“I’m sick of being ashamed. I don’t mind being dejected and rejected, but I’m not going to be ashamed about it.”-Pump up the Volume(1990)
The secret is out, I’m afraid. I can’t hide in the dark any longer. Why am I making this grand announcement now? Two things have precipitated this: Bundy Ranch and Stephen Colbert. In case you live under a rock, Colbert was named as successor to Letterman,arguably the most important late night host since Carson. And the Neo-cons of the world went apopleptic, claiming that Colbert is somehow “racist” against right wing ideas and figures. I believe this falls under the category of “let’s find the people whose sense fo humor is less than the Taliban”.
The second is that piece of puerile public theatre known as the Bundy Ranch standoff. Here’s what isn’t in dispute: dude owes twenty years of grazing fees to the Feds. Feds decided to come round up his cattle because he owes them money and broke the law. Somehow, this got turned into some kind of Robin Hood scenario that had gun rights advocates and militia members getting into physical confrontations with protesters. Sadly, the Feds backed off. I’d love for some of those weekend warriors get into it with real fighters. It sure worked out well for Koresh, didn’t it?
All of this has left me a little annoyed and ticked off. I’m annoyed that the conversation about Colbert is not about a giant of television passing the torch. Nope, it’s about how partisan this country has become. So let me say it loud and clear:enough is enough.
I’m a liberal, and I’m pissed. I’m tired of mass media passing off centrists like Obama as liberal when he isn’t. There are only two stereotypes of liberals allowed in the discussion these days, either milquetoasts or shrill fools like Feinstein. Let me assure you, there is a bunch of us who do not resemble either of those.
I’m a liberal, yes. Mainly because Neo-cons won’t stay out of my prayers or my daughter’s vagina. I support the right to bear arms, but I also support the right of my children not to die because a bunch of gun company whores won’t regulate them fairly. I think the Democrats need to stop spying on everyone, because that’s what we have Facebook and Twitter for. I want welfare to end, but for companies, not people. I’m pro-choice, and I’m pro-what happens to kids after they’re born.I’m fed up with voter apathy, climate change denial for cash, and media consolidation, I think if 90 percent of the wealth is in the hands of ten percent of the population, and you don’t think that’s a problem, you’re a fool. I don’t like the ACA, but only because it doesn’t go far enough. I don’t care about record profits because the market is a scam, period. I think things are getting better int he US not because of the market, but because people I know are in general, doing a bit better. I think all CEOs should make no more than 250,000, and that taxes should be assessed on all income, period.
My political heroes are people like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren,who are fighting the good fight. I think we need not two parties, but several. And anyone who justifies the electoral college to me will have my new wrestling hold put on them, called the Partisan Gridlock. It’s a triangle choke while I take your wallet.
This will be continued shortly. What will I come out as next? Hint:it’s not as a brony