July 10, 2004

To the Fringe.

Obviously, with yesterday's post as an indication, I am currently posting under the influence of a massive hormonal disturbance. Please bear this in mind as you read this.

Pith and Vinegar, the blogson and actual husband of Elizabeth of Poisoning Pigeons, has already posted on this, and I recommend you go read it. Not exactly my favorite way to start a Saturday, but definitely one that will get your blood up.

What sort of coward participates in this sort of low, filthy act? My guess is that this is no more political than any other act of vandalism. More likely, it is the childish behavior of an intellectually bankrupt and emotionally impotent sociopath who wants desparately to validate his behaviors by wrapping them in what he believe will be looked at as valid political discourse.

Sorry, you did not succeed, nor shall you ever succeed.

You did not succeed because within the Democrat party are fiercely patriotic men and women who's only difference from Republicans is that they may believe in Union Representation or follow a different denominational semantic, or who live in areas where the traditional Democrat party so firmly holds the position of power that they choose to work within the party to affect the changes they want incrementally.

Within the Democratic Party are men and women who fought for this country, who shed their blood, who's children shed their blood, and who still look as their time in uniform proudly and honorably. These people look at your with as much disdain and disgust as you hold for those of the Right.

You, with your thuggish vandalism no more speak for these people than you do your perceived foes, whatever label you happen to be slapping on them at this time: Zionists, Neocons, Religious Bigots, Traditionalists, Rednecks, Whites, Men, Wealth, Patriots, Chickenhawks, Provincials, Murderers, Babykillers.

Some would say that by such criminal cowardice you lower discourse. That would be true if this were discourse. It is not, it never will be. This is nothing more or less than some twisted perversion of the already perverse concept of Ideological Vigilanteism. It's the burning cross, the spraypainted swastika, the lynched effigy of an entire nation and her entire struggle to overcome the likes of you.

It is acts like this that will turn even the party behind who's skirts you scamper for protection against you. You will simply go too far, your anti-social behaviors will manifest in such a way that only your fellow criminals will not be disgusted or enraged by them. Essentially, eventually, you will cut your own throats and no one will avail themselves to staunch the flow, not even your perceived allies of the ACLU or the mindless cattle in Hollywood who allow their publicists to determine their politics based on some media rating or demographic.

You will take that proverbial slow twist in the wind. And we will do noting but watch, shake our heads, and walk away.

Posted by Mamamontezz at July 10, 2004 11:15 AM

Well said.

Thanks for the link!

Posted by: Pithed Off at July 10, 2004 01:37 PM

Catchem, neuterem, deportem. Permanent banisment.

Posted by: Jack at July 10, 2004 01:50 PM

Those little rat-bastards!! I don't care whose property the flag was; it belongs to us all. It's OUR flag, and nobody has the right to treat it like that... >:/

Posted by: pam at July 10, 2004 02:19 PM

I would love to be the one to catch them doing this. They would be poopin' paint for weeks.

Posted by: Bonfire7 at July 10, 2004 08:29 PM

Am I the only one who's wondering whether the flag was worth $5,000 or $800? Was that a copyediting error, or is my reading comprehension slipping?

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 12, 2004 02:51 AM

poker me up

Posted by: poker me up at December 30, 2004 02:42 PM
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