By now I should no longer be amazed, shocked, or dismayed at the verbal and moral superiority that spews forth from the mouths (or fingers) of those unfortunate misbegotten individuals who call themselves liberals. In many ways it is amusing. In other ways it is very daunting.
My late, great 11th grade English teacher once said that individuals who resorted to the use of profanity and verbiage that is not acceptable in the main-stream of “polite” society are reflecting their poor education and lack of social and moral standards. It is also indicative of a rather pathetic and limited vocabulary.
I’ve always felt she was correct.
The verbal slings and arrows which greeted Part I of my little cultural and political experiment prove the point. The comments on the article are nothing more than the typical attacks we conservatives and Republicans have been subjected to on a daily basis for the past eight years.
They also prove that Judy Beatty’s theory that individuals who must resort to profanity to express ideas are also indicative of a less enlightened mindset. It is rather fascinating. Obliviously, the “dumbing down” of our educational standards have rendered the average person – liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, incapable of recognizing satire or sarcasm.
This is quite sad.
Once, when we lived in a more graceful and enlightened age, both sarcasm and satire were recognized as acceptable tools of political discourse. Of course that was during a day when differing political parties were, though vicious at times, tolerant of one another’s viewpoint.
Today’s abject blanket of silence placed on anyone of a conservative or Republican voice is something new, and rather terrifying. If only one party is allowed to speak, we will become a dictatorship.
Liberals and Democrats need to comprehend the fact that we Republicans and conservatives have just as much right as do they to speak our mind, and not be subjected to the vile harassment that has been heaped upon us for the past 8 years.
This lack of tolerance also appears to be indicative of a culture where the less enlightened individual personalizes national political discourse to the point where they cannot separate their personality from that of the "great" leader.