Date: 2012-01-07 06:03 am (UTC)
gehayi: (atia of the julii (gehayi))
From: [personal profile] gehayi
We desperately need to sic Julia Sugarbaker on every single candidate that is doing this, not just Bachman. (I know it isn't possible, but it needs to be. Because Julia is AWESOME.)

Date: 2012-01-07 06:40 am (UTC)
gehayi: (spock and logic (lemonrocket))
From: [personal profile] gehayi
I think that a lot of the problem is that people are genuinely afraid to say anything. The neocon zealots are especially scary. I haven't forgotten Rick Perry's charming rally in which asshat supporters of his cheered the prospect of sick people dying without the financing of Medicare and Social Security. Or the other candidates being weirdly silent at another of their party being grossly racist. Or Ron Paul repeating an urban legend as if it were fact.

It doesn't help that the media barely seems to notice candidates lying or spreading misinformation. As a result, a lot of people don't notice either, especially if they're older and trust the news anchors to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

We need a ton of Julia Sugarbakers. And we need reporters and news channels that are willing to stand up and say, "Hey! The Emperor's not wearing any clothes!"

Date: 2012-01-07 06:04 pm (UTC)
gehayi: (yuletide angel (liviapenn))
From: [personal profile] gehayi
Part of the reason I started blogging, to reach out to other, what I consider normal, Christians.

Good for you! I'm not a religious person, but I do know that the noisy neocon fundies aren't all there is to Christianity. I'm friends with some religious people who are the kind of folks I'd like to be if I were devout. They're genuinely good people--kind, forgiving, generous and making the world a better place by being here.

(Granted, I know a lot of nonbelievers who are fantastic people as well. I just feel the need to say that I'm not dismissing an entire religion because a bunch of asshats are misusing it as a vehicle for bigotry and hatred.)

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