Originally Posted by Brush Okie
Judy Barry, one of the founding members of Earth First were looking at blowing things up at first. They later dialed it down realising they could get more support that way....
On November 2nd, 1992, Bill Clinton became President Elect of the United States.
On November 3rd, 1992, I had a 25 minute conversation about the election with a 50 year-old Administrative Nurse. Mostly, I was on the receiving end of the conversation. All kinds of (civilian) people at work, who I had never known to have a political thought in their head, let alone harbor massively Leftist political views, were running around in a gloating euphoria. Their feet didn't touch the ground. Their day had come. Finally, at long last. Most of the corrections officers were pretty sullen at the results, so the contrast between the two groups was conspicuous. Except that the happy Leftists weren't noticing.
So this giddy professional woman took nearly half an hour to explain to me that the Planet is sick, and in order to heal the Planet, Western Civilization must fall, and that Bill Clinton was just the man to bring this about (her words, nearly verbatim).
I was stunned.
This was a grown woman, an adult. She was freakin' wack! A true, living, breathing Nut-case. And we were paying her $65,000 per year.
She would later withdraw her support for Bill after the sex scandal.
The worst of it is that, in the following years, I would come to realize that this individual was not a rarity in our little municipal government. Our entire upper management structure was of this political complexion. Not just Democrats, but KPFK supporting, Southern Poverty Law Center-loving, ACLU-adoring Leftists. The kind of people that David Horowitz writes about, but the smaller-time version.
And everyone around here thinks that our local government is conservative. Our local law enforcement knows better.