Monday, March 12, 2012

You Are Entering the No Bullshit Zone

@TheLiberalLady: Another gr8 day 2 be a liberal!! We need 2 work every day to move our programs forward -- recapture the hope from 2008 -- support our prez!!

@jurassicpork59 @TheLiberalLady And just who do you think robbed us of that hope these past 4 years? I'll give you a hint: His initials are POTUS.

OK, I'd given up trying to make sense to Republicans and conservatives since about 2006. Thomas Paine, reason, medicine, dead people and all that. I've long since come to the conclusion that 100% of the core "convictions" of conservatives springs from the validation their pathological phobias, prejudices and bigotries get from uberdouches such as Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck. They're as unreachable as those zombie dogs in I Am Legend, running down, slavering and snapping at anything that doesn't resemble them.

My beef comes from pie-eyed limousine liberals and other so-called progressives who contribute to the even bigger problem. I will never forgive Bill Maher for pledging $1,000,000 to Obama's reelection campaign through a Super PAC, not because he pledged it to Obama but for making worse a problem he's decried on several occasions. And I fault so-called liberals for not calling him on it. After all, what's the difference between Bill Maher and Sheldon Adelson? Fiduciary fidelity.

It's a foregone conclusion at least to me that we are living the prequel of Idiocracy, a movie that obviously got its cues from what the screenwriter saw happening today. We crash our cars into each other while texting, have turned the idiots of Jackass into cultural icons and commit to memory the lyrics of every rap song without even knowing the five rights (conditionally) given to us in the First Amendment or virtually any Amendment or the full text of the pre-1956 Pledge of Allegiance. Half of us don't know the difference between an Apache server and an Apache Indian but we all know how to tweet what we had for brunch, blog about our spoiled, obese dogs and update the minutia of our artificially full lives for an uncaring world on fucking Facebook.

For years after I gave up on trying to make sense to conservatives, I still had this arrogant and misguided belief in the superiority of the liberal intellect. True, we tend to be better educated and those of us in the know know that two comedians named Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are still the most honest voices in TV journalism today. But "liberal" reactions (as opposed to actual responses) to any criticism of Barack Obama, who more often than not turn out to be African Americans, have soured me on most of the movement. The more I listen to these ignoramuses tweet, update and blog, the more I understand the need for an actual third political party.

The more I listen to them, the more I realize that little if anything distinguishes them from us. And when I hear these black people in particular begging us to support Obama in his re-election campaign, one cannot escape the sense that they're really looking no further than skin color and they're just contorting their intellects in trying to fool themselves and rest of us that it's really about much more than that. We finally got a black man in the Oval Office and wouldn't it be just mortifying if he got voted out after just one term? They tell me to look at the first two years of his administration and point to middling compromises with Republicans as some sort of proof of a wildly successful liberal/progressive agenda.

A lot of this was coming at me just hours after Obama signed Congress' Anti Occupy law that treats as federal felonies anyone caught protesting anywhere near someone who has Secret Service protection whether or not you're even aware of their proximity. And when I remind them that Obama had long since made somewhat legal assassinating US citizens without due process (recently reaffirmed by his Attorney General), I'll hear at most coughs and harrumphs. And it's screamingly obvious that if Bush had tried pulling any of this unitary executive bullshit, we'd be screaming so loud we'd be shaking the pigeon shit off the rafters.

Conservatives only add to the idiot quotient of this nation, not provide all of it. True, wingnuts insist on painting this right wing cunt Obama as a Commie liberal despite his endless pimpslaps to the American people beginning with liberals and unions. You know, two factions that got him elected. It doesn't matter what he does to appease them and piss off the people who voted him in, they would sooner lynch him from the WH Xmas tree than watch him light it every December. He could sign a bill mandating our first born daughters give head to Reagan's rotting corpse every time we tweet something nasty about Republicans. They will hate the black guy and paint him redder than Karl Marx's asshole.

And yet people wonder why I hate this fucking DINO so much and am doing everything I can to keep him from getting re-elected. "But, but... if a Republican gets in... Think of the alternative (snivel)." People, Obama is the fucking alternative, the guy your liberal, aging hippie aunt warns you about at bedtime. Wake the fuck up and smell the Koolaid instead of drinking it, you fucking iPadded, iPodded, styling gelled zombies.

You're now leaving the No Bullshit Zone. Good luck and may God have mercy on your sold-out souls.


At March 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Anonymous ShortWoman said...

I admit that Mr. Obama hasn't been as "hopey-changey" as I and most progressives/liberals would like. But I will vote for him in November. Really what choice do I have? The 4 remaining GOP hopefuls could merge into Voltron and still not be an acceptable candidate to me.

You know what I'd like to see? A big "debate" with all the 3rd party candidates! Sure, it would be a circus but imagine the interesting ideas that might come out among the crazy!

At March 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Sorry. I will not vote for a pro-corporate fascist fuckstick like Obama and I will no longer use my vote to vote against instead of for. You want an alternative? If she gets on the NV ballot, vote for Dr. Jill Stein. You wanna know what a REAL latter day liberal and progressive looks like? Look at her. Obviously, she hasn't a chance but for me a vote of conscience is never a wasted vote.

At March 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM, Blogger Ed Crotty said...

Don't be a chump. Hold your nose and choose the lesser of two evils. Not choosing gives more power to the pig people. Keep working to move the WHOLE COUNTRY to the left, because the rightwing thugs have been working to move the country to the right for 30 years ( and succeeding). Moping because we're not "done" is playing into their hands.

At March 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Are you fucking serious, Ed? Choosing the guy we're told to choose by the Powers That Be is what feeds "the pig people." I'd sooner see that fascist cocksucker executed by firing squad for treason than vote for him again. I made my choice and it's damned sure not Obama.

At March 12, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Anonymous Dee in NJ said...

I've held my nose for the last 25 years. Frankly, I'd like to be able to walk into a voting booth without readying my fingers for the nasal pinch for once in my life.

At March 14, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unrealistic, JP.

Go ahead and vote for Santorum or Romney - that will be helpful.

It will always be a choice of the lesser of two evils.

You don't have to hear violins play when you vote. Just pick the candidate with the flaws you can live with.

Eric P.

At March 15, 2012 at 2:52 AM, Blogger Stan B. said...

I swore, then swore some more, then swore yet again to whomever still listening that there was no way in hell I would vote for Obama again- but if it's close, and the choice is between him and President Santorum, Romney or Gingrich... I guess that makes me one lying son of a bitch.

At March 15, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just stumbled in here and found I have someone on page with me. This lesser evil shit gets triangulated into worse choices with every election cycle. "Hope" my ass: Patriot Act,Defense Authorization, Gitmo,Israel,Iran,drones,night raids,NSA,Executive Due Process,financial bail outs,health care and coming soon to a theatre near you the sell out of Social Security and Medicare.

At March 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Never forget Overton's Window.

At March 18, 2012 at 8:20 AM, Blogger Bukko Canukko said...

I'm not voting for that Repubelicker in disguise either. I'm voting Green. My only question is whether to vote for Jackie Speier, the Congresswoman from our old district in San Francisco, or to vote Green (if they run someone against her.) She's done a generally decent, yeoman liberal's job, and she was with Congressman Leo Ryan when he got murdered by Jim Jones' fanatics in Guyana in 1978. I'll still probably vote for someone else, in the spirit of "Throw all the mofos out."

I'm convinced that Hopey will have an easy walk back to the White House. That's because he's doing what TPTB want. That's why the rightists have thrown up such a crop of ludicrousities. If the corporate structure DIDN'T want President Zero there, they would derail him. This way, it keeps up the pretense of democracy that's important in "inverted totalitarianism" and also keeps the right and left at each others' throats.

Mark my words, when Prez Hopey-Changey gets back in, he will have the freedom to be as right-wing as his masters want him to be. Mildly liberal on gay and black topics, but corporate on shit like approving the tar sands pipeline, drilling and fracking anywhere that Big Oil wants, knifing Social Security, imposing other austerity, etc.

America, indeed the whole world, is so fucked. I hope you are learning how to grow some food, and making friends in the real world with people who have land in the countryside. I am convinced that within OUR lifetime, my fellow 50-something, the economic and environmental house of cards is going to come crashing down. I intend to survive, out of sheer stubbornness. It will not be a pretty world to live in as billions of people die from starvation and violence, but I'm curious to see how it plays out. At least I will be until the horror becomes too much to bear.


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