One thing I really pride myself on, in the fact that I’ve gotten smacked down by both sides of the political spectrum.
Bleeding Heart Liberals make me puke.
Brownshirt Neo Conservatives make me laugh.
To me, they’re both the same. They’re unrealistically extreme. Detatched FROM any form of reality that I know of. They want to hang a label on you if you disagree with them. They hang on their party’s core beliefs even when it’s clear as day that they’re wrong in a particular issue.
They try to silence you rather than address the issue you brought up.
I’ve heard arguments that the President is not to blame for the current economic conditions, yet we all can look on the Carter years with disgust for the same reasons.
Can’t we all just agree that some people just sucked as Presidents?
I liked Reagan *AND* I liked Clinton. I believe a large portion of their success was the fact that they had a legistlative branch which was dominated by a different party to answer to.
Do you see the point I’m driving at?
Liberals believe in abortion, Conservatives believe in capital punishment.
Come on… either life is sacred or it isn’t.
Me? I don’t think human beings are worth the 38? of chemicals it *takes* to make human beings. And I think human history (particularly anywhere organized religion is involved) proves that point over and over.
If I support Israel being a separate state, why can’t I believe the Palestinians should have a homeland of their own too? Am I naive to think that there are good people on both sides that would love nothing more than to be peaceful neighbors… but there are extremists on *BOTH* sides that are too stubborn to let it happen?
If I call Hamas a pack of assholes… I’m a racist.
If I offer even the slightest criticism of the IDF’s tactics, then I’m anti-semitic.
Can’t win there, can I?
Last memorial day I was REALLY going to stir the shit and post a memorial to the U.S.S. Liberty (Wild stuff. Look it up).
The server went down that whole weekend. I took it as an omen that the trouble it would cause would not be worth it.
The fact is… it’s not always black and white.
You *can* be a good American and not be happy with the way things are going.
You *can* support our troops and be against a war.
You *can* mourn the loss of September 11th, *and* question why we haven’t strung Osama bin Laden up by his balls yet (or dare I ask why he’s no longer a priority?)
You *can* be a patriot and wonder why we haven’t had an “Orange Alert” since we got the ok to invade Iraq.
As much as I’d love to join in on the “bitchslap the warbloggers” trend as their paranoia and lack of education becomes more evident with every Fox news broadcast…
Well like I said, Liberals make me puke.
I’ve had harsher treatment FROM them over the years than I ever got FROM warbloggers… on a wide variety of topics.
…. so I’ll just sit here. Dead center in my politics….
…Laughing at all of them, as they flush any kind of credibility they have down the toilet for years to come.
There’s more people like me than they realize. And our numbers are growing.
Balance, people. Balance.