Read. This. Now.


This rant by Tonecluster ought to be required reading for… well… everyone. Don’t just skim it. Read the whole thing. Carefully. Then go back and read it again. And if necessary, again. Until you get it.

Here’s just a short excerpt:

To quote Adrian Belew, “What in the world Has happened to the world?” Look, I believe that women and men should be treated equally in society and under the law, believe that someone’s sexual preferences are their personal business, that the government doesn’t belong in religion, or bedrooms, or looking over the shoulder of a physician. I reject discrimination in any form. I love freedom, maybe a part of this is because my Dad (the Curmudge) is the first guy in a long line of people not to have been born under tyranny. Ditto for my maternal Grandparents. No one chased the Curmudge into a jail, or worse, just because he’s a Jew. That can’t be said of his father. No one came to my door when I was 18 and marched me into the army at gun- and swordpoint or killed my sister and mother because they were Jews in the wrong place at the wrong time. That can’t be said of two of my great-uncles.

I believe in lots of liberal ideas, and I can give a good goddam whether or not you agree with me. I’m not going to force my beliefs on you, and trust me: don’t try yours on me.

And yet I’m told by some I live under tyranny. I’m told that the worst thing to happen to freedom is George Bush. I’m told that I am not free in America anymore. I’m told that Bush is a Nazi; a fascist; a tyrannical despot; a dictator. My response: Oh really, numbnuts? Why should I believe that nonsense? Because it makes you feel better if I drink that Kool Aid with you??

Not a [expletive deleted] chance, you [really expletive deleted]!

You really, really need to read the rest.

(via Damian).

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1 Knave 06.07.04 at 3:51 AM

Situation A is worse than Situation B, therefore there must be nothing wrong with Situation B.

How’s my summary? 🙂


2 segacs 06.07.04 at 5:30 AM

Kinda off, if you ask me 🙂


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