Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Well Ran Dry

I once wrote a song called "Whatcha Gonna Do When the Well Runs Dry", a little ditty about what happens when you push someone too far, and they just don't want to deal with you anymore. A number of people and organizations asked me for money this week and found that the well had run dry. NARAL, for example sent me a letter asking for money to protect access to birth control. After the failure to stop Alito, and their consistent support of "pro-choice Republicans" like Lincoln Chaffee and Olympia Snowe, both of who supported Alito, I told NARAL "NO, never again." The DNC came calling as well: I asked them how Paul Hackett was doing.

A few weeks ago, I responded to my friend byl's post about the riots surrounding the Mohammed cartoons. I wish to amend that rebuttal.

I have absolutely no symapthy at all for these whining, misbehaving crybabies. Not a drop. What changed my mind?

Earlier this month, America's own Taliban, the American Family Association (who i will not link to) led by Reverend Donald "Duck" Wildmon, convinced NBC to cancel an episode of [the execrable] "Will and Grace" because it guest-starred Britney Spears as a conservative Christian minister (nice tits, Brit). Earlier in the year, the same group was successful at cancelling NBC's "Book of Daniel". The reason given in both instances was "the programs are offensive to Christians." Well boo-fuckin'-hoo, if what I said at the time, boo-fuckin'-hoo to you poor, downtwodden widdle wight-wing Cwistians. Aw, did someone give oo a buggy-boo?

So if I deplore this kind of caving in to the religious right in America, why would I be willing to offer my sympathy to the religious right in the Middle East and Europe, to people who are even more intolerant of women's rights than right-wing Christians; who persecute gay people even more than right-wing Christians; and who act like royal assholes in all the ways that right-wing Christians act like royal assholes?

Answer: I'm not. You don't like the way your spiritual leader is portrayed in a fucking cartoon? Tough fucking shit.


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