Are you as sick of being told both sides are just as bad? Are you tired of careless idiots saying that they’re both the same? What if we actually acted just as bad, on purpose, for just a week, and then went back to our normal selves? I think that conservatives would at least realize, for one moment, that they were thankful we didn’t treat them the way they treat others every day.
I’ve seen this about a hundred thousand times. Bullies and the kid they bully are called to the princpal’s office where he lectures them both as though they’re both equally guilty. He didn’t bother finding out what really happened. Nobody paid any real attention to the facts. They just see two people in a fight and assume both are guilty. Both are just as bad. And both need to stop.
But the hate comes overwhelmingly from the Right. The Left defends the hated overwhelmingly. The difference between the two is overwhelming that only careless idiots who don’t actually care would be so careless as to assume both sides are the same.
And those are the people who cannot be trusted. Those are the people whose uninformed opinions should matter least.
Every time I hear someone say this I am reminded of the XKCD comic about how atheists, who for the first time in history are speaking up after centuries of the religious speaking out all they want, are ‘just as bad’ as the religious.
Those of you who think you’re so superior just because you aren’t on either side, the side of the bullies or the side of the bullied, are just trying to feel superior to both, but you’re not. You’re the apathetic, uninformed asshole who helps keep the pain going.
If for one week liberals all decided to treat the Right and the Apathetic “just as bad” as conservatives treat us all the time, you’d find out quite quickly that we’re very tame and very different. You’d be thankful we’re not that way.
We’d be creating a Left equivalent to Joseph McCarthy who spreads a Left-equivalent to the Red Scare, so that nobody could speak about conservatism without people screaming, YOU’RE ONE OF THOSE! and burning your books, ostracizing you from society, as happened from the Right in the early 1900s. Don’t think that ever truly ended. It’s the same reason you can’t mention Marx, or have an actual in-depth analysis of actual history. You’re supposed to instantly assume Communism completely bad and from Satan, and capitalism completely good and from Jesus, because that’s so fucking logical.
We’d show up at all Town Halls where conservatives are, and shout loudly any stupid inanity that we can to disrupt everything, like all the (Not-Republican-at-all) Libertarians, Teabaggers and rightwingers did during the past several election cycles, and are still doing now to people who dared speak Spanish in a supposedly free country:
We’d fire people for being conservative and then whine about how unfair it is for them to be angry back at us, like the conservatives do every single day… constant tu quoque whining whenever someone holds them accountable to their shit.
We’d bully people for being white, straight, and Christian, which they constantly claim happens to them but never actually does…… like does happen constantly to people who are not white, or male, or straight, or Christian, or of American heritage, or rightwing and capitalist.
And always, they are the most entitlement-minded, most victim-crying people of all the second the slightest thing doesn’t go their way, and try to say it’s the same as a person actually daring to be upset if they’re kicked out of their home by a bank that cheated them, or physically attacked for holding hands with their same-sex partner. How dare we want equality! That’s not nearly as important as their superiority!
Please… just as bad my fucking ass. If we acted just as bad for a day, you’d be begging us to go back to what we are every day, and… then you’d forget it and keep spewing your propaganda. You’re fooling nobody.
You’re not even fooling yourselves.
You fucking know better.
Cross posted from http://ift.tt/19AMNq7