Monday, September 30, 2013

Hey America! The Lifeboats Are Over Here!

Today, our political spectrum is varied and divided because there is too much openly ignorant lying and propaganda going both ways. I feel like I am drowning in bullshit and need a relief. Someone throw me something besides another opinionated anchor! I don't care which color you are (red or blue) or which ideology you serve (regressive or progressive), I just want some relief. To those of you who feel the same way, I have some good news. I hasten to add that doesn't include you mentally lazy assholes that say you don't care about or don't wish to get involved in the "political aspect" of things, because you need to take a side to survive or you are part of the problem. I write this today filled with a depression and tense awareness that our country is going to shit, so there is no time to sit on your laurels and hope this passes by without you because while you do that, your freedoms, future, and the future of your children and grandchildren are being hijacked and sold to the highest bidder, and this isn't the future, it's happening now. So, to you who are lazy or confused, or those who think it is all too confusing and those who find discussions of sums larger than ten dollars or math too annoyingly complicated - or to those whom facts seem to annoy you, I have an answer. I am offering you a place on the lifeboat that I found and climbed aboard.
We have people in congress who are the same people who are destroying our country on the stock market, banking, and business, which is a HUGE conflict of interest but we would have to have congress make laws that restrict themselves from profiting on being a legislator and they will not do that because the people in congress right now are the elite whom many should get to know more about.
First of all, let me say that the people on the right who call everything either conservative or liberal are full of crap. The fact is that center, which is reality and has to do with facts, not opinion, is not "Liberal". Liberal is defined at as: "...
lib·er·al [lib-er-uhl, lib-ruhl]
1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
2. ( often initial capital letter ) noting or pertaining to a political party
advocating measures of progressive political reform.
3. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism, especially the freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of individual rights and liberties.
4. favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
5. favoring or permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers. ..."
I am NOT liberal because liberals believe things based on opinion that conflicts with reality and that they are capable of deciding which laws are incorrect and that because one of my favorite authors, Henry David Thoreau, wrote "Civil Disobedience" when our country was still being founded and slavery was acceptable still in New England, while protesting slavery by becoming the first tax strike activist in Massachusetts, that it is the same as illegal aliens invading the United States and becoming an economic burden on our already burdened population and unemployment problems.
To a liberal, somehow the opinion that breaking the law, based on the excuse that Thoreau did it, brazenly, openly, publicly and accepting the full consequence of his actions, surrendering himself to prison for not paying his taxes, is somehow the same thing as people from a foreign land escaping into our country with no background information or documentation, and hiding out, stealing the identification of U.S. Citizens, knowing full well they are breaking several laws in doing so, but because Thoreau called his fully responsible protest "Civil Disobedience", that it makes it correct to just break the law and face consequences, only if you get caught. 
NO, if you don't like the law, change the law. If the people you voted for don't change the law, vote for different people. That's reality.
Libertarians, whom I think should be more defined under the term "Wild West style anarchists", aren't living in reality. They think that freedom to do whatever you want, leaving ethics up to the individual will work. That is stupid and wrong. First, no matter how much you agree, facts are facts. People can be greedy, dishonest, and wrong. The fact that they seem to ignore is "laws are created for a reason" and ignoring them or complaining about them doesn't make ethical standards a human quality. I don't mean any one group, although regressives seem hell bent on the idea that selfishness is reality. If you want to know what being a really nice person is, you don't have to read a book, you don't have to go to therapy, you don't have to look to religious or political leaders or spokesmen, you just have to look in the mirror (literally), look yourself in the face (literally), and ask yourself one question: "Honestly (that part is of ultimate importance), how do I want to be treated?".
The next step is only slightly more imaginative, you have to know that you are a human being like other human beings and that you deserve respect as such. The next step is to understand that every other human being on earth deserves the same respect, no matter what you think of his personal beliefs. When we all can treat each other that way, life will be simple. The problem is the people who use ideologies (religious and political OPINION, which aren't valid) to excuse hatred and discrimination. They are around, sometimes they are the same people we think are trying to "save us". They always use the same excuse. They begin to become full of their own ego and demand that they are "The right kind of" person, so it is okay for them to be, somehow, MORE necessary than you are. Spoiler alert, "That is NOT EQUALITY"!
Also, calling yourself conservative doesn't mean anything. The definition of conservative according to is "...
con·serv·a·tive [kuhn-sur-vuh-tiv]
1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
2. cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate.
3. traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: conservative suit.
4. ( often initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to the Conservative party.
5. ( initial capital letter ) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Conservative Jews or Conservative Judaism. ..." 
(And if you are confused, the first, fourth, and fifth definition are what we are talking about here, not style or estimates.) But many now are calling themselves "conservative" to excuse what they really are. I will explain:
  1. If you don't care about anyone's rights but our own, you aren't conservative, you are a selfish asshole. 
  2. If you think you are better than other people (for any reason, your financial status, your skin color, your religion, or any other ideology) then, you are a conceited asshole, that has NOTHING TO DO WITH conservatism.
  3. If you say that you are a devout Catholic or other Christian bible type religion (I don't use the word "faith" because that isn't religion, although religious leaders would like you to "follow" that thinking as members of their FLOCK which we all know means they consider you SHEEP that are too stupid to do anything but follow, and that thinking dates back to the time of the establishment of religions.) and that you are also a Libertarian or a follower of Ayn Rand, then those opposing ideologies show that you are NOT CONSERVATIVE, you are just too stupid to know that you made a fool of yourself by saying that.
  4. If you think going to church every week at a specific faith and tithing and singing hymns and saying prayers, while not following the edicts preached in your religious texts (the bible, koran, torah, etc.) makes you a conservative, then you are seriously brainwashed by an agenda (like thinking that standing in the garage drinking oil and water and pouring gas in your ass makes you a car) that has nothing to do with actual religion or politics, but is an authoritarian rule that has been created in trying to take over the American society for ages.
  5. If you believe in the regressive ideas formulated by some religious texts about the hierarchy of man, then you are NOT a conservative, you are an ignorant sheep and I see why you get led around by the nose, because you do follow. The idea is that "church is over man, man is over woman, rich men are over poor men, people of color don't count as people, and humans count but animals, birds, fish, reptiles, trees, and plants don't count as important or relevant", then you are NOT a conservative, you are a stupid person who doesn't understand how the earth and the living things on it - all works DEPENDENTLY on each other.
  6. If you are expecting someday for trickle down economics to work, after John McCain actually came out and said, "We need to stop trying the same old economic processes, hoping that someday we get lucky.", then, you aren't a conservative, you are the definition of insane. According to Albert Einstein, insanity is "Doing the same thing repeatedly, each time expecting a different result." It isn't going to turn out different someday, you will just finally, someday, give up waiting for a miracle. You might as well be still expecting Y2K to happen.
  7. If you actually believe that trying to preserve existing conditions (from the above from while trying to say that an ignorant hoax of an ideology is a good idea, then you are ignorant and regressive, not conservative. 
  8. And last, if you are under the impression that everyone needs to be as stupid and have the same constipated thinking you do ("President Obama wants everyone to go to college. What a snob!", stated by Rick Santorum who himself has at least 3 college degrees.) and/or think that critical thinking is "evil" or wrong in anyway, then you are not conservative, you are encouraging a nation of stupid ill informed morons. 
If you are a politician encouraging people to cling to religious bronze age mythology and ignore science, then you are trying to deny reality and cling to ignorance. It may be easier to get people who follow like sheep to vote for you based on lies, ignorance, and fear but that will come back to bite you in the ass later on. Wanting the voting public to be ill informed swings back around and snaps back at the people who willfully destroy their own credibility.

Calling an old idea that never worked a "discarded plan" is ill informed and ignorant. In fact I am going to, for those of you who are offended by being called ignorant, going to post the definition of that word and it's root meaning. 

ig·no·rant [ig-ner-uhnt]
1. lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man.
2. lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics.
3. uninformed; unaware.
4. due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement.
1325–75; Middle English ignora ( u ) nt < Latin ignōrant- (stem of ignōrāns ),present participle of ignōrāre to ignore; see -ant

As you can see this means that one has to ignore facts and truth to be ignorant. That also means the willfully ignoring facts and truth, not just because you are not aware that those facts and truth exist because, for example, you live under a rock OR you could watch News Trolls and Political Trolls instead of reading and studying what the facts are.

Under a rock, you are ignorant.

Immersed in the Troll bubble, then, you are willfully ignorant and IGNORING REALITY. That doesn't make you a mature responsible conservative like Barry Goldwater or William F. Buckley, that instead puts you in the same category as this person, on all levels:

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