Sunday, July 10, 2011

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: Bob Vander Plaats

One of these is Bachmann, looking at the eyes I can't tell which one.

Both GOP frontrunner Michele Bachmann and Santorum have signed a pledge written by Iowa ultra-conservative Bob Vander Plaats in which they vow to ban pornography and has a list of anti-gay, anti-Muslim and anti pretty much everything statements.

First and foremost I want to say, “You can take my porn when you pry it out of my wet, sticky hands.” Moving beyond the assault on the First Amendment the pledge gets worse. It praises slavery:

Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born in to slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African- American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President.

This is totally insane, under slavery the people were treated as property and constantly traded and sold at the owner's will. So the father or mother of a child might suddenly be traded to a plantation in another state. The child might be sold on reaching puberty or the owner could just get the hots for the mom start raping her and get rid of the father. Any one who thinks that living under slavery was in any form better than living now is insane.

It attacks gays:

Vigorous opposition to any redefinition of the Institution of Marriage – faithful monogamy between one man and one woman – through statutory-, bureaucratic-, or court-imposed recognition of intimate unions which are bigamous, polygamous, polyandrous, same-sex, etc.

Just a note here, besides attacking gays the language of this also attacks the traditional southern marriage style of serial polygamous, polyandrous marriage. Multiple divorce and remarrying.

Of course it wouldn't be a GOP pledge without an imaginary bogeyman:

Rejection of Sharia Islam and all other anti-woman, anti-human rights forms of totalitarian control.

There is no such thing as Sharia Islam outside the GOP's imagination.

So to Bachmann, Santorum, Vander Plaats, and anyone else who think it's okay to pledge to do racist, discriminatory, unconstitutional things, I say, “Shut-up Stupid, people should have the right to live anyway they want as long they aren't hurting another soul. Thinking anyone is better off in any way as slave rather than a free person is crazy to the point that you should have your head examined.”

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE


Stephanie Barr said...

A number of fundamentalist views are as anti-women as Islamic religions.

It amazes me that people can promote this sort of garbage and not be laughed off the public stage.

Actually, it makes me really really sad.

Project Savior said...

What makes me sad is the predictable response that will come, after everyone laughs at them they will play the victim and say we are picking on their beliefs.
I say if you don't want beliefs picked on, don't belief in silly things that hurt other people.