I’ve been surfing funny things the past week in an effort to cheer myself up and give a respite from reality. Thank you all who have written lovely comments on my previous post. I’ll share more later this week.
But, in the spirit of this blog, let’s discuss something funny. I came across this status message from a friend:
Obama-care has to have birth control….ARG!!!!! Why dont you just go ahead and trample all over our civil liberties while ur at it?!?!?!!
Followed by a comment:
What do you mean by ‘has to have birth control’?
And the OP posted back:
obama has stated that his health care plan has to have birth control included and a requirement for its recipients….can you say socialist??
First, I have no idea what this person is even trying to say. What does civil liberties have to do with birth control? How does birth control trample our rights? Perhaps condoms smack stupid boys who don’t want to use them.
Taking away that these comments are incomprehensible, the rhetoric is inflammatory. The poster used the S word. You know, SOCIALIST. And in America, the S word is a bad bad thing. Conservatives probably equate the S word to the N word used to describe African Americans. The only difference is one word is used to describe a political and social system that exists in some capacity in all nations and the other word is used to insult and condescend upon a race of people.
Fox News and socialism
I find it unfortunate that people, mainly neo-conservatives, using any political term to describe different political ideologies. “Hitler was socialist. Mussolini was nazi. America will be Socialist. Italy is communist.” Not only is this thinking ignorant but also dangerous.
The average Joe in America believes socialism will destroy the country. What they fail to realize is that many system in America are run in a socialist manner. Police, fire, schools, post offices and the military are run by the public (the government as the body which operates them). Perhaps we should eliminate or privatize these programs.
Now we have millions of people who think by having birth control in health care programs the government is controlling us! And now we’re becoming socialists! The horror that America turns into Sweden.
This is why American politics is a disaster today. Pundits or “experts” say outrageous, if not false, statements and people blindly accept it as gospel.
Not about politics but Fox News’ amazing ability to produce garbage.
“These stats are irrefutable… The institution of marriage in Sweden has collapsed.” – Ohh Bill O’Reilly, you are a douchebag.