Tea Baggers: Dipping Their Tea Bags in a Steaming Cup of Arrogance
A little political fire-speak and a brief tribute to the Buffalo Bills 2010-2011 season.
People demand that government be more in the hands of Ordinary Americans. The same Americans who watch Jersey Shore twice a week, consider chicken gorditas health food and literally laugh at the idea of reading. What makes people think they can govern themselves? Ignorance and a willing suspension of historical precedent. At no point in mankind’s existence has he lived a safe, happy life while participating in a leaderless society. When left to our devices, a vicious, tribal, mentality tends to grip us, and we slaughter each other in search of the very power, we all claim to be against. You see it in Africa where liberation groups take part in rape and mass slaughter, supposedly, in response to an abusive government. Becoming a wolf to kill a wolf, and forgetting the way back to humanity.
Humans are animals with personality faults and horrible mean streaks, which if left unchecked can mutate into such things as genocides and colonialism. The only way to defend against our own nature, is to develop systems and structures–like architects and engineers–that can absorb our flaws while utilizing our gifts, and believe it or not, a Democratic Republic such as our own, is pretty damn good. Not perfect, but good. It is the combination of the people having a say in who governs them whilst still maintaining a buffer between what the angry mob is screaming about and what actually gets put into action. While I understand it is tough to hear that you may be too stupid to have any serious input into the grand scheme of a society, it does not take away any validity from the statement.
It is definitely frustrating sometimes when, what seems to be an overwhelming majority, are being ignored, but in reality, sometimes even the majority of people can be acting like dickheads. We do not want Joe the Plumber to be a President. We do not want an ordinary person to be leader of the Free fucking World, regardless of how neat a movie it would make. The truth is the basic structure of our government (minus some corruption) is better than any pure democracy being led by a bunch of tea-bagging, hillbillies who depend on one television network to provide all their political, social and economic insight.
What was the point to this? Ah yes, The 2010 Buffalo Bills. Anyways, CJ Spiller is in the backfield, we have a quarterback and literally millions of teams have won the Super Bowl after starting 0-5. All said, the Bills made their way into the AFC East Top 4 this year. This fantastic leap to excellence was helped along by the fact that the Patriots have been relocated to South Dakota, where they can’t bother anyone, the Jets are refusing to play this season after the Giants gave the smaller, more timid Jets a nasty wet willie (and refuses to apologize), and the Dolphins will continue to merrily choose cocaine over athletics.
Go Buffalo…or something?