Half Bumper Sticker
If I could make my own bumper sticker, it would probably
say, "Mean People Vote Republican." I thought of
that one when I discovered what happened to my Bush/Cheats
sticker. After just a few weeks of having an otherwise intact
sticker, I saw that the Cheats part was ripped away.
If anything underscores the current political and social climate, it
is an act such as this. Without disregard for my personal property someone
vandalized my right to free speech. When I think about it, the person
who did so would probably fit the profile of a Republican voter: a white,
clean-cut looking person who professes to be extremely patriotic, full
of morals, abiding by the rule of law, and respectful of hard working
taxpayers (like myself). In an act such as this he completely betrayed
I actually found it pretty amusing after I saw my suddenly half-sized
bumper sticker. This is typical of the person who claims that there are
no grounds for disputing the election-over and over again. They are all
over the place trying to shout us out name calling and angrily denying
all the arguments that were ever made against His Dubiousness, George
the Second, in the Florida mess.
In other words, they're listening to everything that we liberals have
to say about it. They acknowledge the validity of everything we say
indirectly about it by getting hateful and striking without reason.
If you've ever noticed, no conservative has ever made a thoughtful and
reasonable rebuttal in favor of His Dubiousness. They blindly attack and
scream because the truth simply hurts. People like this earned many past
Republicans the title of Reactionary for this very reason. And there is
plenty of reason in the present to see why.
What's funny about this is that the conservatives haven't gotten over
the Election 2000 mess anymore than we have. They say we whine too much
about it but they seem to confuse whining with nagging guilt and scornful
truth. The chorus of boos against the Republicans are echoed by their
own consciences. The sounds ring inside their empty minds and hearts very
I think about how much I've gained with my half-bumper sticker and I
suppose that I should thank the person who left me with it because he
or she justified my point of view. I'm glad that I can let people know
what I believe in without being ashamed of myself unlike the vandal
who was too scared to openly disagree with me.
To be fair I wish I could thank him but of course I can't. Instead I'll
just make a private little tribute to him before I order more stickers
and send a postcard to President Al Gore, c/o The White House,
Washington D.C. I'll just leave out my name and address.