Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Where are we Going?

I hate to admit it, but I haven’t been as aggressive in updating the site lately. There’s a reason for it, though I’m not proud of it: I’m feeling defeated these days. I’m really feeling like we’re heading toward something terrible and now, feeling that we’re heading for it, I’m withdrawing, trying to avert my gaze like someone in a car rushing toward an accident. Okay, no, that’s not entirely accurate. I’m looking away and bracing myself: the last few weeks we’ve been trying to square away our financial situation as quickly as possible. Part of this is fortuitous timing, but part of it is also because of this strange creeping dread, this feeling of the cold fingers of fate playing at the nape of my neck.

Many years ago, during my “hippy” period, I was smoking weed and reading A People’s History of the United States. Not so amazing, you say, something hundreds of hippy-dippy types have done since hippies came around, smoke up, stare at your hand, and obsess about how you’re really an ape. Been there, done that. The problem is that this particular revelation has stuck with me since then, because it’s been born out time and time again, and that’s the violence and oppression that this country (okay, most countries) has been built upon. In the late 90s, I had some naïve hope that we were moving away it, that we were becoming something else. The stupid brutalism was still there, but it was lurking beneath the surface. You glimpsed it when we strong-armed a leader, or when protestors at the World Bank got beaten, but it was still hidden, lurking behind the scenes.

Now it’s come out, full-bloom, its ugly face not only grinning, but beaming, and the American people have embraced it. How did we get this far? How did we get to the point that this is acceptable discourse:

(From Glenn Beck - a real winner of a conservative)

Glenn Beck has apologized this morning to all of us that started watching '24' this season based on his recommendation.

He is also saying that he was about to give up on '24' last night because the writers interjected PATRIOTIC Arabs that own a gun store, and are proud to be American and stand with their American brothers to go up against whoever committed the terrorist acts.


I, for one, have not heard a single Arab-American stand up publicly and say that they denounce Islamic terrorism and are willing to stand up with their American brothers to fight this scourge on civilized society.

We've gone from a great reality based action drama that rips headlines from the papers, showing MOST terrorists as they actually are...

To a PC line of BS influenced by the usual suspects, liberal producer, directors, and studio execs, AND a TINY, loud-mouthe minority of bleaters and whiners.

A disgusting FRAUD-of-a-show.

AND, it LOOKS as if the show is turning AWAY from REALISTIC MUSLIM terrorists, to point to EVIL WHITE guys in the defense industry, and maybe even in the military itself.

What a JOKE.

I MAY watch another show or two, but I think I'm DONE after only ONE season of viewing this PC garbage.

From the hope of George Bush Senior:

I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good. We will work hand in hand, encouraging, sometimes leading, sometimes being led, rewarding. We will work on this in the White House, in the Cabinet agencies. I will go to the people and the programs that are the brighter points of light, and I will ask every member of my government to become involved. The old ideas are new again because they are not old, they are timeless: duty, sacrifice, commitment, and a patriotism that finds its expression in taking part and pitching in.

To this :

The Patriot Act will put both of you (Neuharth and Mitchell) on trial for treason and convict and execute both of you as traitors for running these stories in a time of war and it should be done on TV for other communist traitors like you two to know we mean business. This is war and you should be put in prison NOW for talking like this. Who the hell do you people think you are? You give aid and comfort to our enemies and aid them in murdering our proud soldiers. You people are a disgrace to America. Your families should be put in prison with you, then be made to leave and move to the Middle East ...This is a great Christian nation and god wants us to lead the world out of darkness with great leaders like President George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Communists like Al and Greg will soon be in prison and on death row for your ugly papers. We won the election and now you are mad. We own America and all the rights, you people are trash, go back to Russia and Africa and take your friends with before we put you on death row after a fair trial.

I kind of wonder if this is something that the arch-conservatives have unleashed and don’t truly understand. I think they’ve used the language of patriotism and religion to get what they won’t and don’t (or won’t) understand what it is that’s afoot. I’ve noticed a lot of this type of language lately: kill all the liberals, let God sort them out. I don’t want to think that we’re going to go from talking about liberals as traitors to wanting to kill them, then killing them, but the language coming from these people is frankly frightening. I don’t wish for conservatives to die (hell, I used to be one); I just wish they’d be more reasonable about allowing multiple viewpoints.

But I think the people have slipped into this delusional dream world where everything would be better if we were all conservative. I think they really do believe that speaking out against the war makes someone a traitor and that someone who does speak out should be jailed or executed.

Here’s a congressman’s view:

"I say we tell those liberal, tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, hippie, tie-dyed liberals to go make their movies and their music and whine somewhere else," Gibbons said to another burst of applause...
He said that they are the same people who wanted to go to Iraq and become human shields for the enemy.
"I say it's just too damn bad we didn't buy them a ticket," Gibbons said.
Laughter rippled through the room, mingled with more applause.

Where are we going with this?

Finally, a little “ha ha joke” to share with you. This sort of thing is why I’m worried. This is what’s keeping me away and awake. I’ve highlighted the more violent ones.

* Liberals hate people who are not open minded. Open minded is defined as thinking just like they think (otherwise you're evil).

* The major diet of the liberal is tofu and granola. This makes them weak and easy to pick up and throw.

* Liberals love to spend other people's money. If you see a liberal, it's okay to take his money because it probably wasn't his anyway.

* Liberals have an irrational fear of firearms. If you want to scare a liberal, point a gun at him.

* The whine of the North American liberal can often be mistaken for the sound of a screech owl. The main difference is that the liberal's whine will also have a nauseating effect.

* Liberals love socialism and want to socialize all businesses. If you see a liberal coming towards your business, throw a stick at him before he can socialize it.

* Liberals tend to congregate on college campuses as it is a safe haven for their idiotic ideas, protecting them from scrutiny. Thus, avoid college at all costs.

* Liberals are invulnerable to reason and logic. They are vulnerable to firearms, knives, and the bitch slap.

* Liberals hate America and love more oppressed people... like evil dictators.
* Much like the duck, it's illegal to shoot a liberal who is floating in a lake.

* Liberals will try to entice you with their twisted logic. If that doesn't work, they'll bite you.

* Hanging a picture of Ronald Reagan over your door will keep liberals from entering.

* Liberals come in two main varieties: intellectual and mental patient. You can only distinguish between the two by noting whether their jacket has sleeves.

* If you see a fuel-efficient car, it's probably being driven by a liberal. Run it off the road with your SUV.

* Liberals are always trying to save the environment because they are apparently dependent on it. If you want to kill all liberals, destroy the environment.

* Even if you satisfy liberals’ demands, they'll come up with new thing to complain about that you could never even imagine; they’re just that creative. That creativity is put towards much better use as forced labor in a coal mine.

* Liberals are always whining about tolerance, but, when I punch them for that, they get moody. Hey, be tolerant!

* You can tell if someone is a liberal by extracting some blood and seeing if it reacts violently to fire.

* Sorry, that previous item is how you find out if someone is the Thing. It's a good thing to check for that too, though.

* Some liberals still think Communism is good. I guess we should threaten them with nuclear missiles just like we did the Soviets.

* In a fight between Aquaman and liberals, liberals would have Aquaman fined for disturbing the habitat of endangered fish. He would then sulk about it to the great annoyance of the Aquawife.

* Liberals like to sympathize with terrorists. Keep them away from Gitmo, or there will be nothing but sympathizing.

* I've heard vicious rumors that liberals also like the French, but that might just be slander against liberals.

Real funny guys. I’m tempted to create my own, but I’m not a vicious dickhead.

Posted by crimnos @ 7:26 PM