Saturday, January 25, 2014

Conservatives are False Patriots who hate Real Freedom and True Liberty

Like cafeteria patrons they pick and choose from their narrow bigoted idea of Freedom and then seek to subjugate and oppress other Americans who do things they don't like.

An Identification card is not required to live in America. It just isn't; no matter how much the right wants to belabor the facts and bring up non-arguments like air travel and bank accounts. Identification cards are nowhere to be found in the Constitution and have always been ruled as unnecessary for day-to-day life but, are part and parcel of autocratic regimes who wish to subjugate their citizens.

So, conservatives hype a fake problem, Voter Fraud, because their true intention is to restrict the liberty of Americans voting in ways they don't like.

Conservatives hype the threat of muslim extremists and terror attacks while ignoring the massive damage caused by Corporations. Many of which owe no allegiance to the United States.

Al Qaeda could only have dreamed of causing the damage BP did to the Gulf. Freedom Industries poisoned the entire water supply for 300,000 Americans in West Virginia an incident akin to a plot device in a Tom Clancy novel. But, the gall to file for Bankruptcy protection to avoid financial responsibility while, obscuring the true depth of the toxic spill speaks to their comfort in their corporate criminality. Because they knew they could count on Speaker John Boehner crying to the Media to blame that Too Much Regulation and... President Obama were to blame.

Freedom Industries wasn't the only Corporation to pollute with reckless abandon. I've written before about the dumping of petcoke all over the poor residents of Detroit and Chicago by the Koch Brothers. But, during the Republican Government Shutdown, Tesoro Logistics spilled 20,000 barrels of shale oil in North Dakota.

The amount of oil spilled in the U.S. in 2013 surpassed the last four decades combined;
Altogether, 800,000 gallons spilled from US railroads in the years from 1975 to 2010. That data, which comes from the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration, does not include records of Canadian spills, some of which are thought to surpass one million gallons spilled on their own. 
In part because of major derailments in Alabama and North Dakota, over 1.15 million gallons of crude oil seeped from train cars.
Why? Because fuck regulations that's why. Because conservatives are so duped/ignorant/uncaring that when Republicans say Regulations are bad and liberals like regulations... You don't want to be a liberal? Do you? Liberty-loving conservatives bristle and swell up with false ideals of freedom ignoring the clear and present danger Corporations pose to all Americans.

But, lest one think conservatives are only false patriots when it comes to large macro issues fear not! Conservatives hate freedom and personal liberty of Americans even after your death.

In Texas, there is the case of a woman, Marlise Munoz, who passed away two months ago and who has detailed end-of-life instructions if she is in an inoperative brain dead state. But, her rights and wishes are nothing to conservatives because she is pregnant and conservatives view women as nothing more than husks for growing the next generation of conservatives. Her corpse is being re-animated to be an incubation chamber for a "distinctly abnormal" fetus which is months away from being viable and which is expressly against the wishes of herself, her husband and her family.

This is an extreme example, no doubt, but conservatives love extremism because it helps them in their goals to restrict the liberty and freedom of Americans who do things conservatives don't like.

Conservatives really, really, really hate Sexual Freedom for Americans. They have undertaken a decades long war on Americans, which continues today, in order to dominate and dictate what consenting adults can and can not do.

Conservatives main two targets have been women and homosexuals (as the Duck Dynasty Grifter Bigot episode showed) but, their goal is oppression of All Americans. But, they've been having setbacks as over the last decade oppressive conservative laws have been struck down by the Courts (esp. the 2003 SCOTUS case of Lawerence v. Texas)and legislatures have passed laws mandating equality and liberty for Americans who conservatives don't like.

Mike Huckabee, Faux News luminary, former Governor of Arkansas, and 2016 Presidential hopeful declared conservatives want to give Women freedom from their "libido" by restricting their access to birth control.
"[T]he Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing or them a prescription each month for birth control."
Huckabee suffered from a mental linguistic error combining the terms 'Uncle Sam' and 'Sugar Daddy' resulting in the portmanteua of "Uncle Sugar". Of course, his comments aren't directed at winning over Women but, telling conservatives they are right to Oppress and Subjugate Americans for their sluttly ways.

And when that fails they fall back on the 1st Amendment and complain that "their" religious liberty is being harmed.

What conservatives mean when they cry about their religious liberty is the Freedom to Oppress and Subjugate other Americans who are engaging in activities they don't like. The Religious Freedom conservatives want is the freedom to impose their beliefs onto others.

The 1st Amendment is not an edict for right-wing religious supremacy and with the Government enforcing an Evangelical Inquisition, but that is precisely what Conservatives want.

And then when all their legal rigamarole fails, all their electoral shenanigans are unmasked conservatives implicitly and sometimes explicity indicate they will use the 2nd Amendment to advance their goals of Oppression and Subjugation.

Conservatism is Terrorism.


J.O.B. said...

Gene, maybe this country would be better served if we agreed to a voter ID law. I always thought that free ID's processed through the post office. Of course the trade off is this. Gerrymandering and redistricting are completely eliminated.

BTW- A judge ruled in favor of the Munoz family and the hospital has like one more day to comply.

Grung_e_Gene said...


Phew I'm just glad you aren't mad at me anymore ;)

But, the Women-as-Gestation chambers only are not going to just accept this. Here's Steve Ertelt at "LifeNews" has to say:

Judge Allows Husband’s Bid to Cut Pregnant Wife From Life Support, Kill His Unborn Child

Jerry Critter said...

Maybe I am missing something, but how does a voter ID law eliminate gerrymandering and redistricting?

Kulkuri said...

I'd like an answer to Jerry Critter's question also.

It's the fucking hypocrisy that gets me. A stanch anti-abortionist will gladly haul their wife to an abortion clinic and pay for the abortion so they won't have to pay child support when they divorce the wife. Most of the things they are against are things that a lot of them are doing or something even worse.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Jerry Critter and Kulkuri,

My conclusion is that by adopting voter id and disenfranchising minorities, students and the poor the only voters left will be old rich white bigots, the Republican Base so there will be no need to gerrymander.

As for their hypocrisy, well that's how they win, Karl Rove, Tom Delay, Newt Gingrich, Jonah Goldberg, Ben Shaprio, Matt Condretti (sp) have no problem with letting other men fight and die for their convictions.

J.O.B. said...

"Phew I'm just glad you aren't mad at me anymore ;)"

HAHAHAHAHAH. You're too funny Gene. I just get pissed at the media in general. Especially when it takes anything away from my beloved sport. BTW- My understanding is that the thug in question will be finishing his master's degree at Stanford this offseason. Poor sportsman? Definitely. Thug? Give me a f##king break.

Anyway, a just wanted to clarify my comment for Jerry & Kul. The GOP insists on voter ID because it would eliminate voter fraud. I'm okay with voter ID. Let's make the ID process easy, free, and accessible to all who need it. But in return, The GOP agrees to legislature banning gerrymandering and all other redistricting for voting purposes, which in my opinion is the biggest voter fraud ever perpetrated.

PS- Plug was pulled on Mrs. Munoz this morning. May she rest in piece.

Jerry Critter said...

How about the GOP pass legislation "banning gerrymandering and all other redistricting for voting purposes" first? Or perhaps as part of a voter ID law?

However, if you are not redistricting for voting purposes, what purposes are you redistricting for?

J.O.B. said...

"How about the GOP pass legislation "banning gerrymandering and all other redistricting for voting purposes" first? Or perhaps as part of a voter ID law?"
I'm down with that Jerry. Make it all part of the same law.

"However, if you are not redistricting for voting purposes, what purposes are you redistricting for?"
That was more of a general statement Jerry. I don't know exactly how to the point this law would have to be written. If it just ended all redistricting, would that include ending redistricting for educational purposes? As I said, I'm just not sure about that one. That's why I was quite to the point.

Kulkuri said...

Voter ID is a solution looking for a problem, with all the millions of voters in this country, the number of voter fraud that would be stopped by voter ID is in the DOUBLE DIGITS.

Nan said...

J.O.B., most of the known cases of voter fraud involved absentee ballots. How would requiring IDs at the polls on Election Day help with that problem?

J.O.B. said...

Kul and Nan. Would voter ID's fix all problems? of course not. But I think it would solve problems that have nothing to do with voting really. Especially with the elderly, who would most be affected by voter ID laws. My elderly neighbor needs an ID for cold medication. What if she doesn't have that ID. Does she just go without? So what I'm saying is a state identification card that is free and issued by the post office, instead of the DMV. Why the USPS? Because then people would not have to worry about getting to a DMV. The USPS goes to their house. Not too mention the agency could use the subsidies.

The absentee ballots? I haven't thought of anything to fix that just yet. But I'm getting sick and tired of hearing about voter's ID. So I say we present this idea. It would be tax payer funded and no one would ever have to leave their house. And the USPS would get some much needed revenue. And when presented to the GOP bitches about subsidies going to a government agency? They can be reminded of the subsidies helping to pay for food for employees of the world's largest and unfortunately, most profitable retailer.

I see it as a win-win. GOP gets their voter ID's, in turn we get rid of gerrymandering. But don't worry. I won't hold my breath.