An Open Letter to All Our Friends on the Other Side
This comment prompts me to post: I am not your enemy. We get a lot of right leaning readers here, for the life of me I don't know why, but I'm glad we do. You can scroll down and read what I wrote in response, but basically, it's a simple concept: I don't hate you, Little* Republican, I hate those who lie and cheat and steal from you. Your Masters. Who are not really Republican, Conservative, or even heterosexual. I hope you can understand that Jesus would utterly reject them.
It's a simple request: let go of your hate for me, just for a little while, and see who else may deserve it. Right here, in this country...is there anyone who had made your life suck more than me? Try to ask yourself that question honestly. Did I cause you to not get that promotion or job, or was it the "Republican" CEO who decided it was cheaper to send it to China? Did I cause your marriage to break up, or was it really because some misogynist scumbag raped your wife when she was a little girl, causing her to have a lifetime's worth of problems with men and sex? Did I deny you a great education** that makes you feel smart and powerful and aware, or was it that Republican legislator who decided to "borrow" that money from the state education budget so he could enrich his crony friends with some pork project that year? Did I send your brother to Iraq, where he lost his eye and is now denied benefits because that's a 'personality disorder' according to the VA, or was it some rich old white guy who never served, and who has no one in his family who's ever served? I can even be respectful of your God, and I'm happy to do so if you keep him to yourself and don't let his name be used for political ends.
The only thing the rich need ever do: pay one half of the poor to kill and oppress the other half. While we're all so busy hating each other, they are raping us blind and looting our children's futures for their own disgusting and decadent pleasures today. You are angry. I am angry. Let's turn it upon those who deserve it. They are laughing at us; you for your gullibility and me for my impotence. But if we stand together, that will change.
*when I say "Little" and capitalize it, I mean it as a badge of honor. To be one of the Little People is to live in the real world, and I count myself proud to be a part of that, instead of living on some Neverland fantasy ranch like the "important" people. Only Little People know what hard work, honorable service, and family really mean.
**and don't even go there. My GREs were in the 95th percentile across the board, and Chicago doesn't do "affirmative action."