And it's liberals who supposedly hate the constitution.
Anyway, this really tripped my shit for some reason. In and of itself, it's a meaningless, if hateful gesture, the kind of fringe shit that's existed alongside politics since forever.
But, taken together with the last couple of decades' worth of intelligence-bashing, it's fucking scary and maddening.
I don't really give too much of a shit when it comes to your particular ideology, but this whole "eggheads are evil" and "still waters run deep" bullshit that's going strong is one of the most insidious tricks that's ever been perpetrated on a population.
It elevates and inflates morons, costing time money and lives and makes everything irrelevant. Don't like any facts? Smear 'em with the elitist tag and watch those poor suckers squirm. Don't like a particular candidate? Call him a "wonk" and watch him scramble to suck the nearest convenient talk show host's cock in order to make him more palatable to "the guy on the street".
And it made me realize something. Randians like to go on about how socialists are "looters", people who take and never give or create. This kind of description is almost perfect for your average right-wing nut like Cheney and her supporters. The kind of preening, overfed dumbasses who take more federal money than they contribute, whose instinctive fear of the other is in large part responsible for all that wasted money and lives overseas.
The kind of idiots who happily sold their economic futures for cheaper TVs and cheaper gas. The kind of morons who cost a TV network half a million dollars because of a fucking exposed nipple. hoopleheads willing to give away huge sums of money for shiny hucksters to spend it on hookers, blow and fancy jets.
The kind of zealots who would happily twist the constitution in order to satisfy their theological needs, or in the case above, satisfy god knows what. Misplaced anger? Daddy issues? Either way, it's sick, it's depraved and it's been fucking things up for a good long while.
So here's my challenge to any libertarian: Let's talk about "looters". Let's do the math and see who' really done the damage here. I don't think it will be as clear-cut as you think.