One crazy bitch tried to run me over when she saw me walking back to the car (we wound up on Judge Joe Brown for that one, when she sued be for an imaginary dent in her hood--I won). Another guy flagged me down, walked up to my open window, and sucker punched me in the face (I got out and kicked him in the nuts, and left him there writhing). I was flipped off, swerved at, threatened, pushed, and attacked on a regular basis for exercising my free speech. Despite the fact that I thought Bush was an illegal president, that he had broken many laws, and was, indeed, committing treason, not once did I ever physically attack any of his many supporters I came in contact with everyday.
I did fight back when attacked.
I gave the ones who just yelled a piece of my mind, and not once did a Bush supporter try to reason with me, or argue any kind of valid point. Almost every one of them said Saddam Hussein was in on 9-11. Many of them said we should nuke the whole Middle East. Almost all of them said I was a traitor for not supporting the president. Almost all of them threatened me with physical violence.
That is what they do. They make shit up and threaten people.
These are not good people. They have grown up in a macho world of testosterone driven debates in which might makes right. When they inevitably cannot argue with a well-reasoned argument, they get spit-spewing angry, they reach into the name calling talking points they started learning as children and kept getting fed by Dick Cheney, et al.
Dirty fucking hippy haters.
So, when I heard about the fellow in Tennessee yesterday, who had his car rammed by some wingnut fuck with tiny little steroid-soaked balls, a wave of sympathy for the guy surged through my fight impulse. I remembered the adreneline rush I got from those fights, and I wished I'd have been there, even in my diminished state from arthritis, to drag the mother fucker out of his SUV and kick his ass. It would be worth the subsequent week of pain to plant a well-clenched fist into his fascist mouth.
Now some folks say that fighting is always wrong, but I'm not that kind of liberal. I think that when you're attacked, you gotta fight back. Pacifism is for pussies. I respect the position, I just don't agree with it. And if any motherfucker wants to ram my car, kid in it or not, they're going to have to put up or shut up, because I have never, and will never, put up with assault. At the very least, I'd have the fuck arrested for his attempted murder, or assault with a deadly weapon, pick your charge.
But defend yourself and your kid first.
I was done trying to reason with these fuckers a long time ago. They cannot be reasoned with.
Anybody that is a global-warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their ass I’m not sure they could hear me.--James Cameron
This applies to all of them, not matter what the subject. Their ears are all stopped up with shit that the irresponsible heads of their "party" have been feeding them about socialism and government takeovers of the economy (like the TARP funds by that noted socialist GW Bush). They cannot be reasoned with. Hell, I'd bet most of them have been guilty of terroristic threatening at least once in the miserable lives. How do you reason with that kind of chicken-shittery?
So, what's the answer? Well, ignore them when you can. Kick their asses when you have to. Keep speaking the truth to them loudly when you can, as other people around will see who the reasonable person is and lean toward the side of reason.
And reason, be it from the right or left, is the only thing that can lead us to answers. All the rest is just bullshit.