DUmmie Leftist Agitator gets the Peace, Love, and Tolerance Award® right off the bat. Even without looking at his post, the title alone tells you this is going to be good. "Exterminate Republicans" is that title, for this THREAD.
Before we get to that, though, yesterday's DUFU has given me an idea. DU, Democratic Underground, needs to rebrand itself. And they should do it along the lines suggested by DUmmie Hoosier Daddy's post, "Progressive"? No: I'm a F***ing LIBERAL! Think of the marketing possibilities:
FLU: It's going viral.
Catch the FLU, F***ing Liberal Underground!
But for now let's go to DUmmie Leftist Agitator's plan to "Exterminate Republicans," in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, is in the [brackets]:
[DUmmie Leftist Agitator, your Peace, Love, and Tolerance Award® is coming right up! I don't know what else you're going to say, but that title alone causes me to flip all the cards and give you the PLATA. Congratulations!]
Not physically. . . .
[Oh, darn! Why not?]
as despotic regimes have tried to do many times throughout history. That form of control is crude, callous, and ultimately self-defeating.
[But it's so much FUn!]
The extermination that I propose is of a different sort.
[We're all ears. Go ahead.]
Republicans and their enablers need to be shunned, both economically and socially. The idea that these people can be a part of our civilized society is frankly, ludicrous, and the sooner that we disabuse ourselves of that ridiculous notion, the better off all of us will be.
[Lovely! How about putting a scarlet "R" on them?]
I'm talking about a total boycott of Republicans, both economically and socially.
[NOT ONE D*MN RETHUGLICAN!]
Refuse to interact with anyone who you know to be a Rightist in any fashion so far as is feasible.
[Even if it's NOT feasible! Say your boss is a miserable capitalist rethuglican oppressor. Well, shun him! If he tells you to do something, don't listen to him! Don't respond! Sure, he may fire your sorry ass, but it will be WORTH IT!]
We need to make their lives as unpleasant as possible in order to restore sanity to our national discourse.
[The irony is rich, isn't it?]
Don't do business with them, don't acquiesce to their insanity out of some misguided sense of decorum, hell, don't even speak to them. . . .
[DUm's the word!]
Cretins like the Kochs would be far less powerful, even with their vast fortunes, if nobody other than a Republican would even speak to them.
[Hey, there's a thought. You DUmmies go ahead and DON'T speak to us cretin conservatives. Don't bother us at all! We may actually enjoy that!]
Yes, I admit that my proposal is very radical, and that no tangible results would be seen for a long time even in the best of cases, but . . .
[. . . but it makes me sound extra tough here on DU, and that's what really matters.]
"But," you might protest, "my uncle (husband, wife, nephew, cousin, etc.) is a Republican! I can't just cut them out of my life!"
[Sure you can! They're not worthy of talking to or being around! Cut them clean out like the cancer they are! Your Republican grandpa--he is responsible for oppressing MILLIONS! So report all your rethug relatives to AttackWatch! Turn them in!]
We make it too easy for them to live and believe as they do.
[Pelt them with snowballs! Key their cars! You know the dog-poop-in-the-paper-bag trick? DU it!]
If you are willing to tolerate their insanity, willing to go along to get along, willing to continue to allow them to hijack our political process for their own nefarious ends that damage us all, then you are scarcely better than they are.
[If you DON'T make life miserable for them, then pelt YOURSELF with a snowball!]
The Amish have a practice called shunning, in which nobody in the community will interact with the shunned for any reason. This is what I suggest, on a much larger scale. . . .
[If we do this shunning stuff, will we also have to dress like the Amish, the beards and the whole nine yards? And what about our computers? Do the Amish have to use manual computers or what?]
The choice is yours: Exterminate Republicans, or they will, sooner or later, exterminate you.
[I'm picturing the Republicans as a bunch or cartoon cockroaches, sitting around smoking cigars and planning their nefarious plans. And here comes DUmmie Leftist Agitator, looking like a big can of bug spray. The Republican cockroaches see him, the cigars fall out of their mouths, and they run and scatter, yelling "RAAAID!!!"]
Hard to do when the way you make a living requires interaction with others.
[Who said it would be easy? But I mean, c'mon, where is your commitment??]
life, in general, requires interaction with others.
[NO! Cut them clean off!]
Should we mark them? Maybe a tattoo.
[Some of them already bear the mark of Cain.]
Somewhere where it can be clearly seen, like on the forearm.
[Right on the forehead. A big scarlet "R." And maybe a yellow armband.]
You don't have to mark them....each time they open their mouths you know who and what they are.
[Monitor their speech! If they start talking about "church" or "family" or "lower taxes," take down their names! Turn them in! Start pelting them with snowballs or, if it's not cold enough yet, with pressed-together handfuls of leaves!]
They are programmed to think without thinking...their motive is "HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE AND MORE HATE"!!!!!!!!
[Oooh, those dirty Rethuglicans! I HATE them! I absolutely HATE them!]
Irony is...starting a thread called, "Exterminate Republicans" in order to tell us all how to figuratively do away with all Republicans in our lives (our family members as well, I assume)...and then accusing Republicans of being all about HATE. oy...
[STOP IT! GET THAT MAN'S NAME! TURN HIM IN! LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!! LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!]
they are an infectious desease with no cure or antitote. Lepers is what they are pure and simple.
[And a leper cannot change his spots.]
Brain dead and crazy..mindless drones like zombies of politics. . . .
[The Night of the Living Red.]
I think more minds are likely to be changed by friendly good-natured debate than by bitter and sullen silence. You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. . . .
[NO! NO! EXTERMINATE! DESTROY! LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!! LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
Do you think they wouldn't think twice about exterminating you if given the chance??????? They prey on you like a helpless kitten and pounce on you like a mad lion.
[Yeah, who are you kitten? C'mon, read between the lions! No pussyfooting around! They're out to get you, so let's get them first!]
If someone posted "Exterminate Democrats" over at FR there'd be a thread here at DU filled with a thousand angry posts. Guess this is another case of "it's OK when we do it"...
What an icky horrible, violent, boorish idea.
[Translation: "I love it."]
Your thread title is appalling.
[Your thread idea is appealing.]
[Bad PR for DU. Might show up in the DUmmie FUnnies. But your idea is GREAT!]