Borepatch has hit another one out of the park with his post This Blog Kills Fascists. RTWT. He invites us all to join him and I'm in though there's little I can add to his words. Please excuse the language, I'm on a rant. Again.
What really jerks my chain is the overt, insidious and obvious lying that goes on in the modern American political process. Most of us aren't stupid (well, some of us I guess). We can see and we know that actions speak louder than words. Fascist is as Fascist does not as he or she speaks. Pelosi can lie about Catholic support for what the church sees as a mortal sin all she wants, doesn't mean it's true. Mittens and Newt and Santorum et al can talk about freedom and rolling back the liberal mandates and how they're the only true conservative until the cows come home. Don't mean a thing because they're lying. All of them. There isn't a single candidate for this country's highest political office, on either side of the aisle, who isn't a wanna be Supreme Dictator For Life except one and his foreign policy is so loony Daffy Duck thinks he's nuts.
Obama is worse. If he says he won't cum in all our mouths you better get a Kleenex handy because the ejaculatory explosion is imminent. Hey pal, here's a clue. I know you're lying because I can see your lips moving.
I've been trying to keep politics on my back burner simply because it's causing me to despair and I hate that. It's whiny and weak and ultimately impotent. But here's what I want to know. Where the hell are the conservative firebrands? Where are the candidates who are the best representatives of real conservatism? Romney, Santorum and Gingrich? Really? Why not just trot out Kerry, Hillary and Franks and be done with it? At least they'll promise me a kiss while they slip it in.
Hell, where are the true liberal firebrands? Where is the vaunted ACLU and why am I constantly hearing the sound of crickets chirping every time that person in the Whitehouse nullifies another provision of the Constitution? Where are the calls for 'The Man' to get out of our lives and leave us all alone? Whatever happened to 'Do Your Own Thing'? How come all the hippies have traded in their beads and flowers for crisp black uniforms and shiny hob nailed boots?
Gah! The hypocrisy and pandering leave me dry mouthed and angry. Screw this and screw them. I'm not voting for any of the republican big three, no matter what nor will I cast a vote for that person in the Whitehouse. I refuse to endorse soft and slow fascism over quick and brutal. Let them beat each other over the head and to hell with the hindmost. I'm to the point where I'm prepared to, well, as H.L. Menken so famously said, "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats". Yeah, that's exactly where I am and the republican party had better be listening because I am most definitely not alone.
Like the Soviets of the old U.S.S.R., the Fascists on both sides of the political aisle understand nothing except raw power. Naked political force. Until we stop accepting things as they are and start requiring things as we want them to be we are doomed as a free Republic. For me it stops here. I will not actively participate in the destruction of everything I hold dear and which I have supported and defended with my blood, sweat, treasure and tears. I will not hold my nose and pull the lever for the lesser evil. There are no words, coercion or promises that will change my mind. I will not help the next, latest, newest, least objectionable or most popular lying sack of shit Fascist further erode my grandchildren's freedom.
No Romney. No Gingrich. No Santorum. No Obama. No.
Third Party? Bring it on baby. I'm ready.