Saturday, February 13, 2010

Graduate School Rant 2

This is the second installment in a series dedicated to pointing out the hypocrisy and stupidity of my graduate school “peers.”

Yesterday, while trying to mind my own business, I overheard some of my classmates discuss important political issues. Here are a few of the brilliant ideological gems that I was forced to endure in less than twenty minutes of exposure to these morons. They are followed by my mostly sarcastic (and somewhat censored) answers:

• “If Americans knew anything about history they would make the connection between Sarah Palin’s rising popularity and the rise of Nazism in 1920s Germany.” Yes, you morons are correct, Sarah Palin and her fans believe in big government and socialism.
• “The Tea Party is nothing more than a collection of extreme right-wing, Bible Belt hicks.” Sure, I guess we should just ignore the massive demonstrations in eastern cities (I didn’t use this one, it belongs to Indentured Pleb, but I should of).
• “The Communist Manifesto is the most beautiful piece of writing ever produced.” Yes, it ranks second only to Mein Kampf in literary genius and is a close (not really that close) second to that text in the number of related murders.
• “Marx can’t be held responsible for what happened afterwards.” I figured that the author of this statement was referring to the 200 million plus murders carried out in the name of Marx and his ideals, but he was unclear, so I only laughed.
• “Scott Brown is not a real Republican. I mean, he posed naked.” Huh? What does posing for a magazine have to do with a person’s political ideology?
• “Europe, thanks to its [socialist] system, is weathering the current economic storm far better than we [North Americans] are.” I reminded the fat little moron who said this that Europe, thanks to the Welfare state, is going under. She didn’t believe me.
But don't take my word for it:
• “Communism is not the problem in Cuba; it’s mostly Castro and the US embargo.” That’s right, the embargo is the problem. Even though Cuba is free to trade with every other nation on the planet, it is our embargo that should be held responsible for the island’s economic problems. After all, Cuba was really bad off before communism turned things around. Just ignore the fact that the Cuban peso was equal in value to the US dollar. That’s Yankee imperialist propaganda anyway.
* And my favorite: "I would not mind paying 40% in taxes if it meant free health care." Aside from the fact that most people with half decent jobs already pay more than 40% in taxes, it seems ridiculous to have to point this out, but if you have to pay higher taxes for "free" health care, then it's not free.

I don’t think that I have to dwell too long on the stupidity of the statements listed above. What does require attention, however, is the scary fact that such “arguments” represent the norm in thinking of even the “better-educated” segments of our population. The leftist media, the democratic teachers unions, and the endless hoard of communist professors have done their work well.

We conservatives are facing an uphill battle. My advice: stand up to these idiots every chance you get, vote for real conservatives, and keep buying ammo.


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