I have noticed alot of political extremism in my country lately. Alot of hate and alot of intolerance by others.. Let me explain. I am a liberal....so liberal that I am a borderline socialist. I believe in live and let live...I believe in hearing someone out and making intelligent comments and having HEALTHY discourse. I graduated with a Poli Sci degree and I understand history and politics, and realize that during times like these...the crazy people come out and man have they. I am nearly a socialist but also believe in free market to a degree (that folks, is a moderate) and for me I straddle it at times. On the day of the Oklahoma City Disaster anniversary, I am looking back and shaking my head. You see, in 1998 my band was on tour with Peter and The Test Tube Babies and one of our tour stops was Oklahoma City. When we drove into Oklahoma City I wanted to see where the building was blown up. We did see it....As we passed, the van fell silent. We all knew the story behind the vacant lot...It was blown up. The next year we passed through with our band on our first solo US tour...again we passed by and a memorial had been erected. Again silence....Silence because of sorrow for those that lost their lives.....Fast forward to 2010 and now we have a rise in "patriot groups" and the Tea Party. Our Govt. has propped up the banking system due to Bush's BS deregulation and we have a health care system that will have the government helping flip the bill. What we have had is death threats, African Americans in Congress being spat on and being called N******!! What The Fuck is that. We also have malitia's sprouting up again...What are they going to do....fight the US Army???? Crazy folks. .......Hey lets start a militia and all ten of us will start a revolution....sure.....Unfortunately each day it seems that there are more sprouting up to defend "us" against the Federal Government. I love the folks from The Tea Party...what a bunch of wacks. One comment that I heard on tv was a women, and I am paraphrasing here..."The Fed's do not have the right to spend money on things that I do not want them to". Ummmm did you take any Govt. classes in school. You vote these folks into office and they make decisions for all of us. Get a fucking clue fuckwit, you pay taxes for the good of our Nation. Our taxes pay for many things....not just what you (self important cunt) wants. I believe in dissent....But healthy dissent. I also believe in respecting others....what I have seen from the right and the far right is utter contempt towards others that do not believe in what they want.
OFF OF MY FUCKING SOAP BOX!!!!!!!!