No pictures. No fancy formatting. No media clips. Just me. Ladies and gentlemen, I apologize for resorting to this sort of language, and I understand some of you will see it as inexcusable, but I have had enough of this hogwash. THERE IS NO SILVER LINING! Got it? All of these pathetic rationalizations that are being spoon-fed to you so you will leave it for the election, and then leave it in perpetuity, as they slowly bring the pot to boil is so that you won’t leap out of the pot, as you should. You should! Sadly, there are some Americans who are falling for a number of purely asinine rationalizations, excuses, and other ‘silver lining’ theories, and we need to wake them the Hell up! Some people don’t apparently get the message unless you’re loud and obnoxious like Chris Christie. Maybe I should call some useless media type an “idiot.” I wonder if Chris Matthews is busy…
Do me a favor. Stop telling me how John Roberts has done us all a favor, by “throwing this back to the political realm.” Stop telling me how he’s done us a favor by “rallying the troops.” Stop telling me how he’s done us a favor by openly labeling “Obama-care as a tax.” Please don’t tell me how he’s done us a favor by “narrowing the commerce clause,” because he’s done no such thing. In fact, do me one last favor, and tell me how any of this is a favor to anybody who values freedom.
Will you next tell me that Tojo did us a favor by ordering the attack on Pearl Harbor? Did bin Laden do us a favor by hitting us on 9/11? We woke up, damnit! No? Perhaps you will tell me that Hitler did the Jews a favor by killing so many of them? After all, you might be fool enough to believe that it was the thing that motivated them to build their own country in their historic homeland. Are you going to tell me that the Catholic Church did the western world a favor by having its inquisitions? After all, it was then that we learned it might not be a good idea to mix church and state. Oh wait, well, not all of us learned that. Perhaps you can tell all the fifty million people who were not born that Roe v. Wade was doing them a favor, and the rest of us besides, since now we’re aware of the issue. Goodness gracious, we should absolutely worship the Supreme Court for that one, no? Perhaps we can thank Obama for turning our economy slowly into third-world wreckage. After all, you’re fired up about it, right?
This lunacy that bad actions, decisions, and all the rest are simply to do those of us who immediately survive it some sort of contrived favor is simply childish rationalization. Chief Justice Roberts SCREWED this country. I don’t give a hoot for his motives. They can’t possibly be good, unless you’re to tell me that he has the intellect of a three-year-old, in which case, why is he still on the court? Ladies and gentlemen, there is a serious problem. Are we so intent upon avoiding conflict that we will rationalize a complete and total defeat at the hands of a stealth, fifth-column Chief Justice into some sort of victory?
I would ordinarily apologize for being so profane, but damnit, it’s time for people to wake up! You’re sleeping through the death of the Republic with happy-talk about “silver linings.” I have devoted my life, all of it I could spare, and much of it I couldn’t, to the dedicated purpose of preserving the lives, liberties and properties of my fellow Americans, first as a soldier, and now in my professional pursuits, and in so many places I look, I hear and read the words of the walking dead.
Are you so interested in avoiding conflict, or discomfort that this you will not acknowledge as a horrendous defeat? While some of us are angry, we have Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader in the Senate, (R-KY,) who is already conceding it will be difficult if not impossible to repeal Obama-care. Liberty is being destroyed forevermore, and the country with it, and I have even friends in the conservative spectrum who are stammering and stumbling to spew some sort of rhetoric that relieves them from the necessity to be less than perfectly civil about all of this. These are the people who would tell a woman about rape that “if it’s inevitable, lie back and enjoy it.”
Make no mistake about it. We are being raped, and this time, the ring-leader is a man in a black robe. What makes it all the worse is the parade of people who are trying to make it less vile. Euphemisms spring up: “Involuntary sexual relations.” Silver linings are discovered: “Well, at least you’ll know to arm yourself in the future.” Favors are discerned: “Well, at least you’ll be ready for it next time.” Anything at all is being said that permits those of lesser character to claim justification for saying and doing nothing.
I know this does not apply to most of my readers, but it clearly applies to some number who consider themselves conservatives: If you will not stand up against this and decry it, what will you resist? Is there anything? What is the thing that is a bridge too far, where you’re concerned? This monstrous ruling has laid the final groundwork for the destruction of all your liberties, and yet you do nothing but suggest ever more convoluted rationalizations of it. What the Hell is wrong with you, anyway? How did you become so neutered, so flaccid, and so impotent? When did you, who claim to be patriots, lose your stomach for the battle? Or have you been faking all along?
Am I making you angry? Good! Are you pissed-off that I would address you this way? I know that you know who you are. If I’m making you angry, let me tell you I am happy that something can elevate your blood pressure a point or two and prove you still have a pulse, but I implore you to turn your anger where it belongs.