The World As We See It

January 30, 2008

It’s amazing to me how people see exactly what they want to see when it comes to politics. It’s amazing to me that although I haven’t been opposed to Ron Paul’s candidacy even once, how so many Ron Paul supporters think I’m just a Republican hack who cannot be trusted. Or on the flip side, the anti Ron Paul fanatics think, because I do support Ron Paul, I’ve gone off the deep end.
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Or because I think that wars are nasty and should be fought hard and won quickly, it makes me a brownshirt or because I understand what overturning Roe V Wade would actually do instead of fantasizing the worst. To me it’s common sense to look at things from a realistic perception. For others, election time means to demonize anybody who disagrees with them, for whatever they feel like, to see only what they choose to see.

I’m sick and tired of the extremism that I’m seeing from the camps. If you don’t support Hillary Clinton, you must be a male chauvinist pig, if you don’t support Obama, why you’re a racist, if you don’t support McCain because you think he’s too liberal, why you’re a right wing extremist, if you don’t support Ron Paul you hate the constitution, if you don’t support Mitt Romney, you hate Mormons, and if you don’t support Mike Huckabee, well obviously you are going to hell.

And if you don’t support John Edwards, well, I guess that means you hate sexually confused trial lawyers that chases ambulances. Quite frankly, I think it’s still politically correct to hate ambulance chasing trial lawyers which explains why he’s out of the race, he couldn’t put a guilt trip on people who opposed him.

Isn’t it possible that some people actually just don’t want Hillary Clinton to be President but wouldn’t mind a woman leading the country? Or that they think Obama is too Left, perhaps too Right, to lead this nation? Isn’t it actually possible that Giuliani, McCain, Romney, and Huckabee have been for bigger government enough that it doesn’t suit some people’s conservative tastes? And isn’t it possible that some people fear what Ron Paul would like to do, and they’d like some reassurance that it isn’t bad for the country?

I’ve had it with some people’s stupidity. Where’s common sense at? I laid out the reasons why I will not support John McCain, and instead of trying to give me a reason to support him, I get called a Brown shirt, and exactly who is trying to intimidate who again? When I say I don’t support John McCain’s 100 year war in Iraq, I mean that I don’t support wars that last so long that eventually everybody forgets why we are fighting. I mean that I don’t want to commit children who haven’t even been born yet to an endless war. When I say I want to do what is necessary to win a war, that means I want to keep war to a minimum instead of supporting decades of mothers and fathers crying because their child died in a war that nobody even knows why they are fighting. What’s so ridiculous about wanting wars to be short lived? Would anybody actually argue that 20 year wars are better than a five year war? How stupid is that? When wars are fought, do what it takes to win it, and win it quickly. Cripes, where’s General Patton when you need him?

“A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.” — General George S. Patton

“Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tire, more hungry. Keep punching.” — General George S. Patton

It’s Patton type thinking why we were able to defeat a formidable enemy like the Nazis, Fascist, and the Japanese in just under a four year span, it’s the compassionate war why we are still in Iraq. I guess I could do what many people are doing and suggest that if you disagree with me, you must be for children dying, but I’m not like that. Why some people can not understand such a simple concept, I may never know.

When it comes to Roe V Wade? I’m very pro choice in the matter, I’m for the people’s choice, not a government one size fits all solution. If Roe V Wade were to be overturned, what would then happen is it would go to the states to decide. Some states will make abortion illegal, some will keep it completely legal, while most states will have various limitations on abortion. Is that really forcing women to grab a coat hanger from the closet? If a woman really wanted an abortion in a state that prohibits it, isn’t it reasonable to think she could just drive across state lines and have an abortion performed in a state that has it legal? But you ask the pro-abortion zealots what will happen (keyword zealots, not just anybody who is pro-choice) and they’d have you believing that every teenage girl will die from a coat hanger.

I don’t support John McCain because of one or two issues, it’s several issues, including Keating-McCain-Feingold which I find to be hypocritical of John McCain to push this campaign finance reform off onto the rest of us when he was caught in the middle of the Savings and Loan scandal in the 1980’s. I don’t approve that John McCain, a supposed pro-military guy, sits back as the Clinton Administration cuts military funding. Something like that should be important to John McCain, being so pro-military that he is. It’d be like Hillary Clinton not voting on health care related issues, or Mike Huckabee not showing up for Sunday Services for a year.

More importantly, I haven’t found a real reason to vote for McCain. Oh I’ve heard the reason… because John McCain can win, but if I put my party’s victory chances ahead of my personal beliefs, doesn’t that then make me just another political hack? Oh that’s right, I already am, when I’m not donning my brown shirt demanding my party think exactly like I tell them to think. Funny thing, I usually get called all these names by people who disagree with something I said. I half way expect my critics to start labeling me as a Jew-loving-anti-semite. Instead of telling the world how extreme I am, try doing something really outrageous, try explaining why I’m wrong.

“Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.” — Bertrand Russell

“Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy


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