Hyperbole annoys me sometimes. Like when people say we live in a police state, and that Obama/Bush/politician to be named later is a dictator/Nazi/racist. I don’t know if it’s a sign of ignorance or stupidity or just a lack of morality, but it’s really fucking annoying.
I mean, do these people know what the Nazis actually did? I mean really, concentration camps/genocide/generalized sociopathy. No American politician is equivalent to Hitler ok, just stop. There are plenty of valid arguments you can make without spitting on the memories of the 12 million killed, 6 million Jewish, who were fucking gassed and shot, and starved and worked to death. It’s fucking ridiculous, kids are going to think that Nazis are somehow equivalent to Nancy Pelosi just because people don’t like her. “so, mommy, a Nazi is just a politician I disagree with, right??” Jesus fucking Christ.
And- attention crazy people- hate Obama all you like (this applies when bush was in power too) but we are not actually living in a dictatorship/police state, if we were, YOU WOULD BE DEAD. Idiots. Live in fucking Burma for a week, or Iran, or Zimbabwe, and tell me America is even vaguely fucking equivalent. Or live in a country that you have to freaking sneak out of, like north Korea or Cuba. If your countries only way to keep population is with fucking fences- YOUR COUNTRY CLEARLY SUCKS. You can criticize government overreach without being a fucking ignorant asshole who is so fucking spoiled you don’t even realize how terrible so many people truly have it.
Oh, and Mumia Abu Jamal- not a fucking political prisoner- he’s a fucking thug who killed a fucking cop. Get the fuck over yourself. The woman who just got released after seven years on house arrest, the guy in china who won the peace prize (much more deserving than say Obama (I still don’t get why he won) or Gore (how does an environmental documentary help the world be peaceful exactly?) And I digress. But, they are fucking political prisoners. The fucked up thing is, there likely are innocent people, truly innocent people, who are getting fucked, and no one is even helping them.
But I have a solution. Next person to call some random asshole politician a Nazi gets a trip to the holocaust museum. And then to a freaking concentration camp, so they can comprehend the offensiveness of what they are actually saying.
And next person to go on and on “Obama is executing our democracy and instituting a police state”. Go to Iran, seriously. Maybe we can even trade you for those poor bikers and you will actually do some good with your misguided fucking life. Jesus.
And people wonder why I don’t like people.