This Is How Civilization Ends
Everyone snaps because of regulations on laundry detergent.
At what point do the people tell the politicians to go to hell? At what point do they get off the couch, march down to their state legislator’s house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp for being an idiot?
At some point soon, it will happen. It’ll be over an innocuous issue. But the rage is building. It’s not a partisan issue. […] Were I in Washington State, I’d be cleaning my gun right about now waiting to protect my property from the coming riots or the government apparatchiks coming to enforce nonsensical legislation.
No, really, this is about laundry detergent. Read the link. Or trust me, save yourself, and don't. Laundry detergent.
At what point do we start to get mental health professionals involved with these people?
Matthew Yglesias makes a good point, BTW:
But recall that it used to be considered beyond-the-pale for liberal bloggers to sometimes use naughty words. You see, though, that the minute conservatives lose power they go back to 1990s-style incitements to violence.