Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Why Liberals Piss Me Off

One of my more popular blog posts was “Why I Hate Libertarians”. That one pretty much stands as solidly today in my way of thinking as when I wrote it. It really struck a nerve, and brought out the right wing maggots to squirm in the sun where we can all watch them wriggle.

Another group that sickens me to no end are the liberals. Phil Ochs had them pegged when he wrote the song, “Love Me, I’m a Liberal”.

Phil Ochs. Not a liberal.

It’s not that liberals are never helpful in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes, they are. In that respect, they’re nothing like Libertarians who are always on the wrong side of the political equation. That said, liberals are almost always as harmful as the right wing scum they often claim to oppose.

My main problem with the liberals is that they are an indispensable tool of the right. The corporate/racist/religious filth who rule us all have the liberals to thank--in large part--for the position of ultimate power they now hold in their greedy fists. For it is the liberal who will forever proclaim that “we all need to get along” and that I “should take the right’s position” under consideration.

Fuck that.

Liberals are the never-ending enablers of the right. The only true way to struggle (and win) against the corporate right is to not give in and to not cooperate in any way whatsoever with the needs and whims of the plutocracy. And this is where the liberals count so heavily for the rich who never give an inch and always take a mile. Thanks to the liberals, the wealthy continue to remain wealthy (and in power) at the expense of everyone else.

When the liberals could actually make a difference, they can always be counted upon to cut and run; to compromise with the financial monsters and the ecological rapists and the ideologically Fascist who control the seats of power. “Take their positions under consideration,” the liberals will always argue when push comes to shove. Because liberals are, at base, notorious cowards. They do not want to see their blood spilled, at all; and they don’t even want to be inconvenienced for a split second.

So, they never fail to fall back before the onslaught of the corporate elite so that we can all live together under the right's elitist thumb.

Enough of that.

As the old saying goes: either lead, follow, or get out of the way. But the liberals always take a fourth way out.

They lie down, belly-up, and keep their cowardly mouths shut.

(Yeah, I'm Sorry about the ad.)

"In every political community there are varying shades of political opinion. One of the shadiest of these is the liberals. An outspoken group on many subjects. Ten degrees to the left of center in good times. Ten degrees to the right of center if it affects them personally. Here, then, is a lesson in safe logic."--Phil Ochs.


Mark Gelbart said...

It's not that liberals are enablers.

Liberals have been completely driven from power.

The right controls the democrats and republicans.

There is nothing liberals can do about it. They lost out politically.

James Robert Smith said...

They've been completely driven from power because they're gutless worms who never properly supported solid progressive movements and ideas.

Mark Gelbart said...

I don't think that is true.

Right-wingers have successfully demonized progressive movements and ideas, so that they are unpopular with the middle class, even though they benefit from those kinds of programs and policies.

Candidates running on a progressive platform would get killed in a general election, especially in the south. A pro gun control, pro social justice, pro environmental platform is a death sentence for most politicians.

James Robert Smith said...

This is true. And it's true, in large part, because liberals never stand their ground and leave the true progressives and leftists (who are in the minority, but right) standing alone. Because liberals are, at base, cowardly. They would rather go along to get along than make a stand. I get it, of course, but I don't like it.