BB and I came up with this idea for Radically Rational about four years ago. We just had a loose and evolving conceptual framework based on what we were seeing and hearing in our beloved country.
Crazy is bad. Crazy is fucking crazy, in fact. And crazy is metastasizing. Crazy is not cool.
Rational is good. And increasingly rare.
Facts need to come back into fashion.
Sanity is sexy.
Crazies need to be identified, isolated, ostracized and marginalized.
So, I jotted this stuff down on a piece of spiral notebook paper and used a magnet to stick it on the door of our refrigerator. So, I saw it every day. And essentially did nothing with it every day.
I couldn’t. I was employed as a local market television news director, and good at it. Part of the reason I was good at it is that I take ethics and standards and truth in labeling seriously. Double-dipping in RR, which is a fact-based, non-politically partisan but highly opinionated news/entertainment multi-media platform, never crossed my mind. Conflict of interest.
That was then. This is now. And now we are going to sing our Unchained Melody.
Some days the RR blogs and videos seem to write themselves. After all, it’s not like we have an Insanity Shortage in our country right now. For RR, this is a “target rich” environment.
But then there are days like this one, when the level of insanity is so pervasive, and so insane, as to almost defy description and commentary. Calling it crazy rightly comes under the heading of, “duh”…
The GOP Team Crazy attacks on Zelenskyy and Ukraine reflect a new quantum level of head-shaking ignorance, arrogance, panophobic hatred, reflexive tribalism, misinformation, disinformation and neo-fascism.
Why would any American who believes in American principles and values go after Zelenskyy?
Answer? Because these clowns DON’T believe in American principles and never have. They simply sound their White Nationalist-Supremacist, Faux-“Krisschin,” anti-truth, anti-science, anti-intellectual, anti-anything that even smacks of basic decency and human kindness dog whistle and wait for the mutts to come runnin’.
I’m talking about you, Tucker Carlson.
I’m talking about you, MTG.
And I’m especially talking about you, Trump Junior.
You called Zelenskyy a “welfare queen”? You, of all people? You, who are a product of life-long “welfare”?
Zelenskyy is us at our best. Sometimes it takes an outsider to remind of us of our real greatness.
At RR, we are going to sing our Unchained Melody at the top of our lungs. We invite you to join the choir.