I’m a liberal. That’s something you have to clarify now, because the hard-left has a purity test for this shit. Because if you don’t hate the person they hate as much as they hate them, you’re secretly a conservative. If you have opinions that they don’t like, you’re right-wing (ask Dusty Smith about that). If any of your politics don’t align with their sensibilities, you are a traitor to your fellow liberals, no matter how left-leaning your positions are. Just ask Laci Green how that’s going. She decided to give those opposed to her side a voice and let them speak and now she is the SJW equivalent of a race-traitor, even though she still harbors a lot of values that are in line with a lot of theirs. But she is open to conversation, so I can at least disagree with her and it’s okay. If she was here, I would have some lively debates with her about the nature of gender and how everyone’s belief in thousands of them is something I find ridiculous.
The reason I brought that up is because I’m on Twitter today and I’m seeing a lot of shit. Like how Chester Bennington committed suicide. A fact for which I am incredibly saddened. I may not be a fan of their later stuff, but when I was young Linkin Park got me into punk rock. My friend Quinn hit me up after the news dropped and said it hurt her personally because she had a very strong punk identity growing up. We used to listen to Linkin Park’s CD’s, back when those were still a thing. To this day she tries to still keep the punk rock love close to her heart. The punk rock lesbian, and she calls herself. We had a long conversation about growing up listening to that music. It was saddening.
I also learned that John McCain recently found out that he has cancer. It’s very serious. Having just gotten through an episode where I could have potentially had skin cancer, stuff like this strikes very close to my heart. I also got to see my grandfather die of it. Then there was Quinn’s mom, who was the most important person in the world to her. When her father cast her out when she came out, it was her mom that stood by her. Destroyed the family, but she was loyal to her daughter. Lost the relationship with the older daughter for that as well. Since she couldn’t put the smokes down, lung cancer took her as well. It was an episode that I got to help Quinn through when she was broken so hard.
But here’s the thing – I don’t agree with John McCain on pretty much anything. I can say that at least he wasn’t a hypocrite about valuing family. He was strongly against the LGBT community, but when his daughter comes out as gay, he is suddenly very quiet on that. So props there. He put his money where his mouth is.
With the announcement of him having a serious condition that could potentially be fatal, I see shit like this.-
To the people who are cheering at the thought of a man dying of cancer, has any one of you detestable pieces of shit lost someone to cancer? Have you seen what it does to a person? I honestly question if any of these loathsome shit-biscuits have any sense of empathy at all. Yes, because what side of the political debate I’m on should mean that I want to see this man die a very painful death?! Is that really how these animals think?! That’s what you are if you think this way – an animal! You’re lower than the lowest form of scum.
Is this the new left? Stuff like this is why I have to qualify me being a liberal. Because I do NOT stand with these people. I do NOT consider them my friends, my allies, my comrades in arms. I want NOTHING to do with anyone who thinks this way. I think the liberals need to kick these fuckers to the curb to let them rot away like the gangrenous growth that they are! Post haste!
I am a liberal, and now it comes with a caveat that I am not one of these liberals. I am not part of the regressive, authoritarian left. I am part of the libertarian left, and damn proud of it. If these worthless pricks shown above could please be forced to watch someone that they care about have to suffer with cancer, maybe then those little empathy muscles would go off and they could remember what being a decent fucking person is like. Oh, who am I kidding? If these people were capable of empathy they wouldn’t have reveled in someone dying in the first place.
Until next time, a quote,
“It’s the hardest thing in the world, to go on being aware of someone else’s pain.” – Pat Barker