I swear the more I hear from the teapublicans the more I believe they should have their own planet or at least their own country. These people would make life unbearable for the rest of us if they could.
Another movie that caught my attention was one made in 1996 based on a 1953 play by Arthur Miller called 'The Crucible'
The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. Was initially called "The Chronicles of Sarah Good". It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as an allegory of McCarthyism, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crucible
As I watched the plot unfold I couldn't help but think... This is how life would be today in America if the Tea Party got its way. Please watch the trailer below and judge for yourself.
Besides movies, to stimulate THINKING, I get a lot of motivation from facebook. First someone or group will post a picture and if it somehow disagrees with how the Tea Party members view reality, they post the most ridiculous verbiage for all to see and learn how foolish and mechanical they appear to those of us who have more than just a couple of brain cells. Mostly the rhetoric they use has been spoken over and over again, sounding to those who lived through the 50s and 60s, like a broken record. I have included some of the print-screens I've taken of the more nonsensical comments. Like I said, these Tea Party types really should have their own planet or country because they sure don't belong here amongst the ones who can row with both oars in the water, who also, rather ponder before they spout. thinkingblue
Oh, the poor brainwashed republicans (Hey GOP you did a real number on your followers) cant see a comparison if it were to go up to them and smack them right across the checks. Well maybe I can take a stab at it and spread some enlightenment on the subject. Ill paraphrase the above jargon using a popular saying: Did you ever hear the expression THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER? It translates this way; By throwing the baby out with the bath water, you get rid of the good parts as well as the bad parts of something when you are trying to improve it I don't think we should throw the baby out with the bath water. There are some good features of the present system that I think we should retain.
DOES THAT FLOAT YOUR BOAT? No? Well how about this: "Throwing the baby out with the bath water" is an expression that implies that an entire idea, concept, practice or project doesn't need to be rejected or discontinued if part of it is good. The baby, in this sense, represents the good part that can be preserved. The bath water, on the other hand, usually is dirty after the baby is washed and needs to be discarded, just like the parts of the concept that are bad or useless.
In other words welfare is mostly good because LITTLE BABIES (you know those things that come from the fetuses you worship until they are born) WONT STARVE TO DEATH due to the safety net called Welfare. Dont do away with it because a teeny tiny bit of humanity may take advantage of it.
The same goes for the 2nd Amendment, we (those of us in power) should not strike it down or make it illegal to own a hunting weapon just because there will always be some NUT who will use that hunting weapon to do harm to another human being.
DID IT SINK IN YET? Oh F*ck it, I GIVE UP! Trying to interpret reality to someone who cant see the forest for the trees is like herding cats or nailing jello to a tree, It just ain't a gonna happen.
Was that enough catch-phrases for you ? How about a few more I'd love to get into a battle of wits with you, but I'd never go against someone unarmed. OR "Don't get lost in thought; you'll be a total stranger there." OR "Put a condom on ur head because if ur ganna act like a dick u might as well dress like one!"
$$ Mitt Romney Style $$