Thursday, February 04, 2016


Hi, friends. It's been years. Let me spill my thought-guts somewhere other than Facebook, because this post is long and not polished and a bit ranty. Aaaaaand spill!

Perhaps this is a bit simplistic, but so it goes: 

  • Republicans tell you what [their definitions of the moral things] you can't do (abortion, gay stuff, drugs)
  • Democrats tell you what we should do with collective funds [heal the sick, clothe the naked, feed the hungry]. 
Yes, "collective funds" is the key term here. Of course charity is good, but should the state mandate it?

  • Democrats want civil liberties, while 
  • Republicans (at least the old-school ones I thought I knew) want private charities. 
And then the neocons and neoliberals want to monetize and privatize fucking everything. 

Protect the borders or open the borders?
Protect trade or free trade? 
Neither of the two previous sentences has had a consistent partisan champion in the last 20 years. 

And then there are weird outliers... Republicans say you get to keep your guns... but you can't kill... unless you're defending yourself... or "think" you're defending yourself (against 12-year-olds with dark skin and toy weapons, or Skittles, or an "attitude".