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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 06:33 PM
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Dear American Right Wing...

How horrible you are.

What a twisted, sour, ugly, weird, cowed, freakish crowd of malcontents, doomsayers, ne'er-do-wells, losers in life and criminals you all are.

How *un*respectable. How *un*imaginative. How *very* lacking in that vital spark that galvanizes true leadership. How impoverished of the soul, how devoid of ordinary decency and compassion, how mindless, how corrupt, how petty and shrill and silly you all are.

Why do you do it? I am non-plussed.

You could be nice people if you wanted, it's not difficult. It's more fun, too.

I can only imagine the churning vortex of power, shit, death, greed and money that haunts your dreams, the log-books of perceived slights that you pore over night by night, the ogreish monsters, black hearted demons and giggling imps that must endlessly patrol the subconscious of your party to maintain its vast libraries of immaculate hatred. Not that I wish to, particularly. What a well-oiled and thoroughly USELESS machine. Useless work darkens the soul, gentleman.

What do you ADD to Humanity? What GOOD are you to anyone? What are you FOR?

I can't imagine that you enjoy being that way. You must know what you are when you look in the mirror in the mornings and there's no-one around you to play the game, because no-one is a fool about himself when he's alone. Small, mean-spirited men sniping at each other about imaginary enemies behind closed doors. What an ugly way to live. You must be miserable!

Imagine wanting to be a Republican! A REPUBLICAN!

Fear and constraint and what-does-HE-think-about-me and sniggering behind the bike sheds and scoring minuscule fractions of points off each other and anyone with a more open heart than yourselves! It's AWFUL! Imagine being crushed forever into that pitiful little grey suit forever and ever until you're DEAD. Because you're all far too afraid to change. You're going to die that way, you know. All of you. Empty hearted having lead lives devoid of meaning or purpose, forever alienated from the world, utterly cast out by your own fear and demoralized in the face of anything resembling generosity of spirit or kindness.

What's the best you can hope for?

An interview where you manage to make the opposition feel as small as you do. Just for a LITTLE while. As your sweat trickles down your skull under the white blare of the studio lamps you tick off the talking points in your head. What was your score? Ten points? Twenty? A Thousand?

Who cares? You. Only you. And sometimes not even YOU care, when you stare at your sunken eyes in the mirror after crawling out of bed away from a wife that won't sleep with you or speak to you anymore, listening to the strange, frightening, alien noises of the children downstairs, the children you never wanted but had to have because your dad told you you had to be a family man.

Is your tie the right shade of grey? Is your parting in the right place? Did you book an appointment with the right plastic surgeon or have you by accident chosen one that pissed off one of your powerful friends?

How you love power! How little of it you really have!

You can't really change anything, can you?

What you want is not to be alone, for other people to be crushed into the same little grey suit as you, to cower perpetually behind images and symbols and lies and games and tricks, to trap themselves in ever decreasing circles so that we all think like you, small, cramped thoughts, not big, scary new ones that make you feel stupid.

But you can't get inside our heads. You want to think you can, because that's the only way you beat aside your shadows, your entrenched and utterly perverted egos straining without end at chains of their own devising.

Poor you.

And that's enough pity.

FUCK you.

Fuck you and the horse you rode in on.

It's not *our* fault you were born so crippled, so lacking in feeling and the ordinary human strengths of cooperation and good conduct. It's not *our* fault you're so frightened of anything different from yourself you have to legislate against it in case it makes you think things about yourself you don't like.

It's not OUR fault you're a fool. It's YOURS.

And we are not here to pick up the tab for you. We are not here to be responsible for both your behavior and our own. Why should we pay for your inability to cast aside your blindfolds and chains? You put them there! Only you can remove them.

I'm all for tolerance and cooperation, but only with people who, recognizing my position, will reciprocate. I have no time for people who simply take advantage of my good nature.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 06:46 PM
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1. Nice speech for this day....
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kaitykaity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 06:54 PM
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2. Great rant.
I can't wait until the all have to hide in caves in
shame for what they've done.

Not to insult natural cavedwellers or anything.
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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 07:10 PM
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5. Yeah, but...

I think it's going to take something pretty catastrophic to remove them from power in a way that actually results in that. All sorts of things have come and gone and been brushed off that really should have sunk them long ago.
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JRob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 08:18 PM
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9. wasn't there a Repub who said something like "I look forward to...
the day when dems are hunted with dogs..."
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 12:01 AM
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18. Phil Gramm.
Nice guy. Grover Norquist's bald sentiments are even more morbid.
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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 01:18 PM
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27. Having thus positioned himself...

...we can only take his comments at face value.
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mourningdove92 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 06:56 PM
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3. I don't think it is so great.
This type of talk just cheapens this board and makes us all look like frothing at the mouth crazies.

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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 06:59 PM
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4. Hmf!
Well. It's only ME saying it. If people can't distinguish between the whole board and one of its posters then its value can't mean much to them anyway, can it? Just MHO. Not so H, though, I guess :-)

There ought to be a frothing smiley...
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 08:50 PM
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13. Well, for what it's worth, I think your post is EXCELLENT!
Beautifully said, and dead-on true! :thumbsup:

sw
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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 01:15 PM
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25. Thank you! n/t

:-)
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VioletLake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 10:25 PM
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15. I think it's a keeper.
Your baby mouse roars like a lion.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 07:19 PM
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7. It's called telling truth to power
Alternatively, you might say it's the Rovian technique of attaching your opponent where he's strongest.

These guys all see themselves as General Patton, looming larger than life against a titanic American flag. Pointing out that they're actually small, cowardly men with souls shriveled up like raisins that have been left out on the counter too long hits them directly in that inflated self-image.

It's neither cheap nor crazy. It's dead on righteous.
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 07:21 PM
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8. Actually, stylish froth
as fervent, bitingly true rants go. Someday... may that day come soon... the truth won't be so easy to spark such a speech, that in substance unfaced, in lies insultingly absurd, such a sword of words is the barest of righteous indignation.

Patience with the orcs is a virtue? Not when they are murdering us and the future for lies. But if things should turn I hope our rage veterans can comedown again to the decent dialog necessary among frail and fallible human beings. The rant includes these sentiments I believe.

Among the host of voices laboring against the contemporary monstrosity there is nothing in the behavior of the GOP which does not richly deserve this- when nothing will wake up those who have sold out completely to the crimes. But remember how hard the Democrats drove themselves on the rocks
when LBJ led them through Vietnam trying to get at the "Great Society."
A rock can be holier than thou with a gang rule in America such as we have at present.

The frustrating thing is trying to lead and build our way out of this without being corrupted. And to do this by example when power is usurped. But not to appease, collaborate or coddle those destroying the world.
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Malikshah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 08:47 PM
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12. Really? Sorry you see it that way
Actually, I'm more disappointed that folks don't realize that there are some out there are tired of having their good natures taken advantage of....that speaking from the heart is not "frothing at the mouth," but rather speaking truth to power.

But tolerant is as tolerant does. The tent's big enough for all.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 09:46 PM
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14. I understand what you're saying, but there is such a thing as righteous...
indignation, and I think that this is exactly what this is.

Bottom line, this person speaks the truth in reference to a large percentage of Republicans.

I'm so very tired of these people thinking that what they're doing is absolutely acceptable and that we just don't get it -- that we're defective in some way because we disagree with their philosophy of life; otherwise, we'd see the light.

Blech!
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 11:58 PM
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17. I think the language is a kind of leaping, lurching whimsy.
I like it. If this newbie's a "froth-mouthed crazy," then so were Lewis Carrol and Captain Beefheart.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 12:31 AM
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20. I probably have been known to froth
but I prefer a substantive froth, rather than name-calling flung as large numbers of people who I would like to see voting for our side.

If it is truth to power, the "truth" in this case only seems to be that "I hate Republicans". Again, that is not a message that is going to sway large numbers of Republicans into voting for Democrats. Sure, I hate Republican "leaders", Republican policies, and Republican shills, and it can be very frustrating trying to reason with some ignorant and/or mean-spirited Republican voters, but nonetheless, they are my neighbors, my fellow Americans, and they are not going anywhere, so we need to find a way to live with them.
And the icon is this :rant:

although I may need this :hide:

or I would prefer a soapbox or a preaching icon. Is this one for self-righteousness? O8)
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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 01:16 PM
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26. self delete, damn
Edited on Tue Jul-05-05 01:17 PM by baby_mouse
OP past editing expiry, can't insert rant smiley.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 09:03 AM
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23. Lots of people agree with the thinking there
Your objection to the truth of the matter is interesting - no, fascinating... :D
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 07:12 PM
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6. It's an excellent rant baby mouse.
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 08:21 PM
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10. Not Bad, Sir, Not Bad At All
Edited on Mon Jul-04-05 08:22 PM by The Magistrate
"In this vale of sorrows there remain things to be thankful for: for my part, I give thanks I am not a Repulican."
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are_we_united_yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 08:45 PM
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11. Nice.
:)
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porkrind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-05 10:35 PM
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16. Dear American Right Wing...
Kiss my shiny metal ass! :)
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 12:02 AM
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19. and on a nice note...
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 12:35 AM
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21. Most excellent post Baby Mouse
And welcome to DU :hi:
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 12:53 AM
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22. Good for you baby_mouse.
I liked your rant though I am quite sure that the nasty people that this was directed at will need a Webster's collegiate dictionary. Nevertheless, their pea brains may explode before they reach the second paragraph. It's all good.

gb
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 11:52 AM
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24. Perked me up.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 01:44 PM
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28. Right-On Post baby_mouse
:yourock:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 06:19 PM
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29. Non-plussed!
You're going to have to use Bush words to get through to the lurking freepers. Next time, try confuserated or perflummoxed.
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