Monday, 8 August 2011
02:11:00 PM (GMT)
...is a week well wasted, in my opinion.
This year, for my dance workshop, I stayed in a hotel with an American family. I
like them a lot - they're friendly people - but after six days their utter
Republican-ness had me wanted to punch something, hard. We had several heated
discussions about many topics, including homosexuality, taxation in exchane for
public services, the war in Iraq, and even the "Liberal, bilingual superiority
complex" that apparently all Canadians have. *dramatic eyeroll* So I pronounced it
Tarjay instead of Target... it's a JOKE for crying out loud.
These peoople actually liked George W. Bush and support the war in Iraq. They;re
such idiots though- they don't even know what the war in Iraq was over! They thought
it was about finding Osama Bin Laden!
They think Obama is a Communist who's trying to tax them into nothing as well. Good
Lord, Americans don't even have a clue what tax is. You want high taxes, come
to Canada! But hey... you want universal health care? Then come to Canada. My God,
they're such idiots.
I think I am pretty open-minded politically. I understand the desires and good
intentions beneath Socialism, Capitalism, Liberalism, Conservativism... even
Communism has some good points, if it doesn't get out of control. However, the far
right side of the political spectrum is one I will never, ever understand.
In discussions with these people, whmo shall henceforth be known as "The
Republicans," I was frequently reminded of this quote by Jean Jacques Rosseau in his
Discourse on Inequality (1754):
"The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said "This is mine," and
found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil
society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and
misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or
filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this
impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us
all, and the earth itself to nobody."
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