Today I found some must read material that I need to share with you.
Recently I added Fuzzy Logic to my blog roll. The owner of Fuzzy Logic, She of the Fuzzy Slippers or Fuzzy for short, has delivered an absolute stinger of a letter to the leftists who wish to attempt mockery as a form of political debate. She takes them to task in an inspiring, logical, and fact filled verbal assault that is polite yet to the point.
Without further adieu:
Dear Radical Progressives,
Hi there, my name is Fuzzy, and I'm a patriot, tax payer, free citizen of these United States. I wanted to take a few moments to explain a few things to those of you on the shrill, hate-filled, mean-spirited, thoroughly loony far far left, things that I'm pretty sure you cannot grasp, but I will try nonetheless.
1. Calling Tea Party patriots vile and crude names is (well, yes, vile and crude, but also) silly. You explode our numbers with your out of touch ridicule, that darned Alinsky magic just isn't working anymore. And you know why? Because we get it. You think we're wing nuts, whackos, blah blah blah. Shrug.
For your crazy, hate-filled raging to make any difference at all, two things would need to be true: I.) That we care, and by this I mean, that we are bothered enough by and/or shamed by your name-calling into stopping our resistance, into slinking into some PC "time out" corner. Oops, we're not. And II.) That you are making a difference to our detriment, and by this I mean that you are attracting an audience for and succeeding in your attempts to marginalize and demonize us. Oops, you're not. You're sitting in an enormous, once-overflowing auditorium, spewing venom, and you don't seem to notice that a steady stream of people are filing out and rejecting your message.
2. Sit down and take a deep breath, this one may sting: Saying that we are "against change" is not an insult. It's simple fact: we own it and are proud of it. We are against "change." We think that your brand of "change" is not only restrictive, anti-American, and substantively socialist but that it's also exceedingly dangerous to this country and to its people.
Your "accusing" us that we are against "change" is like "accusing" someone of being patriotic or of loving their family or their God. You sound thoroughly silly when you say it. So yeah, I'm against "change." Very much so. And?
By the way, all the variations of this--that we want the status quo, that we want to "go back"/"regress," etc.--are not only untrue but equally ineffective. As always with progs, the only way forward is your way, and as I've just explained, we reject progressive "change" and the horrifying "fundamental transformation of America" that you have in mind.
3. Thinking that it's a hurtful "accusation" that we want to block/obstruct/just say "no" to healthcare "reform." Silly rabbits. Of course we want to block it. It's a complete disaster and will do nothing but explode costs and raise taxes, while vastly expanding the size, power, scope, and reach of government. Not something I want to see happen. There are a few good things in the healthcare bills in the House and Senate. Take them out, type them up neatly on a page or two, run it through the CBO, and then we can talk about portability and tort reform. As is? We oppose it, want to block it, say "no" to it, and will do all we can to obstruct its passage. Yay us!
To read the rest of this great piece of awe-inspiring work, click here. Let her know I sent you.
I definitely recommend Fuzzy as someone to check in with frequently. Fuzzy's blog can be found on my blog roll in my sidebar.