Shocked, horrified, sad, are just a few adjectives that describe my state of mind after the slaughter on Tuesday. We’re outnumbered. We lost the culture war. I was on the brink of total meltdown a few days ago when my aunt, a very wise, funny and patriotic woman posted the following as her status on FB and it made me realize there is hope as long as those of us who can, keep fighting for what is right no matter what obstacle we face. I have immersed myself in the writings of our forefathers over the last week (interrupted only by giant heaping servings of macaroni and cheese) and have discovered what I already knew. I will not be going quietly into the night. I will not be going into hiding or shutting down my soapbox. I thought about it. What’s the point…no one cares right? But my aunt does and you do and so does half the country. Not to mention the lives, fortunes and blood of the great Americans that built this place (oh yes, they built it) and they did that and sacrificed all for you and me. I will honor that sacrifice until the day I die. I owe a debt I may actually be able to repay! The preservation of liberty. Scary? Yes, worthwhile? Definitely. I’m still in it. Battered, bruised, hurting….but still here.
Words from my aunt:
I saw “Skyfall” last night. Meh. More of the same but not as much (although Javier Bardem should get an Oscar). I used to eat a cereal called Cracklin Bran. I ate that cereal, I kid you not, every night and day for about 8 years. Then one time I was sitting down to eat and I took a spoonful in my mouth as usual (it’s a really tasty cereal) and my throat closed. It was like, “SPIT IT OUT ANNIE”. I couldn’t swallow it and I didn’t. And I haven’t had any since! I loved that cereal! Sometimes I see it now and wonder if I could have some, but I don’t. So, I feel the same way about Hollywood movies now. Why support the movie industry when it hates my guts (and my guts seem to now want to not have it either)? Why? In addition, why give a cent to an industry that literally has functional, effective, healthy, values that should be perpetuated rather than made fun of, in it’s crosshairs? I am SO SICK of the umpteenth movie on the “grotesque nightmare” of “suburban married life”‘; assholes, there are more marriages that are functional than not and why not HELP the idea of the only institution that can most successfully nurture future human beings than HURT it by focusing on the really weird ones? Hmmmm? Ask any kid if they like divorce (except in extreme cases). And yet, divorce, what’s that? The word is don’t ever even get married in the first place, it’s so bourgeois! Why do we follow these people? Dan Quayle WAS right, we know that now. Oh but EXCUSE ME, I’m talking about “social conservatism” when I’m supposed to be only a “fiscal conservative”, otherwise I’m just an uncool drooling redneck. And that dork face Rick Santorum, priggish YES, but look beyond that to the “traditional” values he tries to tout that are good for YOU and good for society; admit it, they are. Yes, not everyone’s marriage makes it, not everyone can go without smoking pot every hour or drinking themselves into oblivion, but can anyone not admit it’s a good thing to stay sober? Howabout all those countless celebrities spouting off about how horrible their lives were until they got “sober”? Oh, so then it’s ok? We “social conservative’s” have known that for awhile! And “reproductive rights”, like all of a sudden there are hoards who want to make “birth control” illegal? Give me a break! It was about forcing religious companies to purchase a product that was against their beliefs, it would be like forcing Californians to buy plastic grocery bags and buy them for others! God forbid! And howabout abortion being , “safe, legal, and rare”, remember that one? Clintons rode in on that, and I say FINE, safe legal and rare. “RARE” you say? Hey, “get your hands off my vagina effing Republicans”. Even Naomi Wolf, feminist extraordinaire, once touted having mini funerals for the dead products of the womb (you google it). Has anyone who is rabidly pro abortion ever SEEN an abortion? With ultrasound? That’s something to be proud of supporting? You tube has some amazing stuff on it omigosh. Why would I be ashamed of thinking such a procedure should NOT be sacrosanct? Liberals are all about fairness. Talk about “fair”, what’s so fair about getting your life snuffed out because someone forgot to take birth control? And DON’T TELL ME THEY COULDN’T AFF0RD IT that is a joke. I’ll even say abortion is a necessary evil, but it IS an EVIL and I’m not ashamed to say so, so there. If that makes me a Neanderthal than so be it; oh wait a minute, abortion, infanticide, death for birth defects, you name it, was the RULE in ancient societies, before the dreaded “Judeo-Christian” thingy came into effect, my bad. Go on self destruct on yo bad selves, but we gotta come with, that’s the bummer. Honest to god, if Jay Z and Matt Damon et al wanted to pay more taxes what the hell was stopping them?? Their guilt motivates them to want to pay more taxes, “oh I’ll pay more to the government so THEY will help poor people and I can say I gave at the office”, and their sense of “fairness” wants OTHERS, not just them, to be forced to give more taxes too; but we know when you give money to the government it disappears down a black hole! Mitt Romney may have paid 15% taxes but over 50 PERCENT of his income went to charity! That’s because he (and Warren Buffet) KNOW that THEY can do a better job managing getting their $ help to needy people! Obama and Biden gave, like 1% to charity. Oh, I guess that’s cuz the gov does such a good job of distributing it, yeah right. I gotta hand it to the Democrats, those dudes and gals are AMAZING at what they do to get their guy elected, in sheer terms of efficacy, it’s mind blowing. Well, lets hope their guy’s policies really do work, lets hope that, even though climate changes naturally and has been changing since the beginning of time, that He can make it stop; lets hope that even though, since the 70’s the Hollywood scientists have been telling us the end is near (first it was cooling, than warming, then overpopulation, ETC), even though, even with Europe not flushing their toilets and dissing mini pads and plastic bags since at least the 80’s (and there’s still an environmental threat??), even with mercury filled light bulbs, and even with Toyota Pious’s (not a spelling error) and windmills and food grown for car’s engines, even with plastics banned (hmmm, what about their precious iphones, ipads, tv sets, computers, ETC, ALL made with plastics..did you know PLASTIC is a by product of the dreaded oil we evil republicans advocate driling for w/out which life as we know it would cease?), in spite of all this, lets be like Lucy and Charlie Brown, she’s holding the football for Charlie to kick, he kicks it EVERY time, with trepidation, knowing she’s been wrong every single time with her promises not to pull it away and cause him to fall on his ass. Hey, THIS time these guys will be right, their policies will save the earth, feed clothe and house all peoples, AND raise GDP and fix families yearning for stability. Yes, I’m there, I’m repentant, I’m hopeful, THANK YOU JAYZEES! Amen.