Letter to the Editor

We live in a Bizarro World

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dear editor:

From my childhood I recall a DC comics series called Bizarro World. It was a world of opposites. The planet was a cube rather than a sphere and was called Htrae ("Earth" spelled backward). The Superman of Bizarro World was evil with a low IQ and a twisted facial expression.

Let's peek in on America in Bizarro World Amerika. Warning: Hug the rail and do not take off your oxygen mask. Ready? Let's go.

A Jobs Czar that exports jobs overseas; the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department, and Charles Rangel, who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes; a sitting president driven by a Marxist ideology working against individual liberty fought for by the Founding Fathers and who surrenders the country's global stature that was paid for in blood, a Republican predecessor from a border state who called citizen members of the law-abiding and racially diverse Minute Man Project "vigilantes" for responsibly and peacefully using their Constitutional rights to act as force multipliers for a demoralized Border Patrol, a former VP of the United States that sold his Cable TV station to the anti-American Islamist "news" organization Al Jazeera; A Department of "Justice" that refuses to prosecute Black Panthers for intimidating voters or investigate obvious widespread voter fraud, but found time to ship two thousand guns to Mexico in order to manufacture a crisis to use as an argument to weaken the very Second Amendment right it should be defending; layers of bureaucracy and duplicative regulations that crush freedom and stall the economy, one in four children on food stamps in the wealthiest country on the cube, the confiscation and redistribution of income through the eyes of social justice, 11 out of 50 states with more tax takers than tax makers (Forbes Magazine, "Do you Live in A Death Spiral State?" by, William Baldwin 11/25/12), medals for "courageous restraint" in battle, the highest murder rates (by gun) in areas with the strictest gun regulations; scoreless soccer, NO-Touch policies in schools that make wimpy, beta males of boys; a post-911 open border while the "Patriot Act" surrounds the citizenry with virtual barbed wire, a 2008 DHS report on right-wing extremists that describes Christian homeschoolers, returning military veterans and former law enforcement officers among groups of concern while Al Qaeda training camps are permitted in the USA; homosexual "marriage," a huge segment of the next generation walking around with their pants on the ground and ball caps backward, no moral absolutes tied to the popular rejection of God, two political parties in collusion but posing as rivals, a law that requires you show ID to buy cigarettes, but not to vote for the most powerful man on the cube; opposites and contradictions abound!

There is so much more to see, but our O2 sensor is flashing. Follow me back quickly. What? The door back to America has been locked! We are trapped in Bizarro AmeriKa!

-- Doug Traubel