Jesse Helms – the famous, über-conservative, former US senator from North Carolina – passed away this morning at 86 years of age. Ironic, as it is Independence day and now we’re free from yet another suppressive influence.
[The] Senator whose courtly manner and mossy drawl barely masked a hard-edged conservatism that opposed civil rights, gay rights, foreign aid and modern art… He also introduced amendments to reduce or eliminate funds for foreign aid, welfare programs and the arts… He even used the word “redneck” to describe himself… He fought bitterly against Federal aid for AIDS research and treatment, saying the disease resulted from “unnatural” and “disgusting” homosexual behavior.
Okay, so what exactly did he do? He was a staunch supporter of Both Nixon and Reagan (big whoop), and he was opposed to the “liberal bias” in the media at the time, except for there wasn’t one. Clearly, his time had come. Rest in peace in the globe’s warming; I hope no homosexuals or Black Americans were pallbearers.
(i know – i am going straight to hell).