That short-sighted RNC slogan “We Built This” has certainly met plenty of rational argument. And the unyielding position of Tea Party-pandering Republicans isn’t false. It’s quite possible a single person has built his or her own business and all the infrastructure underneath. Although unlikely, it is possible and let me show you the results. I’m talking about my writing. I can safely say “I Built This.” I am that lone businessman and I suffer for the fact.
Despite my begging and pleas for assistance and support, I’ve been honest and forced to admit “No one’s helped me.” Nobody but readers have touched my writing. And even that number has dwindled. In all my work, there have been no editors, no proofreaders, no professional artists… and what I’ve generated is full of typos, grammar errors, false starts and tangential story lines. My return are poor scores (if any feedback at all) and an absent audience.
Sure, there are people I can pay who can help me reassemble my chimeric Frankenstein monsters – if I had that extra cash. But I don’t. I write because of love and necessity. I hoped I’d find someone who shares my principles (aka situation) but the climate in the United States has polarized everyone. We all want money and are stubborn when we insist opportunity exists. Unfortunately, that translates into a bleak life for everyone below the shrinking Middle Class. And if you’re not there yet, don’t expect a party when you face inevitable foreclosure and bankruptcy. The trodden poor have one honed thing – a memory of faces. Don’t think you’re hidden behind a boot heel. America is decidedly an un-Christian nation. It has always been – especially in the 1950′s and truly godless throughout the latter half of the twentieth century. We all say otherwise and print so much on money, have made our kids utter meaninglessness every school weekday and forced them to go to wholly reprehensible Sunday schools. BTW, this is where schools have failed. Stop making qualified teachers scapegoats.
But enough of my bleeding-heart, Liberal, socialist, Communist, Fascist threats. In truth, I am an intemperate moderate. On the Republican side, my heroes are Wisconsin’s Fighting Bob Lafayette and the ghost of Clint Eastwood. Sadly, Mr. Eastwood is no longer that man I idolize. I suppose it was inevitable. Did you see his speech at the 2012 RNC convention? Now there’s an old man I insist needs regular testing if he’s to carry a valid Driver’s License.
If you’ve just met me, ‘moderate’ and even ‘intemperate’ are not words I expect you’d associate with my hostile personality. And if you’ve known me for any stretched period of time, don’t blame the head injury that nearly killed me on Mother’s Day in 2007. I admit I’m a knee-jerk Reactionary. I’ve always been. It’s likely a mental illness I’m conscious about and seek no help. When I look around, I see my same symptoms in every other person. What I don’t do is own a gun. During my stunted trial in Army Reserves, I did my mental math and foresaw the danger of giving myself a firearm. And like my father, I prevent myself from harming others. (So don’t get any ideas. In the interest of being fair, I’ve warned people and some days I look for excuses.)
Half of America is populated by “balanced men.” That’s how see us and I have the sense to remain polite. So little pushes us either direction. Me again for instance – and this is why writers are accused of always speaking about themselves – I’m pulled to the far left because the uncooperative orneriness of the Tea Party. President Obama has been pulled, too. But let’s be honest. He is a responsible man. He’s remained presidential and in the middle of the road. Examine everything he’s done these past four years. Healthcare is only a Democrat issue because it’s a convenient distinction between political parties. To be fair, President Obama is closer to the dead and buried President Reagan than both subsequent Bushes.
We need centrality in the Presidency of the United States – especially because what it means for the Republicans to win is that someone must lose. They speak of sacrifice and wave flags, but they not talking about themselves. They specifically mean whole classes of people (women, minorities, the poor) must have their throats cuts. And it’s not God they want to appease. They want to satisfy pagan and gladiatorial blood lust. For instance, Karl Rove already kids about killing his own – and Jeebus, VP Cheney shoots his buddies in the face! But those facts are glossed and nearly forgotten. But that sadism is still there – you see Republicans gesture toward their throats and bellies in their speeches. That concealed guns are popular in this unregulating nation is evidence alone. No, it’s not sacrifice the GOP talks about. That is apparently a codeword for “Hunting Season is Open.” And the most dangerous prey is man – a fictional, leftward, liberal man. Christ, that’s me! How am I to react?