There is an Eternal Recurrence category on this blog, because I have observed that no matter how profound the nonsense, it is certain to someday come round again.
In the 1950s and ’60s, one of the key “tells” of the core imbecility of the John Birch Society was its insistence that fluoridation was a Communist plot to subvert America. This ludicrousness was memorably savaged by Stanley Kubrick in Dr. Strangelove, wherein a general maddened by the delusion that fluoridation has sapped his precious bodily fluids manages to ignite a thermonuclear war that destroys all life on earth.
Yesterday, Nevada Republicans selected as their candidate to be defeated this fall by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a teabagging woman who cannot abide fluoridation of municipal water supplies.
In 1999, while serving in the Nevada state assembly, Sharron Angle vehemently opposed a bill requiring fluoridation in two Nevada counties.
Before the vote, Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, R-Reno, sought to postpone the vote so she could add an amendment to block fluoridation in Washoe County. The Washoe County Commission in 1992 rejected fluoridation, and Angle said the Legislature should not approve fluoridation in her county without a vote of its people.
While some Nevada lawmakers claimed they opposed fluoridation on penny-pinching grounds, the Las Vegas Review-Journal noted that “Angle said she simply does not like fluoride.”
Not surprisingly, Angle simply does not like talking to the press—a well-known snake’s nest of Communists—very much either. After her “victory” speech last night, Angle bolted from the stage and fled out a side door, thereby avoiding news crews. Small wonder. The woman’s a nut. Even she must know it. As the Gulf of Mexico is smothering in oil and toxins spewed from the blown Deepwater Horizon rig, Angle is dreaming about completely deregulating the oil orcs, pining “to invite our industries to come back into the United States and quit outsourcing their business.” She also hallucinates that abortions cause breast cancer, decrees that it is Wrong for a married man and woman to hold jobs simultaneously, and objects to the legalization of alcohol—as seen below in a second clip from Dr. Strangelove, it is A Known Fact, at least among people like Angle, General Jack D. Ripper, and others of their ilk, that booze is consumed by Communists, in order to thereby avoid the deleterious effects on their precious bodily fluids of fluoridated water.
We will march on a road of bones . . . .