"Wise Up and Rise Up – or Kiss It All Goodbye"
"It's bad enough that we face the end of America, sadly, we also face the end of humanity." So warns KOmmie One Pissed Off Liberal in this ominous THREAD, "Wise Up and Rise Up – or Kiss It All Goodbye". To say this diary struck a chord among the KOmmies would be an understatement--over 600 KOmments in less than 24 hours! So let's see why THE SKY IS FALLING AND WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, wondering what the winning bid on BEARak Obama will be when the eBay auction ends in just a short time (at 18:00:00 PDT), is in the [brackets]:
Wise Up and Rise Up – or Kiss It All Goodbye
[I guess we better WISE UP AND RISE UP--NOW!!]
It's bad enough that we face the end of America, sadly, we also face the end of humanity.
[THE END OF HUMANITY--UNLESS WE RISE UP NOW!!!]
Only over the past 8 years has it become so shockingly obvious just how blatant is the case against the existence of American democracy. It came to a head, in my view, with "Impeachment is off the table."
[One Pissed Off Liberal is off his meds.]
That betrayal was the ultimate selling out of the American people – and this at the hands of the democratic leadership. . . . The American people have been sold down the river by these crooks. . . . Pelosi has made it clear, the American people and the values they hold (such as justice and government of, by and for the people) no longer matter.
[D*MN you, Pelosi!!]
We once had dreams.
[Now we have nightmares.]
Will a President Obama and a solid democratic majority make a difference? Yes – but don’t be surprised if it is far less difference that you may be expecting.
[President Obama will let us down, just like Pelosi, the Clintons, and Edwards.]
My guess is that they will treat us pretty much just as Pelosi has (and just as Obama has with FISA) – with a velvet ‘f*ck you’ delivered with a huge disingenuous smile. . . .
It’s enough to make you wonder if another world is even possible.
[It's not. Give up.]
"What is wrong with us? Where is our passionate intensity?" ~ Naomi Klein
["You're KOmmies. It's in your irrational density." ~ Charles Henrickson]
"We are missing movement power." ~ Naomi Klein
["You are missing marbles." ~ Charles Henrickson]
How is it that we have failed to coalesce our collective outrage into an effective movement?
[You need more roughage.]
We need everyone to be prepared to hit the streets. . . .
[TO THE STREETS! PERSON THE BARRICADES! THE REVOLUTION BEGINS TODAY!!!]
this is about the fate of humankind.
[The fate of personkind DEPENDS ON US!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
America has been stolen from us – and this is NOT a figure of speech.
[The oceans are meeting in the vacated spot!]
We will all lose. Everything.
[Don't get too specific now, One Pissed Off Liberal. Don't say how or why. Don't supply any evidence. Just leave it at, "We will all lose. Everything."]
We must get our priorities straight and we must do so in a mighty hurry.
[Hurry! Don't stop to think!]
We must stand up every time we have the chance, for everything that is right and against oppression and injustice. Speak out, rise up - do not sit silently as injustices bloom all around you.
[Speak truth to power!]
But confrontation can be so rude. Yes – but some things (like liberty and the fate of our species) are more important than good manners. . . . There is finally a place for rudeness.
[One could say it is your guys's métier.]
I’ve heard many a good progressive put down Code Pink because they offend their sense of decorum. But people, this is serious. This is no time to be quiet and respectful. . . . Code Pink are noisy, rude and clownish . . .
[Don't forget "ineffective."]
. . . but they get peoples’ attention.
[So does that Naked Cowboy guy. Big deal.]
Kossacks on the march, standing up for America - we need more of this, not less.
[We need . . . A MILLION MOONBAT MARCH!!!]
It’s time we all stand up for what we believe and take every opportunity to speak truth to power. . . .
[Hey, you actually said it! Thanx for validating the stereotype!]
The disgraceful Pelosi ass-kissing festival I witnessed at Netroots Nation alarmed me. . . .
[Mistress Nancy used her Whip and made you obey.]
If kissing the ass of power is what the netroots have come to – it has come to naught.
["Kissing the Ass of Power": KOmmieland's new motto.]
It is time to stand up for America – not sit down or rollover.
[Beg! Play dead!]
Peace out! OPOL
[Wacked-out! OPOL! Now let's sample a FEW of the OVER 600 KOmmie KOmments . . .]
The ass kissing at netroots nation was a symptom of a larger problem. People here look up to authority and are looking for a hero.
Your brothers and sisters are scraping out a living, so worn down, so tired, so jaded and fearful of one paycheck from the street, that they don't have one damn minute to spare for 'taking it to the streets' and fighting the good fight, like we did in 1970's. And that, my friends is exactly the way THE MAN planned it to be. . . . Right on OPOL, you got it all in there.
[Right on, right on! We must take it to the streets FOR our brothers and sisters! Don't let THE MAN hold us down!]
Nancy Pelosi should be impeached along with Bush and Cheney.
["Impeached"?? Hah! Try "executed"! To The Hague with the lot of 'em!]
THE MAN has his plan, and his plan is working just fine, thank you very much.
[THE MAN, A PLAN, A CABAL--PARANOIA!]
The PNAC global domination group has been building control for some time.
[THE MAN, A PLAN, A CABAL--PNAC!]
I keep swinging back and forth between hope and despair.
[Stay with despair.]
Our present candidates are merely promising a nuanced variation on the same failed theme. The Democrats were given a mandate in 2006 to bring about some real changes but many, including the leadership (e.g. Pelosi, Hoyer and Reid) have proven themselves to be not much better better than the neocons.
It was just as upsetting to see Larry King throw softball questions at her. He even asked her a few questions about John Edwards. . . .
[Don't tell me Edwards had an affair with PELOSI?!]
Hopefully we will have more room to organize after Obama wins. The way I see it is: let's elect him, and then let's push and protest him.
[IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!]
F*ck being nice and respectful. . . . No more Mr. Nice Guy.
[Let's alienate EVERYBODY!]
The problem with your message is that almost nobody wants to hear it. It's uncomfortable, unpleasant, scary even. The reality is that as long as people can retreat to their homes, pop open a cold one, grab the remote for some propaganda, we won't have the massive numbers needed to effect change. People by and large have grown lazy, disengaged and self-f*cking-absorbed, and couldn't f*cking care less as long as their little corner of the world isn't flooded, burning, under attack etc.
[So if we're not under attack . . . and we have a home we can retreat to . . . and we have the time and the money and the freedom to pop open a cold one . . . tell me again, WHY should we be rushing to the street to start a revolution??]
Maybe i'm in the wrong mood, but i just don't get this. Rise up? Like, with shotguns and stuff? The coming police state?
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!]
I can't get past the disconnect of metaphorically kicking ass through civil disobedience.
[It's just a metaphorical kicking ass. No real asses will be hurt during the filming of this kicking.]
I am secure in my job (for now), have health insurance (for now), my house is worth far more than I paid for it 15 years ago (for now). I just got wireless internet and expanded cable (to get more of the propaganda).
[THE MAN is keeping you down!]
They know what drives the primitive portions of our brains.. seek salt.. seek sugar.. seek fat...
[Seek professional help.]