Jun 28, 2012

The One Where I Try To Stop Arguing Politics With Others

UPDATE: The US Supreme Court has upheld the Individual Mandate of the Affordable Care Act, and ruled it constitutional.  This comes as a surprise to me, to be honest, especially considering Super Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts voted in FAVOR of the Mandate while Justice Kennedy voted against it.   We're in Bizarro world today, but I'm not complaining.

It's a good day, folks.

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So as I write this, we are almost five hours away from the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act, derisively referred to as "Obamacare" by Republicans.  I was in the process of writing up a piece expressing my frustration at how I figure the heavily conservative court will probably side with the Republicans and continue to eradicate any sense of good from our society.  They already delivered a hammer to humanity with their unconscionable Citizens United ruling, and the anticipated ( by me anyway ) smackdown in full or part of the Affordable Care Act is just another step in that direction.

But then I just said, you know what?  Screw it.  I give up.  I'm tired of trying to talk sense into people who don't want to enlighten themselves.  I'm tired of trying to talk some type of ration into people who are completely irrational, completely reliant on false information, and what's worse have ZERO interest in actually learning the truth.  Because it makes them feel good to believe the lies.  It reinforces what they already believe.  And they push back against anyone who dares point out that they might be wrong on something.

So I give up.  I'm tired of trying to reason with people who continue to support and vote AGAINST their own self interests.  People of limited means who continue to support a political party that stands in opposition to them.   People who can't afford to go to the doctor without missing meals or electric bills, and yet still opposes the Affordable Care act, because they've been told by Fox News that it's Socialist or Maoist or Fascist or whatever the fuck-ist.

I'm tired of trying to discuss things with people who see "The least of my people", as Jesus Christ once referred to them, suffer and deal with such hardships, and then turn around and support a party that does everything they can to dump on and make those people suffer even more.

In the last few years the Republicans at a state and national level have introduced bills to eliminate the Disability Lifeline (aka GAU in Washington State) which helped 17,000 people keep a roof over their head, which they did.   They introduced legislation to severely cut Food Stamps for the lowest of income earners, to cut LIHEAP/SNAP which funds the low income community with heating assistance in the winter months.

I'm tired of trying to get people to stop voting against their own self interests based only on what they think they're supposed to do based on their Religious beliefs.   Jesus was not in favor of screwing over the poor people in favor of the rich.  He was the ABSOLUTE ANTITHESIS OF THAT!   Yet, some people seem to think that Christians are supposed to be Republicans?

I have a message for Christians everywhere!  Jesus was only on the cross because he refused Politics!   So why are you trying to mix your faith in with Politics????   Leave that shit alone.   Vote according to your self interests, not based on what you THINK the Bible tells you.

Because Jesus said nothing about gay marriage or abortion, however he spoke PLENTY on helping the poor and the "least of my people" and spoke heavily AGAINST the rich.

So I quit.   The ignorant have won.  Go ahead and stew in your ignorance, I will no longer try to talk sense to you.  I will no longer try to kindly point out that you are mistaken in something you believe.  From now on it's "that's nice." if that.

Because I just don't have it in me anymore to keep on trying to point out the absolute bat shit insanity that people keep coming to me with.

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