Some during the election were worried about the intensity of my opposition to Mitt Romney and all things Republican. They thought it hazardous to my health. In reality though, the Republican Party, as it has evolved over decades, is not the same Republican Party of which my own father was a part. To be vociferously against it, I aver, is NOT hazardous to my health but allowing that party to flourish and become a part of the nation’s DNA surely is.
When one buys into the Republican brand one buys more than an economic belief system. One must buy into the other social issues attendant to it and that means huge numbers of human beings will be denied rights which should justly be theirs. The Republican Party forces conformity -- total conformity -- to certain social policies that leave out millions from the joys of what their own life dictates. It accedes women and their bodies to male control and establishes a white male-dominant world.
The Republican Party’s belief system is insidious. It destroys lives because in order to sign up to attain power one must strip one’s self of humanity and obediently adhere to particular beliefs – immutable and extreme – etched in stone demanding complete ideological unquestioning loyalty to them. Grover Norquist’s no tax pledge that he demands all Republican lawmakers sign is a metaphor for the admittance nationally into the larger party. A uniformity and purity of belief is a pledge one must symbolically make to gain admittance to the club. Moreover, it demands its adherents give vast sums of money they often do not have. It makes some who promote Republican politics and its sidecar religious fanaticism on TV, film, books, DVS's and in churches very very rich mostly off the backs of the gullible millions who are not.
The Republican Party is about money and its conjoined religious adherence is about money too. They dupe unquestioning millions and make a fortune. It is imperative that we try to stop this sickening, stifling, uncompromising and extreme movement which has morphed and gained power over time. Power is an aphrodisiac to those who seek it but in Republican land that power it is NOT about acknowledging human diversity; it is about stifling it. It requires a repressed sexless world existing within the rigid confines of its made up Biblical rules.
The Republican Party is tyrannical in nature and dangerous in the extreme to our democratic way of life. Those of us who understand the facts of science, those of us who eschew magical thinking, and those of us who make room for the diversity of human species MUST STOP the Republican Party and its extremist social agenda from gaining control. That Party if it assumes great power again will relegate MILLIONS in our nation to an unsustainable life and usher in an Aldous Huxleyian Brave New World dystopia that would make even him cringe!
WHY IT IS NEVER OVER AND IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT DEMOCRATS HERE AND ALL OVER THE NATION, TURN STATE LEGISLATURES BLUE AND TRY TO RETAKE THE HOUSE, KEEP THE SENATE TO HELP OUR PRESIDENT NOT HAVE TO FIGHT FOR EVERY SINGLE THING THAT WOULD CREATE JOBS, HEAL OUR NATION TO ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND KEEP US SAFE!