This was a letter posted on Daily Kos by one of its members. It was so, to the point, that I felt a need to circulate it around a little more thus this post. It is a rant to all those who like to refer to themselves as members of the Tea Party and their GOP leaders. The GOP has such an easy task when it comes to adapting people's minds to vote for them; Spread hate and they will be yours, is their message and it has worked for more years than I like to remember. Let's stop the hate and bring on common-sense solutions to all our problems. I say ALL because we are ALL the same regardless of what the Republicans would like us to believe. thinkingblue
An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America
By MinistryOfTruth DailyKos
I meet you all the time. You hate Obama. You hate gay people. You hate black people, immigrants, Muslims, labor unions, women who want the right to make choices concerning their bodies, you hate em all. You hate being called racist. You hate being called a bigot. Maybe if you talked about creating jobs more than you talk about why you hate gay people we wouldn't call you bigots. Maybe if you talked about black people without automatically assuming they are on food stamps while demanding their birth certificates we wouldn't call you racist. You hate socialism and social justice. You hate regulations and taxes and spending and the Government. You hate.
You like war. You like torture. You like Jesus. I don't know how in the hell any of that is compatible, but no one ever accused you haters of being over-committed to ideological consistency. You like people who look like you or at least hate most of the things that you hate. You hate everything else.MORE HERE
Word for word, MinistryOfTruth speaks the language we all feel. We, the ones who think and demand better from our leaders. We, who refuse to march in lockstep to outright bigotry perpetrated by propagandist who use fear to make people do what they know in their hearts is wrong. We, who can see the injustice brought on by too many years under Republican/Corporate control. We, who can realize that class warfare is real and disparities between the classes has become overwhelmingly unfair. I don't know if things will ever change but for sure we must stop being silent and join together in rants of anger. Too long we have been controlled by those who wish to enslave us for their own profits and power. We have as silly Herman Cain so comically expressed, BLAMED OURSELVES and remained mum and ashamed. Embarrassed about going bankrupt due to gargantuan medical bills or job layoffs because as Pat Buchanan once said after the GOP changed bankruptcy laws that made it almost impossible for the middle class to use this tool the Corporate World employs all the time, (paraphrasing) “IT’S ABOUT TIME AMERICA DID SOMETHING TO STOP THE DEADBEATS FROM GETTING AWAY WITH NOT PAYING THEIR BILLS”. The inequalities that have overtaken America are not our fault but it will be, if we stay quiet and do as we are told. I salute the OWS groups; they are shedding enlightenment where there was only ignorance, to the utter dismay of the Corporatists’. thinkingblue