The Disease That is Conservativism

No-Fox_4c998Ever have a day (or in my case, night) where as soon you look at your social network of choice, you just want to scream “Fuck!!” at the top of your lungs? Lately, that seems to be the case whenever I get an update from a friend in my home state (who we’ll call Twiggy to protect his identity). We met in school before I was expelled, and he was one of the most open-minded,  if naive, people I knew, but since moving back to his hometown, he has become, essentially, a closed-minded imbecile.

In high school, Twiggy was a gay artist who was completely against the policies of Dubya, saying they were a plague on the country that was going to lead us to world war 3. Flash forward 5 or 6 years, and now he hates the current administration, thinks that everything POTUS has done in the last term and a half is destroying our country from the inside out, and has shown his utter disdain for civility by ending the post that sparked this rant with “Call me crazy but I’m beginning to get the idea that Romney would’ve made a better president than Saddam…um, I mean Obama. “ This kind of bullshit is something that sounds natural coming from an RWNJ, but not from a (presumably still) intelligent gay male who’s greatest achievements are in arts.

Make no mistake, I’m not deifying our president; I know he’s made mistakes (the NDAA being one of the biggest ones), but I also point out where he’s gone right (Do I need to list examples?). My problem here isn’t that he doesn’t support the president – that’s his prerogative, and his right as a citizen – my problem is that he seems to be proving the theory that the GOP’s brand of conservatism is a disease more virulent than the common cold. Unfortunately, it seems like it’s only going to get worse.

6 Responses to The Disease That is Conservativism

  1. you couldn’t be more right!

    • Daniel "Gateman" Harned

      Thank you Tish. I try to put a new post up every day (looking at this now, three of the five recent posts are me), so keep an eye out for more of my rants.

  2. (R)amen
    Its a shame when people, otherwise intelligent people, drink the coolaide… however it seems that it is his naievite that did him in

    • Daniel "Gateman" Harned

      He always did seem to be a touch on the gullible side, but I think the biggest problem is that his hometown (and for a short and miserable time mine) is in a very rural part of Kentucky, which means he’s inundated with this from all sides on a daily basis. I’m not even being hyperbolic when I say that I think I was literally the entire liberal population there (well, me and my little brother).

      The problem with any white noise (heh) is that eventually, your brain stops registering it at all, much less as something that’s classified as a disturbance. When that happens, it’s easy for something that you would normally disagree with (“Barrack Hussein Obama is a cancer on this country!”) to become the voice of reason.

  3. Sounds more to me like a person who’s never going to be satisfied no matter who is in office. There are those who dislike every president elected because they’re always influenced most by the bad they hear about them, whether or not what they’re hearing is fact. I have a brother like that. It makes him feel superior to follow the “both sides” myth.

    Oh, and fortunately not all people from rural midwestern towns turn out like him. I’m living proof. I’m from a community of less than four thousand (my actual town only has 750 +/-) in Indiana and I’m as liberal as they come. Eighty percent of the rest of my area, however…. let’s just say they didn’t have my luck. ha

    • Daniel "Gateman" Harned

      Sweety, I’m the same way. I’m from a small town in Kentucky, and once I left the state, every bit of conservative rhetoric that had been burned into my head left with it. Thank you for letting me know I’m not the only one, though.

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