Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Something I know I really need to work on - Patience. I'm getting fed up with so much lately, mostly due to perpetual unemployment, overbearing parents, annoying "friends," and the level of sheer stupidity of the American masses. I tolerate ignorance the same way I tolerate racism - I don't. You're entitled to your beliefs, and I can respect your right to hold them, but beliefs themselves are not equally respectable. Especially without legitimate supporting evidence.

I will never "force" you to believe in socialism or Invisible Pink Unicorns, I can only share with you what I know. It's up to you to decide what you believe in. Just please, for the love of vodka, use your freakin' brain. If there is anything I would insist you believe in, it's thinking for yourself to come up with intelligent opinions and ideas. I've had to put up with idiots ranting about death panels and killing Grandma; with hypocrites ranting about the evils of socialism and government interference as they line up for unemployment and social security checks, or crossing the border to Canada for cheaper medicine and healthcare; with people saying I'm not a "real American" because I believe helping others.

If the Founding Fathers were so damn perfect, why do we have those little things called amendments? Why do normal people have to suffer for the sake of the wealthy? Capitalism exists to keep the money in the hands of the rich. Not to make us all rich. Why the middle class argues against progressive taxation is beyond me-- what makes any of them think they'll be the ones getting taxed the most? That they'll ever randomly make millions one day and therefore need to prep the country for that now? I'm as middle class as you get (well, ok, honestly my family was considered upper class & now down to upper middle, but it's all the same... for the most part...) but that's all the more reason to help those in need. (Maybe that's why so many people are against socialism, assuming they have some idea of what it really is. They don't like having to think about other people, especially those in need. Can I please stop being surrounded by self-centered people now??? It's unbelievably draining... When you try to care about everyone, but they're only in it for themselves... "I don't want to take care of anyone but me." Great, so explain to the rest of us why you insist on being a drain on society then?)

I will always put my principles above all else. I am a liberal. I believe in freedom. I believe in social equality. I believe in love, laughter, peace and truth.

I don't know what's wrong with me lately, but I've been trying to see the good in everything. Must be the wine. It's not perfect, but it's a start. It's a step towards something good. Things will be so much better. Everyone will be happy again... maybe.

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