Thursday, September 29, 2011

My "Conversation" with an Angry Right Wing Person

The right's energizer bunny
keeps going and going and going...
First off, I read every article that Bob Cesca writes on Huffington Post. Bob is a very clever, articulate guy, and crafts his highly charged rant pieces against the outrageous contradictions and hypocrisy of the the neo-right with facts, figures, and engaging prose. Today, Bob posted a piece, The Republicans Continue to Wage War Against Government Workers, about how the government is comprised of actual "people" with real lives and mortgages and families and credit cards--not blood-sucking demonized automatons, as the current leading republicans would have you believe. Among many other things, Bob also explains that all these people who hate government employes--are government employees themselves! But that's an inconvenient irony and the right isn't terribly big on the whole irony thing (see below).

Bob also explains that all these people who hate government employees--are, in fact...wait for it....government employees themselves! But that's an inconvenient irony and the right isn't terribly big on the whole irony thing.

Gee, thanks evil Government entity!
The thing is, I made the usual mistake of posting a comment in response to Bob's piece (which I highly recommend that everyone read). And, predictably, I got a response to my comment from someone's who disagrees with my communist views. So I decided to post the brief "online conversation" between me, and an angry, anti-government person.

Note: My better half tells me not to engage in this kind of "back and forth" but I can't help it. I feel like at some point, it needs to be done. At some point, we're going to have to engage in a conversation with the right, because that's how conflict is ultimately resolved. "Enjoy"?

Original comment by Groobiecat in response to Bob Cesca's post:
Mr. Elastic Person responds to my comment:
My response to Mr. Elastic Person's response:

Response: *Dog barks somewhere in the distance*

My Bad. A commenter replied, more or less correctly, that the phone and rail systems actually were mainly the result of private sector ingenuity. I have to agree, although the government provided assistance in both cases. I think I need to stick to the basics: Highways, Research and the Interwebs, Mail, Health, including inoculation against many kinds of diseases, National Parks, Flu Shots, Jobs, Gas (oil drilling tax incentives!).

*Yes, jobs! I keep forgetting that the government actually does create jobs!

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