A little summary of events and a reflection or two:
Just to summarize…
Plutocrats and their bought and paid for GOP politicians want to destroy labor, end women’s rights in general, and openly gut public education as well as destroy the environment and bring about an eco collapse as a backdrop to forming a theocracy to keep the ever less educated and more disenfranchised masses in line. That is hardly an overstatement. The mask is utterly off.
We have an all out war on the working man, education, women and the very land itself in the name of the profits of a few. The abortion, racism and anti-gay things are useful focuses for the deluded masses that the plutocrats use as wedge issues.
The upshot is of course, more people with less of a voice and less ability to express themselves with fewer options unless already born into a privileged class. I suppose outsourcing production to the third world is annoying the plutocrats so they are tirelessly working to create it here.
To all LGF “Republicans”:
OK, OK I get that you are not a wingnut. I get that there is such a thing as a sane, small government, fiscal conservative who advocates a muscular foreign policy. I may not agree with you 100% but, I can respect a lot of what you have to say.
However, for the love of G-d, the GOP has not been fiscally conservative or small government for over 50 years. They spend more money than the Dems only on different pork. Rather than citizen welfare, it is corporate welfare. That budget shortfall in Wisconsin, that now “must” be paid for by stripping teachers of rights, for example was created by giving corporate handouts a few weeks previously.
And for the love of G-d, even if there were those of you in that party who were serious and thoughtful, those types are certainly not in charge now, or by any stretch of the imagination, a majority or, even close to a majority. The GOP has turned full on insane. Please stop pretending it hasn’t and stop defending the honor of the GOP. The GOP rejected you and any honor it had a decade ago.
To all defenders of the South:
I get, I really get, that not all Southerners are racist. I get that. I get that there are all sorts of educated and kind hearted Southerners out there. I respect them and you. I do. You are not in charge. The rest of the South consistently reminds us of the sheet wearing, bible banging, difficulty with third grade science, reputation the South has so richly earned. For the love of G-d, stop pretending there isn’t a reason it is called the Southern Strategy, or that the Texas BOE is in Texas.
To all female defenders of rightwing womanhood:
These ladies are out there trying to strip you of all of your most basic rights by being spokes models for women’s repression. OK, ok I get the whole women get to dress how they want, or be as provocative as they want idea. I just disagree. No one gets to dress how they want at all times and for the Love of G-d why would anyone defend women who are purposefully hurting other women? Does the disgusting irony of them using their bodies to strip you of your rights over yours not matter?
Or do you think it is ok for them to pimp the idea that abortion = eugenics and all of their other colorful stuff?
I am sorry. Time to call it all what it is.
We do a good job of it here. Bad crazy.
How about evil and hypocrisy?
And to some of us here, how about unwillingness to call it what it is when it hits too close to home?