[Disclaimer: This is not aimed at my Republican buddies here, who are intelligent, thoughtful human beings. This is for the members of the GOP who are hell-bent on fomenting hatred and encouraging discrimination, among other things. Anyone who is offended by this, however, is exactly the type of person I'm referring to below and should be offended.]
[Note: I'm not generally a politics person. I will probably never write another political post, so I wanted to make this one count. I'm coming out swinging. I might lose some readers, and that's okay.]
Hey, wingnuts. You don’t know me but you hate me.
I’m from New York City. To you guys, that’s just another name for Sodom. Y’all hate us city slickers because we’re not honest, hard-workin’, church-goin’, “real” Amuricans. Yet my city, along with 3,000 people, took a big hit for you 11 years ago. Fuck you.
I believe that a person’s race, religion, or sexual orientation has absolutely nothing to do with a person’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You, on the other hand, cloak yourselves in your “Christian faith” and use it to justify your perverse views on humanity. And you’re fine with people enjoying freedom—as long as they’re white, Christian, and heterosexual, and as long as they think exactly as you do. You’re fucking hypocrites.
I care about the earth. I know global warming is real. I oppose drilling in the Arctic, fracking, and everything else that messes with our fragile environment. I support the Kyoto Protocol and I’m ashamed that we are one of the few nations not to ratify it. You hate that hippie shit. As long as you make more money, who cares what happens to the planet, right? You clueless fucking idiots.
I’m a woman. I’m everything you dislike in a woman, too. I am child-free by choice. I didn’t take my husband’s last name. I have my own career. I believe all women should be able to live without the government dictating what we can and cannot do with our bodies. You think we should be smacked around and put back in our place. A lot of you don’t even seem to believe rape is a real crime. That’s how much you hate us. Fuck you, you sick misogynist bastards.
I say women should have equality in the workplace and get equal pay for doing the same work as men. You hate that idea with a passion. Let me tell you something, wingnuts. The first women in my family to work outside the home were my grandmothers. They were working their asses off when Lilly Ledbetter was still just a gleam in her daddy’s eye. My grandmothers worked because they had to. One of my grandmothers was an immigrant from Sicily. You would have hated her just for that. The other was a Rosie the Riveter—she worked at Fairchild Camera, manufacturing bomb sights and reconnaissance camera equipment for the war effort. (You’re welcome.) They had difficult lives and few options. Today, American women have opportunities that my grandmothers couldn’t even have dreamed about. And you can’t handle the fact that women are now outclassing you and challenging your authority, can you? Fuck you, you deserve it.
One of our greatest Republican presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, was a champion of women’s rights. He also spoke out against racism. His unorthodox views didn’t endear him to a lot of people, but he was a very forward-thinking guy. I suspect that if he were alive today, he would have been just as open-minded on the subject of gay rights. Meanwhile you halfwits are trying to drag us back to much darker times. You’re a disgrace—not just to the Republican party, but to the whole country. TR would kick your sorry asses back to the Stone Age. Fuck you.
You disgust me. You’re vile, arrogant, and pathetic. I hate how you’ve given my country and my people such an awful reputation around the world. Because the Americans I know—immigrant, American-born, gay, transgender, hetero, black, white, Latino, Asian, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, atheist, whatever—are decent, kind, open-hearted souls. They’re better Americans and human beings than you will ever be.
You’ve rewritten history to suit your agendas. You’ve twisted the truth to such an extreme that it’s not even recognizable anymore. Some people say you’re insane. I disagree. You’re not insane, you’re just evil.
The only good thing is that the more you talk, the more you reveal yourselves as hate-filled, ignorant troglodytes. And the more that happens, the more people will want to stop you. Because you need to be stopped. You need to go back to your caves and pick bugs off each other, and leave my country alone.
Fuck you. Fuck you all.