Friday, August 19, 2005

Voting For Pirates


How old were you when you realized that most politicians have the moral fiber of Jack Sparrow? Like Jack, they might have some charisma, some humor and some charm, and they might even do the right thing if it serves them, but you wouldn't turn your back on them with your wallet on the table. I was just a kid of 16 when Spiro Agnew’s cry of "damn lies!" turned out to be the damning truth. There are things that you just accept as you get older.

F’rinstance: A religion that demands celibacy from its priests attracts child molesters. Rock stars are exposed to and often abuse illegal drugs. Pious preachers that constantly rail against pornography usually have a secret collection of the filthiest enema porn that most of us would prefer to not even know about. And, politicians are usually crooks, liars and hypocrites. You accept it and move on.

Now, we can choose not to go to a church that turns a blind eye to molestation, we can avoid driving with a burnt-out rock star, and we can ignore the strident pleas of a closet pervert. But we have to have politicians. We must vote. So, when we vote, we say, “Ok, both of these knuckleheads are at least as sleazy as Danny DeVito in “Ruthless People,” so which one is more apt to advance an agenda that is most like my own vision?

Which is why I get so angry with the imbeciles in this country who get seduced by the rhetoric of the Republican party.

As a result, I am linking here to Issue 198 of The Democratic Underground’s Top 10 Conservative Idiots, just to remind all of us what a load of bloody bollocks is The Republicans’ claim to the moral high ground and family values.


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While searching for links to augment this post, I came across THIS!!!!!!!

“And if your head explodes with dark forbodings too
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon”

- Roger Waters

9 Comments:

Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

"A time to be stupid, and a time to be really stupid, like Jerry Falwell."

I'm sure that's in the Bible somewhere.

11:02 AM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

He is unbelievable.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

My mother took my sister and I and hurried away in the middle of the night to escape my father when she discovered he'd been abusing my sister sexually, with nothing but the clothes on our backs.

The church turned us away. The Priest said my father was an important man, an upstanding member of the community and had to be protected.

I'll repeat that: a woman and her two young children with nowhere else to go was turned away in the night by the catholic church because they were more worried about the father than the girl he'd abused.

My mother was no longer allowed in the church since she was a divorcee. Yet, my father was welcomed each Sunday.

And I'm supposed to turn to them for moral judgement?

2:34 AM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

HFR: Key Riced! I think I am going to have to post about that, because I've actually heard a similar story from another friend. Not sure when I will get to it but one about the Catholic Church has been brewing for a while...

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Kevin Wolf said...

Viscount, I have to stop following the links embedded in your posts. My blood pressure, ya know...

11:26 AM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

Yeah, sorry Kev. I have it too. Maybe we should just become a evangilical Christians - then heading toward the endtimes will actually make us happy!

12:42 PM  
Blogger cali said...

I was liking this particular post quite a bit. Starts off with Johnny Depp (ooh la la) provides a link to a funny site I've forgotten to visit in awhile, but you cinched it with the end quote.

May I link to your blog? ~ cali

2:30 PM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

Calidem,

Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. Yes, of course I would be very pleased to have you link to me.

3:41 PM  
Blogger cali said...

It is done.

6:27 PM  

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