During election season, in particular, I think we many times forget who the true enemies are, which is only part of the reason why I have, for the most part, refused to blog election politics this year. This year, more than usual, the rancor has reached fevered pitch, and I want to remind us of something.
OUR FELLOW AMERICANS ARE NOT THE FUCKING ENEMY! Hillary Clinton in one of the primary season debates claimed that Republicans were the enemy she was most proud of. Not kidding. She basically said she was proud of the fact that half the country was her enemy. Unbelievable! So much for being the President for all Americans. Basket of deplorables? Really? There are definitely Trump supporters – the class (or lack thereof) I call Trumpanzees – who are classless, bigoted fucks, but really, Hills? Half of those who support your admittedly odious opponent are deplorable?
I won’t go into the litany of turds being flung by the Trumpanzees in this campaign. They’re well documented. From telling a recently widowed young conservative commentator that her husband was better off dead than with her, because she dared to be less than positive about the Cheetorangutang and very flattering toward his daughter Ivanka, to threatening the wife of a political opponent, to calling a journalist all sorts of foul names only I use on a regular basis, because I just don’t give a fuck, to threatening delegates with violence, the Trumpanzees have proven themselves to be a disgusting lot of inbread fucktards. These are your fellow Americans, you goons. Least you can do is act like it.
Then we have epic ignorami like Bryan Fischer. One has to wonder how this psychotic, theocratic religitard even walks and chews gum at the same time, after he wrote this incoherent screed, claiming that Colin Kaepernick is breaking the law by not standing for the national anthem, because… get this… he’s US Code says he “should.”
According to 36 U.S. Code Section 301, the expressed declaration of Congress is clear and straightforward. After directions to members of the military – “individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note” – explicit directions are given to every other American:
“(A)ll other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.”
DERP! PROSECUTE HIM RIGHT NOW! Never mind he’s an American exercising his right.
To be sure, if you look at Webster’s Dictionary, there’s nothing in there that denotes a legal obligation in the word. But Fischer is a fucking moron, who uses patriotism and religion to advocate for the destruction of his fellow Americans and their civil rights via government force. He’s the same guy who tried to claim that homosexuality was responsible for Nazism (tell that to the millions of homosexuals who perished in the Holocaust!), who claimed we somehow “feminized” the Medal of Honor, who thinks Uganda’s death penalty for gays and Russia’s censorship of what they claim is “homosexual propaganda” is just peachy keen, and who wants gays and others who commit biblical infractions put to death. Charming fellow.
Yes, Bryan Fischer and other theocrat morons actually believe gays are their enemy and need to be put down or arrested. I don’t even…
Meanwhile, the leftist hate piled onto Sarah Palin and her family is palpable. While I’m not a Palin fan by any stretch, statutory rape jokes about her kid and stalking are beyond the pale. These are your fellow Americans, people! Disagree with her all you want. Despise her views all you want. But targeting? Stalking? Attacking her children? What the fuck is wrong with you people?
What about the puppy kickers and the SJW Howler Monkeys, whose entire goal is literally to destroy those whom they perceive to be their enemy, meaning anyone who disagrees with them? Their reputations, their careers… all go BOOM! because the SJWs cannot abide by dissent. These are your fellow Americans, you shit goblins!
I could go on, but you get my meaning.
Yes, there are toxic jerks out there, but they’re not defined by views that differ from yours. They’re defined by how they act, and guess what! If you try and define them by their views, you’re no better than they are.
Those with opposing views are not your enemies. Just because their politics differ from yours, doesn’t mean they need to be silenced or their jobs and reputations destroyed. THEY ARE NOT YOUR ENEMY. If you consider your fellow countrymen the enemy because their political views differ from yours, you just might be an asshole.
And there seem to be more assholes than you can swing a dead cat at lately!
It’s like we’ve forgotten how to interact with other human beings. The Internet has given us a perceived cloak of invisibility. We don’t seem to think what we say to other people on the net matters, because they’re somehow not real – not flesh and blood. It’s the equivalent of picking your nose and eating the booger when you’re in a car. YOU’RE NOT INVISIBLE, ASSHOLE! And yes, that person you just denigrated from the comfort of your keyboard is actually a real human being! They’re not just words on a screen. They’re written by a real person, whom 9 times out of 10, you would probably be too scared to face (yes, I’m talking to you, oozing Trumpanzee colostomy bag who emails threats to those who don’t like your orange-tinted deity!).
Maybe it’s time to step away from the Internet and try talking to people. Yeah, I mean actual talking. Meeting in person. Sitting down face to face, and having a conversation. You may not agree. You may walk away thinking Hillary/Trump/Whoever is an even more despicable candidate than you previously thought. But at least you’ll walk away with a sense that your interlocutor is a real person, and if you have any decency at all, you’ll be much less willing to threaten them or treat them like a sub-human ball of shit. Maybe you’ll think twice about wishing death on them, or making rape jokes about their kids.
Maybe you’ll even see them as a human being with value.