Over the last couple of years, I’ve moved from just plain rants to trying to create a more reasoned, fact-based approach.
But once in a while…well, once in a while I lose my temper.
That happened in a recent conversation on my Facebook wall. I don’t even remember the context, but some guy jumps in talking about how Obama’s a lying bastard and so forth, so I’m like okay so what did he lie about? And the guy couldn’t answer. Give me a cite, I said; let’s have an example. And instead of a response, it was oh, I’m billy bad-ass, I’m a “tank,” I know a bunch of cops, so on and so forth, just stupid meathead chest=thumping bullshit.
So after I call the guy out on his nonsense repeatedly, he comes back with “can’t you take a joke?” This is a common tactic among that subset of the right wing in this country who are terminally brain-dead – they come on all strong and aggressive until they’re asked to support their nonsense with reason, and then it’s “just a joke” and “get a haircut” or whatever.
So I got pissed off and made this video, “inspired” by a particular conversation but directed generally at every knuckle-dragging nutjob who takes this approach to political discourse…because frankly, I’m damned tired of these idiots and sometimes I get damn tired of playing nice guy and better man about it.
So, macho-men, let’s get this straight. You're the one acting like a dick here, not me. You come in talking shit you can't back up, you refuse to deal on a straightforward level, you call me names, you try to intimidate me, and then you're going to tell ME "fuck you okay?" Oh, NOW it's a "joke."
Have you looked around this country at, oh ANY point in the last thirty years other than the mid-late 90's?
In my lifetime I have watched this country go from legitimately the greatest nation on earth to a shelled-out clusterfuck full of gibbering morons. Once we were a rising nation of scientists, engineers, philosophers, teachers. Now we're a declining nation of button-pushers and form-fillers, so damned stupid we won't even vote for our own best interests if it means someone with the wrong skin color or sex life or god also gets a benefit.
A million and a half kids between 12 and 17 sleeping on the streets every night, a third of them fucking for money to eat, is that a joke to you? Is that the funny future you see for your sons and daughters, living on the streets selling their asses at 14, 15 years old to dirty, diseased old perverts so they can fucking EAT? 45 million people living in poverty, is that a joke to you? The first generation in our nation's history that ISN'T more educated and affluent than its parents, you think that's funny? Hundreds of thousands dead and trillions of dollars wasted in a bullshit war to cover the asses of a half-dozen assholes in Washington, and you think it's time to play stand-up comedian? Birth certificates. Kenyan muslim socialist. Death to gays. Women have no right to birth control. Poverty is a crime. Education is a sick mess sold to the highest bidder so poor ignorant assholes STAY poor and ignorant enough to keep voting for the same assholes that sold you out in the first place.
Your "joke" isn't funny. It's not even close to funny. It's an acute display of a chronic disaster that has just about turned us into a third-world country, cutting taxes for corporations and the rich in exchange for the empty promise of minimum-wage bullshit jobs that won't even pay the rent, and here you are doing what you can to make good and damned sure that neither you nor anyone around you is ever qualified to do anything BUT ask "YEW WONT FRAHS WIT DAT?" You hand over the very power of THOUGHT to powers that want to keep you stupid and distracted so you won't notice the great big dollar-shaped phallus pounding mercilessly into your ass and the asses of your children and grandchildren for the rest of their lives, and here you are rolling on another sandpaper condom and telling them to just lay back and enjoy it as best they can.
No, I can't "take a joke." I'm tired of being nice to chickenshits selling my country and the future of my daughter and granddaughter and all the kids and grandkids to the highest bidder so they can sit around giggling at how cute and funny they are. There is no "joke." You believe everything you said, and that makes you the worst kind of ignorant liar: the kind who's too stupid and dishonest to even know anymore when you're lying to YOURSELF because it's easier than THINKING or getting off your ass and DOING something WORTHWHILE to make this a better NATION and WORLD, because you're afraid if you make too much noise someone's going to take away your shiny things.
Joke on that.