Stupid People: Please Die

I have tried WAY TOO HARD to keep my political opinions away from this blog. I’ve tried to be as neutral as possible. But recently, I have seen and heard way too much ignorant shit coming out of the mouths of voters. In the words of Winston Churchill, “the greatest argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter.” And 5 minutes watching Fox News.  And he couldn’t have been more correct.I’ve have been so pissed off lately that I just want to scream!

I have recently heard the most ignorant shit in relation to the election (surprise) and I finally want to speak out about it.

1) If Obama wins, he will favor blacks and blacks are only voting for Obama…because he is black. I actually heard this from a democrat from South Carolina on NPR. I really can’t even begin to understand how someone can even think like this. If you do, please go to your local library and fill your head up with knowledgeable things. I personally will be voting for the person that I feel is eligible to do the job. And if that happens to be someone that’s the same “race” as myself, why should I jump up and down as if I’m going to get a special prize in the mail? There’s no time of favoritism! I am sick and fucking tired of people figuring that I am going to choose a candidate because he’s black. Like Chris Rock said, if FLAVA FLAV was running for office, do you think I would pick him because he’s black?

2) Obama was associated with “terrorist” Bill Ayers. 

This is so fucking funny to me because a vast majority of American’s don’t even know who BILL AYERS was or what the Weathermen Underground were about. Also, Obama was 8 years old when the organization was around. The only ties he has to Bill Ayers is that they worked on a education project together and Ayers held a rally for him early in his political career. So here’s a quick history lesson:

The Weathermen Underground was a leftist organization that broke off from Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). They felt that revolution was necessary to fight the then (ahem and now) US government. Seeing as they realy couldn’t create an army, they began a series of bombing campaigns in order to intimidate the US government. No one was ever hurt in any of these campaigns. In fact, this is how and why they did their campaigns:

 “The evacuation warning issued in their communiqués included statements indicating the particular event to which they were responding. For the bombing of the United States Capitol on March 1, 1971, they issued a statement saying it was “in protest of the US invasion of Laos.” For the bombing of The Pentagon on May 19, 1972, they stated it was “in retaliation for the US bombing raid in Hanoi.” For the January 29, 1975 bombing of the Harry S Truman Building housing the United States Department of State, they stated it was “in response to escalation in Vietnam. The Weathermen largely disintegrated shortly after the US reached a peace accord in Vietnam in 1973 , which saw the general decline of the New Left.”

The group of course, was quickly labeled as a terrorist organization.

Bill Ayers stated his objection to describing the WUO (Weather Underground Organization) as “terrorist”. Ayers wrote: “Terrorists terrorize, they kill innocent civilians, while we organized and agitated. Terrorists destroy randomly, while our actions bore, we hoped, the precise stamp of a cut diamond. Terrorists intimidate, while we aimed only to educate. No, we’re not terrorists.” Dan Berger, in his book about the Weatherman, Outlaws in America, quotes Ayers’ objection, then adds, The WUO’s actions were more than just educational — one could argue that there was a component of ‘intimidating’ the government and police attached to the actions — but the group purposefully and successfully avoided injuring anyone, not just civilians but armed enforcers of the government. Its war against property by definition means that the WUO was not a terrorist organization — it was, indeed, one deeply opposed to the tactic of terrorism.” Berger also describes the organization’s activities as “a moral, pedagogical, and militant form of guerrilla theater with a bang.”

“Oh, and finally, here’s the “ties” between Ayers and Obama:

“Bill Ayers and Barack Obama at one time lived in the same neighborhood in the city of Chicago and both had worked on educationreform in the state of Illinois. The two met “at a luncheon meeting about school reform. Obama was named to the Chicago Annenberg Project board to oversee the distribution of grants in Chicago. Later in 1995, Ayers hosted “a coffee” for “Mr. Obama’s first run for office. The two served on the board of a community anti-poverty group the Woods Fund of Chicago, between 2000 and 2002, during which time the board met twelve times. In April 2001, Ayers contributed $200 to Obama’s re-election fund to the IllinoisState Senate. Since 2002, there has been little linking Obama and Ayers. Obama says he has not visited Ayers during the presidential campaign. The senator said in September 2008 that he hadn’t “seen him in a year-and-a-half. In February 2008, Obama spokesman Bill Burton released a statement from the senator about the relationship between the two: “Senator Obama strongly condemns the violent actions of the Weathermen group, as he does all acts of violence. But he was an eight-year-old child when Ayers and the Weathermen were active, and any attempt to connect Obama with events of almost forty years ago is ridiculous review of project records found nothing to suggest anything inappropriate in the non-profit projects in which the two men were involved. Internal reviews by The New York TimesThe Washington Post, Time magazine, The Chicago Sun-Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic “have said that their reporting doesn’t support the idea that Obama and Ayers had a close relationship.”

Bill Ayers is currently a distinguished professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

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One thought on “Stupid People: Please Die

  1. You know, I have to tell you, I really enjoy this blog and the insight from everyone who participates. I find it to be refreshing and very informative. I wish there were more blogs like it. Anyway, I felt it was about time I posted, Ive spent most of my time here just lurking and reading, but today for some reason I just felt compelled to say this.

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