Alternately titled: An Open Letter to the “Right”*
For starters, I have no idea how to address you. You don’t merit a “Dear” and you CERTAINLY aren’t “Gentlemen,” but since I’m too nice to call names, let’s just say “To Whom it May Concern” because, well, you know who you are.
Enjoy all this power and attention while you’ve got it, because it’s not going to last long. Based on your behavior (and the behavior of those you loudly and enthusiastically support), it has become increasingly clear that you’ve dropped all pretense of trying to be civil, or decent, or even human. Your interests lie with those who are most able to put you – and those who think like you – into positions of power, and your sole motivation, it seems, is to stay in those positions, regardless of who you have to rape, maim, or kill to do it.
Do you even HEAR yourselves? Do you understand what it means when one of you says that in HIS day, “they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptions. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.”
Really? No; REALLY?!
Look; I understand – even if you don’t (and trust me; I’ve been listening – really listening – to a lot of you, and you really don’t understand) – that you’re scared shitless. You’re terrified that you’re going to lose your privileged status at the top of the pile; that if everyone’s equal, no one will be special and, up to now, you’ve been the special ones – the ones who got the education, the ones who got the jobs and the money and the pensions and the voting rights. You’re the ones who got the mobility and the respect and the choices. If everyone gets those things, you might actually have to earn what you get. If everyone gets those things, you might actually have to share.
Tough shit. Get used to the idea, because it’s coming; mark my words.
I would suggest that you think – long and hard – about whether or not this culture war bullshit is a fight you really want to have, because I’m telling you this right now; you WILL lose. That is not a threat; it’s a promise. Your efforts to drag our society back to the good old days of subservient gals and obedient Negroes and silently closeted gays are going to result in the decimation of your party and the shame and humiliation of both the leaders who advocated these draconian ideals and the followers who blithely voted against their own interests when they voted against their neighbors’ rights.
Make no mistake, People; you, with your narrow, frightened little minds and your hatred and bigotry and smallness all wrapped up in a cloak of patriotic self-righteousness, are starting a fight you will not win. You’re pissing off a LOT of people, and though we may not have the money or the media machines behind us, we are legion. We aren’t going to lay down for you. In fact, if you keep this shit up, we’ll be coming for you.
Don’t think we won’t.
*(I NEED to come up with a new name for them – they’re NOT right…)