Thursday, July 23, 2020

I destroy this Facebook copy pasta (Trigger and Language Warning)

This is garbage. This is irrational, exaggerated, hate promoting, and illegitimate garbage. I wasn’t going to write against it, but I just can’t help myself because I’m so sick of misinformation like this shaping minds and hurting people. A friend of mine called this gish galloping and he is absolutely right. I posted on Facebook that I could debunk every single point and how it is either totally false or just doesn’t work. And I’m going to and you know what? I’m going to be awful fucking blunt about it. You have been warned. I will put my responses in parenthesis so you can tell what I have to say to each section. Now let’s get started with the first paragraph:

I'm not starting a fight, but it is something to think about. This may open up a ton of outraged comments by some. Many who will argue how "wrong" this post is. My suggestion, save your time and effort! You're not changing the reality of what we are living by trying to somehow justify this insanity. Nevertheless, I couldn't resist because we are becoming the Twilight Zone. We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!

(Where to start with this. So many issues. I guess my biggest take is on the suggestion that if you don’t agree wit this you are automatically trying to justify on the terms of the writer.  A kind of “Aha! You can’t rebut this now!” which is bullshit. The one point I do agree with is saving time and effort because anyone who really thinks this way is beyond reproach and doesn’t want to be told they are wrong at any level. Hell, they can’t accept that they are wrong at any level. So why am I writing at all? General audience and someone has to stand up to this line of thinking and try to correct it. And hell, some people will even get a laugh at both writer’s expense and that’s just fine too.)

If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.

(Says who? Not one trans person that I know or gay person or any LGBTQ+ has ever asked me to pretend one fucking thing about them. To make it clear, you don’t have to do one damned thing. You can walk away from anyone you want and leave them the fuck alone. If you can’t accept someone for who and what they are (especially when they do no harm to anyone else) then you will do yourself and them a huge favor by walking right the fuck on by. I can claim I identify as a wombat and I personally do not give two shits if you pretend I’m a wombat or not! “Oh but what about the people and their picket signs and demonstrations?” you ask. My answer… so fucking what? Did something in your life stop working because someone held up a fucking sign? No? Then get over it. Their issues are officially none of your fucking business. Go somewhere else or change the damn channel.)

Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.

(Not only is this an exaggeration, but it’s patently false because the census is meant to count everyone living in American whether they are an “American citizen” or not. And that is where the debate comes in. Oh no, a debate! That’s un-American! Right? What the real problem is here is that whoever wrote this cannot stand the idea that every single immigrant in the country doesn’t get a massive flood light shined up their ass by way of the census. Oh, does that sound like another exaggeration? How does it feel? Let me put this another way… if all you want is our government’s nose up every immigrants ass to see what they had for lunch (IE are they legal or not), you are going about it the wrong way. YOU do not have an inherent right to demand who is legal and who isn’t. Collective society? Sure. The law? Sure. Just you and handful of racist assholes? No. )

Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.

(False. Literally no one thinks this. Fucking NO ONE. This is 100% contrived bullshit and just immigrant hatred spewed by people who have no fucking idea who is voting and who is not. And don’t even throw Fox news at me or any underground media because you’ll call any I post “fake news” like you’re any kind of judge. You have no evidence to support this blistering ridiculous claim.)

It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it.

( You have problems with Biden’s past? Well guess what, if you defended “grab em by the pussy” you have no fucking room to talk. You have no ground what so ever to stand on. You have burned yourself right out of the discussion. For every bullshit thing Trump has done that you cheer for (while condemning Obama for doing even less) you haven’t got a gawdamn thing to say. NOTHING. Not one fucking thing.)

Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.

(Two things that have absolutely nothing to do with each other; age to drink and age to vote. I find it funny how some people think an 18 year old criminal should be tried as an adult and 18 years olds should pay their way as an adult, but have not one single legal fucking right as an adult. Well, what do you want here? Younger drunk drivers or older voters? Admit it, what you really want is to control who other people vote for.)

People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.

(Another thing no one is asking for. But it’s hard to explain to people who just don’t fucking care. And since your face is probably contorting in rage over the mere suggestion that you’re wrong, you actually prove me right. This is what you choose to believe and refuse to listen to the people talking and then you wonder why their behavior gets worse. The riot is the behavior of the unheard according to the words of Martin Luther King Jr. And you know what some families should get reparations for? If anyone in their family was hung from a fucking tree until dead by a white mob that was allowed to bypass all laws and courts. Stop pretending that slavery was the only problem and learn something or go the fuck away)

Inflammatory rhetoric is outrageous, but harassing people in restaurants is virtuous.

(Once again… according to who? What youtube videos are you watching? You want to talk about harassing people in restaurants? How about screaming at employees over mask policies? How about that? How about shouting at someone trying to eat in peace to go back where they came from? Do you really believe this is a one sided issue? Well you seem to think the rest are and only you are somehow affected.)

People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.

(Yet another thing no one is asking for. But then it will be hard to get any headway on the issue since you’re okay with cutting student meals, closing down the federal branch of the Department of Education who would be the ones to enforce anything you wanted done. On the flip side, no one who is going to be working manual labor with their degree should have to be in debt for the rest of their fucking lives over it. Not only that, but what about colleges that do more predatory recruiting for their own bottom line than following on their own promises? What people want here is reform and they are willing to pay a bump in taxes for it, not just pay off everyone’s way. If you don’t agree, what have you done to suggest a better way? Anything? No? Then shut up.)

Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.

(Here we have another comparison that doesn’t work and is literally something no one as said at all. No one has said, “hey, you got tuberculosis, well shit boy, get on in here!” Nope. But I forget, your idea of vetting immigrants is stripping them of their children and doing cavity searches and blood tests, never mind what you would do if any country wanted to do that to YOU. Uh oh, did I just post another exaggeration that you don’t like? Well no shit. And comparing to your dogs vaccines is fucking stupid. Have you ever seen anyone die from rabies? No? I wonder why? Maybe it’s because we developed a fucking vaccine decades ago to stop people dying from rabies. But fuck, you think covid is a fairy tale, so you probably don’t think rabies ever existed either.)

Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcome.

(This has become a trend in this list of things no one wants or asked for or claimed. Not one fucking person has ever said, “boy, I hope we get more illiterate gang bangers in our country this year”. How about this reversal: We need to worry about Mexican gangsters coming into our country, but the thousands of white and black gangs committing the same fucking crimes are A gawdamn OK with us! That’s how you fucking sound.)

• $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.

(See, here goes the trend again. Because you think building a fucking wall will stop illegal immigration in its tracks. It won’t. The majority of illegal immigration to the tune of around 95% come in via vehicles, not fence climbing. They come in with visas and stay after the visa expires. So yes, your useless eyesore of a fucking wall that can’t even be built legally or physically across the entire border is a complete waste of money. At least healthcare assistance at any level could save lives. And let’s get realistic, thanks to insurance companies being rooted in our political system with every other corporation, “free” will never happen. So just stop.)

If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.

(Bullshit once again. Most people who cheat to get into college just get thrown out (most) and more immigrant hatred because immigrants are destroying our way of life. Bullshit. Name one thing you can’t do anymore because of an immigrant and then tell me how they physically stopped you from doing it. You just hate the sight of them and the best part is that you don’t even know who is legal and who isn’t. So long as you can’t support that, you have nothing to say.)

People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.

(Who gives a shit? Does this affect your power to vote? Will you go hide under your bed because someone wants something you don’t? Stop letting irrelevant bullshit control your life. There are people out there who want to fuck bats in the asshole. Are you all bent out of shape over them? Better question is why do YOU have a problem with a female President no matter who wants to vote for her?)

We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.

(Another exaggeration over something that simply can’t happen. That is, if you are a consistent voter. But then there is another question that I’ve posed before. If you have all the answers, what have you done to show them and suggest a better way? Nothing. You just want to rage over it and you think “voting for President” is enough action for you. Wrong.)

Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.

(No shit. They’re called POLITICIANS and CORPORATIONS. But you’re talking about racism again and I already explained that point. Meanwhile, we the people pay for the politics.)

Criminals are catch-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights.

(By what actual facts? Who? Where? How many? No one thinks failing to stop criminals is bad. Another fucking stupid assumption. I don’t even know where this is being aimed but it fails horribly. Too many ways to kill this because it’s a stupid comment.)

And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"?!

(Not quite. And most of this is not hypocrisy because the compared points have nothing to do with each other in any way. They are just smashed together in incoherent rambling like each one is some kind of major revelation. It makes you ignorant because you fail at critical thinking enough to make those ridiculous comparisons as if they do anything for you. They don’t. I could get into the real hypocrisy here but I’ve already made a couple of points to that effect. Pop quiz, can you find them?)

Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus in the media, but 99.8% will survive if infected.

(They aren’t dying in the media, you assholes, they are dying in hospitals. And dying isn’t even the only issue to be concerned with. Why are you listening to media that you don’t want anyone else to listen to? We get it, you don’t think Covid is an issue and you don’t see dead bodies lining your personal street, so you can’t be bothered. But try going to your local hospital and telling them about it. Oh wait, you can’t be bothered. That would mean fact checking yourself.)

We are living in an upside down world for sure.

(Here’s some fucking irony, it’s because of you)

Not my words but very accurate and disturbing!

(If you posted this because you blindly believe it all, then they are absolutely your words. You may as well fucking own them.)

Feel free to copy and paste. I did!
(Yeah, fuck this shit for the shit it is.)

Did you make it this far? Good for you! Now remember this, if you shared this copy pasta because you agreed with it, it was your opinion. If you believe you're entitled to your opinion but you don't think I'm entitled to mine, then the problem doth not lie with me.

Friday, July 10, 2020

We should Abolish Politics

Today I am going to ruffle feathers and make heads explode. Today I will be called a heretic and today many of you are going to hate my bloody guts. But this is an opinion I did not form overnight. It is not casually that I post it. I have been thinking about this for years. This year, of all years, tells me that my opinion has merit more than ever.

So just what am I talking about? No more politicians? No. There will still be politicians, however it is high time we held them to a standard befitting the station. The ethical compass of politics has been fractured for a very long time, yet ever since "grab em by the pussy" was okay I would say it's dead, dead, dead.

It's time to tear down and rebuild how we elect our leaders at any level, especially the Presidency. It's time becoming a leader means you are actually just that, a leader. So how?

Well, get ready to pick your jaw up off the floor because my number one step in this is to eliminate political parties. That's right. No more Democrats and no more Republicans. No more political titles used only to turn every life subject into a battlefield. Think about it, how every single thing in our country is decided comes right down to the political party backing it. It could be an idea that would save millions of lives, but if it's from a Democrat, Republicans will call that guy a libtard and vote against for that reason alone (at the start- more excuses will come up later). And the exact same playbook is used the other way. Healthcare, education, and the economy all suffer because they become a congressional game of field hockey.

I'm not saying they won't keep fighting over it, but it's only the start of what I see correcting our political problems. When you can no longer claim a political party, the merits of what you are as a leader change. No longer can you just blame all Republicans for that problem in Flint, Michigan, but you can go straight to the names and they only have themselves to blame.

In the next point, we take away the money game used to run for office. No more publicity stunts and grandstanding. Make getting into office start out like any other job...

APPLY FOR IT, get accepted based on your merits and qualifications and then get voted on. Hell, this would probably be about the best part of it all. But who decides who is qualified? Well, that will require actual qualifications to be drafted (and they actually have before) but real ones, like leadership, commerce education, law education, etc. You have to have SOMETHING that educationally qualifies you as President.  I mean, let's look at the current top 3 requirements:

1: Natural born citizen
2: At least 35 years of age
3: Have lived in the US for at least 14 years.

Then you have to raise obscene amounts of money, money, money that would serve so much better in a hundred other places. Campaigns for President raise hundreds of millions of dollars and at the end of the campaign, they are allowed to put any unused funds into "general campaign expenses" with no idea where any of it really goes. I know this shows you have the support of the people, but this is far into the information age where getting that support could be streamlined and technology could be applied. There is no reason for this having such a cost application.

I don't have all the answers and I'm sure I'll get hate mail. Chill, it's an opinion. You have them too. But politics are turning human issues into weapons and it's a morbid abuse of power at all levels.  Take away the names that make the weapons, make them really apply for the job, and then hold the accountable right down to ethics. That's another thing, it's ridiculous how both sides scream out about the ethics of the other, while simultaneously committing the same sins and claiming it's okay because its 'insert political party here'. For example, Republicans are all about how unethical Biden is and how he's a sexual letch but forget that just 4 years ago they didn't mind "grab em by the pussy" and even made tshirts. It's either okay or it isn't and make it no longer a political stance. Wrong, right, simple.

Don't believe there's T-shirts? Google it.

Finally, just one more thing. Throw out corporations. No more corporate sponsorships or hands in the cookie jar. Corporations need to be completely removed from politics because they have no interest in the people, only their bottom line. By the people for the people... it hasn't been that in generations and corporations are why.

So there you have it. Hate me all you want. Flip out over your political identity if you want to. I'm sure I'll be called un-American too. But you know what? It's an idea and I have my rights to have ideas just like you do. Oh well.