Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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Monday, March 19, 2007

See the hate in their eyes...

I stumbled upon a Young Republican's site that I won't link to because frankly I don't feel like deleting his outraged spams. He had this picture of the 20 Percenters as they counter-protested at the Washington protest march.

The hate in their eyes is saddening to see. They have nothing left but their hate. Their Dear Leader's war has proven to be a disaster. The economy is in free fall as trillions of dollars of national wealth disappear into one big poof of housing price collapse. Their Dear Leader's administration is unraveling, and their homes are being repossessed. They have nothing, nothing at all. Nothing but their hate and rage that swirls through their tiny little minds like the red haze of a dying fire.

These poor pathetic losers in decrepit flyover states full of trailer parks and old people and dead dreams and lies have nothing left to contribute to the national discourse, yet they still show up to spread the hate and lies, like junkyard dogs who rush up to the gates of the junkyard to snarl and slather at passers by in full knowledge that they are caged animals and that the people passing before them are free. I pity them, in much the same way that I pity a junkyard dog that has been kicked and abused and turned mean. If one of them comes after my throat I will shoot him dead (remember, that's LIBERTARIAN, not LIBERAL), but that is merely what one does to an animal that is beyond salvation when there is no choice. As long as they continue to snarl and slather and glare hatefully from behind the bars of their virtual prison, a prison of the mind, pity is all they should get.

- Badtux the Observant Penguin


Posted by: BadTux / 3/19/2007 12:16:00 AM  


They aren't within shouting distance of reality anymore.
# posted by K. Ron Silkwood : 19/3/07 1:18 AM  

I was right there, BT. I not only saw that hate, I heard and felt it. And those folks were standing on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial -- you remember Lincoln, the dude who warned against living in a house divided against itself.

This rabbit hole seems to have no bottom. It's really disheartening...
# posted by Mimus Pauly : 19/3/07 1:45 AM  

Mr Tux, I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that.

Why? Well, because he is the President. YAY, young republicans.

Now, Who took my panties?
# posted by Britney Spears : 19/3/07 5:47 AM  

# posted by TheCultureGhost : 19/3/07 8:36 AM  

nice picture...and

it saddens think

of the brainwashing that these people have gone thru by the cult called our federal government

nuff said
# posted by azgoddess : 19/3/07 9:29 AM  

Deep down, the Dead Enders know they've been lied to by Dear Leader and his cabal, know they've been tricked and used and played as rubes. However, they can't admit this to themselves, because to do so would be to admit that they've been stupid and gullible and that thousands of Americans and tens of thousands (perhaps hundreds of thousands) of Iraqis have died for absolutely nothing at all.

So, instead, they transfer their entirely deserved self-hatred onto the people who've been opposed to the war all along. It's not their fault that America is involved in this bloody clusterfuck with no end in sight; nope, it's those dirty hippies and anti-war people who've caused this mess! They don't support the troops, dammit! If they would've just shut up and stopped protesting, we would've won already!

The Germans have a word for this phenomena: "Dolchstoss." It means "stabbed in the back." It was the rallying cry of Nazis and other right-wing loonies in Weimar Germany in the 20's, as they thrashed around looking for people to blame for the loss in World War I. The parallels between the political climate in Weimar Germany and 2006 America are numerous and frightening.

And we all know what happened next in Germany.
# posted by Gerald Fnord : 19/3/07 10:09 AM  

Shh, you're not allowed to say that, Gerald! Nevermind that the Federal Reserve is printing money with all the fervant abandon of a Weimar Republic finance minister. Nevermind that the rhetoric of the dead enders is almost 100% the same as the rhetoric of the Nazi Party. If you mention this, why, why... you're being SHRILL! And surely you want to be a fine sane upright gentleman like Joe Leiberman rather than being shrill, right? Right?

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin
# posted by BadTux : 19/3/07 10:20 AM  

And more to the immediate point, why in hell aren't those jackasses enlisting? If they love Dear Leader and his Holy War so damned much, they should put their money where their big, fat mouths are.

But perhaps they're merely unsure of where to enlist. Perhaps they don't know the address of the local recruiting station. If so, I'm sure Operation Yellow Elephant can provide them with contact information.
# posted by Gerald Fnord : 19/3/07 11:15 AM  

I suspect that I am living in a "decrepit flyover state." Exactly which are the "decrepit flyover states"? Frankly, my state is not full of trailer parks and old people and dead dreams and lies, and I believe that there are many people here who not only contribute to the national discourse, but work hard against the war, and in support of justice and civil rights. Apparently, you like to put people into little boxes and make grand generalizations. You remind me of my mother-in-law, who loves to make sweeping general statements about liberals, Californians, New Yorkers, vegetarians, and whoever else isn't just like her. I think you're the one who is in prison, the prison of your stereotypes and delusions about other people. Isn't it time YOU broke out of prison?
# posted by Mum : 20/3/07 2:34 AM  

Thank you for your feedback, "Mum". I've lived all over this nation. I finally found a few enclave of relative sanity where people don't hate other people just because of their name or race or national origin or because they talk with an accent or yada yada yada. Everywhere else I've lived, there's been an enormous number of hate-filled losers with nothing to do but blame others for their own ignorance, hate others for being smarter than them. The whole cycle where the right-wingosphere blathered on about John Kerry windsurfing was typical there. They hated him for being more adventurous than their timid pathetic little lives of masticating and defecating and going to work for someone else to render chickens or slaughter hogs. They hated.

The sad thing is that hate is so destructive. It is not a mistake that the places in our nation that are most tolerate of "other-ness", that have the least hate, are also the most prosperous. New York City? San Francisco? Boston? Compare those to, say, the hate-filled state of Mississippi, where anyone who has any brains has either fled to another state for a better job, or is elderly and retired. Have you ever been to Mississippi? Have you ever experienced the grinding poverty that is life in Mississippi, the lack of even basic cultural institutions such as first-class libraries and schools, the dirty barefoot children in torn clothing playing in mud puddles with broken toys in trailer parks and falling-down shotgun houses that smell of mold and decay and failure?

Or perhaps you live in one of the "New South" metropolises, like Atlanta, where that side of hate has been shoved under the carpet so to speak. But all you need to do is go a few miles to the north, to the white flight suburbs, and start asking people there why they live where they live. Then you will hear the word "nigger" time after time after time. And the trailer parks are there too. Hidden, but there. The fact that there are a few semi-sane enclaves in the midst of all this hate is not suprising -- not everyone wishes to move to states where the climate is much different from where they grew up -- but they are enclaves only. Outside those enclaves... hate.

- Badtux the Wandering Penguin
# posted by BadTux : 20/3/07 8:30 AM  

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# posted by The Truffle : 21/3/07 7:25 AM  

Dear Yellow Elephants:

You are just a bunch of spineless crybabies, desperate to believe a lie. And you should admit once and for all that you don't really support this war or your Preznit. If you did, you would be ENLISTING IN THE WAR AND FIGHTING IN IRAQ, you little whiners, so don't rely on those tired talking points. Not only will that dog no longer hunt, but the ole pooch was put down a long, long time ago.

The good thing about these Kool-Aid-drinking Young Repukes is that they'll be unemployable when they graduate. "Chair, Young Republicans" is gonna look stupid on a resume. If I were an employer, I'd ask the Young Repuke, "So, I gather you were a military reservist when in college, eh?" If the answer is no, forget it.
# posted by The Truffle : 21/3/07 7:29 AM  

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