Some notes on Teabagging

Honestly these people are completely ridiculous and detached from reality. Funny how their country wasn’t “taken away from them” until it started being run by a black man. Their personal freedom wasn’t under attack because of the “Patriot Act” but it is because the government wants you to have healthcare? Last time I checked, if you owned a car, you have to have insurance, at least where I live (the great state of Maryland)… if you have a body, why shouldn’t you be mandated to have health insurance? So that if every time you get sick or injured, probably from something preventable with regular medical care, the rest of the country has to foot the bill for your emergency room visit. A bill that will probably cost more than any tax increase from the health care bill.

While we’re on the topic of taxes, why is it a bad thing to pay a bit more to help your fellow citizens? Especially when you take account of the fact that the basic structure of our capitalist system insures the economic disparity that keeps some in poverty despite their best efforts. You can’t have capitalism without the unemployed and the underemployed, any economics class will tell you that. The private sector doesn’t make everything better, just look at the banking industry without real government regulations. Not to mention the social injustices that have lead to a lot of economic disparities among different groups.

Now back to the teabagging. The actions of this group have been transparently racist and homophobic. Calling our elected officials niggers and faggots and spitting on them? Taking “our” country back is only code for reinstating the government being represented only by the straight, white, and Christian. I don’t understand how you can be so “anti-government” and “pro-personal freedom” when you push for the government restricting who can get married and how people can control their bodies, but it’s a problem when the government wants to prevent its citizens from dying? How completely fucked up is that? Unless of course by “personal-freedom” you mean the personal freedom not to give any money to help those lazy niggers, spics, and drug-addicts who are just drains on the system… discounting the fact that, despite your racist rhetoric, those are your fellow countrymen/women and these people do contribute to this society. Funny since most of the people on welfare are white and most of the people who benefit from affirmative action are white women…

I have no problem with people dissenting against the government. I have no problem with people expressing their opinions, even if I disagree, because I demand the same respect. What I do have a problem with is people regurgitating talking points and manufacturing oppression and injustice when it’s nothing but thinly veiled racism, classism, and homophobia. They are terrorists, threatening to “water the tree of liberty” by encouraging violence against the government. Last time I checked, there’s a difference between civil disobedience and criminal insanity, and they are treading a fine line here. Most of them don’t even recognize the hypocrisy of most of their positions, and even more sad than this ignorance, is the fact that they seem to revel in it. They don’t care to actually examine their position because they can just regurgitate it. They don’t have to defend their position with facts or logic, because when you challenge them, all they feel they have to say is “that’s what I believe” as if that is the end all and be all. This is just a political abuse of an outlet for white rage…

So in closing, if I had balls, they could put them in their mouths, because that’s as close they belong to calling themselves “teabaggers.” What they’re doing has nothing to do with something the likes of the American patriotism of the Boston Tea Party and does nothing but divide this country.

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~ by hirandnow on March 24, 2010.

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