A Message To The 'Left' From A 'Right Wing Extremist'
Some discoveries are exciting, joyful, and exhilarating, while others can be quite painful. Stumbling upon the fact that you do not necessarily have a competent grasp of reality, that you have in fact been duped for most of your life, is not a pleasant experience. While it may be a living nightmare to realize that part of one’s life was, perhaps, wasted on the false ideas of others, enlightenment often requires that the worldview that we were indoctrinated with be completely destroyed before we can finally resurrect a tangible identity and belief system. To have rebirth, something must first die...
In 2004, I found myself at such a crossroads. At that time I was a dedicated Democrat, and I thought I had it all figured out. The Republican Party was to me a perfect sort of monster. They had everything! Corporate puppet masters. Warmongering zealots. Fake Christians. Orwellian social policies. The Bush years were a special kind of horror. It was cinematic. Shakespearean. If I was to tell a story of absolute villainy, I would merely describe the mass insanity and bloodlust days of doom and dread wrought by the Neo-Con ilk in the early years of the new millennium.
But, of course, I was partly naïve...
The campaign rhetoric of John Kerry was eye opening. I waited, day after day, month after month for my party’s candidate to take a hard stance on the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I waited for a battle cry against the Patriot Act and the unconstitutional intrusions of the Executive Branch into the lives of innocent citizens. I waited for a clear vision, a spark of wisdom and common sense. I waited for the whole of the election for that man to finally embrace the feelings of his supporters and say, with absolute resolve, that the broken nation we now lived in would be returned to its original foundations. That civil liberty, freedom, and peace, would be our standard once again. Unfortunately, the words never came, and I realized, he had no opposition to the Bush plan. He was not going to fight against the wars, the revolving door, or the trampling of our freedoms. Indeed, it seemed as though he had no intention of winning at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/29/2013|
So this guy is in favor of the GREATER of two evils? They always start out with the false assumption that Liberals LOVE the Democrats.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/16/2013|
This last want list in R7 is no different than what the left wants for themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/16/2013|
So he doesn't think he's naive anymore? I couldn't parse out what exactly he or she is trying to say.
He's frustrated with Obama? Ok - I can see that. But there's been a lot of obstruction too.
The whole article is word soup, falling on cliches about progressives.
What a waste of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/16/2013|
The rants of a madman. Just like Mein Kampf.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/16/2013|
Paragraphs are your friend, RWE.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/16/2013|
[quote]I guess publick edumakashun worked, since you're too stupid to grasp such a simple concept.
ROFL.... Oh, the irony....
Oh, and dear heart, we know how to click a link. You didn't need to copy that long, clueless, pointless, drivel verbatim.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/16/2013|
This rambling post reminds me of boys in junior high waving their hands in the air and going "I want a debate! We need to have a debate!" when all they really wanted was to insult other students. They were never as smart as they thought either. It is very boring to be accused of groupthink all the time....
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/16/2013|
This guy - the OP, I assume is the same person who wrote it - is a lunatic. Why are there SO MANY LUNATICS out there lately? Is it the fact of a black president that sent the over the edge?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/16/2013|
[quote]Then why not provide a rebuttal?
Because there is literally nothing there to rebut, dear. It's wholly unsupported drivel, devoid of logic, reason, or data.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/16/2013|
You're a mess, OP/17. The fact that you agree with this guy's bullshit completely invalidates your opinion on ANYTHING.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/16/2013|
[quote]used to be a democrat until I realized that they are just rethuglicans that pretend to care.
ROFL.... Sure, dear, whatever you say.
[quote]If you disagree, pick one issue, any single issue, and provide a response.
ROFLMAO.... Oh, the humanity!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/16/2013|
He's still an idiot.
Anybody who thinks gays are a collectivist group of some kind has never participated in any gay organization. They are like herding cats.
Anyone who thinks taxing the rich and supporting the poor is some kind of bomb throwing revolutionary is not dealing on the plane of reality.
Libertarians are just folk who would be Hitler if they had the guts.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/16/2013|
Agreed. This really doesn't make any sense at all haha.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/16/2013|
"If you disagree, pick one issue, any single issue, and provide a response."
Reproductive rights. Thuglicans are for personhood amendments, transvaginal ultrasounds, abstinence ed (leading to pregnancy), and outlawing commonly available birth control methods they don't like. Quite a few support bringing pregnancies to term in the case of rape. They revile president Obama for having the termerity to state that he'd rather not have one of his daughters get pregnant in their teens.
Democrats are far more sensible about birth control and family planning. That is a fact and you know it. So much for getting government off our backs!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/16/2013|
Withdrawal of support for DOMA
Ending the war in Iraq
Ending the war in Afaghanistan
Assuring vastly more available healthcare with the Affordable Health Care Act
Support for gay marriage
The Lily Ledbetter Act
Saving the American auto industry through intervention
Executive orders for gun control
That'll do as a start.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/16/2013|
Dear Liberals, please let conservative run the government. Come on, think of all 50 states being just like Mississippi. Mmmm. Makes my 3 incher rock hard. And we could shoot more things too. Can I get a yee haw for Jesus?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/16/2013|
Harvard and MIT versus Ole Miss. Of course Harvard is tainted by groupthink and Ole Miss is full of independent thinkers. That's why everyone all over the world is dying to go to Ole Miss and not Harvard or MIT.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/16/2013|
No-no-no, OP. You're quite wrong. You need a new hobby. You're not suited for politics or philosophy.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/16/2013|
I can read anything written by someone who uses the word "tyranny" not meaning it in jest.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/16/2013|
After the first few sentences I realized it was going to be nothing but drivel so I bailed.
You're a fuckwit, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/16/2013|
This guy is a moron and so is R2.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/16/2013|
Today's reminder that Libertarians are complete fucking idiots is brought to you by Goldline. Remember, when hyperinflation hits and fascist thugs take your pot away from you, you can always count on Gold!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/16/2013|
I thought that these libertarian Paulbots disappeared into the pot haze inside their own asses after the election.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/16/2013|
It is funny to see him decry "government" as the great evil in the world fighting against "the people" and then in the next paragraph admonish liberals for thinking only in terms of "groups."
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/16/2013|
It calls from the mud complaining that others have somehow been spattered as it spits at them.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/17/2013|
[quote]I thought that these libertarian Paulbots disappeared into the pot haze inside their own asses after the election.
Nah, this one has been around for years, a particularly stubborn example of the breed. Clueless, of course, but that goes with the territory.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/17/2013|
His tone is so condescending. It's like listening to a prisoner talk about how they found Jesus...as if they were the first person to have undergone this change.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/17/2013|
I doubt this guy was ever a democrat. If he was he would never, ever have gone over to the far right. The far right are mentally ill fascist bullies.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/17/2013|
No, some former democrats are smart enough to see that they are just as bloodthirsty as Rethuglicans.
Libertarians are the only people that see how fascism has creeped in and corrupted our government.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/20/2013|
Written by 'Tyler Durden'. That's all you really need to know about this nonsense.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/20/2013|
[quote]No, some former democrats are smart enough to see that they are just as bloodthirsty as Rethuglicans.
Well, sure, if you're a paranoid moron. To the rest of us, not so much.
[quote]Libertarians are the only people that see how fascism has creeped in and corrupted our government.
You just keep thinking that, dear. The rest of us will get on with our lives out here in the real world.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/20/2013|
or just punish him with logic.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/20/2013|
Nah, he's immune to that, R45.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/20/2013|
Give it a rest OP! BTW...MLK was a republician!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/21/2013|
MLK wouldn't have been one in 2013.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/21/2013|
Christ, another one of those threads where it's just one guy talking to himself. Live life outside of your paranoid mind, and don't vote against your own interests, sweetheart. That'ts all there is to it. The right wing is near death for a reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/28/2013|
Both the Dems and Repugs are the two parties of US imperialism!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/28/2013|
The left wing is dying too, and libertarianism and freedom are winning.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/28/2013|
Everyone knows Tyler's a closet case.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/28/2013|
yawn - liberty troll....
but at least you paid 18$
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/28/2013|
Is there a brief summary of this mess?
I'm sure it is interesting on some level but I'm too tired from my third job to read it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/28/2013|
(D)s and (R)s are interested in reelection. They will do and say anything to get votes.
Until we destroy DC, and devolve all political power to the local level, things will get worse. Civil liberty will die, government will murder and spy with impunity, and the Federal Reserve will print money to enrich the Banksters and impoverish the poor and middle class.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/29/2013|