Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Boo, Hiss, Repeat -

"“Americans are just genetically opposed to socialism,” said Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, a conservative advocacy group headed by Dick Armey, the former House Republican leader."

Let me see now... I'm an American and I am a socialist, so I guess I'm not opposed to it. Bad genes? And no, I'm not a upper case S kind of socialist. I don't belong to the Socialist Party, I don't care for most parties, fraternities or clubs; they're all pretty much the same, filled with people congratulating themselves on how smart they are to have joined such a group. But I do care for my fellow Americans and so I like to support things like fire departments (Socialism!) and I think that the Medicare and Social Security that I paid for should be used for those who need it. (Socialism!) And then there are public schools, including universities...I like them and I help to pay for them. (Socialist!) Did I mention the library? How about unemployment insurance? Yes, all socialism I'm afraid. Oops! Almost forgot the Army, Navy and Air Force. Yeah, they are too.

But let me tell you what I am opposed to... to those who can't think for themselves and end up repeating mindless slogans, like Mr. Kibbe.

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