REALITY: A PRIMER FOR REPUBLICANS
OR, BEING A DUMMIE FOR DUMMIES, A BIBLE & COLORING BOOK
HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY OUT OF THE MINI-WORLD OF IGNORANCE, PREJUDICE, INSANITY AND STUPIDITY THAT IS CONSERVATISM
First, You'll Have To Release Your Deathgrip On Hatred, Fear, Greed, Envy, Anger & Violence
As a conservative, you really won't have much left that connects you to your fellow senile old white guys and sick young rednecks, if you let all that sh*t go. But, if you can successfully vomit out all that racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, nativism, classism, sectarianism, and so on, there might still be a chance for you to join the human race. You might find a connection to the 90% of humanity that does not share the love of evil and barbarism that the Right has always represented.
Even those things you have ripped off from the rest of us which used to be good things have been devalued by the filth that you smeared on them, just by your touch: Religion, patriotism, law & order. To you they're just code words for sectarianism, nativism and racism. But to us they still mean something.
That's why we don't drag our politics into church, or church into our politics. You would use the cross itself to beat those who disagree with your sick notions. That's why we honor our nation's heritage by preserving its' most cherished principles: Equality, liberty and justice for all. You would turn our flag into a symbol of tyranny and inhumanity reviled around the world. That's why we hold you to the law of the land, and demand an orderly process of inquiry and trial by jury to see that your leaders pay for their crimes against our country, which continue to this very day.
Your extreme right-wing corporate-sponsored attempts to unlawfully disrupt our polity and threaten our citizenry are laughable but also dangerous. They fool no one but the dangerously insane and violent elements that lurk under the cover of the Republican Party today. Your constant drumbeat of outright lies and distortions of the truth are only partially having their intended effect: Since you can no longer corrupt or invalidate legitimate elections, you are now trying to spark violence and chaos in the hopes that it will become impossible for the legitimately-elected government to function. You've succeeded in turning the neo-Nazi nutjobs loose on the world, but you will never take over this country. You are nothing more nor less than seditious criminals and treasonous terrorists. We will not allow you to tear our country down, as the Right has done to other countries by the very same methods. You will fail, as they did.
The Nazi's, the Falangists, the Fascisti were all extreme right-wing Corporatists, not socialists. They were brutally opposed to socialism in any form and to any degree, just as you are. Like you, they were extreme conservatives, opposed to all change, to all democratic governments, to all manifestations of social justice. You are a Corporatist, a Fascist, a Nazi, no different from the followers of Mussolini, Franco and Hitler. Der Fuhrer, El Generalissimo and Il Duce were GOP'ers, in all but name. Your ideology and your tactics are straight out of "Mein Kampf," the favorite reading material of every Republican leader in America today. You propagate the Big Lie endlessly. You turn people against minorities. You encourage and instigate violence against your political opponents, foreign and domestic. Own it. You are the Fascists. The Fascists are you. Goose-step to it, go on, GOOSE-STEP!!!
Fascists do not believe in government control of corporations. That's socialism. Fascists oppose socialism, and support its' opposite: Corporate control of government. In working against socialism, you are working for corporatism, also known as Fascism. There is a middle ground. It's called mixed-economy democratic socialism. Americans invented it, before the word "socialism" existed. They've used it successfully for many years in many ways and to varying degrees in every civilized country in the advanced industrial Western world: Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Holland, Japan, etc, etc, etc. In those countries, socialism as practiced simply means that citizens can join together to use their own democratically elected government to provide things which the so-called free market has failed to provide.
Even the United States has had this form of socialism for many years: The military, the police, the agencies that plan, build, manage and maintain our roads, our bridges, our harbors, our airports, the schools, the public hospitals, the public libraries. We simply cannot and do not trust privately-owned companies to provide these kinds of vital services. It never worked in the olden days in the old countries, which is why we came here and started a new country, run under a new system: Of the people, by the people and for the people. Using our progressive tax system, we all chip in and use our combined resources to make a better life for us all. That is what you voted and "teabagged" against if you are a conservative. That is the progressive democratic vision that created this country, and allowed it to grow and prosper. You hate that.
Conservatives and the corporations who control them oppose all that. They believe that government should not be owned and operated by the majority of the people for their own benefit. Corporatists and their toadies believe that government should be owned and operated by the corporations for the sole benefit of their wealthy patrons: A tiny minority of people, many of whom are not even Americans, like Australian Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News. They want to use our formerly free press and our government as a cash machine to enrich themselves and impoverish the rest of us. Pure and simple, that is the conservative philosophy. That is what you support if you are a conservative.
So come out of the closet, conservatives. Recognize what you really are: Fascists. Corporatists. Nazi's. Admit it and yell it from the rooftops. You'll feel, well, not better; you'll continue feeling just as hateful as ever. But at least you'll be honest, for once in your life. At least you'll be factually accurate, for a change. At least you'll realize where you really are, and where you really came from, historically: Hitler's -ssh-le. Seig Heil, Baby!
This was in response to this excellent post and the resulting STOOOOOPIT comments by Repukelickin -ssh-les:
"Change…the fear we can believe in…"
Words of wisdom from Ms. Willpen.
' This brings me to the reason for this post. We are at an impasse in America now. We are teetering on the precipice of some wonderful progressive changes, things that the rest of civilized countries, much older than ourselves, have believed and understood for many decades. But once again the “FEAR” has become foremost and center of these changes. I truly don’t believe that most people who fear change are bad people, but I do believe that their inabilities to accept change does and can affect the rest of the country. There are small pockets of people that are spreading a virus of hate, bigotry and fear. They are spreading it thinly and allowing it to seep into the pores of Americans who choose to remain ignorant and therefore un-enlightened. This is thankfully not a large part of America yet. I say “yet”, because if history has taught us anything it has taught us that what is best for a society is not always what prospers and flourishes. '
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