What does Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom of Speech” illustration have to do with some recent angry protesters? Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom of Speech” is a good illustration to try and create a comparison of “gentle disagreement” and the problem the author has with recent Town Hall demonstrators. In other words, “Freedom of Speech” is the way to show your displeasure.
Paul Krugman in The New York Times has posted an article titled “The Town Hall Mob.”
The article is aimed at people who are protesting about Obama’s health care reform. These people aren’t Krugman’s idea of the Norman Rockwell “Freedom of Speech” American because they are angry, and white. It seems that when whites protest they earn the moniker placed on them by Mr. Krugman which is the “angry white voter” the supposed beacon of racism and fear.
It is amazing and incredible to me how when someone who is white shows emotion the word “racism” dribbles out of the mouth of liberals.
Krugman spends most of his time telling us who is behind the demonstrations. Angry white people are never smart enough to come up with their own feelings so people like Krugman have to assign a person or group to be identified as the instigator. Further, whites can’t just “not like” the doctrine being shoved down their throat, they have to be, as Krugman says “reacting to cultural and racial fears.”
Having said what I have said, you should read Krugman’s opinion for yourself.
As the situation stands now, no matter who is sounding a trumpet of distress, be it Nancy Pelosi or Paul Krugman, the American citizen is not that important.
What is important is that legislation that they personally have already deemed as “best for you” is passed.
Are there evil Republican people? You bet there are. Are there Republican spin doctors? Yes there are. Are there Republicans out for just their agenda? Yes there are people like this.
However, don’t think for one moment that every weakness of particular Republicans isn’t mirrored in the Democratic Party.
Debate over health care reform has not been invited. It has been rammed down the throat of this nation. The reaction is equivalent to the lack of rights Americans are being deprived of by the Obama Administration.
Paul Krugman doesn’t understand that the reason these people feel the need to demonstrate at these “Town Hall” meetings by rowdiness is because they have already been left out by this administration.