How Is It the Wingnuts Get to Frame the Debate (And Why Are Liberals Such Wussies?)
I’ve reached a point in my life where I’ve almost given up on asking,
“What Has to Happen Before People Finally Wake Up?”
It’s part of the reason I’m semi-retired from blogging, and why my last couple of posts were merely a shadow of my Former Self.
I’m tired, frustrated, and I’m Bored.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve engaged in a Debate about Sarah Palin, and her Unwed, Pregnant Daughter.
The gist of the Debate was/is- How Far is Too Far, and is Winning Worth Sacrificing Your Principles?
To be honest, I was, and remain Perplexed by such a Debate.
After all, we’re not talking about a Baseball Game, and whether or not it’s okay to use Steroids in order to Hit a couple of Extra Homeruns or Cheating at a Game of Cards to win a $50 Pot.
We’re talking about the Future of this Country, and maybe it’s the Wingnut in me, but my Philosophy is-
Cover Your Cap, Bitches or it might Get Peeled Back.
Within the debate, there were several people who agreed with me, and they agreed that Palin isn’t just an Example of Hypocrisy, but an Example of the Abject Failure, and Inherent Danger of the Wingnut Ideology and therefore, she, and her family are Fair Game.
Unfortunately, the Majority of people involved felt We should “Take the High Road.”
“The High Road?”
I can’t help but feel that most people who make such statements do so not out of Honest Belief, but because it makes them Feel Superior.
“Winning isn’t enough for me to Sacrifice My Principles.”
“Principles” are more important than the Future of Our Country?
Doesn’t that sound like something an Unprincipled Person would say?
On some level, I understand.
For example, I’m a Vegetarian. I don’t Eat Meat, Period. I gave up meat not because I’m some kind of Health Nut, but because I believe our way of Slaughtering Animals is not only Brutal, but Symptomatic of just how Sick this Society really is.
However, if I ever got stranded on a Desert Island, and the Only Thing to Eat was Lizard, you can bet your ass I’d be Eating the Shit out of Some Lizard.
Principles are nothing more than Beliefs; Feelings, and Thoughts.
And the Majority of them are Subject to Change.
Life, on the Other hand?
You’re either Alive or Your Not.
Personally, I prefer being Alive.
Life is the overriding Principle, or at least, It Should Be.
Now, of course, the Histrionic among us will say-
“I guess you’d eat a baby if it meant your selfish ass would survive.”
Don’t you hate those kind of people?
To answer, I’ll say this,
“If it was your baby, there’s a Distinct Possibility I’d at least consider it.”
Seriously, I don’t even kill Spiders (To Bella’s Chagrin).
This is what happens when you deal with the “Either/Or People.”
You know them, you’ve met them, debated with them, they live on Both Sides of the Aisle.
And in their World, everything is Black and White; Cut and Dry.
If you refuse to Swallow it All Down, they Assume you’re a “Baby Killer,” a “Commie,” or a “Fascist” because, obviously, if you weren’t, you’d be begging for Seconds.
The Purely Orthodox.
They are our True Enemies.
Think about this-
If a person says-
“I’ll fight because I know (Insert Name) is Hellbent on Destroying Us, but…I’ll only go so far because I have Principles.
In essence, are they not really saying-
“I’m not willing to cross the line, but I am willing to Capitulate to someone who will?”
In other words, by refusing to Sacrifice their Principles are they not Sacrificing their Principles?
If you won’t fight your enemy to the death, regardless, you are allowing your Enemy to Win, and as a Consequence, the Principles you Held so Dearly Die Along with You.
“He held onto his Dignity until the Very End?”
Great, but what about those he Left Behind?
What about his Children, Friends, Family?
“Yeah, he sure did, and because his only concern was holding onto his Dignity, his Family ended up Dead in a Ditch.”
I know I’m being Extreme, but I honestly believe we are at Crossroads in this Country’s History.
Eventually, we will not be able to Turn Back.
We simply cannot Follow the Wingnut Way any longer, and, unfortunately, the only “Opposition” we have at this point are the Democrats (Christ, just typing that makes me long for a Vicodin, and a shot of some Cheap Kentucky Whiskey).
Tonight, in his Speech, Mc Cain reached out to the Wingnuttiest of the Wingnuts in only Three Words.
“The Supreme Court.”
Now, I’m not talking about the Idiotic debate over Abortion.
No, the issue of “Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice” is a misnomer, and it doesn’t even come close to touching what’s really going on, or, at least, the Potentiality.
Tonight, I’ll just Summarize.
Sarah Palin is a “Pro-Lifer” in every Sense of the Word. Forget her Pregnant Daughter, and Forget the Hypocrisy.
As Bruce said over at Tengrain’s–
“Evidence isn’t a big factor for this crowd. Beliefs are what matter.”
She believes in Abstinence Only Education, No Abortions, She is Anti-Birth Control, Anti-Gay Marriage, and Anti-Stem Cell Research.
Now, take all of these Issues, and Add Them Together.
1) Embryos are declared Human Beings.
2) Abortions would immediately become Illegal, and anyone receiving one or performing one could potentially be charged with Murder.
3) Birth Control, and the Morning After Pill become Illegal (Many Wingnuts consider both to be “Abortifacients”).
4) As part of the “Pro-Life” agenda, Sex Education is replaced with “Abstinence Only” Programs (Chimpy has already implemented some of this through “The No Child Left Behind Act”).
5) Gay Marriage is Outlawed. Sodomy laws are put back on the Books, which, in essence makes Homosexual Sex (Between Males at least), Illegal.
6) The Government is now in the Business of Regulating Sex.
I understand this is “Out There,” and I’m not trying to be Paranoid. I don’t think this will happen, but, then again, in 2000, I said-
“No way that Fucking Idiot gets Elected. He doesn’t even speak English.”
And then, in 2004-
“No way that Fucking Idiot gets Re-Elected. He’s running this country into the Ground.”
And then, about six months ago-
“No way the Fucking Wingnuts win this Year. There’s simply no Fucking Way. The Democrats could actually Run a Donkey, and Still Win” (Mc Cain will most likely be leading in the Polls after Tonight).
Here’s the Reality.
If the Wingnuts were able to have an Embryo declared a “Human Being,” everything I laid out has to Follow. Otherwise, it wouldn’t make any sense Legally.
If an Embryo is a “Human Being,” anything that interferes with its ability to survive must be Outlawed.
Throw in the Wingnut stance on Gay Marriage, and Sex Education, and you have the Wingding Trifecta.
Would Americans stand for it?
Well, I don’t know, hence my original Question-
What Has to Happen Before People Finally Wake Up?
This is War, not some Fucking Hippie Love Fest.
There’s a Reason the “Movement” Failed so Horribly-
Most Hippies became Yuppies, and those that didn’t were Utterly Dismissed.
Tonight, I’m Channeling my Inner Malcolm-
By any means Necessary.