I am a registered Republican and consider myself a conservative libertarian.
Funny thing is though, I am absolutely disgusted and sickened by those who call themselves conservatives these days and more often than not I get
along much better with my liberal minded and left leaning friends.
Possibly because I am more socially liberal. I fully support gay marriage (equal rights) and women's rights (pro-choice). I hate the way
"conservatives" act and believe they've done a great disservice to our country and political discourse. Don't get me wrong, I see many liberals and
Democrats who make me puke in my mouth a little bit, but for some reason I just see the mainstream right as completely and utterly fascist and
But that's really just politics for you. They demonize "liberals" and "progressives" and "socialism", turning these political terms into dirty words.
So simple minded. Anyone who generalizes such as that is an idiot with an agenda in my book. They claim to want government out of our lives and a
return to Constitutionality yet want to legislate morality and increase the warfare state. They claim the Democrats are extremely racist as if that
somehow negates their racism and bigotry against minorities, people of different sexual orientation, and the less fortunate.
And many of the "conservatives" I hear now a days bashing the GOP establishment, are the establishment themselves. Talk radio hosts like Mark Levin
and Michael Savage and Rush boil my blood. They are opinionated gas bags and people take their opinions as gospel. And speaking of gospel, do not get
me started on the Evangelical Right.. Those people (not all of them, of course, but the leaders of said movement who end up speaking FOR the movement
and becoming their ideological leaders) are the most twisted and intolerant people I think I've ever had the displeasure of being subject to. Fascist
is just the word that comes to mind, for me.
Based on my views, I take a lot of heat from ideologues on both sides of the political spectrum. I believe in government, as long as it's a small and
efficient government. I also feel that we need a return to well managed communities and local government that form a check on the federal government.
Basically I'd like to see the Constitution followed to a T, I'd like to see money taken out of politics so we have government that truly represents
the people and can keep large monied interests in line while giving the public a say in how businesses are run in their states and cities.
The new "leaders" of the conservative movement TALK a good game.. People like Allen West, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and other Tea Party darlings... But
that's the point and what I try and educate my family and friends on - Don't listen to the rhetoric of these politicians or the President, instead
look at their ACTIONS. They hardly ever correspond and yet that's what people trust these idiots on - their word. Their actions tell a completely
different story. 99% of the time they are liars and hypocrites. They want just as much control, if not more, over your mind and body as the scary
"Libs" they profess to do battle with.
Having said all that, I did not watch CPAC nor do I watch or listen to these professional actors anymore because I know their game and I'm sick and
tired of it. We truly need an overhaul of our political system because every one of them, regardless of party, is beholden to the corporate and/or
banking interests and do not represent the people. It's time for us to have a say again... Unfortunately for us those wielding the power are deathly
afraid of that because they know it would mean the fiery crash and burn of their gravy train.
We need a return to true American ideals. Politicians and pundits throw around all these words like democracy and liberty but none of them know the
true meaning of such things and certainly do not have the courage to truly and courageously defend and implement them.
Although they do their best to keep us fighting, distracted, dumbed down, and drugged up, for some reason I still have an immense optimism for our
nation and our people, though I'm certainly not disillusioned to the fact we are in a heap of trouble and have much to accomplish before we're even
back on track and facing the right direction again, let alone fixing all of our problems and insuring they never, ever happen again.
23-3-2013 by PatriotGames2 because: (no reason given)