Sunday, 12 June 2005

The Conservatives Are Angry

Man, have I stumbled upon some distressing right-wing blogs since the racism incident. That fight had only just settled down into some ungainly mutual loathing before I found this blog which I knew I should've stayed away from when it mentioned a hatred for 'Political Correctness' which I usually find is a cover for being a bigot of one nature or the other.

But my combatative nature is strong and so I ambled over to provide a left-wing (read: decent, kind, sensible, humanist) perspective on issues such as the aforementioned Political Correctness, use of stereotypes and bullying. Dissent, however, is not welcomed by neo-cons and now when I comment, it is deleted whilst the sycophants crow over the foolishness of my words. Now I know how the Democrats feel...

Then more blogs of hate came appearing from the interweb ether, whether it be sarcastic anti-semitism or a young man just starting out on the road to conservatism with the motto: I HATE LIBERALS. How very kind, intelligent and compassionate of you.

Cranky Yankee has already placed his cards on the table with this eloquent de-construction of the conservative credo which I urge you all to read (even you Red!).

I'll leave you with the wise words of the conservative leader George W. Bush: "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."

Well if you put it like that George...

24 comments:

  1. Consider this:

    Your words are you. They are your life, and its representation in a situation on which you comment.

    When insecure, half-educated racists assassinate your words, you become a liberal hero, and though the writ of those words may be deleted, the spirit of communicating them ascends you far above the ignoble.

    Speak your words truly, and when they, the ogrish pigs of the neo Conservative movement persecute you, every strike against you is a testament to freedom.

    Remember, they can't pronounce "nuclear".

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  2. If the Conservatives are angry, we must be doing something right! Keep up the good fight.

    Yeharr

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  3. It's good to know that people outside of the US are on our side. My fellow Americans are going to make my brain explode before I can make arrangements to go elsewhere. We're not alone. Over 150,000 of us inquired about migrating to Canada the day after the elections.

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  4. wow, yes, all those prisoners were so innocent, they never did anything wrong. The military is always to blame for this. How about the fact that these people WERE TRYING TO KILL AMERICANS!!! Huh, ever think of that, and yea were angry because the idiotic liberals in this country are trying to take us down from within and were pissed and not going down without a fight.

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  5. also, I'll never delete any of your comments, I want to show the world how liberalism is a mental disorder, your not doing anything to disprove my thesis.

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  6. also, I'll never delete any of your comments, I want to show the world how liberalism is a mental disorder, your not doing anything to disprove my thesis.

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  8. ben--

    wipe the spittle from your mouth, sonny, take a deep breath (and your medication) and consider the following

    you wrote:
    wow, yes, all those prisoners were so innocent, they never did anything wrong. The military is always to blame for this. How about the fact that these people WERE TRYING TO KILL AMERICANS!!! Huh, ever think of that, and yea were angry because the idiotic liberals in this country are trying to take us down from within and were pissed and not going down without a fight.

    ALL those prisoners were so innocent? No one's saying that. The question remains: are ALL those prisoners guilty? Pentagon reports are saying no. Pentagon reports are saying some of them were just the wrong people in the wrong place at the wrong time. And some of them are now dead. Tortured to death.

    Torture, Ben.

    What happened to us being the good guys? Ben? What happened to us being the ones who could be counted on to do the right thing?

    Torture.

    And whether they're innocent or guilty, we are now sanctioning torture. And for those who we really want to screw, we send to places like Uzbekhistan, a place we absolutely know torture exists, because our administration condemned the Uzbekhistani government because of their use of torture. Of course, that was in August of 2001.

    So, Ben, you're 18, and claim to love our country. So, why are you in Edina Minnesota, and not in the service?

    Put up or shut up, schmuck.

    Yeharr

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  9. Ben,
    Some of the prisoners did something wrong. Which ones? How many? We're not really sure because so few of them have gotten to go to trial. And even if they did try to kill us, is torture ever warrented? When? How much? Who decides?

    Are you in the military? Why or why not? How are you serving your country?

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  10. Ben got so excited with his madness that he posted it twice!

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  11. And yes, never stop the struggle, stand up and speak out at those that wish to run our Nations into a the dirtiest ground.

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  12. I guess I'll have to go over to Ben's site and ask him my question. Perhaps I'll go all Cranky on him and call him Asshat.

    Yeharr.

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  13. Daniel,

    Why do you write your blog? What drives you to wake up every morning and make writing a blog entry part of your MO?

    (btw, I am not asking this in a confrontational manner ... I understand there's some "war of the blogs" thing going on, and I have zero interest in any of it) I'm just curious.

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  14. hmm, why whenever do I bring this up do people say I have to join the military or else Im a hypocrite or whatever? I mean I have thought, seriously, about it but I decided that I will get an education and go to DC to attempt to make changes. Besides whenver you guys bring up this point I'll just say this. Most of you obviously support gay marriage, then why don't you marry someone of the same sex. By your logic you have to be in a gay relationship in order to support gay marriage.

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  15. I'm guessing the phrase "illegal invasion" wasn't used much in ben's spec-ed classes.

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  16. Ben,
    Most of my questions have nothing to do with the military. Will you answer those?

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  17. DHG:

    thanks for the response. Was surprised to learn you were an actor. My impression was that you were into something related to politics/ activism.

    Apart from the occasional plug of a show, I notice that you are very passionate about your political views. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, just an observation. It's not what I would personally invest my energy in.

    a) Because I know I will not convince the entire world to agree with me.

    b) It's out of my control. I can blog until Iraq is free but what is that really contributing to said cause.

    c)In the grand scheme of things, I am a nobody (Thankfully So).

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  18. I am an actor second and human first, politics is the life blood of existance. I can't help but care about how my life is governed and what decisions are made on my behalf.

    I'm not looking for the entire world but one domino at a time and it's not out of our control, that's the voice of apathy and the blog is not about freeing Iraq, I do that through political activism and the polling booth.

    And you're not nobody.

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  19. I understand your stance on it and respect your reaction to the world around you, but do you realize that SOMEONE has to lose (because we're not all going to agree). For example, I would bet that Ben also cares about how his life is governed ... you two seem to disagree politically and thereby creating a genuine disdain for one another.

    'Freeing Iraq' is obviously not the issue in a literal sense. But if we were to hypothetically make that THE issue. What lengths are you (or anyone) willing to go to for your cause?

    There are suicide bombers in Israel/ Palestine that strap themselves in the name of their 'cause' (Sep 11 perpetrators also had a 'cause'). Is that a commendable act of desperation? No, the accord is that it's LOON-Business.

    Based on that, and based on the fact that you're a human before you're an actor ... I feel that you can reasonably deduce that you're also a human before you're a governed nobody (or SOMEbody depending on how you look at it) who refuses to sit back and watch silently. You have rules you live by, and unfortunately we can't all make our own rules.

    Surely, there are more fundamental basics (Mazlow is bogus by the way because he ignores the surrounding environment/ circumstances) of being a Human first and foremost.

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  20. It's not about losing, it's not a game but rather a matter of expanding horizons. And I'd disagree, some of Ben's veiws are hateful, I'm not into hateful.

    I also disagree about suicide bombers. Palentine and Iraq are occupied by 'enemy' forces and they want their land back from the occupier. You have to consider the strenght and depth of feeling to act like that. They are not LOONS just desperate and need to use any means to free their homelands.

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  21. Daniel,

    What is there to disagree about?That was my point exactly. One man's "cause" and strong/ deep feeling is another man's "LOON business."

    It is indeed about losing. It's always been about losing, and it's certainly a game. Politics is the biggest game there ever was.

    This utopian ideal (we all hope for) will never come to fruition. A good way to look at it is the "Law of Opposites" -- "LOVE" would never exist without "HATE", Good only exists because it's relation to "BAD", and for PEACE to happen, there must be war. Back to my original point ... SOMEONE has to lose.

    We probably agree (in terms of political viewpoint and in terms of the global status quo) more than I make it seem. We just differ in our reactions.

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  22. I see where you're coming from and I'm sure we are similar in ou political outlooks and beliefs; it's just that your response feels a bit like a shrug of the shoulders and I may be bellowing in a deaf man's ear but I'd rather do that than do nothing.

    Peace.

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