Sunday, February 17, 2013

Held Down-Held Back-Held Up (Don't Touch Me Again)

When I can read a Bloomberg headline like "Obama’s Agenda Seen as Dead in the Water by Republicans," it just serves to remind me how utterly deceitful those in my party are about the political danger we face - and the litany of useless End Of The World chain-yanking we endure.

I can barely stand to open my email box for all the bullshit.


And losing an election didn't change a thing.

The funniest bits are these "remember that 2016 is only three years away" messages, reminding me (warning me, waaay too soon) I can look forward to, once again, watching these lames display their strength by screaming "watch this" before jumping off a cliff. Oh goody.

The point of this blog is, of course, I don't get any of it.


The problem seems pretty simple to me: 

About one quarter of the Western world has an issue with reality, but rather than correct them - even on issues as clear as the historical record - some would prefer we accept or accommodate them, or possibly even elect them as our leaders, insisting we somehow overlook the glaring inaccuracies they spew.


I ask you - of the 1,000s of interviews Mitt Romney did - how many of these supposedly bloody-meat-desiring "journalists" were willing to challenge the candidate on something as simple and clear-cut as the historical record?


The delusional's apologists claim to do this out of a sense of decorum.

A sincere desire not to be confrontational with our "nice" neighbors who admit they've dedicated their lives to spreading whatever their particular brands of misinformation are, with no one - not the delusional or their supporters - taking responsibility for any confusion or other problems that may result. (Like dealing with a teen's supposedly-unwanted pregnancy, we are to accept "these things just happen.") It's driven more by cowardice and, quite obviously, an easy-out lack of ethics. 

Assholes: A theory 
The asshole: 1. allows himself to enjoy special advantages and does so systematically; 
2. does this out of an entrenched sense of entitlement; and 
3. is immunized by his sense of entitlement against the complaints of other people 

In the end, there's only one direction for us to go in, so the question is if we'll continue to go there willingly, or continue in this haphazard, one-step-forward/two-steps-back fashion.


 If we were smart, we'd cut through this bullshit - advancing by adhering to the facts and not beliefs. 

Unfortunately, until more of us grow a couple, we'll stay stuck on the basics,…