Gerry and I are nice people, really we are. The proof of this I can offer is: (follow me here)
1. We live in the midst of Tea Party Land, and people know what we think. I for one am unshy of saying my views.
2. Many, Many of the Tea Party people who would think of themselves as friends of ours, still think we like them, when we don't.. They think we will turn off our brains & espouse their hate-filled views. (we won't)
3. Many, many of these people STILL like US. They think we are a bit intense, and more than a little goofy, but they like us.
Only truly nice and likeable people can carry this off.
I despair, honestly I do.
Here is the clear, unvarnished truth of how Gerry and I see the Tea Party. Once And For All.... The Tea Party is an insane tail that is wagging the dog (rest of my country) I hate it, and what it stands for. I hate the fact that this is what the rest of the civilized world thinks of when it thinks of the United States. YOU DO NOT REPRESENT ME!!!! YOU DO NOT REPRESENT ANY PART OF SANITY. YOU ARE HATEFUL, INSANE, SELFISH, IRRATIONAL ASSHOLES. You don't love the constitution. I have yet to meet ONE of you who has even read the damn thing. You say you want freedom? HAH! You only want the freedom to do whatever the hell you damn well please, and to hell with anyone else's rights. The freedom to stay ignorant, say and do what you want and the freedom from responsibility for the consequences. I hate everything you stand for. STOP CALLING YOURSELF REAL AMERICANS, you have not earned that right.
You don't get to speak for me because you can't even think.
I think I am pissed.
And ashamed of my country's conservatives (one of which I was until recently).
Let the Tea Party cut out the hate/fearmongering. Let the next thing out of your mouth be a legitimate PLAN to get your "arms around mental health" I want a REAL PLAN for health care. I want a REAL PLAN for the economy. I want a REAL PLAN for shutting down tax money hemorhaging by corporations. I want a REAL PLAN for stopping the destruction of the only planet we have to exist upon. I want a REAL PLAN in place to guarantee civil right to all citizens, ALL of us, not just the ones who look like you.
Until you Tea Party bullies come up with the REAL PLAN, I want you to shut up and let the people who are trying to make changes, do so
Did I mention Pissed?
About the title. I have been thinking deeply about whether I was on the right tack with my blog. I want to make a difference in the world, but will I? How can I best do so? What will reach people? Will I reach people? What is our innermost passion to share? How best is it shared?
Should it be encouraging people to get out of debt? Recognition that we are destroying the only life sustainging planet we know about? Fighting to let people know animals really do have the God Given (if there is a god, can't prove it by the actions of humans) right to not be tortured?
That one is a biggie for Gerry and I, by the way.
Should we be beating our heads against a wall to get people to think of the future rather than the next 5 minutes? Can I hope to get people to think of the next 5 minutes rather than some futuristic nonhappening science fiction Rapture?
Do we throw ourselves into a full scale fight to make people understand the dangers of companies like Monsanto, or to share my outrage that under Bush my government acquired patent co ownership of the botanical suicide gene. How many posts will it take to explain what that even means for our whole PLANET?!
I recently legally bought a gun. Should we drop everything to start the drive for people to understand that the "Right to Bear Arms" means we MUST be responsible for the arms we own and bear?
Should we abandon that passion to stand up for orphans, who desperately need homes whilst pro-lifers blithely continue to procreate rather than go through the expense and bother of adoptiing the very children they have condemned to the purgatory of State and Foster Care? Because I'll tell you. So far as I am concerned, no one better tell me they are "pro-lifers" if they don't want to get tackled for birthing more children than they have adopted. I'm ready to spit nails on that one. They want to tell me that adoption of older abused children is a valid option? They better be adopting as many as they are birthing, or they are "...full of sound and fury, signifying NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!"
Have I mentioned I am pissed? Don't want that to be missed.
The result of all this soul searching was, that we can't give up ANY of our passions, and so Connecting the Dots will continue to be a call, NOT to arms, but to THOUGHT. We can only count on 1 world, live responsibly. We can only count on 1 life, live responsibly. NONE of us have rights unless we ALL have rights. The right to food; water; air; freedom from torture, slaughter, and slavery. These are rights of ALL earthdwellers, and can only be secured by thought and determination.