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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 05:24 PM

46. Forgive?

I struggle with that principle in general myself and likewise find it easier to forgive 'mere' ignorance in people. Have to since I live surrounded (almost drowned) by it where I retired to a little corner of the Midwest I call RedNeckLand - when they're not looking.

Leave aside arrogance. Any kind of willful ignorance is especially heinous and dangerous, especially in a supposedly educated person. I'd be a fool to expect much from people who brag on someone for almost making it to the 11th grade. And I admit that too many degreed folks don't really know much about anything; yet they're the ones without a leg to stand on. At least they obviously had a chance.

Until they had to leave for the sake of future political ambitions, Sarah and Todd belonged for several years to a radical right fascist group that advocates secession from the U.S. To me that's plain and simple treason. Why she didn't get hammered about it during the '08 campaign is beyond me. Maybe because our side figured it would get more GOP sympathy votes?

This is partly what explains my bottomless, utter contempt for the GOP and its tarbucket brigades. Regarding the latter, I haven't seen or heard much more sense from their degreed members either. And now they've driven poor Bob Woodard insane? Several times a year I write political letters to the editor of our local conservative rag sheet, and perhaps too often I finagle an excuse to whack at the neoConfederates, just daring them to go ahead and try to secede; THAT's when they'll see federal troops in the streets and maybe then they'll get a taste of what they deserve. Yes, I'm stupid enough to send such letters to print.

So far I've received 3 unsigned letters of support from people too scared to sign their names for obvious reasons. Among other niceties I've also had heavy glass beer bottles thrown at me from passing cars. When the GOP first took the House, a pickup load of the local alleged 'Patriots' showed up in front of my house cheering and waving their rifles. I went outside and smiled and waved while I took their picture. They took the hint and left. Haven't been back - so far. But they're out in the woods playing soldier all the time, preparing for that race war they claim the President wants to start.

Sheesh! All I wanted was a quiet, cheap place to retire and enjoy my books and animals. Sometimes it feels like it's already a war zone. Which it is, culturally speaking. I don't mean to whine even though I never dreamed things would turn out so hard. Among the totally apoliticals, I actually have a few friends. But I do owe future liberal retirees best wishes in having enough money to keep as far north as possible.

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