good versus evil

A newcomer to this blog left an interesting comment on my post thank you, which was about the House’s passage of the health-care reform bill. Hoot Gibson writes: In the words of our Assclown VP…”I’ve just found a fucking idiot’s blog”. You Marxist freaks really do exist….

You can read it yourself, I don’t delete comments. That First Amendment thingy, ya know…

Now, I’ve always considered myself a moderate progressive. Sure, I almost always vote democratic, but I thought Bush 41 was decent enough. Anyone who listened to Obama’s campaign rhetoric must have known that he’s not the most progressive guy in Washington, by a long shot. The health-care reform bill he signed looks more like the proposals set forth by republicans in 1993, in opposition to HillaryCare.

Point is this: There are a growing number of far-right folks who see everything as either good or evil. Right or wrong. Godly or Godless. That’s not the way the real world works. Especially in politics, where compromise is an essential aspect of the game.

These far-right folks spit on people, use racist and homophobic epithets, and threaten – sometimes even commit – acts of  violence. All in the name of patriotism. All in the name of God. How the hell can they get away with that?

“God is not mocked.” – Galatians 6:7

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2 responses to “good versus evil

  1. Nadia Chyme March 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Class, integrity, eloquence – I hear so much better when people come from a place of dignity, especially if I don’t agree with their point of view. For whatever reason, our society has changed dramatically and it seems we’ve reverted back to the days when having deep disagreements equals hatred. I’m scared they’re going to start hosing people down again and hitting folks with sticks, dragging them through the streets bloodied and. . .

    How did we take 2 steps forward and 19 steps back? I’m just so sad about it.

    ~Nadia.

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