There are some words I’m very careful to avoid using. “Hate” is the one I’m keenest to avoid, and lately I’ve realised I’m none to fond of the word “scorn” either, both for the mental images they summon. One which I used to toss around in my youth with (ha!) gay abandon was “evil”, but that too has become a word I find myself very reluctant to use – particularly when describing people.
Yet, when I consider the GOP Presidential selection campaign, I’m unable to express my feelings any other way than the following:
The GOP presidential selection race is a celebration of arch stupidity; it’s a deliberate, calculated embracement of mean spirited obtuseness with the goal of maximising divisiveness and persecution whilst appealing to the very worst parts of human nature – selfishness, cruelty, savageness and narcissism. They heap scorn on the poor, the non-heterosexual and the non-christians who dare to want to live their own lives as equals and with respect. They shit kick and they bully for no other reason than the simple fact that it’s a blood sport to ignorant fools and bigoted arseholes who are too afraid to step outside their own blinkered worldview to see life in the full glory it can be beheld. I wish injury or death on no-one, and yet, if I were the only person in the street and saw any of these candidates on fire, I doubt I could even bring myself to piss on them, they’re so abhorrent. They are all, without a doubt to me, fundamentally hateful individuals who bring no worth to the mental evolution of the human race.
That these people can be held up as paragons of morality or democracy by anyone at all is a sad inditement on the state of politics and the influence of radical religious belief in the United States.
For years I wondered what “GOP” stood for in relation to the republican party. It seems that, at best, it means “Glorifying Obtuse People”.