rage against the rhetoric

As pointed out in the comments of this post, also lame (a reference to the movie Untouchables, at a Philadelphia fundraiser in 2008):

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.  Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.” – Barack Obama

There were several other examples left in the comments – some of them such extreme displays of crazy that I had to wash my eyes out with soap.  If you want to get your fill of liberal insanity, there are many opportunities in the comments section.

A couple people accused me of “blaming the right for everything” in my last post.  Let me articulate, again, that the post was not about assigning blame, but about pointing out that we shouldn’t even have to wonder if violent rhetoric inspires violence, because it shouldn’t be there.  On any side.  Period.

I’m sorry that some feel that this post was their prompt to stop reading my blog, but honestly I think there are A LOT of things going awry in our society that are leading to all kinds of awful, and that probably won’t be the last of my rantings.  I am a grumpy and cynical gal with a chip on my shoulder against the status quo – isn’t that sort of inherent in the title?  I am disgusted by the partisan politics of our country,  and I will probably talk about it again.  I’m also annoyed by violent video games, by materialism, by the accessibility of hard-core porn, by the way certain talk shows outline the behaviors of pedophiles in great detail, by racist stereotypes, by corporate greed, by the oversexualization of teen idols, by Hitler references, by television shows that use rape and murder as entertainment devices, by misogynistic rappers, by metaphorical Pharisees, by industry-standard anorexia, and any number of things that may be “benign” to sane adults but might be a trigger for the less discerning in our society. 

It’s likely I will keep talking about these kind of things, and keep pushing myself to think more critically about what is going on in the world.  In doing so, it’s likely that I will piss off every demographic at one point or another.  And I’m kind of okay with that. 

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