I am diametrically opposed to most everything Republicans believe. Because of that, they would label me anti-American, unpatriotic, not worthy of having representation in government by those who believe as I do. They insist that their beliefs are the only true beliefs and those who do not embrace their view of government, religion or the world are socialists, communists, anarchists, atheists and any other "ists" they can throw into the mix. They rail against everything I believe and insist I live my life as they would dictate. And so, I have come to not merely dislike them, but they have fostered a seething hatred of them and their view of me. They have invaded the media with their virulent mouthings backed by little or no intelligence and a totally misguided view of life.
This deep hatred of all things different (religion, skin color, sexual orientation, political bent, etc) is shared by most Republicans and TP's (not all*.) (*There are actually some Republicans I have a great deal of respect for but they are few and far between.) They have declared war on people of color, Hispanics, the poor, the middle class, the children, the elderly, the sick and women. They seek to monetarily enhance the corporations, the rich (read that as rich White people), their own politicians, and Big Pharma; to protect the military so we can muscle our way into other countries FOR NO REASON (unless they have oil), gun-toting lunatics, race-baiting nuts, fact-twisting megalomaniacal, vicious, contemptible talking heads masquerading as news people, etc.
My beliefs as a liberal are no less important than they think their conservative views are. They label a liberal-sponsored agenda with the most pejorative words simply because they don't agree with those ideas. The viciousness exhibited by Republicans and the like during the last election cycle and, indeed, from as soon as Barack Obama was elected was so blatant, it really made this country look like a second class nation. So then, I contend that a conservative-sponsored agenda would bring this country down to its knees. If the Republicans get their way, it will be business as usual: they will have their hands out to corporations, lobbyists, the rich, etc. They will tell you what you can and cannot do in the privacy of your own home, how to worship (They keep saying this is a Christian nation), they will rewrite history to suit their narrow view of life.
As a liberal, I believe in helping the downtrodden, the poor and the sick; in educating our young people (not depleting education funding), protecting our shores, protecting our environment, health care for everyone, keeping religion as a private affair and out of the public domain, in having tolerance, showing empathy and sensitivity, acting with kindness and concern toward all living things, in personal freedom, in the Dream Act, repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, job creation, no discrimination, etc. Republicans simply don't. Shame on them.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
ME VS. THEM
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