Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Yes, We Are.

Today is a good day to be an American. Today, is a day when American women don't have to fear that their rights to govern what happens to their own bodies will be taken away from them at any moment. Today is a day when people without healthcare coverage can have hope that, sometime in the not-too-distant future, they will be able to see a doctor as they need to. Today is a day when African Americans can know that they are on the map of the United States and they're not going to be wiped off it any time soon. Today is a day when people with psychiatric illnesses can have hope that social service programs which help them survive will not all be eradicated for the desire of some evil emperor to put more money into bombing Iraq and drain the social services of funds. Today is a day when we have the promise of a better future, a day when we can afford to allow ourselves to hope for real, progressive changes in government policies, and when we who fought for this day can say, "We WON." Yes, we did.

Yes, we are America, and we are a very blue America. My home state of FLORIDA went blue last night. That's right, neocons. You don't own Florida today. Today my people own this state, and we're going to vote you all out of office as soon as we can. We are the future. We are the students, the underpaid working class citizens, the immigrants, the people who own small businesses, and the people who work for them, and the people who frequent them. We are the present. We are the AmeriCANS, because we can make progress. We can move forward and not backwards. We can stop funding endless, senseless wars. We can work for lasting peace, and for social justice. We can say, "I'm a community organizer," and be proud of that fact, rather than being labeled an evil Socialist/Communist/terrorist. We can say, "I believe in a national healthcare plan, and I believe we need one now." And we can have the hope that one will come into fruition in the next few years.

We are the future. We are the people who will wait in lines four or five hours long to vote early for the African American so-called Socialist terrorist, because WE KNOW the truth. And the truth is that Fox News is a joke, that the neocons are outdated, washed up, old pastey white guys who do not know or care what goes on in the world unless it affects their wallets. We can know that we can be the change we want to see in the world. We are the change we want to see in the world. And we can know that we are the people who we have been waiting for, as Alice Walker says so eloquently.

So, move over, McSame and pals. Move over, neocons. Take your hate speech, and your sexist, racist, homophobic idiotic banter and go pound sand somewhere. Take your disgusting hateful ads calling the future president a terrorist and go stick them where the sun don't shine. Take your fears of everyone who doesn't look like you, doesn't act like you, and in fact, is not you, and go live on a little island somewhere where there are no other humans and you will have no one else ruining your tax bracket and making you mad because they exist in your little world and you didn't choose to have them there.

Take your backwards, idiotic ideas, your belief that science doesn't matter because evolution is "a myth", and go live with some monkeys who are more civilized and evolved than you on that little island, somewhere in the Pacific. Take your belief that a woman shouldn't have the right to choose what happens in her body, and go have 25 babies you don't want and you can't afford to take care of, and let them live on your little island with you, like, say, Adam. Take your forgotten history, and go write some crappy books that nobody with a brain will ever read about how Ronald Reagan made the world a better place and nuclear power is healthy. Maybe you should forget the island and move to somewhere like Chernobyl where you will surely find some empty land since everybody living there has died of cancer from your nukes. Yes, please go there. Go there today. Don't hesitate! Ours is not to wonder why. Ours is but to do or die, neocons! Get your asses in gear and head to Chernobyl.
You can wait there till Jesus comes back.

In the meantime, the rest of the human race will live in reality, and make progress toward a better world that we create harmoniously with each other, with other living beings, and with the earth. If it weren't so cheesy, I would say "we are the world" here, but you get the picture. Because, we are.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, Jen does a political rant! Well done and I'm happy too that the times are a changing. The neocons may be just about out of office (amen), but remember there were a chunk of people who were Independent or Republican voters who voted for Obama and Biden. We have to find a way to work together. I think part of why Obama won was because he was trying to embrace a red, white and blue America, trying to unite instead of divide us. I'm looking forward to him and his administration working in a more bipartisan way than the present administration. Let's see who Obama chooses for his cabinet! United we stand, divided we fall!


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