This is a diary to let disappear into oblivion but I have just spent a beautiful Sunday pissed off beyond the pale and feel like ranting.
I am SICK of racists who 'wonder' if 'the Negro' was better off enslaved. I am filled with hate for the 'news' channel that is consistently racist but blames being called out on others lacking a 'sense of humor'. And I am disgusted by the NBA team owner who thinks that the black players who make him a fortune are his property.
I am SICK of Christianists and Dominionists. How DARE they tell me that the Bible, an ignorant book written two fucking thousand years ago, is the only textbook America needs? I know the history of the Bible. Do they? Do they know it has been fought over by men since the 400s? How DARE they say that the United States was founded on religion when people came to this country to escape religious persecution? How dare they try to send the most advanced fucking country in the world back to an era abutting on the Stone Age?
I am SICK of self-proclaimed "Patriots" who brand themselves "real" Americans while working to destroy everything America is. I am sick of them flying the flag that my ancestors fought and died for. I am sick over the fact that they have bastardized the world 'Patriot" and elevated THEMSELVES above the good of the whole and the principles upon which this country was founded. They have no fucking clue what America is and how much their sorry asses have to thank for the sacrifices generations before them have made for the ideal.
I am SICK of the bullshit and, you know what, I WANT MY FUCKING COUNTRY BACK.
I am 45 years old and what has happened in the United States over the last 15 years is NOT reflective of the country I grew up in. It is not a 'real America'. It is NOT the country my forefathers fought in the Revolution for or signed the Declaration of Independence for. NOT the one that won the Civil War or the Civil Rights war or the Suffragette war.
It is NOT.
You know what they say: America, love it or leave it.
To the Goddamned traitors in this country (and, yes, Hannity, you are at the top of my list): Love it or leave it assholes. It is a big world out there and some parts of it (e.g. Russia, Somalia, Sudan) go the extra mile to live up to your hate-filled fantasies. Go there. Enjoy. Live large or die. I do not give a damn. What I do give a damn about is your constant need to ferment Hell here at home. Fuck off.
The United States is on a highway to Hell and it is totally self-inflicted. I, for one, am sick of it.