Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An open letter to teabaggers

Dear Teabagger,

Hello, I'd like to introduce myself to you. I am a patriotic American. My family has been in this country for hundreds of years. We have always been working class people who worked very hard all our lives. I was raised in a working class environment, struggled to get an education and got a fairly good job working for a major corporation. I have raised a family and worked hard to take good care of my children and put them all through college. I believe I raised them with good "moral fiber" and ethical standards. It was always important for me to teach them to do what was right for themselves, their family and their country. They have thrived.

I have never served in the military, but my father and his father did in both world wars. One of my g'fathers served in the Revolutionary War as a captain in a Conn. regiment. A second cousin has his sword. Another fought in the Civil War. A g'g'g uncle was killed at the Battle of the Wilderness. I was always raised to respect those who served in the military and I always have. Many of my friends served in Viet Nam and I've always honored their service.

I have never stolen from anyone or gotten anything I didn't work for. With my own two hands I built the house that I raised my children in.

Can you relate to my experience and background?

I am a typical All-American person. I am also a liberal who supports President Obama and believe he is overall doing the right thing for our country.

See, I am not your enemy. I am an American citizen who wants nothing but the best for our country. Yes, "OUR" country. I was raised to believe in many of the ideals of conservative America. I was also raised to believe that people on the left and people on the right could work together for the common good and that declaring war against any sector of America was treason.

So please, think about these things next time you hear one of your fellow teabaggers saying things that make it sound like those who disagree with your views are somehow the enemy. I am not your enemy, I am a fellow American who only wants our country to survive and prosper, but I fear that if we keep on spreading the hate filled rhetoric that is being put forth by the leaders of your movement, we may not survive.

Oh, and I know there is hate filled rhetoric coming from the left also. I have no more tolerance for it than I do for that from the right.

OK? That's my reality. I hope you will consider my words and think about why you feel so full of rage when you think about the views of people like me.


Sagacious Hillbilly


Herbert Weaver said...

Nice. Aside from I've struggled to find the strength to be a pacifist all my life (not big on the military angle myself), we are 100% on the same page. But, as you imply, ain't we all?

I think it's the same struggle to find the strength not to hate these people back for what they're doing to our society and the world our kids are going to inherit.

But if MLK could be inspired by Ghandi to not fight back when all hell was breaking loose in Alabama, I can at least try not to yell back at wingnuts!

SagaciousHillbilly said...

I think you have hit upon a good path there Herb. There IS no sense in yelling back anymore than Martin found sense in fighting back.

I too have struggled with passivism. . . often not successfully. I can still respect and honor my warrior friends and family without condoning militarism.

Bachmann2012 said...

Hi Sagacious Hillbilly. I want to thank you for your thoughtful post and for admitting that there is also some hate filled speech coming from the left too. They are always calling us on the right ignorant rednecks. You are a hillbilly so I'm sure you take offense to that as well.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Bachman, I'd love to commiserate with you, but then I go to your blog and see this:

Poll Proves Obama Believed To Be, And Probably Is, A Marxist/Socialist/Anti-Christ
Well, I had no idea that CLF politics and the strength of the Tea Baggers were so popular. There's a new Harris poll taken at the height of the Obamacare debate that proves that our points have become so pervasive among the masses. Just look!

It appears that you are adding fuel to the hate filled environment of modern politics.

eamoore1978 said...

Congrats, you've been trolled.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Sorry Bachman, I'm a little slow. I thought your blog was a serious right wing fanatics homeplace. You had me going there for a while and then I really read some of your articles. . . hilarious! Your certainly have a talent for parody.
I loved the part about your health insurance going from 80-20 to 60-40 and probably worse after the "government takeover of medicare." THAT was fucking funny.

Bachmann2012 said...

Hi SagaciousHillbilly,

We are just blogging real American thoughts and real patriotic arguments. Sometimes irony is right in front of you. Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you again! And oh... You Keep Conservatives Using Freedom!!