Insular Communities and You

By Eric Zanzucchi (@ericzanzucchi)

“We are talking civil unrest, civil disobedience, possibly, possibly civil war. … I’m not talking just talking riots here and there. I’m talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms, [and] get rid of the dictator.”           

Those were just some of the comments made by Judge Tom Head who in recent interviews has made it clear that he believes if Barack Obama were reelected it could trigger a civil war. His theory makes about as much sense as Helter Skelter. Barring an unusual scenario, if Obama wins he would be the candidate who won the popular vote. Why would the more popular candidate winning trigger a negative public response? I vote for the losing candidate all the time, but have the understanding that the majority of people wanted the other guy and that’s just the way it is.

I had the thought that maybe he just made these comments for media attention. After all, as a country if there’s one thing we have a shortage of it’s judge TV shows. If that was his intention he’s screwed up royally because people are asking for his resignation. He is elected so I doubt a job change is in the cards.

The interview itself is strange in that the other two guys involved don’t bat eyelashes when he’s going on his rant. They acted like this was completely normal conversation. Head mentioned that he had discussed plans of mobilization with the Sheriff and he had his support. In the wake of Todd Akin’s comments and the Penn State scandal we always wonder how things like this are possible. Judge Head, Todd Akin, Penn State, and myself all live in different bubbles. In my bubble it seems insane to actually believe what Head or Akin said, but in their bubbles they can say what they want then go to the local Chick-Fil-A and have gay old time.