sides see it as in their best interest to radicalize as many people as possible and marginalize the center.
Ok, I realize that when I’m talking about “both sides”, we’re looking at conservative extremists both in the government and fighting against it. But remember: This is Texas we’re talking about. ‘nuf said.
UPDATE: A photo from another angle makes it clear that these folks were posing with a flag as opposed to making threatening gestures with their guns in the most-publicized photo from the event. I don’t know that this changes any conclusions, but I did want to note the new information.