Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dissent worries some...

April 22, 2009
Colorado USA

When - exactly - did DISSENT become such a hot bed of worry for what appears to be (but really is not) mainstream America? Hollywood air-heads, media bubble-heads, and other brown-nosing bobble-heads seeking their 15 minutes of fame are all clamoring to label anyone who does not agree with this administration's sorry plans for our government, our country, the citizenry, our debt and so on... as racist, anti-American, nut-jobs.

First of all, whose bright idea was it to ask a second rate, has-been (this may be generous use of the following term) comedian/wannabe actress what they think about - well - anything? Oh. MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. Duh. I should have known.

Garofalo called tea party patriots a bunch of teabagging rednecks, adding this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.

You know I was heartily sick of the - dare I say VAGUE and COLORLESS - message of hope and change coming from make-the-world-better-socialites during the campaigns but I didn't label them in derogatory terms. I didn't dismiss their opinions or concerns as irrelevant no matter how much I despise what they believe. Just because everyone knows your face does not make you an authority on anything other than how to exploit that face for your own benefit.

The tired racism card gets played every time someone criticizes President Obama or his nefarious associates. Of course, if he continues to adopt this hang-dog, yes-massah, submissively smiling attitude with known enemies and detractors of our state - then who can blame those who see him as the stereotype black? Yep, that may be a little harsh - but hey - if the slave shoes fit... you suck up and wear the chains that bind... the rest of us have not signed on to bend a knee to anyone. Nor will we ever.

Let me get this out: Stop apologizing for our country!

I saw a few anti-Obama signs at the Tea Party I attended on Tax Day but I read them as political commentary on issues that should concern all of us. I saw them as an excellent exercise in free speech. Far more prevalent were signs addressing economic and social concerns. Sure, I saw Obama, Pelosi and Reid on a (one) sign sporting little Hitler mustaches which I found humorous but the comment on the sign was about saying no to socialism... It implied nothing about their ethnicity and everything about their socialistic politics.

Racist - huh? The color of a man's skin here has nothing to do with my Tea party demonstration. I did not like the white President we had before poking the big nose of government where it does not belong anymore than I like the current black President doing the same. I said same. Although, in my opinion, the new P is extremist in his liberal socio-economic views. I both despise and fear his energetic strategies to dismantle the stalwart structure of our economy, not to mention his lack of regard for the Republic, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, the will of the People and everything else that makes this country strong. I think the former P was genuinely interested in solutions and less concerned about being a media darling than the current P who spends most of his time flitting around posing for the camera and making asinine BS of the Day announcements.

Here's a thought - sometimes you should just shut up and prove you're as good as you think you are.

Thankfully, there were no real celebrities at our Tea Party. As far as I can tell, there were no nut-jobs, no racists and definitely no anti-Americans. Judging from the vehicles lining the streets, and the dress of participants, I would venture to say 95% of our crowd were middle-income wage earners. In a crowd full of red, white and true blue patriots - claiming to be anything other than pro-USA would have been unhealthy. But! There was no violence, no heckling, nothing but respect for our flag, our country and each other. It was a gathering of MAINSTREAM AMERICANS giving voice to common concerns.

So! Do the likes of Janeane Garafalo speak for you? Because Hollywood nitwits like her think we care what they say. Do you consider actors and media anchors mainstream in your America? Because they think we think they are. Can they really relate to your issues? You think they are living from paycheck to paycheck? You think they are worried about losing a job or benefits? You think they shop (for milk and bread) where you shop? You think they know that the price of gas is up? You think they will sadly eliminate going out to eat and to the movies to save a buck or two? You think they care about your children's future? No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

I am always amazed that people give credence to what Hollywood or Network media has to say about anything. Oprah does not choose the books I read, Dr Phil does not run my life, Network News no longer has my attention or my respect, advertisers get nuked more often than not and the idiotic likes of Garafalo, O'Donnell, Sarandon and Penn (just to name a few) do not share my economic concerns, standard of living, world view, morals or politics.

Suffice it to say, I do not care what THEY think because I know my own mind and I am willing and able to use it.

P.S. I think THEY are worried... don't you?

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