It's not you I hate, conservative.
I hate what I became because of you.
I never wanted to loathe these people. Never. I wanted them to turn a corner. To hit bottom and finally start to sober up. To finally snap out of the fascist mesmerism that lets them fall for the same lies from the same liars over and over again, To finally get so sick of being slapped in the face by observable reality and their own words on tape once too often and wake the fuck up.
We could have argued over the size and shape of the safety net and marginal tax rates and American foreign policy all day long and I will never raise my voice, but the prerequisite to any of that is that you had to stop being out of your fucking mind. You had to stop belly-crawling back to the same frauds and demagogues no matter how many times their lies humiliate you. You had to stop, stop, stop giving your voted and you money and your fealty to Rush and Sean and Karl and Kellyanne and everyone else who is getting rich off of demolishing out democracy while calling people like me an America-hating traitor.
This isn't North Korea. This isn't Cold War East Germany. You could have walk away from the propaganda and turned your back on the crazy any time you wished.
But you chose not to. Over and over again, you freely chose not to.
Which is why, after giving you every opportunity to stop being hateful, racist assholes, one by one we dirty, despised hippies (who have been cast out of polite society for the unforgivable sin of speaking the truth about you people out loud) finally gave up. Finally got it through our heads -- finally accepted in our tolerant, forgiving Liberal hearts -- that "hateful racist asshole" isn't a bug with you people -- it's your fucking operating system.
I never wanted to hate you, but when I look into at the earnest, implacable, furious, cow-dumb eyes of Republicans like this (h/t Crooks & Liars) --
-- what I see are the predictable and deplorable results of decades of unreconstructed Southern Strategy thinking, voluntary Fox News lobotomizing and voluntary Hate Radio stupification.
This woman says "November 2008" because, like millions and millions just like her. she still can't quite say "Because that dirty n*gger and his moocher wife cheated their way into my White House" on camera and get away with it. This frustrates her terribly, and so she gives herself willingly to a lying racist orange fire demon in the hopes that he will stand up in front of 100 million people and say it for her.
I tried for a long time not to despise these people, but I also believe that those who work hard should earn what they work for.
And these awful, awful people have worked so very hard for so many years to earn my contempt that I feel I would be cheating them out of the poison fruits of their labor not to loathe them and everything they stand for and everyone who continues to collaborate with or makes excuses for them.
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