Saturday, April 18, 2009

Crazy Rant #3: Teabagging Parties

So let me get this straight: you don't want to pay taxes anymore, just...because? Do you guys even remember the point of the whole Boston Tea Party? It was "No Taxation Without Representation." What is this, "No Taxation Because, Well, We Just Feel Like Being Selfish Pricks"? Who likes paying taxes? Nobody. But in a civilized society, people have to make these little...things...they're called "sacrifices"...and we make these little "sacrifices" for the sake of the common good. I mean come on. You can't just work your way out of a massive recession/depression without making any sacrifices. You call yourself patriots, right? Well what the fuck is more patriotic than paying your fair share, assholes?

And what's with this whole notion that there's "you" and then there's "the big evil government that's somewhere far away"? Guess what guys: you are part of the "government." The "government" is not some self-contained little collection of people in Washington, D.C.; the "government" is all of us. And enough with the usage of "socialist" as some hideous epithet. We're already a "socialist" country in many ways: Public schools, public libraries, law enforcement, even the God damn lousy postal service. So just drop the obnoxious doublethink already.

You know what I say? If you don't feel like paying taxes, then screw you buddy, and get the hell out of my country.

2 comments:

Peter Matthew Reed said...

Amen! Plus, all this tea party stuff has some pretty nasty anti-British sentiments under the hilarious sex-reference surface.

Herr Zrbo said...

I get ticked when people throw around the word 'socialist' like they're equating it with Nazism or something. I'm not sure most of these folk truly understand the meaning of the word, they just heard Bill O'Reilly say it a bunch and they think it's evil.

I mean, I can understand the appeal of this romantic notion of self sustaining folk living out their lives unfettered by government getting in their way, but it's just not a realistic vision anymore. Yes, if this were the 18th century that might be feasible, but we live in an increasingly populated society where you have to, you know, interact with people. And don't get me started on the fact that pretty much all of Europe, you know, our allies, are socialist, and they run just fine (and have higher quality of life ratings to boot).