You might recall us... Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic, the lovely couple from Wisconsin that kept the teeming masses of Kossacks up to date relative to Walker's union busting (that's disgusting!) malarkey here in the dairy state. We would often post such updates using the comic book The Fantastic Four as a literary fulcrum, and received plenty of laughs and recc's for our hard and zany work. We then disappeared into the Negative Zone of the lurker. However events warrant an election night diary.
Tonight as we enter into the final battle with the ultimate shape shifter, Mitt Romney.. the Super-Skrull, we wish to discuss a topic of great importance following Mitt's drubbing. Follow us after the orange, thing-colored squiggly for a brief message about...
Making fun of those who will undoubtedly be depressed if the Skrulls fail to fare well in the election; that's what's on our minds. Read on and tell me...who's with us?
You see, we understand the nature of competition; that indeed a lot has been said and done (by the other side mostly, but us TOO!) that may well lead to the desire to share a "suck it", or a clever rejoinder, such as "It's Clobberin time!". But folks... let's think about this.
No matter how badly we defeat the Super-Skrull, or when (God help us if there are recounts, etc.,) what good will it do to be cruel to one another? I give you the following reasons to NOT GLOAT:
1) Every spiritual form has a version of the "Golden Rule"..there is a reason this is so. To be brothers and sisters in harmony...we need to be more kind to one another and let our empathy do more speaking than our magnificent egos.
2) We need to get things done in this country, more than Galactus needs to consume tasty planets. Sticking one's finger in the collective eye of the party after the Super-Skrull's plentiful drubbing will only exacerbate ill will. We Progressives have a history of late for being as petty as the folks we oppose on the right, though admittedly we know who started it. Becoming the thing (not The Thing, mind you!) you claim to NOT like is as dumb as absconding with the Silver Surfer's board.
3) Legislation will need to be crafted, passed and implemented. While we may not agree with points of policy much if ever with the skrulls, we do need to work together on to move issues such as climate change, campaign finance reform, education and taxation forward into the arena and through congress. Making the other side bitter and even MORE prone to slinging vitriol is a poor way to start.
We are no fools. And in fact may be called "Concern Trolls" (but given our record here as Kos, I hope this is not so) or a couple of Pollyannas for sharing these views here. But frankly, we do not give a moon or six-pence! For the good of our spirits, our societal sense of brotherhood and for simple and obvious need for stable, efficient governance...
....Let's all behave ourselves!!! Who is with us?