The Lipsticked Pig
March 31, 2015 § 1 Comment
I watched Indiana Governor Pence’s press conference this morning. It will be interesting to see what kind of “fix” he and the bigots in the Indiana legislature produce. As I watched his shucking and jiving, I couldn’t help recalling a picture a friend of mine in Corpus Christi sent me a few days ago. Jack Cooper is a talented internet scavenger who keeps me supplied with both serious and humorous postings that comment about current social and political issues.
The picture I recalled was a shot of the signing ceremony when the Governor signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”. Here is an annotated part of that picture:
Here is a link to an internet site where the native Hoosier has been waging a vigorous war against this law.
http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/03/31/3640801/conservatives-indiana-discrimination. His name is Wilson Allen. If you go to his Facebook site, you will find some excellent commentary concerning every aspect of this conflict.
I am posting this for two reasons: First, I think it illustrates the damage the Supreme Court did when they ascribed religious beliefs to a corporation in the Hobby Lobby case. There seems to be no limit to the grotesque results of equating corporations with human beings.
Second, this episode neatly illustrates the dilemma facing the GOP: How to maintain allegiance to corporate money while honoring the bigotry and ignorance of the so-called “social issue” oriented mob. The corporate lobbyists are experts at using race and religion as wedges to weaken political coalitions of working class Americans, but when their efforts threaten the profits of their corporate business clients, they always react with acute awareness of which side of their bread is buttered.