If our entire economy and pretty much life as we know it wouldn’t come crashing down just because of some morons, I’d laugh at all this political shit being thrown around. Truly I would. But I can’t. It’s too serious for that and all I can manage is some wry laughter that gives way to tears and yelling at some point.
This whole BS with the government shutdown is so freaking ridiculous. And yes, I WILL lay it at the feet of the idiotic tea party fools. I have no qualm (okay, a wee qualm but not a huge one) with traditional conservatives. At the very least, most of them don’t seem batshit insane even if we don’t agree on one single thing.
Tea Party Freaks? Jeebus, you people are just off the hook! OFF THE HOOK!
Here’s why I think that:
1) Tea Party members in congress are bought and paid for by corporations who have the cash to spend and agendas to spread. There was no such thing as a grass-roots movement to start the tea party. It did not spring up out of nowhere by some kindly folk who think they are “taxed enough already”.
It was planned all along but made to seem spontaneous by those same entities (Americans for Prosperity, for example) funded by the Koch brothers who have a craven heart and way too much money (a lethal combination). They do not give one shit about our government. Not one. They seek power and whatever else they can get for their money. And they found willing stooges only too naive (or craven themselves) to carry out the damage from within.
2) It’s been proven that the more you listen to right wing talk radio/television, the less of an understanding you have about what is actually going on. They, like the congress members, are paid to feed you bullshit so you are good little sheeple.
Thinking President Obama is not a US citizen, that he’s creating a muslim takeover, and on and on and on. Of course, they’re using his race and the “fear” of a black man taking over to scare the olds into thinking they’ll lose their social security and access to medicaid/medicare (which is – surprise – single payer health care!) It makes me sad to hear people I dearly love repeat the lies and believe the crap that’s spewed. I don’t take what I hear at face value – I go research it if it seems hard for me to believe.
Why don’t others do this, too? Don’t you think that candidates are vetted a hundred ways to Sunday BEFORE they even throw their hat into the ring? Wouldn’t it have been outed at some point if President Obama was not a US citizen? That seems like a pretty basic point so my guess is that it’s been pretty well covered and proven out. ARRRGH!!!
(Deep breath, Lisa)
I try to look at all of this from an energetic perspective and see the bigger picture: old ways of doing things are being torn down and new ways are coming through. This scares some (young and old, intelligent and not-so-intelligent) – I get that. I do.
But the level of hatred, division and stupidity is almost overwhelming to me.
As is well known across my personal world, I could not stand Bush/Cheney with the heat of a thousand white hot suns (as the saying goes).
Did I wish them assassinated? No.
I’d have preferred they not be running our government but for sure I didn’t go around hoping someone would off them. I even admit to feeling some small amount of compassion for Bush (for reasons I cannot fathom but have to do with peeping his aura one time and seeing something enormously sad inside). Cheney? No compassion for him. Face of evil, I think. Just my own opinion. Not wishing him harm at all.
However, you should see the tweets suggesting someone should assassinate President Obama. (The one I posted above is the most lukewarm of these. Most are pretty in-your-face nasty. And yes, I do expect they’ll be getting a visit from the Secret Service. Asshats.)
Strong stomach? Check it out here: http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post/62927287232/people-who-will-soon-be-visited-by-the-secret-service – it’s so sad and so appalling to see this.
I don’t know how we are going to get out of this mess. I trust that we will but it’s gonna be a long hard slog, IMO.