Monday, November 5, 2018

Go Low, Dumbfucks

Tomorrow is the mid-term election in America.  And two years ago, I took a vow.

Some people who come here are not left-wing in their outlook.  I don't care.  I'm not going to take a second to disparage the right.  I'm only going to say that whatever the outcome of the election, whatever number of people come out and vote, nothing is going to change in America by way of the Democratic party.

And to support that statement, I draw the reader's attention to this argument:

This whole situation is the Democrats' fault ... and has been going all the way back to Lyndon B. Johnson, who was more concerned about popular opinion than he was about how well the Vietnam War was going.

At a time when the Democrats should be going for the knees, their only functional strategy with these mid-terms has been to encourage people to vote.  As though that were a strategy.  It wasn't.  If you think that the Democrats winning anything tomorrow is going to count in the long run, you're just not getting it.

You're just not.


JB said...

I started watching this video and had to turn it off at about the four minute mark as my rising blood pressure was threatening to cause a brain aneurysm...and I'm just too young to die.

Dirk said...

"If you think that the Democrats winning anything tomorrow is going to count in the long run, you're just not getting it."

There is no other option though, beyond torches and pitchforks, and I don't think that is going to happen.

I think the long term plan is to try and change the Democratic party, but for now, electing Democrats will change some of the damage being done right now by Republican policy.

Alexis Smolensk said...

History dictates that if the Democrats will not fight for the country; if they will not stand up and take a hit for the country, then torches and pitchforks are inevitable ...

That is the deepest weakness of those who take the argument that "morality" is a fight by itself. My Democrats, my Liberals (I'm a Canadian), do more than argue for morality, they are ready to bring the hammer down on injustice. The left cannot just point and decry, it must end the wrongs that are being done, legitimately (no matter what the criminals say), dispassionately (no matter how the criminals cry) and mercilessly (no matter how the criminals plead). Not because the left is vicious or cruel, but because RIGHT must carry might in its left hand, scales in its right and be blind. There are no options.

Except torches and pitchforks.