Monday, May 21, 2007
I'm getting tired of "Lib'ruls"
You know what? I'm getting tired of the Liberal Democrat types. Not that I don't still believe in many of their causes (we tend to disagree most on things like illegal immigration and fiscal policy) but because I'm sick of seeing the same racist and hypocritical bullshit from them that I see from the Republics from different angles.
Take for example... Donnie McDaniel. Donnie is a big left-wing supporter, big into the peace movement, loving, caring, being kind to all... and yet he deliberately seeks out and says nasty things about BBC on other people's blogs. Now, don't get me wrong. I know that BBC is quite capable of 1) pissing off people to a point of slavering insanity with his rather blunt rhetoric and 2) fighting his own battles.
The thing is, Donnie - you're just making yourself look like an idiot. You attack someone who's only made a comment on someone's blog. I'm sure that if the blog owners didn't want his comments, they would be smart enough to remove them all on their own. Making comments about someone's physical appearance is reprehensible, Donnie.
It's no better than denigrating someone for being black, or "brown". It's a form of racism, actually. You may not agree with what this person says, or how he says it - but to make snotty comments about his appearance just to show your disapproval of his words is childish, and makes YOU look bad. I don't know if that picture of a marine is really you, or if you're ripping off the photo of some fine member of our armed services, but you do that uniform no justice by acting without honor in this way. BBC may not say things that are to your liking, but for you to attempt to silence him is for you to be no better than those Republics who would like to silence all the "Lib'ruls". Think about it, hypocrite.
My next example comes from a place I usually respect - Firedoglake.
The blog there, which is a multiple-entity blog, has done some truly wonderful work with regard to covering the Gonzalez hearings, the Libby trial and other important things that the MSM seems to be most interested in hiding under a Paris Hilton rock.
The place they seem to fall off the turnip truck is with illegal immigration. They suddenly have no respect for the 1st amendment - if the people who are using it aren't going to babble the party-line. In fact, at least one of their "regulars" has asked that someone with a dissenting opinion be censored - so that he doesn't have to read their comments. Interesting, no?
And here's their late-nite contributor, Trex, who idolizes the Air America personality "Laura Flanders" and seems to think Ms. Flanders has scored some sort of point by being deliberately obtuse about knowing the meaning of the term "Illegal Alien".
Apparently Trex and Ms. Flanders both do not understand that the PRIMARY MEANING of the word "Alien" is not "Little green man from Mars", but is instead: (courtesy of Mirriam Webster)
"a:belonging or relating to another person, place, or thing : STRANGE
b : relating, belonging, or owing allegiance to another country or government : FOREIGN
c : EXOTIC "
Well... gollly. I don't see anything in that definition that says anything about different planets or spaceships.... And it is, therefore, proper usage for Illegal Criminal Trespassers. In fact, it's damn nicer than my version.
Amazing how they can just pick and choose what they want to believe in order to make it fit into their little narrow world-view.
They also seem to get a bug up their asses if someone says they're against this illegal criminal trespassing. They then try to tar those persons with the "They must hate "brown" people" argument - thus showing their own racism, since nobody that I know of who opposes illegal immigration is stupid enough to believe that the ONLY illegal immigrants in this country are from hispanic countries. As a matter of fact, a very LARGE number of illegals come from Ukraine and Armenia.
You know - Armenia? The place where the Caucasus Mountains are? The Caucasus mountains that give their name to the racial characteristic known as... *drum roll* CAUCASIANS???
I'm getting very. very. sick. of this bullshit.