Steve’s Comment To: What You Should Know About Hatred In America
Just a note: At American Liberal Times the blogger claims that Republicans and conservatives want the wealthiest Americans to pay no taxes at all. I haven’t responded to this ridiculous claim as of yet, but I probably will soon enough.
I had a couple liberals comment on my post One Reason The U.S. President Is To Be A Natural Born Citizen. You can click on the link and read the comments and my reply to both. Both commenters have blogs, which I added to my blogroll. I was thinking about some of the things the blogger at American Liberal Times was writing about in his post What You Should Know About Hatred In America and I’d like to respond to some of the claims made in that post.
I’m going to take some excerpts from the post and respond to them. The excerpts will be shortened to keep this thing as short but as accurate as possible. Links to the post are provided if anyone wants to check the accuracy of the excerpts.
Okay, here is the first statement I’d like to address:
Hatred, virulence and vitriol:
Sometimes I am of the opinion that these three characteristics are what defines much of Radicalized Conservatism in America today.
Their myth media is filled with all kinds of negativity against Liberals and Democrats and I often hear such descriptions as “Commies, Nazis, Filthy, Unwashed, and Dirty” used to describe the Democrats, Liberals and Progressives of America.
Most often, I have heard terms like these applied to those involved in the Occupy Wall Street Movement and similar social protests.
Sometimes I get the impression that many on The Right Wing are just simply eaten up with hate, bitterness or angst of one kind or another and that very little of it is justified. (My opinion, of course.)
I shake my head at this statement. The recent “Occupy Wall Street Movement” has been rife with documented crime ie rape and sexual assault, drug use, and have contributed to the rise in gun violence. Extremely unsanitary conditions have created major problems for the police and local residents. As far as “Commies” and “Nazis” are concerned, personally I wouldn’t go quite that far. However, this might shed a little light on the subject.
The provided links above are not articles of “hate”, “bitterness”; perhaps some “agnst” to the local residents … caused by the demonstrators. The links point out facts. Facts are not hatred or bitterness, but … facts, and they speak for themselves.
As a Liberal, I think abortion is a horrible thing and I don’t like it at all but I also think that abortion is something that no one has a right to stick their nose into except the person who makes the decision to go that route or not to go that route.
This kind of decision and the circumstances surrounding the issue are certainly no business of either the government or any group of moralists. The government’s role in the question of “Abortion” should simply be to protect the right of a woman to choose one way or the other.
The operative word here is “Freedom.” (Freedom of choice.) That would be the “American” thing in my way of thinking.
I agree. Abortion is a “horrible thing”. Let’s get to the “nut cuttin'”. If (and these are Steve’s opinions) a woman gets pregnant; incest, rape, pregnancy occurs … have the abortion right away. Before any developemnt occurs. (I know, I’m probably wrong on that, but it’s my opinion) Don’t wait until the baby is coming down the birth canal and have a “doctor” stop it mid way and chop it up after sucking its brain out. Abortion should not be an option for the woman that chooses to have sex, then as summer approaches, she decides she’s not going to look very “hot” in her bikini because she’s 8 months along so she has a late term abortion. Abortion goes out the window when the choice was made to have pre-mediated sex. Choice has consequences, and in most cases one chooses to have sex. As far as the government controlling abortion issues … I think the states should have their own laws.
I understand that many Conservatives resist the idea of legalizing Gay Marriages.
I have often wondered just what the threat might be that these Conservative Activists feel about Gay marriages.
If a traditionally married couple feel threatened by the idea of Gay marriage, then I ask, “Do they feel like Gay marriage would threaten their union? Is their marriage so weak that the idea of Gay marriage is a threat to it?”
I gotta say, this is the first time I’ve ever heard that traditionally married people feel threatened by gay marriage. That’s a new one on me.
Anyway, my response to ‘gay marriage’ is, where do we draw the line? Should there be morality at all in “The Land of the Free”? That’s what the blogger calls America. He claims to live in “Christian” America. Okay, should there be a line of morality at all in Christian America? Maybe we should just do away with any line of morality. Brothers and sisters can marry. Mothers can marry sons if her husband dies or they get a divorce. Dad, you go ahead, divorce your wife and marry your daughter, after all she “hot” and looks like a younger version of your wife. Men, you love your dog so much, marry the dog.
The problem with gay marriage is not just the moral issue. The confusion and stress it causes when you get children involed is unacceptable. Do we protect our children from confusion and stress? Do we protect our children against exposure to unnatural life styles? I would mine. No, I don’t believe that traditionally married folks are threatened by gay marriage. They just think that it’s a threat to something that was established since the beginning of time, and the earth would never have gotten populated other wise. Gays are free to marry; just not each other.
Another idea from Conservatism that I view as a little “Crazy” says that jobs can be created and the economy can be grown by giving tax breaks to the very wealthiest 1% of our citizens.
I think that if you look at History and stats, it will be easy to discern that idea has never worked and, in my opinion, never will. But they keep on harping about it, don’t they?
Okay, I’m not really going to respond to that statement because it’s too vague. First, what tax breaks to the “very wealthiest 1% of our citizens”
What history and stats, and what idea has never worked? There are no links, there are no references, so I’m not sure what the blogger is talking about. The blogger talks about “parroting talking points”. Jeez, what is the “tax breaks for the rich” mantra, if not a talking point of left?
I could show statistic after statistic how the top 10% of America’s wealthy pay over 70% of all income taxes. How about the top 1%? They more more in actual dollars than the entire bottom 90%. Personally, I’ve never worked for a poor person. I’ve never worked for someone that earns a salary equivalent to mine. It seems that most of the folks I’ve worked for are fairly wealthy and provide jobs for people like me. Hmmm … so if that “wealthy” guy doesn’t have to pay 90% of his earnings to the government, he just might be able to invest that money into expanding his business … and provide more jobs to more peope. Nah! Tax that bastard! He’s rich!
What I find interesting is that we never, and I mean never, hear liberals challenge the government to control spending; to do away with the gross waste. Just tax the rich more because … well … their rich. They continually fall for the b.s. fed to them that America isn’t “fair”; that poverty is the fault of rich people.
Let me say this as I’m getting tired now; the residents of the inner city neighborhoods have major problems. Problems with unemployment, with education and crime, etc. Why don’t we ever see liberals, especially the pillars of civil liberty and anti-poverty and anti-racism doing anything about it? You don’t see Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or the New Black Panthers building homes. You don’t see them sponsoring a neighborhood improvement program. You don’t see them trying to improve education for inner cities. You don’t see them sponsoring a mentoring progarm to help underprivileged kids. But you’ll see them, Barack Obama included, denying the use government vouchers to those folks, keeping them in the lousy educational system … all the while sending their kids to the best schools in the country. You’ll see them rallying around a tragedy to get some publicity … but doing nothing for the families of the victims. These people exploit their own race, and people like the blogger at the American Liberal Times fall for their race baiting, class warfare line of crap every time.