Monday, March 29, 2010

The Teabagger Anti-Socialist Pledge

One of the sadly-ironic humorous things about the whole teabagger movement is this: Watching the coverage of the disruptive behavior at their protests I am struck with the fact that so many of these people are fucking old!

I mean they are my age and beyond. And I'd be willing to bet that close to 100% of them are on Social Security and Medicare.

In fact, my favorite sign at one of these gathering of senile two-year-olds read "No Socialized Medicine and Keep Your Hands Off My Medicare".

Okay, fair enough. If you don't like socialism, then don't take part in it. Towards that end, I suggest that the next time you run up against one of these fuckers, get them to sign this pledge:

I, ________________________, do solemnly swear to uphold the principles of a socialism-free society and heretofore pledge my word that I shall strictly adhere to the following:
I will complain about the destruction of 1st Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 1st Amendment Rights.
I will complain about the destruction of my 2nd Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights by legally but brazenly brandishing unconcealed firearms in public.
I will foreswear the time-honored principles of fairness, decency, and respect by screaming unintelligible platitudes regarding tyranny, Nazi-ism, and socialism at public town halls. Also.
I pledge to eliminate all government intervention in my life. I will abstain from the use of and participation in any socialist goods and services including but not limited to the following:
· Social Security
· Medicare/Medicaid
· State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP)
· Police, Fire, and Emergency Services
· US Postal Service
· Roads and Highways
· Air Travel (regulated by the socialist FAA)
· The US Railway System
· Public Subways and Metro Systems
· Public Bus and Lightrail Systems
· Rest Areas on Highways
· Sidewalks
· All Government-Funded Local/State Projects (e.g., see Iowa 2009 federal senate appropriations)
· Public Water and Sewer Services (goodbye socialist toilet, shower, dishwasher, kitchen sink, outdoor hose!)
· Public and State Universities and Colleges
· Public Primary and Secondary Schools
· Sesame Street
· Publicly Funded Anti-Drug Use Education for Children
· Public Museums
· Libraries
· Public Parks and Beaches
· State and National Parks
· Public Zoos
· Unemployment Insurance
· Municipal Garbage and Recycling Services
· Treatment at Any Hospital or Clinic That Ever Received Funding From Local, State or Federal Government (pretty much all of them)
· Medical Services and Medications That Were Created or Derived From Any Government Grant or Research Funding (again, pretty much all of them)
· Socialist Byproducts of Government Investment Such as Duct Tape and Velcro (Nazi-NASA Inventions)
· Use of the Internets, email, and networked computers, as the DoD's ARPANET was the basis for subsequent computer networking
· Foodstuffs, Meats, Produce and Crops That Were Grown With, Fed With, Raised With or That Contain Inputs From Crops Grown With Government Subsidies
· Clothing Made from Crops (e.g. cotton) That Were Grown With or That Contain Inputs From Government Subsidies
If a veteran of the government-run socialist US military, I will forego my VA benefits and insist on paying for my own medical care
I will not tour socialist government buildings like the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
I pledge to never take myself, my family, or my children on a tour of the following types of socialist locations, including but not limited to:
· Smithsonian Museums such as the Air and Space Museum or Museum of American History
· The socialist Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson Monuments
· The government-operated Statue of Liberty
· The Grand Canyon
· The socialist World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials
· The government-run socialist-propaganda location known as Arlington National Cemetery
· All other public-funded socialist sites, whether it be in my state or in Washington, DC
I will urge my Member of Congress and Senators to forego their government salary and government-provided healthcare.
I will oppose and condemn the government-funded and therefore socialist military of the United States of America.
I will boycott the products of socialist defense contractors such as GE, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Humana, FedEx, General Motors, Honeywell, and hundreds of others that are paid by our socialist government to produce goods for our socialist army.
I will protest socialist security departments such as the Pentagon, FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security, TSA, Department of Justice and their socialist employees.
Upon reaching eligible retirement age, I will tear up my socialist Social Security checks.
Upon reaching age 65, I will forego Medicare and pay for my own private health insurance until I die.
Printed Name/Town and State
[HT to The Political Carnival for the plain-text version of the original .pdf form appearing on The Daily Kos site.]


Anonymous said...

Ah, jeez, OPOV, you would get the same response you get when a Republican is found to have cheated on his wife - for decades - .... "That's none of your business. It is impolite and mud-slinging to bring it up. Besides that was different (because it was me doing it)."

Don't cha' think?

Anyway, I laughed when I read your "contract" for people whose heads are in a tight, dark place. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, we could cut the deficit by making these f-tards eat their words and abstain from using any "socialist" program their taxes pay for all the time. I might just have social security when I'm old if these dinosaurs quit eating it all up. I always hoped this idiotic mentality would die off with the boomers and the Me genners, I might just get my wish, especially if they get voted out of office or just die from age attrition. >:)


Farnsworth68 said...

You know that I am officially in my dotage (65 next month) and I used to think that racism would die out -- see, for example, this post from five years ago.
Now I know that these things are self-perpetuating and the gimme generation (since I was born in 1945, I'm not officially a boomer) will continue to feed like hogs at a trough and subsequent generations will learn by example.
It's hard to imagine this nation going through the self-sacrifice that the WWII generation did. But after all, they had a war to win...

Mike said...

Great post, whenever I see a GOP comment less government I will your pledge to sign they will shut up then :-)

Jake Orlando said...

I featured this post on "The American Progressive Party" group on Facebook.


Check it out! Thanks for that!

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, Jake. Here's a clickable link to that page.
-- The F Man