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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Snark du jour

I have a new critic, a fellow who has taken it upon himself to read my columns and then send a reprimand. These are always fun to read.

In response to this weekend's column, here's what he wrote:

Why do so many people seem to be so fond of labeling and pigeon holing everyone? In typical human fashion, you are guilty of such. Liberals do this, but conservatives that. All conservatives are getting ready and all liberals are waiting for the government. Such garbage and drivel. You are only trying to convince yourself that your political philosophy is superior.

I hate to tell you this, but neither liberals nor conservatives are monolithic and so easily defined. We, as a people are not - either or. We are varying degrees of both depending on the issues. For every imagined ill caused by an apparent liberal, there is an apparent conservative doing the same thing.

Your philosophy is a larger part of our problems as a nation. You wish to define everything and classify it as black or white. You are divisive and seem to pursue a course that will make us more so. This has nothing to do with being liberal or conservative - it has to do with being human and insecure and needing to validated as a part of the "good" group. Grow up and wake up. Work toward unifying and finding common ground, not tearing down and attacking.


Tell you what, pal. When the government stops taking over private businesses, when it stops spending trillions of dollars it doesn't have, when it stops pigeon-holing conservatives as domestic terrorists, when it stops redistributing my wealth and trying to microchip my livestock and passing life-altering laws in which we had no say and increase prohibitive legislation on gun ownership and try to re-enact the muzzling "Fairness" Doctrine... then maybe I'll consider your point of view a little more seriously. Until then, I'll do my part to stir the masses into action.

As for trying to convince people that my political philosophy is superior.... damned straight I am. I'm advocating returning to the ideas of our Founding Documents. What are you advocating?

5 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you. This man seems to not understand how different the left and right are, expecially regarding principals and morals. It is people like him that have us in the mess we are today. Thank God they can be voted OUT in a couple years! Goodbye to the left, the "right" people are ready for the job and cannot wait to try and fix this mess the left has gotten our world in today! The "left" just ain't right.

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  2. Patrice, I ran across your blog thru your worldnet article. I am so glad I did! I am hoping you don't mind if I link you over at my site. Great stuff here!
    Sci

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  3. Patrice,

    Keep up the good work. I and many others across this great land have joined with you to fight to return to the values and freedom from government control the Founding Fathers set up. Take courage that we will win the war even though we lose a few battles ( Climate Bill in the House on June 26; 219-212; but over 40 Democrats voted NO due to our work and pressure on them). The truth that we are right is beginning to be shown and even this clown who writes you will have to admit it one day. Keep the faith!

    Steve from NC

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  4. Hmmm.... I guess I'm another person who began reading your blog because of my interest in homesteading, but I totally disagree with you politically. The first commenter here (anonymous) says: "This man seems to not understand how different the left and right are, expecially regarding principals and morals. It is people like him that have us in the mess we are today. Thank God they can be voted OUT in a couple years! Goodbye to the left, the "right" people are ready for the job and cannot wait to try and fix this mess the left has gotten our world in today! The "left" just ain't right."
    Principles and morals (and the lack thereof) are abundant throughout the political spectrum.
    And I might point out that the people y'all seem to want to vote back into office are the very ones who got us into the debt and economic disaster we are in now. The only time we've had a surplus in the federal budget in the last 40 years was under a Democratic president.

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  5. Welcome, Anne! Do keep in mind that my profile (on the right-hand side of the blog) lists me as a conservative Christian. That said, I welcome all opinions and posts on my blog as long as they're polite. I've had to spike a few that were vulgar, as well as the occasional advertisement for male enhancement products (LOL).

    Homesteaders embrace all portions of the political spectrum. We just happen to lean toward the conservative side. I hope you can enjoy the homesteading posts and disregard the political posts, though I'll be the first to admit I mix the two quite a bit.

    - Patrice

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