Fw: We need more of this and less silence. Tolerance is destroying us.

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Subject: We need more of this and less silence. Tolerance is destroying us.

We need more of this and less silence. Tolerance is destroying this country.
 Here's a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent inter-action between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester in a Metro station in DC.
There were protesters on the train platform handing out pamphlets on the evils of America. I politely declined to take one.
An elderly woman with an umbrella was behind me getting off the escalator and a young (20-ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she also politely declined.
The young protester put her hand on the old woman's shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice said, "Lady, don't you care about the children of Iraq"?
The old woman looked up at her and replied, "Honey, my father died in France during World War II, I lost my husband in Korea , and a son in Vietnam. All three died so you could have the right to stand here and badmouth our country. If you touch me again, I'll stick this umbrella up your ass and open it."
~God Bless America ~


gruaud said...

Yes, let's be even more intolerant and spiteful.

Because an America fighting itself is an America
that can be exploited more fully.

Anonymous said...

Even if it were true (which I'm sure it's not - this is the kind of crap they make up), it would be beyond stupid.

Old Lady: "Other people died in other wars, so that means you can't criticize this war, or even show concern for foreign civilians."

Yeah, that's a fucking brilliant line of logic.

ferschitz said...

United we stand, divided we fall.

These wars have been ginned up for the enrichment of those running the military industrial complex. It's only about making money. Rightwingers are motivated by fear - fear of dreaded foreigners who are terrrrists oomin' ta getcha, fear of teh dreaded liebruls, fear of gawd smiting ya, fear fear fear.

This is a fable, but it shows how nasty a lot of conservatives are taught to behave. So a progressive young woman politely asks an older conservative woman a reasonable question... and then the old lady threatens the young woman with violence??? And rightwingers feel all smug, self-satisfied, judgemental and wonderful?

Very telling (besides the rest of the nonsense about losing relatives in other wars, so somehow that connotes to "we have to support the war in Irag just because").

Why is it nearly impossible to have a reasonable dialog between Democrats and Republicans? Well witness how Republicans are being brainwashed to act. And no, you do NOT see Democrats encouraging other leftists to be rude, nasty and potentially violent to Republicans. Doesn't happen.

HoorayUS said...

Dave - I thought I'd seen this one before, as well. But here it is again! With the same smug satsifaction at having put that awful liberal in their place! Granny showed her, didn't she? Displayed her ignorance and nastiness for all the world to see. And then we get the de rigeur "God Bless America" at the end because that just... ??? proves something or other... how yeah: just how very 'Murkin this old dumb brainwashed shrew is.

Anonymous said...

Mean granny's riding on the Socialized Metro? What? I thought these conservative self-righteous grannies reviled socialism in any form. Isn't that why all her male relatives had to die in various useless wars??

Anonymous said...

2nd Anonymous for the win! The rest of us didn't even catch the fact that the nasty old coot was riding the horrible socialist METRO!

Thx 4 Fish said...

Ah the scourge of tolerance is upon us! Woe to those who are always polite even when they disagree. Woe to those who don't speak their mind-obnoxious and loud. Woe to those who don't think they're better than everyone else. Woe to those who refrain from insulting their enemies! Woe to those who speak without cursing! Woe to civilization.

Seriously go ahead RightWingers tear off your clothes, put on a loin cloth, grab a weapon and start beating the shit out of everyone--you know you want to.

Hibryd said...

Uh, neither the Korean War nor Vietnam addressed a threat aimed at us. It's still the right move to get involved in certain wars that don't directly affect us, but her husband's and son's death didn't do jack shit to preserve our freedom.

Tootseye said...

Jingoism, being mean and threatening violence for no reason: sort of a trifecta of conservative "philosophy." Doesn't make any sense other than highlighting the paucity of any real thought, morals or values often exhibited by Team Republican. Oh, and, God Bless American, too, also.

Anoner said...

Note how this rightwing thinktank rant is actively encouraging intolerance and spitefulness as gruaud points out. That's the real "tell" here.

This vulgar story is bookmarked by fake porno photos that are purportedly of Obama's mama so that self-righteous scorn can be heaped onto Obama and don't forget he's BLACK. And then followed by a recycling of ancient of racist "jokes" where the righties are casually instructed to just let their racism fly freely: Oh hell why not??

Yes: why not? They are racists. They are small and narrow minded. They are being deliberately incited to be intolerant, violent against "the other," and to be smug and self-righteous all the while.

Take some notes: it's all pretty clear, isn't it.

And yes: united we stand and divided the corporations can rip off all of us "small people" even more. Righties think that because they are the side of the "rich" that they won't be ripped off. A fool and his/her money is easily parted no matter which side of the political spectrum you vote on.

katz said...

You'd...you'd think maybe she'd like the idea of other people's relatives coming home alive.

Anonymous said...

The sub-heading of "Tolerance is destroying us" was all I needed to see here.

Anonymous said...

yes, we need more of....wait, what???

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