Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Understanding the Red State of Mind

Rational Americans are scratching their heads, wondering what the fuck just happened. Our nation was dragged to the vertigo-inducing brink of financial ruin, the world held its collective breath, millions of people lost paychecks or were harmed in countless ways and all at a cost $160,000,000 per day. And for what? Absolutely nothing. Zip. Nada.

What thinking, sane Americans do not understand is that the red state congresspeople, and their vocal constituents who caused this disaster, do not see the world as we do.

We must remember that the greatest portion of these saboteurs hail from states that made up the old Confederacy, and aside from simply being rabidly opposed to even the concept of a Black president (or a Black person achieving anything at all beyond sharecropper status), they're still licking generational wounds from the near biblical ass-kicking another president they heartily despised handed them. Then they had integration forced on them. Trust me. I was there. They didn't like it.

Unable to get real vengeance, their festering resentment has led them to heretical, warped Christian fundamentalism, which in turn has bred hatred of other races, rejection of science, militancy, scorn for education, casual dismissal of facts and a seething, all-consuming contempt for government. Unfortunately, most of these red states would be wastelands without the federal government propping up their very existence. That pisses them off even more. The Yankees are still winning, goddammit.

So all that remains for these Tea Party Republicans to do is to be treasonous, racist, uncompromising, progress-halting wobblefucks whose sole goal is to make life miserable for the rest of us.

Imagine if these shitheads were to draft football players the same way they elect their representatives. They would seek out, first of all, players that fucking hate football. Then they would pick the ones with the least skills, knowledge of the game and ability to be a team player. They would get their asses kicked up and down the field. And then they would whine about it and demand the rules be changed. Of course this won't happen because red staters love their football, and even tolerate Black players who do well. Yes, they would love to have an all-white team, but they want to win.

So for the past couple weeks, over 300,000,000 of us have been held hostage by 32 of these assholes. What are we going to do about it? We outnumber them. We're smarter. We can spell.

Here's the deal. We either get up off our lazy, I-didn't-get-my-sparkly-unicorn asses and mobilize every fucking vote in this country in 2014 and toss these traitorous shits out or we live with this for a few more decades. You want Hillary to be hamstrung like Obama has been for 8 years?

These racist, ignorant fools who refer to the American Civil War as "The War of Northern Aggression" think the South will rise again because it's still floating. Let's not let that happen. Flush the toilet.

©2013 Kona Lowell

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