Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Politicians prey on fear and ignorance in the Old South and in Marin today.
In this scene from "Brother Where Art Thou?" the Southern politician tries to stir up fear and ignorance to get re-elected. Playing on our worst natures is the oldest trick in the politician's play book.
In educated, liberal Marin County today, we can see how this is played by our local politicians against us. Opponents to the urbanization of Marin, are termed racist NIMBYs while the politicians fight for developers and special interests. Supervisors Kinsey, Rice and Sears are up for re-election in 2016.