Leftside Annie

Location: Los Angeles, Calfornia, United States

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell

Saturday, July 30, 2005

My Love (?) Letter to the Right-Wing

Dear Right-Wing,

As anyone who reads the papers, watches FOX and listens to talk radio knows, we have a chorus of strident, self-righteous and sanctimonious right-wing pundits who feel the compulsive need to inflict their views on us every day.

These strident, self-righteous, sanctimonious right-wing pundits have just a few tired old Republican standard talking points that they spout - ad nauseum – every single day:

1. Liberals are liars, liberals are traitors, liberals are loony.

Evidently, anyone who doesn't agree with the ruling crowd of Bush neocons is loony. Yeah, right. Jesus was loony - he was a liberal, you know, with all that prattle about feeding the hungry, healing the sick, clothing the poor - and so on. Our founding fathers were loony too (it seems they didn't agree with King George, either).

If we are loony, we're in very good company.

2. Liberals hate America.

Yep. We hate America all right, because we're not willing to let the neo-cons take it over without a fight. We want to KEEP our freedom and the principles our ancestors fought for in the Revolutionary War (where our ancestors were the "insurgents" by the way…). We want America to continue to be the land of the free and the home of the brave (which brings me to points #3 and 3a).

3. Bush is God.

No matter what Bush does, it's good - even if it takes away liberties, civil rights, hurts the poor, pisses off the entire world, lies to everyone about everything, sends our troops to die on the basis of lies and fabricated evidence - and creates multitudes of NEW terrorists while he's at it. Even if he flips off the American people regularly to show his contempt for the whinging toadying cowards who are so obsequiously dedicated to their own destruction and enslavement that they obediently suck down everything he says and parrot it back at every opportunity.

3a. Bush is God because "he will keep us safe."

BushCo subscribes to the belief that you need to kill every single terrorist in the world AND take over every country that has any sort of resource that we want, i.e., oil. America will be the ruler of a world-wide empire.

BushCo further believes that it is vital and necessary to spy on Americans by implementing illegal laws like the Patriot Act, which permits the government to spy on all Americans, to enter your house without a warrant, to tap your phone, to access your credit and library records, to indefinitely detain anyone they deem a "terrorist suspect" without access to counsel - and they don't even require probable cause. (If you don't believe me, look it up and read for yourself, folks.)

Yes, I'm very sure that the KGB and the Gestapo were dedicated to keeping the Russian and the German people safe as well. Uh-huh.

I am not cowardly enough to need the above kind of safety. There are larger and more important things than preserving my own skin: the principles of freedom and democracy and REAL liberty. Those are what's at stake here, not just my own personal safety.

4. Nothing the military does is bad.

No matter how many men they torture and kill, women they rape, little boys they sodomize with flashlights - BY ORDERS OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF. This is, of course, balanced out by the chocolate bars they give to kids. And all this is to be kept secret from the American people at all costs and when the truth leaks out, as it inevitably will - they are to deny, deny, deny.

4a. Liberals hate our troops.

No matter how many times the Republicans in Congress vote "NO" on bills to provide veterans with decent healthcare benefits or provide our troops with proper armored vehicles - and the Democrats vote "YES" on those same bills - it's true, liberals and Democrats hate the troops. Yep. Oh, and we hate them because we want to bring them home from Iraq so they don't have to die anymore too. Yep. We hate them all right.

The reason I'm posting this is because I am sick of reading and hearing the same tired talking points from the right every day.

Secondly, I want these right-wing, sanctimonious poo-bahs to know exactly why they disgust me:

I believe that they are whining cowards who will gladly give up every single American liberty - not only for themselves - but for every other American as well (whether they want to or not) for the promise that they will be kept "safe."

Well, you don't have the right to give away MY liberty, Mr. O’Reilly. I want to keep it, Ms. Coulter and Mr. Hannity, and I'm willing to fight for it.

And I don't mean fighting by going overseas and inflicting death and destruction on a bunch of innocent Iraqi civilians, Mr. Limbaugh, to take over their oilfields and their country.

No, I mean by staying right here and fighting for my civil rights (and yours too, you craven coward), my liberty, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights - the vital freedoms that our government is so diligently trying to take away from us.

You hear that, Mr. Cheney? Mr. Bush? Mr. Rove? Put that in your pipe and smoke it.