The Sorry State of Conservatives

December 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm (politics)

The modern rich, privileged party known as the Republican Party is the nation’s foremost obstructive and destructive force history has ever seen. Like a virus, they are systematically taking over and reducing our liberties and freedoms one by one. They have made a few things absolutely clear: they do not like reality. They hate it it and villainize it. They hate liberty. They hate freedom. They hate and hate.

They say they love the Constitution, but at the same time want to change it. They say they love liberty, but only so much as they can deny others the same. They say they love freedom. But really, they do not.

With outlets such as Fox News, they distort the truth. Take Glenn Beck for example. As one of many, poisoning the airwaves, he advocates and furthers their toxic agenda. Glenn Beck, that anti-progressive glutton for murder, has villainized history and heroes. He’s done it so much and for so long that he has passed from delusional to dangerous. With statements such as “I’m thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I’m wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out.” (http://mediamatters.org/research/200505180008); “I want to kill [Rep.] Charlie Rangel with a shovel.” (http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002095/). Also, there’s him hating families of 9/11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf33g9ep4YU

It is a wonder how he has so many followers. But then again, we must remember that any false prophet who proclaims himself to be the next Martin Luther King will only gather other like-minded uneducated people.

How is it that we have gotten this far off track? The obstruct-and-blame-Democrats game has gone far enough. It is time to inject truth back into society. And what is the truth that conservatives are afraid of? The truth-truth? Let’s begin with two examples:

We are not, and never will be, a Christian nation. This myth needs to die. For the people who repeat it are the furthest from “Christian”, and only propagate it for authoritarian and dominionistic purposes. Religion is a personal thing, and they need to respect others’ privacies. A look at Iran will give you all you need to know of what America could be if we were to fuse church and state. We do not legislate morality! We do not waste tax payer’s money on unnecessary projects such as placing prayer into school, or teaching the Bible in school. Those are things that are to be kept in the homes, not in public. Want proof that we’re not a Christian nation? http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=125

Next, we are a nation that has the government work for us, not the other way around. Small government is something that everyone says they want. But if you look at what conservatives want to change in the way our country works, it’s not small government at all that they want. How is enforcing live births to every baby regardless of privacy a small government thing? How is enforcing that everyone is of one religion a small government thing? How is enforcing the criminalization of drugs a small government thing? Answer: the conservatives are massively hypocritical in their definition of small government. “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” -Thomas Jefferson.

No, the way that the government is doing things is thuggish. With tactics such as the one Obama is doing now, the government is in no position to be fearing, only feared. Obama is negotiating with terrorists, something that this country is not supposed to do. The Republicans have stated “no compromise.” And when that’s been declared, we are not dealing with disciplined adults anymore. We are dealing with a party that has one thing in their cross hairs: control.

The Tea Party is not being fed the truth. The word “Tea” itself has been described as a bacronym for “Taxed Enough Already”. Is this not proof that the Republican Party is betraying its own supporters with the Bush tax cut extensions? The tax extensions will only really effect the top 2%. How treacherous will the Republicans be in order for the Tea Partiers realize that the Republican Party is not on their side? The plutocracy is on their own side only.

Until conservatives realize, accept, and confess that they are wrong, the educated community will never accept them as American patriots. And even then, it won’t be enough. For we demand an apology to go with these first steps. Even further than that. We demand our liberties and freedoms back.

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