Monday, March 13, 2006

Don't Whine - Grow a Spine

A note to Dems . . .

The Dems have been making whiny, nasal sounds about how the Republicans aren't playing nice, about how they can't get any media coverage, about how they have to "play to the right" because Americans have swung so far to the right.

In fact, the Democrats have become cowardly and visionless. Let's break this down so its nice and simple.

Republicans Aren't Playing Nice

Of course they're not playing nice; they are out to conquer the world by force.

The neocons and their allies carried out 9/11 in order to whip the people into a state of fear, so they would rally around the "strong leader" to protect them. They used Anthrax on key Democratic leaders who might have opposed the Patriot Act. They pretended Saddam helped his arch enemy Bin Laden on 9/11, and they faked WMD intelligence in order to invade Iraq. They torture innocent Iraqi farmers, spy on Americans, out CIA operatives, and generally do anything and everything in order to get their way.

Of course they don't play nice, you spineless jellyfish!! The problem isn't that they aren't playing nice. The problem is that you are playing Neville Chamberlain: trying to appease the monster in hopes it will go away.

It won't!!! Get out of your little Washington bubble and wake up!!!!

The Media Won't Cover the Dems

We know, the mainstream media won't cover anything at all of substance these days.

We bloggers have been saying for years that we have to "Be the Media". If you are a Congressman, Senator or other Democratic power-player, then get the message out through the blogs and the alternative media. Get it out at town square meetings. Get it out in mailings to your constituents. You (or your media consultants) have the know-how and the resources. If you don't know how to do it, ask us bloggers: we'll get the word out for you.

Stop whining and start speaking and writing.

The Public Has Swung Right

That is a myth. The polls show that a clear majority of Americans agree with poll questions reflecting many traditional Democratic values.

The problem is that the 9/11 trauma has shifted many Americans into a small, fear-based way of thinking. WHAT YOU ARE TOO STUBBORN TO GET IS THAT 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB, and that until you address that, people will remain in their little sub-human monkey panic mode. You can use all of the logic in the world, people won't be able to hear it and use their logic until you address the core emotion: panic over 9/11 and terrorists. Don't you people understand basic human psychology? If you think people can think logically when they're terrified, you don't understand basic human nature.

By failing to address 9/11 head-on, you are ceding the country to the power-crazed neocons (who are as far from true conservatives as the neoliberals in the DLC are from real liberals). And by failing to address other disturbing trends in our recent history, such as vote fraud, you will ensure that the Democrats are not put back in power while there is still a country to run.

TAKE YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR BACKSIDE!!! It is YOUR job to save our country from a bunch of power-crazed folks who think the Constitution is a "G ... D ... piece of paper"

You've Been Dreaming

Wake up. You are now a grown person. You are not a little kid being pushed around by the schoolyard bully. Look down at your feet: they are a lot further from the ground then they were when you were pushed around on the playground. You are now a grown person. Start acting like one. You have the resources to do this.

I know, I know. You want to play it safe, because your advisors tell you that ...

Sorry, they're wrong. We know you enjoy your comfortable lifestyle, your social get-togethers, your little "perks" that you've worked so hard for. We understand, and living in America is comfortable when you've got a little money. But hit "pause" for two seconds so that you can take stock. The "American Lifestyle" will be gone if we continue on the autopilot we've been on. The couch may be comfy, but the water is rising quickly.

You hope that things will get better when ...

Sorry, they won't. Has Iraq gotten better? Has spying on Americans ceased? Have the threats of war against Iran and Syria stopped? Have the republicans been following Roberts Rules of Order recently? Have the voting problems been corrected?

What will it take for you to realize you're dreaming?

What will it take for you to realize you've overslept?

What will it take for you to care enough to protect the country you took an oath to defend?

WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're not in junior high school any more.

And remember, some of the Democratic party's favorite sons are guilty for the mess we find ourselves in. For example, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's national security advisor, in his book "The Grand Chessboard", more or less advocated world dictatorship and the use of false flag operations and deception to justify invasion in Eurasia. See this summary. If you don't face that some of the worst traits you see in republicans exist in the Democratic leadership, you'll never wake up.

Dig Down Deep

Don't believe in an orthodox religion because you're turned off by the hypocrisy, the horrible things which have been done in the name of religion, etc.? Well, dig down and find SOMETHING that you DO believe in besides just your comfortable car, and your comfortable lifestyle, and your comfortable office.

What is important to you? What do you value? Where do you get your meaning?

Your Democratic forefathers and foremothers sacrificed to protect the environment, promote civil rights, protect the downtrodden. Aren't you willing to sacrifice for SOMETHING? Do Democratic values just mean the right to be left alone to enjoy your creature comforts? Has the Democratic party become that small??

You can't shield your family with money alone. You can't have your privacy or your basic rights unless you fight for them.

You are lying on a big raft on a river. Your immediate family members are lying next to you. They are all asleep, counting on you to protect them. The raft is going into the churning river waters right before a giant waterfall, and you are happily snoozing in the sun.

WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't be concerned: I slam Democrats and Republicans equally. For example, a future article will blast Republicans for failing to live up to their values.


Blogger Citisucks said...

I've given up on the Democrats and joined the Green Party. It is getting so bad that it is almost impossible to tell the difference between a Democrat and Republican: anyone who doesn't believe me just look at voting records. The Democrats and Repubicans are all part of a corporate terrorist conspiracy to create a slave underclass for the rich people.

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