Sludge linked to an interesting article yesterday about a new species of sheep that scientists claim are 15% human. I guess it’s easier for Bush to disenfranchise another minority group if he can convince people that they are somehow less than “human”. I guess it’s easier to treat sentient beings like livestock to be bartered and butchered by right-wing hypocrites who would never even consider smothering their own children with mint jelly and gorging themselves upon their sweet, succulent flesh. It’s all just another page torn from the same old blood-drenched playbook the Repugs have been using for years.
The irony is that even if only 15% human, the sheep are far more “human” than your typical conservative – and ten times as smart. It’s no wonder then that the Shrub would seek to deny these brilliant, free-thinking creatures their Constitutional right to vote – chances are they’d all cast their votes for Democratic candidates. Their political leanings would not just be because of their superior intelligence, either. As an opressed class, sheep would likely find the Democratic Party more sympathetic to their suffering and supportive of their cause. Perhaps when these sheep finally tire of being fleeced by the Grand Ol’ Party - not to mention 2000 years of white male hegemony - they’ll realize how much they have in common with progressives like us. It might not be today. It might not be tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, or even the day after that. But one day, Democrats will be able to say with pride that the Big Tent is full of subhuman sheep, rather then have to constantly hear it from sheepophobic cons in a manner that is obviously meant to be derogatory.