Friday, August 2, 2013

Tired of fear

According to my sources on the internets, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity may soon be out of a job. No matter what side of the political spectrum you may fall on, a lot of people I talk to are not sorry to be seeing them leave. Be it liberal, conservative, socialist or libertarian, the consensus is: these loudmouths with microphones have got to go. 
Let's be honest here: People like them make money by stirring up hornets' nests. For a long time I've felt that the common logic over at Fox is: if the ratings are dropping, stoke the fire with FUD. Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt.
If you listen to Fox (I can't quite bring myself to consider them serious news journalists.) the whole of their program is designed to promote fear of X. Fear President Obama. Fear Healthcare reform. Fear liberals. Fear homosexuals. Fear immigrants.

Enough with being afraid for crying out loud. We, as Americans, are not afraid of the unknown. Some country gets a chip on it's shoulder and starts something, we don't back down.

Peace is always preferable to war. We're not afraid to fight. Truth is, we're very good at making war.
Never in my entire life have I been afraid of my neighbours. Some were kind. Others were assholes. None of them were evil take-over-the-world plotters. The closest I've ever gotten to that is that one guy who was trying to sell Amway.
When I'm old and grey, I still won't be afraid of my neighbours. On the other hand, I hope they won't be afraid of me. The boys in our subdivision are frightened of me, but that's because I'm an overprotective father of three girls.
Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Coulter and their like have one thing in common: they are intolerant of anyone different then themselves. They hate homosexuals (but I haven't heard a legitimate reason why.) They hate the President. (It must kill them that a black man is the commander-in-chief.)
They hate and fear women. I always wondered if some frat guy from Coulter's alma mater took one for the team, would she be the bitter harpy she is today?
Unlike the people at Fox, I listened to their shows. After listening to an entire hour of Limbaugh, I considered his words and came to one conclusion: He's talking out his ass. Not too long ago, he was complaining about how everything started to go wrong when women got equal rights. He went on to state women should have never gotten the right to vote.
What a crock of shit.
He wants women barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen. In good conscience I can't fathom why he would have female listeners.
As for the other pundits on Fox, I won't waste space on them. As parrots for their conservative overlords, They're not paid to think.
Thanks to the tea party, I think the Republicans have alienated just about everybody. Oh wait, they haven't pissed off the old white men segment of the population. If we wait, and it won't be too long, the problem will solve itself.
Brontosaurus and Neanderthals... I mean Rush and his cronies, need to learn one lesson: adapt or die.
An intelligent person will change his mind after considering the facts.
Fact: People come in all shapes and sizes and that's wonderful.
Fact: There are over 7 billion people on this planet. Be a bitter racist all you want, but you'll be lonely and outnumbered.
Think of other people instead of just yourself. I'll lay any amount of money down that none of the Fox 'news' staff has ever volunteered at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. 

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