Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stupid Conservatives

So, I'm sitting here watching some newsish type program, and it seems some "conservative" group is boycotting CPAC because they include the gay republican caucus. Now, I get it that there are some extreme religious zealots in the party, just as there are extreme atheist zealots on the other side, but let's try to pull our heads out of our asses. Forgive me for being thick and all, but isn't the Republican party the one that is supposed to be for freedom from governmental tyranny? Aren't they the party that freed slaves (who at the time were legally NOT PEOPLE)? The Democrat party is the party that believes people are not capable of governing themselves, so they must elect wise people to do it for them. The Republicans believe that freedom from the government is paramount, even if it sometimes allows for the weak to get hurt. Republicans stood for every person having the ability to reach their fullest potential, even the potential to fail.... RIGHT? So can someone please explain to me where in the fuck they lost their way so unabashedly that they sound precisely like the Democrats did arguing their points about the necessity of segregation? Whether or not I believe that being gay is "OK" with a god is totally irrelevant. That's between you and your god (or lack thereof). It's the Democrats that have always been steadfast in the belief that people cannot govern themselves and have to be told how they ought to live their life to create a Utopian society. Anyone calling themselves a Conservative ought to think you have a right to live your life, even if they think you make bad choices. As a right wingish sort of person, I think you have every right to fuck whatever type of consenting adult you choose to, but you DON'T have the right to teach my kid about it. That's my job... and I think you will fuck it up.

In conclusion: up is down and down is up. Republics have become Democrats and Democrats have become Socialists. I no longer recognize my country. No one sees the relevance in teaching history or civics to our children anymore. Ever heard the saying "history repeats itself"? Of course you have. Now if you only knew some, you would know that change is coming...what will it look like?

1 comment:

  1. I think you missed a critical point: Republicans have NOT always felt that way. Ever wondered why the US has the colors reversed (red = liberal everywhere else--look at China)? It's because the parties shifted between liberal and conservative.

    So I think you meant to say Liberals and Conservatives, not Democrats and Republicans.

    It seems the parties are shifting to where they were before, or something akin to it.