"Take It Personally," an important essay by troubadour at Dailykos.com, is an eloquent plea to "take it personally when they go after your family; when their greed takes your loved ones from you, or robs your children of a future, or turns your communities into third-world cesspools while they crouch smirking on the parapets of their modern-day castles."
"The legacy of Republican policies and obstruction of progress kills far more Americans every year than al Qaeda, but there is no political accountability because we treat the connection like an abstract principle rather than a real act of violence. But every person who dies as a result is a real person with real family, and while no one will dispute the level of stupidity among Republicans, the fact is they know the consequences of their actions and just don't give a shit. If there were a button they could press that would end a random life and put one more cent in their bank account, they wouldn't stop pressing it until the very moment it impacted the economic value of the money they receive. And the fault is ours, because we don't take it personally.
"We each have friends, family members, or acquaintances who have died because of Republicans - sacrifices on the altar of their privilege. And that isn't even including the million petty ways they turn the knife in ordinary Americans' guts every day - the endless degradations, insults, and dehumanizing monetization of basic rights by the entitled, hereditary Republican and the corporate machinery owned by it.
"But somehow this understanding is lost in translation from experience to motivation: We treat their inhumanity like a legitimate difference of opinion to be debated with them while they enslave us, eradicate the middle-class that challenges their hereditary privilege, and kill the non-wealthy aged and ill whom they find economically inconvenient. Enough."Take it personally. Why do we respond differently to the death of a family member due to lack of healthcare than we would if a Republican simply walked up and put a bullet in their head? They know what they're doing - they cheer when their leaders come right out and say that people who can't afford insurance should just die. They cheer the death and destruction of our families, our communities, our nation, and our world. They cheer war, and derive pleasure from burnt offerings in human form. Acts of violence and subjugation are acts of self-expression to them - the only form of art they don't think is the domain of faygits. These people are evil, and they know and are proud of it.
"No foreign enemy assaults this country with more vigor and more effect; no microbial pathogen infects and destroys with the same constant determination; no other malignant parasite devours its own future with the same enthusiasm; no Mafia family engages in criminal conspiracies on the same level and with such impunity as the Republican 'Party.' But still we approach the matter like this is all some kind of PTA disagreement over whether to sell cookies or brownies. We ask 'Can't we all just get along?' in the face of Death's Head smirks, and appeal to ethics and humanity where none are to be found.
"Plague them with the consequences of their actions, eternally. Be the Telltale Heart beating beneath the floor of their mansions. Let the faces of the dead be always in front of them, and their names carved into the Republican memory alongside whatever neo-Nazi talk radio gibberish, warped Bible verses, and stock-ticker information usually occupies it. The most powerful soap devised by technology couldn't wipe the blood off their hands or the stench of death from everything they touch. Let no gated community have a gate high enough."
"Murdered by Republicans...victims killed in just one of the massacres inspired by Republican hate radio...a small price to pay for the money and power they derive from their propaganda machine..shot in the head (and) had it coming...sea of suffering created by the economic interest and politics of the Republican Party...people die every single year because of unsafe and polluted environments, no services, lack of education, lack of jobs that pay a living so the hereditary entitled Republican can avoid paying taxes in exchange for their unearned privileges..." These are the depredations upon non-Conservatives by their own countrymen.
And the questions we must ask as innocent citizens subject to the murderous impulses of Conservatism? How many ways do they find to kill even more of us? From troubadour:
|All Conservatives Aren't Serial Killers, but...|
"How many people die because the ambulance can't get to the hospital in time because Republicans won't build or repair roads?
"How many people die because the nearest hospital closed, forcing people to travel longer distances for emergency care?
"How many people die because hospital funding is cut, forcing fewer staff to work longer hours and make more mistakes?
"How many innocent bystanders die in gang shootouts and idiots blasting junk in their yards because the NRA doesn't care that being armed doesn't protect people from stray bullets and cross-fire?
"How many people die because of crime caused by lack of economic opportunities, jobs that don't pay anything and dehumanize the people who work them, torture-chamber prisons that merely breed more advanced criminals, and no hope?
"The bus driver, train conductor, or air traffic controller asleep on the job because budget cuts force him to work overtime just to feed his kids.
"The collapsed bridge or tunnel.
"The absence of police and fire rescue.
"Violent, corrupt cops who run amuck because internal affairs budgets are cut.
"The deliberate execution of innocent people just to prove how tough a state is and how powerless humanity is.
"Drug wars fueling the profits of both murderous cartels and private prisons.
"Contaminated food outbreaks because health inspectors don't have the resources to do their jobs, or are paid so little the enticement to corruption is strong.
"The list of ways great and small that Republicans make life miserable and dangerous for the vast majority of people is endless. Every day, a new set of murders so that Mitt Romney can keep paying lower taxes than the janitor who cleans up after him. Every day, a new onslaught of horror and tragedy so they can ever more thoroughly make life itself their exclusive domain - something you need their permission to have. And they reap the benefit inside their perfect, consequence-free bubble of self-loving solipsism, protected by vast political machines, corrupt law enforcement, and unchecked peremptory power over the livelihoods of millions - all fueled with the money they steal from you every day and from the corpses of their victims.
"Forget the games of interest these plague rats play and take it personally when they go after your family; when their greed takes your loved ones from you, or robs your children of a future, or turns your communities into third-world cesspools while they crouch smirking on the parapets of their modern-day castles. De-insulate them from the consequences of their actions so that they understand in no uncertain terms that either misery or prosperity will be shared with interest, and they cannot build a gate high enough or spend enough ill-gotten money to stop the world from turning.
For the complete article, click here --> http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/09/1107906/-Take-It-Personally
Substitute "Conservatives" for "Republicans" and you have the second line of the three points of this site that we have been preaching about these many months (http://www.criminalizeconservatism.com/p/purpose.html):
1. The term "Conservative" ONLY represents the political and thus, the economic interests of wealthy, who
2. Are succeeding in destroying our democracy by illegal, immoral, and murderous methods that justify labeling conservatism as felonious, conspiratorial, criminal behavior, and
3. Saving our democracy can be accomplished ONLY by Criminalizing Conservatism.
Put into a syllogism, the essay incorporates the first and second premises of the following syllogism:
Conservatism serves the interests of wealthy, power-seeking criminals.
Conservatives are destroying our democracy through class warfare.
Conservatism must be made illegal.
The author of the essay may discount the third lines of the three points and the syllogism, that "Saving our democracy can be accomplished ONLY by criminalizing Conservatism," and "Conservatism must be made illegal," respectively...but what in the world could be substituted for these conclusions? Play nice with Conservatives? Ignore them and they'll come around to their senses? I don't think so.
The only possible answer to the vast right-wing criminal conspiracy is to make it illegal. We take means to fight other forms of organized crime, and not just against the Mafia, as we see from the FBI here:
"Today, organized crime includes:
"Russian mobsters who fled to the U.S. in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse;
Groups from African countries like Nigeria that engage in drug trafficking and financial scams;
Chinese tongs, Japanese Boryokudan, and other Asian crime rings; and
Enterprises based in Eastern European nations like Hungary and Romania."
To that list we add Conservatism, the mobsters who are responsible for murder, theft, and the deterioration of democracy by, as the FBI notes, "Ensuring that our targets are permanently dismantled or significantly disrupted."
The FBI also states, "The Organized Crime Section at FBI Headquarters is divided into three units, devoted to La Cosa Nostra, Italian organized crime and racketeering; Eurasian/Middle Eastern organized crime; and Asian and African criminal enterprises." After the criminalization of Conservatism, we must add Conservatism to the list.
The site goes on to say, "Dismantling and disrupting major international and national organized criminal enterprises is a longstanding area of FBI expertise. We have the experience and training to target criminal enterprises, the broad statutory jurisdictions to bring down entire organizations rather than just individuals, and a presence throughout the nation and the world.
"Our Organized Crime Program is based on the following framework:
"1. Employing a methodology that yields maximum impact with our limited resources;"We are also reaching out globally. Partners all over the world help us track down criminals and provide critical information during investigations. We even have agents working side-by-side with colleagues in Italy, Hungary, and elsewhere."
"2. Pursuing targets that have direct ties to significant national and international criminal enterprises and systematically dismantling those enterprises;
3. Remaining flexible enough to pursue regional organized crime groups conducting significant racketeering activity; and
4. Ensuring that our targets are permanently dismantled or significantly disrupted.
Criminalizing Conservatism is the first hurdle to leap, as we first stop "treat(ing) their inhumanity like a legitimate difference of opinion to be debated with them."
The cleaning up of the vermin that infect our people is the aftermath.
"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."