For decades the Texas GOP has managed to maintain Texas’ status as the socio-political bunghole of America. They’ve outdone themselves this time, however. Not only have they outlawed abortion at 6 weeks (when most women wouldn’t even know they’re pregnant yet), they’ve turned everyday citizens into anti-choice vigilantes who can spy and snitch on anyone who might be aiding a woman attempting to practice her Constitutional right to choose. Oh, and you can earn $10,000 for anyone whose life you’re able to ruin with said snitching. It’s a play right out of the German Stasi playbook, which shouldn’t surprise anyone, given the way conservatives have been getting cozy with neo-Nazis lately.
As Jim Wright said yesterday on Facebook:
The Nazi Gestapo terrorized the population into informing on each other
So did the East German Stasi
And the Soviet KGB
And the Iranian SAVAK under the Shah
And the North Korean Ministry of State Security
And the Chinese Ministry of State Security
And back in the 1950’s, so did the House Unamerican Activities Committee and their allies in the Senate, such as stolen valor drunkard Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy.
Today, Texas Republicans turned being a snitch into a lucrative for-profit business.
So, yah! for capitalism, I guess.
Things are getting far darker in this country than anyone ever imagined, folks.