Monday, June 18, 2007
i like mine medium with a hint of marsala....
I came across an article today written by the one and only Ted Nugent. I don't follow him or his politics, but I am aware of his affection for eating the flesh of animals. This is something we have in common. He mentions something about the battle of right and left and makes a good point. Contrary to popular belief, the conservative stance is pro-choice and the left opposes this. I guess I could clarify that by saying that Mr. Nugent , or "The Nuge", implies that the conservative stance is that conservatives want the freedom to choose how they want to live and let others choose how they wish to live. The left wishes to have the choice made for all of us, according to Mr. Nugent. It's an interesting thought and makes a lot of sense. I found the article to be worth the 3 minute read and encourage you to see for yourself. The article is from the Waco(TX) Tribune which is his local paper and includes a mention about someone being fired from Paul McCartney's road crew for eating a hamburger. Now if the guy agreed not to eat meat as part of employment, then that's his own fault. I still think it is somewhat disturbing and gives a glimpse into the mentality possessed by he and his peers.
It seems more and more that a majority of the left-leaning thinkers in this country want to force their ideology onto everyone they find. When I see a hippie, I just shake my head and grin. I don't run over there and make him bathe and get a job and a haircut. I let him live how he chooses. As long as he breaks no laws or infringes upon my rights, he should be able to live as he chooses. On the other hand, he will most likely lecture me on big business, the "new world order", and the war machine until I faint from the smell of Doritos, Kool-Aid, and weed coming from his hairy maw. At the other end of the spectrum, their are a few small contingents of right-leaning nut bags who act the same as the aforementioned hippie. I've only personally experienced a small number of this type of conservative, though. By small, I mean two. The Mainstream Media is quick to spotlight the Westboro Church "ultra crazy 44th black belt conservatives" and label them as Republicans and Bush voters when they are nothing more than a collection of looneys who have lost their keeper. I know there will be some who read this that will accuse the right of doing the same with extreme liberal factions, but I beg to differ. The difference is that while the right has tiny pockets of this problem, the left has tiny pockets of sanity. Make no mistake about it. I encourage everyone to think for themselves and if the left is the side for you then, by all means, be there and be well. There are groups of folks on the left who look at hippies and lefty wackos the same way I do, but they are few and far between. I appreciate them and open dialogue with all of those who have opposing views because it is through that dialogue that we reach compromise, understanding and harmony. I am neither a registered Republican or Democrat. I vote how I choose. It just so happens that my desire to make that choice is a conservative trait.
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“Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak. ”