Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Podunk Barbarians

Okay, this will probably offend many people but I don't care because I'm an American with Freedom of Speech and if you don't like it you can kiss my healthy American ass. So proceed at your own risk.

Despite what so many ignorant people around the world would like to think and say about Americans, we are an exceedingly civilized people. There are many ethnic groups that dislike each other and do have conflicts in some of the urban areas, but for the most part Americans peacefully live in and share communities with people that they don't necessarily like, love, respect, or care about. We hear that there is a huge amount of "ethnic hate" in the various little podunk regions of Europe, etc. Well, why can't they just get along? I mean, it's not that hard to peacefully coexist with people you don't really like, as long as everyone agrees to just be civil. I think the answer is actually that they are just barbarians that can't get along with anyone. And actually, the barbarians aren't restricted to only the small podunk places. It appears that Russia is still run by a bunch of barbarians too.

And another point that isn't really understood by uppity, opinionated foreigners is that the majority of guns owned in the US are NEVER used to commit any crimes. And the reason for that is because most people have a strong sense of personal responsibility and discipline and self-control (because they generally know that is required when you have a lot of Freedom). Of course, many of us might fantasize about shooting some annoying assholes, but we don't do it. It's not that difficult not to shoot people even though we have the means to do it and might really want to. Just imagine what all those barbarians in those podunk regions of Europe, etc, would do if they had as many guns as Americans. It would be total bedlam and chaos because they just don't know how, or maybe even aren't actually capable of the self control required, to get along with people who are different from them.

Are you angry and offended yet? Do you want to shoot me or otherwise shut me up? Well, good. Learn how to deal with that anger, resentment, offense, and outrage in some way other than to attack me. This is what most of us Americans have to learn in order to get along with a lot of different types of people who are going to do and say things that we don't like. I'm just telling the barbarians of the world to use their brains to overcome their animalistic instincts to kill or harm those they dislike. Duh! It's not that difficult.

Of course, some worms might come out of the woodwork to try to tell me how ignorant or stupid I am because I don't understand the history of those regions and blah, blah, blah. Well, sorry, but it's just not that complicated to learn how to live in peace. All it takes is some self-control and willingness to let some things be, even if we don't like them. You know, people shouldn't use their supposedly "complex histories" as excuses to be dickheads. And really, this is the big challenge of Freedom. It's too bad that some people are too lazy to deal with the responsibilities that Freedom requires. They want laws to control everyone else's behavior that might offend them, like all the "politically correct" language and other garbage that they demand. Well, shit, just get over it already.

I don't know why Georgia thought it could get into some fight with Russia. Some dingalings are trying to say that it was part of some right-wing conspiracy by Bush, et al. Good lord, they're so blinded by their own hatred that they can't see that the real villian here is likely Russia. If there are any conspiracies involved it's one invented by Russia. They probably provoked the Georgians by arming the South Ossetians and so on. Well, if I was the Georgian leader I'd have said, "Okay, go and be Russian if that's what you want but don't expect any help or anything from us when it all goes to shit for you." I don't really have a problem with "separatists". If they want to separate, fine. Open the door for them and kick their asses on the way out. Be free, go in peace, and all that crap.

If you've managed to make it this far, let me tell you one more thing. I'm just a foul-mouthed, preachy Redneck momma from my own little podunk region, and we have at least a dozen guns of various types that haven't ever been used to threaten or hurt any human being, barbarian or not. But if push comes to shove, I just might take a page out of the Russian playbook and blow the living shit out anyone who tries to take my Freedom away from me. Amen, be free, go in peace. ;-)

And if you're thinking that I might be the Antichrist, well you aren't the first one. ;-)


Ann said...

Excellent point, Rae Ann - "don't use 'complex history' to be a dickhead." Think of how much more prosperity in the world there could be today if more people followed that advice.

Are there really people now saying Bush is behind this (invasion of Georgia)? If so, they are clinically delusional. The parallels between what Russians are doing in Georgia and the U.S. overthrow of Saddam are extremely weak; Iraq had invaded Kuwait earlier and lost the war, they were paying the price with sanctions, no-fly zone, and many, many, MANY U.N. resolutions, some of which promised future military action if Saddam didn't comply with the treaty. So we went to war without the one final resolution from U.N. Where are -any- U.N. resolutions about Georgia and/or the 'breakaway' regions? It's a brutal power play by Putin (Georgia is not without some flaws politically, but I think they have been trumped up for convenience by Russia). If Putin is a neo-czarist scumbag, it's not just we 'stupid, ignorant Americans' who happen to believe this. Ask Gary Kasparov, a born and bred Russian, and the former chess champion of the world. He was put in prison for a while for publishing scathing, but articulate and well-mannered editorials about Putin's personal greed and thuggery.

Rae Ann said...

Hi Ann! Thanks for not being offended by my bad language and tone. ;-) I guess Putin would put me in jail too if he could. While it's fairly true that Bush has made his mistakes as President, I don't think people should be too hard on him for trying to be a genuine friend to Putin (who is probably a clinical sociopath). I think Bush was only trying to show Putin how a true friend behaves and was hoping that Putin would reciprocate in kind.

(on a side note, I've been gone to the dermatologist today to have some moles checked just for good preventative measure, so sorry for the delay in replying)

Rae Ann said...

Also, about the anti-American feelings around the world, it seems that many want to suggest that Russia and the US are really very much alike in their "geopolitical" aspirations. They use our continued presence in Iraq as evidence and say that our main concern there is the oil, etc. However, we are completely different from Russia in our goals. We are trying to promote and protect freedom and independence for the regions that wish to be sovereign, but Russia seems to basically want to control them instead of helping them be independent. Our intentions are to spread freedom, not to create a bunch of US "satellites" or to threaten Russia and so on. But the anti-American propaganda paints a very different picture with Russia being the "protector" and the US as the aggressor. Well, Russia shouldn't take it so personally if we are helping some of their neighbors be stronger for themselves. It's not really about Russia. It looks a lot like some interpersonal conflicts in which people take personal offense at things that don't really have anything to do with them. It might be funny to send Putin a t-shirt that says something like "It's not all about you!" ;-)

Rae Ann said...

Gosh, I'm not with it today. I meant to include a link to this site which has a somewhat anti-American tone (or maybe I'm just reading it wrong).