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Journal spidercoz's Journal: Progressives vs Regressives (OR Libtards vs Cuntservatives) 13

I'm tired of this shit. What happened to civil discourse and compromise? All the name-calling and mud slinging and playground politics is making the entire nation look like an idiot. Remember when adults ran this country? Remember when intelligence and rational, critical thought were praised? Remember when compassion was more important than making a quick buck? Me neither. I hope you all have fun drawing your little lines in the sand where everyone on the other side is an evil amoral bigoted fascist communist greedy hippie bastard. I'm done. I've tried to be a voice of rationality, I get shouted down as a sympathizer. I take the extremist position to the absolute lunatic fringe of possibility and I get waved off as a nutjob. You all can have your fucking idiot problems created by the fucking idiots you continually put into office. You can have your rigged, pointless elections and your soundbite spewing mouthpieces and your manipulative corporate oligarchs, and I hope they give you everything you deserve. I can't take it anymore. The only way any of this makes sense is that you all (the American public) WANT it this way. You WANT the divisiveness. You WANT the continual conflict. You WANT the partisan bickering, the two-sided absolutism, the "with us or agin' us" mentality. You can have it. I'm out. Why am I even bothering to post this? Apparently I needed to get some things off my chest, or maybe I WANT to open myself to more dismissive ridicule from faceless, thoughtless buffoons. This country has become not just difficult for an intelligent, rational, politically neutral person, but downright hostile. It's not right and everyone is to blame. Everything I do from now on will be to attain the goal of emigration. God-or-whatever willing, my children will grow up knowing all the verses to "O, Canada."

I know nobody's reading this anymore. You've all fucked off to see the latest shenanigans of Charlie Sheen, or check out what's doing on "Survivor." I get it. As long as your shallow, insignificant, self-fashioned microcosm is undisturbed, fuck the rest of the world.

I'll end this with a quote from The Bard, "The public sucks. Fuck hope."

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Progressives vs Regressives (OR Libtards vs Cuntservatives)

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  • Seeing as how generalized your JE is, it's hard to fathom your rage.
    • Really? What, you don't watch news?
      • Actually, no I don't - I read it.

        My point still stands - hard to understand what's upsetting you beyond "people shouting make my head hurt!"

        Democracy is messy. Man up.
        • Thank you Captain Glib. Democracy is not messy, the childish antics of the truculent adolescents we keep putting in office have made it that way.

          Grow up.
          • Democracy is not messy

            Derp? Someone needs to bone up on their political theory.
            • You want to justify why you think democracy is supposed to be messy or just continue with the single-line volley-sarcasm?

              Actually, never mind, it doesn't even matter. Anything involving more than one person is going to be messy. That's human nature, and it's not the point. The point is it's gone to such absurd levels that progress has stopped. We are not advancing.
              • So I'm wrong them I'm right? Jeebus.

                Also, you're still generalizing. What exactly has gone to such absurd levels? Also, your claims of no progress. Progress in what?

                You're frustrated. Have another think and then try this again.
                • Because it's a general complaint. Our society feels like it's devolving. Our public discourse has degenerated into finger-pointing and name-calling. Our elected officials, the people who are theoretically supposed to be the "cream of the crop" behave like spoiled children. How much clearer can I be? Is it wrong for me to expect our leaders to be reasonable people?

                  If you take a look around and don't see any problem with the state of the nation, more power to you, I wish you all happiness. But I look
                  • Oh no, I see plenty of problems. I just don't, shotgun-like, blast everybody in the room. I find out what's going on and start sniping.

                    You've only begun this particular journey.
                    • I'm just trying to get to the root, snipping leaves isn't helping. Sometimes pruning helps, I think we've gone beyond that. To continue the tree analogy, sometimes an old, overgrown oak stifles and stagnates everything around it. When that happens it's time to cut it down and plant anew. Unfortunately the egos involved won't hear such things. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater here, but serious fundamental changes in how we function need to happen. Applying 19th

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it. -- John Keats