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POLITICS EXPLOSION [Liberal Strategies and Methods]
Okay, I can't be the only "liberal" starting to become extremely pissed off can I? The insansos have complete domination in the media while the corporate shills play them like puppets on a string. If there ever was a strong case against democracy, we're seeing it. I can't believe these people, after 8 long painful years under the thumb of conservative rule (Dems were ineffective and spineless, as usual) they're ready to vote in the people that got us into this damn economic mess!? Because Obama couldn't undo 8 years of bullshit in one term? I hate the dems, but we lack a real Liberal party, and we've admittedly had good times under them, while conservatives are constantly on the wrong side of history. For thirty years, conservative policies has been wrecking this country. I'm seriously about to blow a vein here. My patience is worn thin from trying to deal with these teabaggers and faux conservatives on a daily basis. (I live in TN...) Logic, Reason, or facts do not work on these people. They could argue that the Earth was flat, and no matter how much you show them they're wrong they'll never accept it. Their idol worshiping of our founding fathers is disgusting, mostly because the founders would find modern conservative policies abhorrent (At least, I believe they would. Could you imagine what Thomas Jefferson's reaction would be to that one ((admitedly good)) painting where everyonein DC is cowering before the messiah? Not that they'd approve of dems' policies either...)
Yet people are VOTING THESE MOUTH-BREATHERS IN. Why!? Do they not see they are completely incompetent, even compared to the DNC and GOP? As a man of reason and logic, it confounds me to no end. Why... why can't they see reason!? Just look at the facts, that's literally all I ask them, but it doesn't make a difference!!! ARGH. I'm so god damned mad! NERDRAGE POWER ACTIVATE. And here on the other side of the aisle? We have a bunch of pussified democrats afraid to play politics like the big boys and getting their hands dirty. I don't like it, but sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. All the hope I had when Obama was elected is now completely replaced by anxiety and anger towards these morons who don't even know who they're supporting. Do they know how the GOP defines "small business?" Do they know taxes are actually low? Why do they always vote against their own interests? It makes me wonder how much the judges got paid off to declare corporations an actual "person." Did they not see how that would be abused? Now the Astroturf Party gets funded by the Fed Reserve and their corporate allies and set loose the lemmings that make up the rank and file of the conservative bloc.
But hey, where are all the freethinkers and liberals who believe in the principals that this country was founded on? Why is everyone still so apathetic? Is it laziness? I KNOW there are people out there just as angry as I am about all this. Why don't they ever stand up and say something!? Mother fuckers, open up your mouths and raise your fists! Declare that that they'll never turn this country into a theocratic, police-state, plutocracy! Make them see that WE'RE the ones in the right, that we represent the freedoms that symbolize the American ideal! That we'll never disappear and even though they have the money, we have the power! Because we do, fuckers! Let the media ignore us, let them discount us and tell us we're not "real americans" because we grew up in an urban area, or because we dared to call for compassion, and want to use the government to help our fellow man. Because Karma is a bitch.
So they're the new "Great Awakening", then fuckers, let's be the new "Enlightenment!" We CAN do it! Show them that this is a country of reason, logic, pragmatic solutions, AND compassion, not demagoguery, jingoism, nationalism, xenophobia, or fascism! We have the fucking internet you neckbeards! All we have to do is organize! If those morons can, then we certainly can! Even if we don't have the money, if we have enough people we can direct this country back on the proper course!
All we need is a name. "The (New?) Liberty Party." There fuckers, that sounds good. Now let's spread the word.
God dammit, this won't do a bit of fucking good, will it?