Once upon a time, there was a character limit on Facebook posts, much like there is on Twitter today. Facebook ditched that, thus leading to novels posted by political ideologues like this gem — a 500-some word conservative political manifesto that highlights everything wrong with how they think:
Just what’s so important about this? It’s a perfect illustration of how conservatives have an almost psychotic tendency to split the world into two groups of people: the good and the bad. This has all of the classic tropes, and to hammer home just how clueless this guy is, it came with this meme attached:
It’s hard telling what the most hilarious thing about that entitled whining above is, but if I had to pick, my favorite part in that steaming pile of horse manure right there at the beginning. Hans starts off, right out of the gate, with the lie about the Golden Past, when things were better and pastures were greener and the plebeians were all like him — i.e., too stupid to recognize bullshit when it was being crammed down their throats.
I also like the idea that “unity” and “diversity” are opposed. But I guess in the mind of Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines up there, they are.
The United States has never been a unified country. Up until the Civil War, it was “these United States.” There’s always been a culture gap between North and South, with the North placing an emphasis on the community while the South placed a premium on political lies to keep the whites who lived there in check and the caste system in place.
If you want to know more, watch the Crash Course U.S. History videos. You can find them here; they are definitely worth your time.
And that’s before I get into the inability to realize that addiction isn’t a personal flaw anymore than cancer and depression are personal flaws, and that the attack on “Ebonics,” properly called African-American Vernacular English, or AAVE, is racist.
It’s funny how they think that “tolerance” should mean “always agreeing with conservatives,” isn’t it? But then, what do I know? I’m just a whiny Millennial who thinks that the president should represent more than the 19% of the population who would think the world was flat if Infowars told them so.