I have always adored Hillary Clinton, but after watching her human rights speech before the UN I have to say that she is now a personal hero!!!

 

This is The Greatest Human Rights Speech of my generation.

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“If by a 'Liberal' they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a 'Liberal,' then I'm proud to say I'm a 'Liberal.'"
- John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage


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"Offering reality-based rebuttals to conservative lies only makes conservatives cling to those lies even harder. In essence, schooling conservatives makes them more stupid."

- Dan Sweeney City Link Magazine

 

 

 


"The world knows of Rosa Parks because of a single, simple act of dignity and courage that struck a lethal blow to the foundations of legal bigotry." - Bill Clinton (1946 - ), at Rosa Park's funeral, CNN.com, 11-02-05

 
"The people who are the most bigoted are the people who have no convictions at all."
- G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)


Tackling a few issues…


Healthcare…


Interesting, is it not, that the people most opposed to life-saving healthcare for all are the same people that utilize a gimmick they call “sanctity of life” to justify their political myopia in reference to another political hotbed issue? The hypocrisy doesn’t stop there, of course, these people call universal healthcare a “socialist” agenda but have yet to oppose “socialist” structures that they benefit from on a near daily basis… Medicare, law enforcement, infrastructure, and libraries. There are more, but I think my point is made. Politicians that oppose universal healthcare for the American people themselves have very, very good healthcare benefits provided by the taxpayers… this doesn’t mention all the little perks that politicians get like travel expenses, paid vacations, personal security guards and a virtual cornucopia of other freebees all on the taxpayer tab.     

It always amuses me when right-wingers rant and rave about how universal healthcare steals their hard-earned money when the actual amount an individual would pay into such a program when combined with Medicaid and Medicare would be less than a gourmet mocha latte. More of their tax money goes to useless military programs like the Pentagon’s commission of a “gay bomb”, and none of these people complain about that at all. And all those little military fantasies of new and improved killing machines cost us in excess of 200 billion dollars annually over their base budget of 1 trillion dollars. Where is the outrage over that? Healthcare? Killing machines? These people need to get their priorities straightened out. Considering that they believe themselves to be such moral people, one would think they’d have a more altruistic view on that concept too.


Sexual Morality…


Morality is life motivation based on concepts of right and wrong, ironically the most immoral people often claim to be the most ethical… this is certainly true of conservatives. We have an entire pantheon of narcissistic bible thumpers obsessed with what consenting adults are doing in their bedrooms while a virtual cornucopia of pedophiles infest their ranks. All these pious windbags are still up-in-arms over the Clinton affair, a muckraking spectacle that the GOP wasted 100 million taxpayer dollars on, but not a single one of them has ever expressed outrage over the child molesters in their midst. Where was the 100 million dollar investigation into the exposed pedophile rings that reached all the way to the Reagan/Bush White House of the eighties? What did Ron Paul have to say about his kiddie-loving’ Reagan administration when all that evil came to light? Nothing, that’s what! 100 million dollars spent to invade a president’s private life… 10 million spent to investigate 9/11… what did I say a moment ago about priorities? You know, at least Monica was a consenting adult.


Abortion…


I have four prerequisites an anti-choice activist has to fulfill before their opinion is even remotely genuine in my eyes. 1- They must be a vegetarian. 2 – They must oppose war and the death penalty. 3 – They must regularly denounce those in their midst that murder and terrorize people. And 4 – They must have adopted one of the millions of disadvantaged children in desperate need of a good home. Only then will their Sanctity of Life rhetoric have any validity at all. Until they have met these fundamental, justifiably applied basics, they are merely a gaggle of hypocritical shills. Nothing more!


Religion…

Religion, ah, just another lifestyle hypocrisy from the right-wing factions! They all shriek about minorities shoving their lifestyles down everyone’s throats while they are actually the parasites doing it. I don’t see homos going where they are not wanted and preaching some sort of gay gospel in an attempt to recruit people. I don’t see atheists bombarding temples with hate fueled protests. I don’t see big bad leftists brainwashing their kids to hate everyone not like them. No, those are pretty much exclusive traits of the religious zealot. We are inundated by “repent or else…” idiom from church yards and SUV bumpers. We have our privacies invaded by door-to-door salesmen peddling guilt and mythology. We are insulted by street corner preachers, condemned to hell by children forced to hand out pamphlets in front of grocery stores and insulted by con men babbling in tongues while begging for money. The Baptist pulpit is a soapbox for bigotry, the catholic church is a haven for pedophiles, the fundamentalists have made it a priority to violate the constitutional rights of over 40 million taxpaying Americans simply because they don’t like them and then we have Christian Reconstructionists that want to reinstate Old Testament biblical law so they can stone to death anyone they don’t agree with. Wow, what a bunch of loving, selfless saints, huh?


Political Correctness…


To the resistance of Political Correctness I say, it’s your fault. If only you right-wingers had adhered to your own “Golden Rule” there would absolutely be no need for political correctness in our society. It wasn’t so long ago that minorities were verbally abused and openly subjugated in public even after the fall of segregation. Race, gender and gay slurs were once commonplace but they are certainly not an extinct action. What you think and what you say in private is your own business, but how you behave in public is everyone’s. Conduct yourself in a respectful manner and you will be respected. Keep your racism, homophobia and other intolerances to yourself… treat others as you want to be treated. If you can’t handle being called out as a bigot then stop presenting yourself as one! It’s that simple.


Hate Crime Legislation…


I find that only bigots are opposed to this. In the face of opposition to Hate Crime Legislation I repeat a philosophy the conservatives themselves spouted under the Bush/Cheney Administration’s War on Terror… if you aren’t guilty then you have nothing to worry about. Right?


Discourse in the Era of Liberal Subjugation…


The reality of political and religious discourse is that when debating conservatives they are often extremely dishonest, willfully ignorant, confuse opinion for truth and ultimately resort to name-calling when confronted by facts that discredit them.

In over ten years of my political awareness I have come across only one conservative that could hold his own in conversation and who was respectful when he lost a debate… only one! He was indeed a rarity in an ocean of lemmings eager to call anyone unpatriotic if they so much as questioned a republican president and yet these are the very same people who have shown their double standards from Obama’s very inauguration. Not just the lowly over-taxed average Joes & Janes but also politicians, pundits and so-called journalists have all worn their hypocrisy on their sleeves, a hypocrisy that, regardless of the adamant denial, is bathed in racial bigotry. The simple fact of the matter is that conservatives can’t stand that Obama isn’t a white man with radical far-right notions of how society should reflect their, and only their, belief system.

Obama not only welcomes but is a symbol of diversity… conservatives are notoriously opposed to diversity. In the history of this country this truth is undeniable. From the racist, intolerant, oppressive theological fascism of the pilgrims to the slave owners of the south who were, contrary to our predisposed ideas of what their political moniker – States Rights Democrats- actually means… conservatives have been harboring the bigots among us for centuries. Indeed they are the bigots! They slaughtered the Native Americans, violently oppose any and all other religious ideologies, have mercilessly contested civil rights, expressed a desire to keep women barefoot, pregnant and subservient, subjugated the LGBT community while trying to justify it with antiquated, long-proven mistranslations of their religious texts and unceremoniously declared war on Hispanics for nothing more than their own political demagoguery manufacturing a “new problem” out of something that is, in fact, nothing new. It’s blatant bigotry. All of it! And to add insult to injury their gurus on high have consulted a public relations firm who’ve given a spin to it all by perversely equating criticism and denouncement of their bigotries to the bigotries themselves. In their perpetual lust for martyrdom, they only vilify themselves even more.

In the eyes of conservatives “debate” is some sort of pseudo intellectual slang for verbal abuse and their idols wear the badge with a perverse honor… Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ron Paul, Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin… on and on the list goes. When they aren’t blatantly lying, they are simply attacking their opposition often foaming at the mouth with hatred. And then, continuing the insult to injury, when liberals have finally had enough of the abuse and fire back, suddenly we’re the bad guys again… the real villains transforming themselves into poor, lowly victims… yet again. One need look no further for confirmation of this than their own myopic ideas… they denigrate a so-called “liberal media” when there isn’t proof of such a thing at all, every single media conglomerate (all five of them) in existence is provably owned and operated by conservatives and the worst of them News Corp. the proud owners of Fox News has been shown time and time again to proliferate blatant untruths and right-wing skewed propaganda, and yet conservatives tirelessly defend them… they claim that minorities are shoving beliefs and lifestyles down their throats and yet the only people that have ever tried to spread their gospel by coming to my front door have been right-wingers with their religious pamphlets and office seeking politicians with their creepy smiles and promises of a better tomorrow if only they get elected… they parade falsehoods of Democratic non-support for the military when in fact it was right-winger Bush that lowered pay, rescinded benefits and sent our soldiers into an illegal war without the proper protective gear… they claim lefties want to take away their weapons when the most invasive forms of gun control have stemmed from right-wingers like Ronald Reagan and Nixon who believed that guns were “abominations” and wanted to ban them all… they call Obama and Clinton war criminals for utilizing our military to stop genocides and yet are completely unconcerned that the U.S.A.’s ONLY war criminal president was republican George H.W. Bush, convicted of 19 counts of war crimes, crimes against peace and crimes against humanity by an International War Crimes Tribunal held in New York City in February of 1992 AND they are willfully ignorant that Bush Jr. took some of the very same criminals from his daddy’s administration and committed the exact same crimes in the exact same geographical location. I could write an entire book about their sick hypocrisy but I believe my point is proven.

So to liberals I must say, don’t waste your breath apologizing to conservatives for doing to them exactly what they’ve been doing to us for decades. The only difference between us is that we’re the ones acutely aware of reality and presenting facts amidst our angry denouncements of them. Studies, often conducted by impartial libertarians, show that conservatives cling more steadfastly to their lies the more liberals try to school them. Study after study after study also shows that conservatives do not learn by example… being nice and respectful toward them doesn’t mean they’ll bother to return the courtesy. Ironic, considering they’re the ones most promoting of The Golden Rule. Again, even a cursory glance at the so-called “liberal media” can prove that. When was the last time that Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh was nice to anyone they disagreed with? Oh, yeah… they never have been.