An All-Caps Explosion of Political Discourse….

This blog post is a response to the article titled An All-Caps Explosion of Feelings Regarding the Liberal Backlash Against Hillary Clinton by Courtney Enlow on the website PAJIBA.com on 2/2/16 

FIRST AND FUCKING FOREMOST, COOL, YOU LIKE HILLARY AND BELIEVE THE FANTASIES OF HER BULLSHIT AND POLITICAL SLIGHT OF HAND — THAT IS YOUR PREROGATIVE.   HOW DOES FOX NEWS RESPOND TO SANDERS’ WHIMSICAL WISHES FOR FREE COLLEGE AND A GODDAMN PONY? THEY FIND HIS PASSION TO BE CUTE FOR SOMEBODY WHO IS “OBVIOUSLY MISGUIDED AND WRONG” AND STATE AS MATTER-OF-FACT THAT HE IS ARGUING FOR A 90% TAX ON THE RICH.  TO BE PERFECTLY FUCKING CLEAR, IF FOX NEWS IS NOT TRYING TO CRUCIFY YOU, THEN YOU ARE NOT LIBERAL ENOUGH — BEING BASHED ON FOX NEWS SHOULD BE THE LITMUS TEST FOR DEMOCRATS, BECAUSE IT MEANS YOU’RE A FUCKING THREAT TO THEIR PARTY OF CHOICE.  SO, WHY DO YOU CARE WHAT THEY THINK?  MOVING ON.

YES SHE IS ESTABLISHMENT AND YES SHE PLAYS THE GAME AND YES THAT IS WHY I AM NOT VOTING FOR HER.  AND THAT’S HOW SHIT GETS DONE?  THE MAJORITY OF SANDERS’ ACTION ITEMS ARE PROBLEMS THAT ARE DECADES OLD, SO PERHAPS MY TOLERANCE FOR HOW LONG IT TAKES FOR SHIT TO GET DONE IS DIFFERENT THAN YOURS, IT’S COOL, TO EACH THEIR OWN— WHEN DO WE START WRITING THE LETTERS TO THE OBJECTIFIED MIDDLE-CLASS, MINORITIES, IMMIGRANTS, CHILDREN AND WOMEN EXPLAINING:

DEAR DISENFRANCHISED,

WHILE WE UNDERSTAND YOUR CONCERNS, WE BELIEVE PROGRESS BY MEANS OF TWO-STEPS FORWARD AND ONE-STEP BACK IS BETTER THAN RADICAL TRANSFORMATION FROM A TOP-DOWN/BOTTOM-UP REVOLUTION; THEREFORE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ANY REAL MATERIAL CHANGE IN YOUR LIFETIME, BUT PLEASE CHECK BACK IN A GENERATION OR TWO.

SINCERELY,

THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT

ECONOMIC DISPARITY, CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM, EDUCATION, IMMIGRATION, HEALTHCARE COST, RACIAL INJUSTICE IN THE PRISON SYSTEM AND CORRUPTION IN THE FINANCE INDUSTRY WERE ALL FUCKING PROBLEMS IN 2008 TOO AND HOW MANY OF THOSE ITEMS DID HILLARY CAMPAIGN ON?  OH YES, THAT’S RIGHT, YOU SAY PEOPLE CHANGE AND MATURE AND SO ON…. SO SHE IS PROGRESSIVE, MEANING SHE LIKES PROGRESS, MEANING SHE ADVOCATES FOR CHANGE AND I SUPPOSE HER HARSH CRITICISM OF OBAMA’S CAMPAIGN SLOGAN OF ‘CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN’ IS EVIDENCE OF SAID MATURITY; IN 2008 CHANGE BAD, IN 2016 CHANGE GOOD— GOT IT.  THIS IS WHAT I CALL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PERSON WHO ACTS AND A PERSON WHO REACTS, OR TO BE CLEAR, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LEADER AND A FOLLOWER.   ON THE DAY SANDERS ANNOUNCED HIS BID FOR PRESIDENT I WENT TO HILLARY’S WEBSITE TO COMPARE POLICIES AND AT THAT MOMENT IN TIME SANDERS’ SITE SAID EVERYTHING IT SAYS NOW AND EVERYTHING HE HAS BEEN ALWAYS SAYING AND HER SITE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE AN “ISSUES SECTION” YET.   I SUPPOSE SHE WAS WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE PEOPLE WANTED TO HEAR, SO SHE CAN SPEAK IT.  IF YOU PREFER THE RETROACTIVE-DECISION-MAKING POLICY GAME, THEN VOTE FOR HILLARY.   I IMAGINE THE SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT IN IRAQ REALLY APPRECIATE HER 20/20 HINDSIGHT VISION.

A WOMEN DOESN’T GET THE OPTION TO TO *NOT* PLAY THE GAME?  IS THAT A FACT? HAVE YOU EXPLAINED THAT TO ELIZABETH WARREN — WHO, BY THE WAY, IS SMARTER THAN HILLARY AND BERNIE COMBINED AND I WOULD VOTE FOR HER AS PRESIDENT OVER BOTH HILLARY AND BERNIE ANY DAY OF THE WEEK AND TWICE ON SUNDAYS.  WHY?  BECAUSE SHE’S BOLD, PRINCIPLED, INTELLIGENT AND EMBODIES ALL THE QUALITIES THAT I WOULD WANT IN A LEADER.  AND I GUESS BECAUSE WOMEN CANT OPT OUT OF THE WASHINGTON ESTABLISHMENT GAME IS THE REASON WHY 99% OF THE FUCKING POLITICIANS OF BOTH GENDERS AND BOTH PARTIES PLAY THE GAME?

BUT PERHAPS I AM MISINFORMED AND LIVE IN LA LA LAND, PERHAPS IT’S ALL ABOUT BERNIE’S COOL DISHEVELED LOOK… SO I THOUGHT I WOULD, QUID PRO QUO, ASK A FRIEND WHY SHE IS VOTING FOR BERNIE OVER HILLARY (I did not explain to her why I was asking):

“I am voting for Bernie because he demonstrates integrity and is transparent with his motives; I am voting for him because his words and actions have long demonstrated his unwavering idealist values and genuine concern for the wellbeing of the American people and humanity.”

OK, WELL, IN ALL FAIRNESS MY FRIEND IS A WELL-INFORMED AND CONSCIENTIOUS VOTER, SO I GUESS EXPECTING HER TO COMMENT ON POLITICAL COUTURE OVER POLICY POSITIONS, INTEGRITY AND A GENERAL CONCERN OVER THE WELLBEING OF HUMANS WAS DISINGENUOUS OF ME.  MY BAD.

ALSO, MY FRIEND IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE GRAND OL’ PARTY AND SHE STILL CRITICIZES HILLARY…. WHY?  WELL, BESIDES BEING THE ANTITHESIS OF THE QUALITIES SHE SEE’S IN BERNIE, SHE ALSO UNDERSTANDS THE WAY A SPECTRUM WORKS.  MEANING, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR TWO PEOPLE TO SIT ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF CENTER AND BE CLOSER TO EACH OTHER THAN TWO PEOPLE WITHIN THE SAME SIDE….    OR,TO BE MORE CLEAR, BETWEEN THE NUMBERS 1 AND 100, 50 IS THE MIDDLE AND 49 AND 51 ARE CLOSER THAN ANYTHING UNDER 47…  YOU SEE?  IN POLITICAL IDEOLOGY HILLARY IS CLOSER TO RICHARD NIXON THAN TO BERNIE, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, IT’S A SPECTRUM AND THAT’S HOW SPECTRUMS WORK.

YOU LIKE HER POLICIES? HER PLANS? WHAT SHE STANDS FOR?  SINCE YOU BROUGHT UP EDUCATION, LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT.

BERNIE SAYS, MAKE PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION FREE.

HILLARY SAYS, MAKE PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION DEBT FREE.

I CAN SEE HOW YOU ARE CONFUSED AND CAN EQUIVOCATE THESE PROPOSITIONS AS ASPIRING TO THE SAME ENDS, BUT LET ME HELP EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE.

BERNIE WANTS PUBLIC COLLEGES TO BE FREE, THAT MEANS FREE, LIKE YOU DON’T GET A BILL AND YOU CAN BE A STUDENT WHO GETS TO FOCUS SOLELY ON YOUR EDUCATION BECAUSE IT’S FREE.

HILLARY DOES NOT WANT STUDENTS TO BE BURDEN WITH HEFTY STUDENT LOANS AND IS PROPOSING WE ELIMINATE THE NECESSITY FOR STUDENT LOANS BY A COMBINATION OF 5 DIFFERENT METHODS:

1 — STUDENTS GET A JOB

2 — STUDENTS PARENTS CHIP IN

3 — UNIVERSITIES CUT THEIR COST

4 — STATES PAY MORE

5 — REWARD INNOVATIVE EDUCATION PRACTICES

SO APPARENTLY THE ONLY THING STOPPING UNIVERSITIES FROM INCREASING THEIR FISCAL EFFICIENCY AND THE STATES FROM INCREASING COLLEGE FUNDING WAS A FINGER WAGGING FROM POTUS.  MAYBE WE NEED TO START WRITING ANOTHER LETTER:

DEAR POOR PEOPLE,

WANNA GOTO COLLEGE?  GET A FUCKING JOB!  TOUGH IT UP!  PICK YOURSELF UP BY YOUR BOOTSTRAPS AND TELL MOMMY AND DADDY TO WRITE A CHECK.  BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THE ONLY REASON YOU HAVEN’T DONE THIS ALREADY WAS BECAUSE YOU WERE WAITING FOR A RICH WHITE WOMAN TO ASK YOU TO.

SINCERLY,

SOMEBODY WHO CLEARLY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND HOW WHITE PRIVILEGE WORKS

I HOPE THAT HELPED.

I REMEMBER BACK IN 2008 WHEN HILLARY BASHED OBAMA FOR BEING “TOO ABSTRACT,” SO I APPRECIATE THAT — ALTHOUGH HER ‘DEBT FREE COLLEGE’ SLOGAN IS RATHER AMBIGUOUS — SHE IS STRAIGHT TO THE FUCKING POINT ON HER WEBSITE.   BUT, JUST FOR FUN, LET’S SHOW THIS IN SIMPLE ABSTRACTION:  BERNIE BELIEVES COLLEGE IS A RIGHT AND HILLARY BELIEVES IT’S A PRIVILEGE.  BAM!!!  SO WHEN YOU SAY HER POLICIES ARE NOT THAT DIFFERENT THAN BERNIE, PLEASE RE-READ WHAT I JUST WROTE.  BECAUSE MAKING HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT LIKE SPEECH, RELIGION, PRESS AND SO ON, IS ACTUALLY VERY FUCKING DIFFERENT THAN HILLARY.  BECAUSE, AS THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT HAS TAUGHT US, ANYTHING THAT IS ACCEPTED AS A PRIVILEGE, WILL ONLY SERVE THE PRIVILEGED.   

LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS….

OR, PERHAPS:

HEALTHCARE, CIVIL LIBERTIES AND EDUCATION….

YEAH, SO BERNIE AND HILLARY ARE THE SAME INSOFAR AS THEY ARE RUNNING FOR THE SAME POLITICAL PARTY AND DIFFERENT INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHIES ABOUT SOCIETY, GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS, LIFE, FRENCH FRIES, etc..

AND, LASTLY, YOU SAY SHE IS BASICALLY THE SAME AS OBAMA — WELL, UHM, YES I AGREE.  AND IF HE COULD RUN FOR A THIRD TERM I’D STILL BE ADVOCATING FOR BERNIE  — I GUESS THAT MAKES ME A RACIST TOO.

I CRITICIZE HILLARY’S POLITICS, BECAUSE, SIMPLY PUT, THEY ARE WORTHY OF CRITICISM AND, IN ADDITION TO POSTING STUPID MEMES, CRITICAL DISCOURSE IS ALSO SOMETHING WE DO IN DEMOCRACY.  AT LEAST THOSE ARE MY FEELS.

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