The Problem with You Conservatives
An enlightened leftist reaches across the aisle.
September 18, 2009 - by John Hawkins
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I am writing this column because some lone voice in the wilderness has to speak the truth to power about how you conservatives are ruining your own lives, this country, and, yes, even the entire planet. If Gaia herself could speak to you, she would give you troglodytes a tongue-lashing — and that’s just for the polar bears alone. You don’t want to get her started on the drilling for oil. Mother Earth does not like having people stick things in her sensitive places, conservatives!
Somebody needs to speak up. Because you conservatives certainly never hear the truth on the news, where Fox News spreads its propaganda while good-hearted but misguided journalists like Chris Matthews and Katie Couric spend most of their time echoing right-wing talking points on behalf of their corporate masters. The corporate masters who make sure that goons like Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity stay on the air and have huge audiences, despite the fact that no one wants to hear them — while popular liberal hosts are usually kept off the air and aren’t allowed to draw an audience when they do get on.
You certainly aren’t getting the truth from newspapers, where journalists treat every argument you make like it deserves coverage. Why do these astroturfed “teabagger” parties deserve even the small story on page A-18 that they’re getting? It’s not like the unions, A.N.S.W.E.R., Code Pink, or any other real grassroots organizations are busing people in for the events.
Let me give you the message that you never hear — and need to: You conservatives are wrong about pretty much everything.
I know, I know. You’re probably stunned because this may be the first time in years you’ve heard a contrary thought. Your kids come home from school, where they studied how Noah used dinosaurs to help build the ark 500 years ago. Then you turn on the television, where your “family-friendly” shows won’t even allow nude lesbians to go at it lest some overbearing Christian get “offended.” Then you turn on the news, where all you see are people talking about how wonderful Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are.