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Monday, April 13, 2009

Partisan Hatred (is funny)

I was doing a Google search and typed in "conservatives should" (with something else entirely in mind) only to be prompted with the following result:

Yeah. I laughed pretty hard. Naturally, out of morbid curiosity I had to type in "liberals should" to see what I'd get, and sure enough:

Is this seriously the quality of our dialectic? "Conservatives should be shot" and "liberals should die?" It looks to me like there's a lot of people out there that need to be reminded that it's all about the love and if their politics are motivated by anger, they have a large wooden beam to remove from their eyes before they can see well enough to help out their partisan adversaries. Well, I thought I would share this with you because it makes for a pretty good laugh.

What's interesting to me is that the conservatives think that the liberals should simply die without specifying how, and the liberals think that conservatives should be shot. I thought "liberals" were against gun violence. Or would you venture to say that this is some form of Dantean contrapasso wherein liberals want to see conservatives get punished with the thing that they want so badly to stay as unrestricted as possible?


  1. Your post reminds me of baseball - specifically, little kids playing baseball.

    During the course of the game, the teams are against each other.

    But after it's over, both teams go to mid-field to give each other high-fives.

    Then everybody goes out together for ice cream.

    So it should be with politics.

    Inside the political arena, we speak our minds and vote on the issues.

    But at the end of the day, we all have to share the same air.

    Don't confuse political differences with personal differences. Give your political opponents a high five after the debate.

    And don't forget the ice cream.

  2. Lol, your comment brings me back to the "old days" ... I played baseball as a little kid, and often they would act a little more like bitter partisans after the game than good sports!

    We would line up to shake hands and say "good game!" to each member of the other team, but often instead of "good game!" you'd hear "we won!" or "you sucked!" Some would be known to spit on their hand before shaking the other team members' hands.

    I guess it's thousands of years of human nature we're struggling with here! In any event, you are correct that politics should never keep you from loving those with whom you disagree.

    And who can argue with ice cream?

  3. I like this.

    Good find.

  4. Thanks, Brandon. By the way, I did a search of "libertarians should" this morning just to see what would happen... nothing. The Internet loves us more!