Tuesday, May 03, 2005

GOP : Bully in the Global Schoolyard

by Mike Dixon

The GOP is the schoolyard bully.

As most of us can remember from grade school, the bully takes what he wants from the weak (your lunch or homework) and gives nothing in return, destroys what he doesn’t understand (the book you were reading or model you brought for show and tell).

This translates into cutting funding for schools, healthcare, and veterans to give tax cuts to the rich and defense contracts to their friends.

The bully focuses on the weak. In school, it is the small, shy goofy-looking kids. At home, the GOP used to do this by picking on blacks, which still works to some degree, and Latinos, which works in the Southwest, but as both groups are more accepted, they have moved on to smaller minorities, seemingly less able to fight back, gays and Muslims.

The bully’s friends are other bullies like corporations who want to profit as much as possible by paying as little as possible to workers and countries they take raw materials from and religious leaders who produce nothing but fool the stupid into making them millionaires. Some who are poor and weak worship the bully, not because he helps them in any way, but because they hope to become bullies themselves one day.

When the bully bothers to explain something, it doesn’t make much sense. It doesn’t have to. The words are not what’s important, it’s the pounding you’ll get if you don’t do what the bully tells you.

The one thing a bully fears is the other kids banding together and kicking his ass. He will do anything to stop this. On the playground, he will remind you that your new ally is a gimp, a nigger, or a fag.

There is a difference between the schoolyard and the political schoolyard. In the adult world, there is no teacher watching the schoolyard to appeal to. There are just the bullies and the rest of us. Without that adult looming in the background, what would that bully have done to you?

That is exactly what is happening to us now, and to the rest of the world because we haven’t put our bully in his place.

by Professor Smartass


Blogger Professor Smartass said...

Thanks for posting my piece!

See my blog at


6:07 pm  
Blogger Fintan, BreakForNews.com said...

Top Class, Dude!
I didn't know it was you, so I have now amended the post to link to your blog.

8:09 pm  

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