And finally, to be blunt, I said I think this whole feud is kind of stupid, that all of you share 95% of the same political and social objectives and that if you’re all slugging it out in the gutter over doctrinal issues the social conservatives who are the *real* problem can just step across you, and moderates and fence sitters who might otherwise get off the fence ask why they should listen to *either* side… and then go hang out with the social conservatives who offer them tea.
...at which point the loss of the such sociopathic idiots will cause me to weep tears of deeply amused laughter as I see the inevtiable expression on the fence sitters' faces as the conservatives tell them that they're untermenschen scum who deserves to die and htat that big racist Nationalist "We" needs to commit the occasional act of genocide for THE LORD.
The conservatives ARE our recruiters, the trouble is that it really hurts the cause when people who, as you say, share 95% of our political aims go around declaring that group X Y and Z are all untermenschen scum who deserves to be raped and murdered (unless anyone can better parse lucknkl's scatalogical Protocols-esque dribblings so that it doesn't involve holding the view that transwomen deserve to be kept out of rape crisis centers and violence shleters becasue they're Sekret Trans-Ants) and then declaring that "we" all need to, you know, turn a blind eye to this or that nastiness because it hurts teh Unity of Teh Group (AKA the white middle and upper class turds who presume to float to the top of any suitably large enough social movement) if we are bigoted towards Our bigots rather than Their bigots.
No, sorry, bigotry isn't acceptable no matter who's "side" the bigot's on, due to the major aspect of my politics being based around the idea that I want to get rid of bigotry - it's like how chimps and humans have a 95% similar genome, you still won't find me clambering into bed with a chimp, because quite frankly they smell and are dirty and have a great difficulty with things like not shitting in Our collective bed.
A 5% difference is a fucking HUGE difference if it's the right (or wrong) 5%.
My friendships and alliances are based on how they match my politics, you're a freind or ally because you're on my side versus racism, facism, sexism, classism - because my politics are personalised and they are based around a core moral principle that declares that all humans are human, and deserve to be treated appropriately.
This means that if you go off and start declaring that people A are all less than human and deserve worse treatment than they get already, or that people B are all more human than the rest and therfore deserve more respect and greater allowances for their fucked up behavior than the rest, then you are not on my side, i am not your ally, even less your friend.
Also I'm going to poke amanda anyway until she molests piny's ridiculously frigid bear into the sick and seedy underworld of bearstitution, just because I'm a big Bush Hating meanie head.
Tis a fact kind sirs, nothing makes my Thing Rise Up like people refusing to embrace Moral Clarity in the face of the diabolical Chickens-That-Are-Not-Chickens which are the republican party. /completely unconnected but deeply amusing nontheless (via)