I just made the mistake of perusing a few wordpress blogs which were tagged with politics. There were more than a few who were lamenting the death of America, the loss of freedom, and the inevitable decline of our civilization in general. We liberal, godless, perverts are going to ruin everything! Oh wait, I mean we are going to help and make it better, just not for them.
I know I am partisan here, but I cannot comprehend how stupid conservatives can be. Not all conservatives are stupid, obviously, but I cannot comprehend how people who lived through the last several years have these absurd views (you know, the kind I parodied 2 days ago) about how socialist and terrible Obama is. The fact is that he’s a moderate, a conservative Democrat, who takes pragmatic approaches to problems. Yes, he does support some idealistic things which I agree with, like gay marriage, but he’s really pretty moderate and takes evidence-based approaches to lots of issues. You know, the opposite of how the Republican Party has operated in recent decades.
I am hopeful that the conservatives whose butts are hurting right now, lamenting their slow but sure loss of socio-political control (often mixed with racism, misogyny, and many other effects of privilege), will become less and less prevalent in our culture in the next couple of decades. I’m hoping that the efforts of skeptics and other forces for progress will have a positive affect on our social, cultural, and political world. I am a bit skeptical, cynical even, that it will happen without lots of death-throws from the right, but it must happen if we are to survive and create a culture worthy of wanting to defend.
So, you Tea Partying, neo-con, far right theocracy/patriarchy toting morons out there, get over it and grow up. Your privilege has been showing )except for to yourself), and you need to get out of your mental cave. Your god is an illusion, your patriarchy is divisive and harmful, your misogyny hateful, and your traditions are often absurd and destructive.
I’ll be as clear as I can; you are on the losing side of history, and are hurting the world around you, including yourself.