Updated below (Saturday, August 22, 2009)
Wingnut Jon Voight (in stills from the 2007 film “September Dawn”) says that democratically established government-run health care is a call for another civil war. I say: let’s give the treasonous wingnuts the Civil War re-enactment that they seem to want.
Jon Voight (Angelina Jolie’s daddy), one of the few wingnutty actors the wingnuts can get them to speak for their “cause” — and actors are always bad unless they support the Repugnicans/wingnuts, dontchya know — says in an interview with the wingnut rag The Washington Times that those who want a government-run health care option are just asking for another civil war.
Wow. Think of that: In November 2008 we got the first legitimately elected president of the United States since 1996. Fifty-three percent of Americans chose Barack Obama and 46 percent chose Repugnican John McCainosaurus. (For those who could only talk about the Electoral College count when Repugnican George W. Bush stole office in 2000 after Democrat Al Gore won more than a half-million more of the popular votes than Bush did, Obama won 365 of the Electoral College votes to McCainosaurus’ 173.)
The American people spoke in November 2008. They elected Barack Obama by a margin too large for the Repugnicans to be able to steal a third presidential election in a row.
Obama had promised to reform health care. The majority of Americans elected him to do just that.
Whatever health care reform might pass the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate would be a result of a majority vote of the representatives elected by the American people.
This is called democracy, folks.
But when democracy doesn’t go the wingnuts’ way, they call it “tyranny” or “socialism” or “liberal fascism” or the like.
Yet Voight and his ilk claim that it’s Obama’s supporters who want a civil war.
Obama’s supporters are the majority of the American people. Fifty-three percent of the American people voted for him in November 2008 and national polls taken this month put his favorability rating around 60 percent. More than 50 percent of Americans in national polls taken this month approve of the job that Obama is doing.
The concept of “the majority rules” was perfectly fine with the wingnuts when the unelected Bush regime was in power for eight long, dark and disastrous years. Now that a Democrat has been elected to the White House — and a black one at that — the Repugnicans/wingnuts are screaming for minority rule.
Another civil war?
You fucking betcha!
Bring it on, bitches!
When these tyrants — the minority who think they can run roughshod over the majority, which is the very definition of tyranny — are bringing guns to political events in order to intimidate those who disagree with them with the threat of violence or even the threat of death, it’s time to fucking knock them down.
Violence is all that they understand; let’s speak back to them in their mother tongue. The future of the nation — and of the world — is too much on the brink for Gandhian nonviolence. We no longer have the time for that pussyfooted bullshit.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again and again: If the wingnutty minority wants a rematch of the Civil War, let’s fucking give it to them. And let’s finish the job this time.
P.S. Another image that I found while searching for images for this post:
Sadly, I’m not sure whether the creator of this little image is for or is against what Voight stands for… I mean, you hope that it’s satire, but…
Update (Saturday, August 22, 2009)
I guess that I’d better get myself a copy of this old book so that I can do my part in creating a liberally fascist United States of America with my Obama-lovin’ comrades.
While looking at amazon.com’s top 100 best-selling book titles just now, I noticed that the rather obscure Rules for Radicals by some guy named Saul Alinksy is, as I type this sentence, No. 47 on amazon’s list.
Why would a book first published back in 1971 be on the list now?
Well, it might be related to Jon Voight. In his interview with right-wing rag The Washington Times that I made mention of above, among other things Voight states: “Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don’t know what that method is, I implore you to get the book Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods.”
OK, so yes, if memory serves, I have seen a battered paperback copy of Rules for Radicals in a progressive used bookstore near my residence, but even I, a foaming-at-the-mouth moonbat, didn’t buy it, since I’d figured, given its copyright date, its information had to be dated and its relevance long faded.
But apparently Rules for Radicals is the socialist’s handbook for the socialist takeover of the nation from stupid white men like Jon Voight.
Calling Barack Obama a radical — oh, puhfuckinglease! The Democrats have much more “political capital” now than the unelected Bush regime did after the Bush regime “won” “re”-election in November 2004 with only 50.7 percent of the popular vote to Democrat John Kerry’s 48.3 percent but called that a “mandate” that gave them a shitload of “political capital” anyway. But the Democrats are pussies who refuse to wield the power that they have gained at the voting booth.
George W. Bush — now there was a radical, stealing elections and starting a bogus war and almost putting the nation into another Great Depression because all that he did on the domestic front for eight long disastrous unelected years was to aid and abet his super-rich white buddies.
Anyway, I surmise that far more paranoid wingnuts (I know, that’s redundant) are actually buying Rules for Radicals than are left-wingers, and I’m not sure whether Voight started the trend or whether he was just parroting what he’d heard from the right-wing noise machine.
But do the wingnuts really want to resurrect from the tomb the sales of an obscure left-wing tome?
Admittedly, I’ve been tempted to buy some of the best-selling wingnut titles in order to see what “arguments” the enemy is making (that is, what fucking bold-faced lies they are telling), but I’ve yet to do so. When I weigh satisfying my curiosity against actually enriching these wingnuts by buying their books for which trees actually died, the majority of these wingnuts being stupid white men (exceptions include Ann Cunter and Michelle Malkin, who are stupid white men trapped in women’s bodies), I find that I just can’t do the latter.