i am sitting here wondering.... i watched the first bit of stewart last night and he skewered the left. as he should. not that it will do one bit of good because the left is as bought and paid for by corporate interests and lobbyists as the right- but good for him. but i guess i wonder why more folks on the left aren't sticking up for what they believe in- rank and file i mean. us.
we have lived under the notion--- for at least the last 40 years or more--- that the left is bad. why? because the right told us so. the right allegedly stands for tradition and individual freedoms and less state intrusion. but facts tell us that this isn't true. in fact, the right wing agenda has stood on a platform of government secrecy; erosion of civil liberties; corporate greed and profit over people's rights; environmental collapse; replacing fact with myth,..... you get the point.
on the left, we allegedly stand for civil liberties for all men and women and ethnic groups, etc, social services to provide basic human necessities such as food, water, shelter, health care, education and safety, regulations to insure preservation of natural, and intellectual resources and preserving the notion that anyone can be anything in america.
um...... color me perplexed why we aren't more vocal? why we cower in shame to be called 'liberal' as if we don't love our country and traditions and family as much as the right- why we allow our 'side' to be shouted down time and again. why we don't wake up and see that it is the left who has no representation in congress- not the right who has successfully infiltrated the democratic party.
we can pin blame all day long on president obama- apparently, the man is the dart board for everyone. but no one is taking a good hard, long look at our congress critters- or our school boards- or our governors- or state governments. folks, look- the right is going to win in november. it's that simple. why? because the left has not- or will not- wake up to the fact that this isn't simply politics. the right wing- from the elected folks on down to our neighbors- hate us. they hate us simply for existing. i don't think i can overstate that. they will vote with their ballots and guns but they will vote. everything that has happened over the last 10 years or more will continue on--- because the left doesn't get it. we moan and gripe about obama while the pelosis and reids and nelsons and..... whoever- vote for their private interests. they don't give a rat's ass about you and me- they simply want to maintain the power structure.
so, until the left wakes up and realizes that we are already engaged in a civil war of ideology that does indeed 'trickle down' to the rest of us- well, life will go on much as it has. meanwhile, the glaciers continue to melt and we continue to drill, baby, drill for our suvs and mcmansions all the while blaming the wrong human being.