A Lonewolf Democrat
in a Republican Hell
by Carmen J. Abate
First of all let me say I'm ashamed of myself. Why you ask?
Well let's start at the beginning. First I did not actively
involve myself in the recent campaign for the White House.
Second because I live in Tennessee and was startled by the
massive amount of Bush/Cheny lawn signs and didn't think that
this was a problem (after all, what state doesn't vote for
their favorite son). And third because this weekend at a party
I blew up on this nameless Republican and got loud and emotional.
Well that more than anything else has me upset. I find as I talk to people
who are of a like mind that we are all very emotional on the subject of
our legally selected new puppet of the rich and moral (moral being their
choice of dictum) hypocrites.
So what's the point? Well I hope this lesson I have learned will stay
in people's minds for ever, not just to the next set of elections.
First of all, stay active - do something besides get angry, joke around,
make fun of, or do nothing. Get involved. It is paramount to the success
of the tired, and the weak, and the poor huddled masses that we truly
Second, don't expect to win arguments with Republicans who describe liberals
as pinko commies and really don't know what liberal is, or will not bother
to learn, let alone listen if you try to explain it to them (and I just
want to know how the right got to make liberal a dirty word in the first
After all most if not all the huddled masses that follow the right don't
even bother to read, they just like wallowing in their own self indulgences.
And hey, let's face it - they get a lot of education from the likes of
Rush Limbaugh or some other objective reporter (we know these people are
editorializing, not reporting, but try to explain that to anyone who thinks
that if you're on TV you must be telling the truth or you wouldn't be
there).Who owns television? The corporations. That's right, now they own
the government too.
So after blowing up on this guy I went home, reflected, and have decided
that from now on I do the count to ten thing before I speak - and probably
will have to do that many times during any discussion. And yes, it must
be a discussion. Because you can't change the mind of the non-thinkers,
you can only hope to put doubt in their arguments.
And please back up anything you say with some facts, and don't get upset
when they change the subject with Republican soundbites or Bill Clinton
or any other thing that probably has nothing to do with what your talking
about, because this just means they really have no answer or argument.
It means "I want to get out of this topic because I don't really
have an answer". Or "I don't really know the answer". Or
usually it means "I don't want to say that I like Republicans because
they're white, or I'm rich and I really don't care about the poor."
So I'm going to keep my cool, get active and never let it rest until
our government is back in the hands of the people. I hope you do too.
Democracy forever, freedom forever, and let's get the hypocrites out of
Washington. Solidarity with you, a lonewolf Democrat in a Republican hell.
I really don't care if you print this or not, I just wanted to say something.
I do actually hope and pray that this nightmare of Republican
self-righteousness can be beat. Who knows where they really
want to take us. I guess we are too complacent in our society.
Thanks for a great site and the opportunity to write.