And you should read him.
I know I’m fighting a losing battle here – but as a godless european I really find the American use of the word Liberal very annoying.
What my liberal brothers and sisters have forgotten is how to get angry when ridiculed. We are so concerned with trying to be cool and collected that we frequently forget to win the argument. If someone is wrong, then fucking tell them.
Man, I’m getting more cynical about this election by the day.
The idea that you can base an entire ideology around being resistant to criticism and change of your country is right up there with the notion that ‘middle class’ means your impoverished and struggling — insulting, dangerous, frightening, and far too reminiscent of some stone-whiskey guitar croak from the seventies.
Well fucking said.
I think the problem is that liberals are scared to acknowledge hatred as part of their identities for fear it might make them into Klan members.
Hate is not an inherently evil thing*. Hate can be very beneficial to society. Hate, when channeled properly, promotes change. When it is improperly applied, only then does it promote bigotry. The difference lies in whether the hate is rational or irrational. If the thing can actually be changed and the change can happen in a rational and ethical manner, the hate required to change the status quo of that thing is rational and has the potential to be beneficial. If the thing can not be changed or the change can not happen in a rational or ethical manner, then the hate for that thing is irrational and can only be seen as abusive.
Women hated their roles in American society prior to 1920, so they fought to change it. Blacks hated their roles in American society prior to 1964, and so they fought to change it. Gays currently hate that they can not be seen as equals in American society so they are striving to change that status quo.
Liberals hate the current status quo of America because they know it can change for the better. This is the exact same reason a parent hates their children’s bad behavior and sets strict boundaries for them and disciplines them when they cross that line. They don’t hate the children, just the behavior. Right now conservatives are crossing those boundaries and the liberals are too afraid to be seen as hateful parents to straighten these brats out.
I blew my then black girlfriend’s mind when I explained this to her, btw.
* Not that there is such a thing as inherent evil or inherent good.
Your girlfriend used to be black? What is she now?
I love bad jokes.
I agree with some of what Zenrage said, but there are inherently good things. Like puppies. And snowflakes. And Transmet.
Puppies aren’t good, they’re cute. There’s a distinct difference.
All new-born and young creatures are cute for a reason. Self-defense. Because no rational person would put up with their shit and their breaking of personal boundaries if they weren’t adorable.
Zenrage: Doubly true if the new born is their own. I’ve seen to many parents let their kids get away with shit because “Ah! That’s so cute.” No, it’s not. It’s fucking stupid, make them stop. This is why I respect animals that kill their own.
Ah, but you can’t deny the inherent goodness of Transmet, can you?
I’ll take my check now.
This is one of those articles that makes you (or more accurately, me) go “FUCK YEAH!”
I’m glad that Herbert mentioned Obama’s shift to pro-death penalty. Okay, I still plan to vote for the guy and he hasn’t done anything that’s irked me lately, but when he did that I was really disappointed. For the record, McCain took exactly the same position, but I’d come to expect that kind of thing from McCain while thinking Obama was above it.
I wish that everybody would cut the crap and vote their consciences all the time. I wish they wouldn’t ask themselves, when voting, “how is this vote going to make me look?” “What is it going to do to my chances of getting reelected?” “How are my colleagues going to see me?” “Is this going to make me look too….LIBERAL????”
There is only one question that should be on their minds: “is voting this way right thing to do?” That’s it.
*Checks Andre into the boards*
I’m from Iowa and I have no knowledge of transmet
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