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Left Whingers

Between the Devil and the Deep Blues

Between the Devil and the Deep Blues

If you’ve been reading this column for a while, you know that I am hostile to the ideals, such as they are, of the American Right. Does that mean that I am comfortable with the Brie and Chablis crowd of whining, whingeing Progressives?

By no means! Every day I cringe at the political e-mails I receive from various Democratic operatives soliciting funds and great gobs of my time as a volunteer. (To what—snarl at voters?) And if I don’t give generously, it’ll all be my fault what happens were the Right Whingers to take control and turn this into a Totalitarian Taliban Theocracy.

On one hand, there is outrage and whingeing; and, on the other, outrage and whingeing. I guess it all depends whether one feels more at home with Pentecostals or Agnostics, whether one prefers NASCAR or Grand Opera, whether one listens to the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Stephanie Miller.

Well, I’ll take neither, thank you. Life is difficult enough without all those pre-packaged ideologies to which one has to subscribe. And if you think that makes me wishy-washy, I’ll be happy to disabuse youse!

3 thoughts on “Left Whingers

  1. Our political system is so corrupt, both faux parties are nauseating, opposite sides of the same coin- Liberals perhaps more so because they are such hypocrites. Remember, it was the “best and brightest” Democrats who got us into Vietnam. Progressives? I am not sure what those are. Does that mean less money spent on the war on drugs or the militarization of our police forces, or “nicer” drones, or stock manipulators who appreciate art? I think “The Death of the Liberal Class” by Chris Hedges, while I don’t agree with every word of it, has a lot to say to this point.

  2. “It is one of the great ironies of corporate control that the corporate state needs the abilities of intellectuals to maintain power, yet outside of this role it refuses to permit intellectuals to think or function independently.”
    ― Chris Hedges, The Death of the Liberal Class

  3. lol yes I get this stuff all the time and I will not give money to the pre-packaged ideologies if you have a thought I like i will check it out and I may respond to it personally . I know where to find my congress people they all have emails and so do I . Thing I find funny is some of the stuff I have gotten from the left is just has wrong-headed as the right .
    Thinking for yourself use to be pretty good way to go about things any more it seems that many folks I know would rather just swallow fast food and pre-packaged ideologies

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