Saturday, September 10, 2005

Complaint Department

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Come and save them, you racist bastards.

Where's the help? Why is no one coming to help them? Get them out of here. If they weren't poor, you would save them. We can send troops to Iraq but we can't send them here to help them. Why aren't you flying those helicopters faster? Where's the school buses to take them away? Where's the money they need? They deserve that big screen TV, don't shoot them for looting, it's their right to loot because the government let them down and won't help them. This stupid store doesn't even have anything decent to loot. Must be because they knew the people would want it. Why aren't you saving them faster? America is racist! Americans have only donated 700 million dollars! If they weren't all racists, they would have donated at least 800 million!

"I need reinforcement, I need troops, man, I need 500 buses (hmmm... maybe you should have used the ones you had- ed)! I don't know whether it's the governor's problem. I don't know whether it's the president's problem. But somebody needs to get their ass on a plane and figure this out!" -New Orleans Mayor Nagin-

Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee... nothing you do is good... this sucks... I hate everything... gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee... Bush is bad... America is evil and hates poor people... gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee...

...and on, and on, ad infinitum.

This is what my ears have heard for weeks now. Nothing but a steady stream of complaints and accusations. Crying. Whining. Bitching.

My eyes, however, were seeing a different story. I have seen millions of people spring into action. I have seen my brothers in arms in the military rush to the scene and take charge and bring help. I have seen (red) states mobilize to take in refugees. I have seen the President and Congress appropriate tens of BILLIONS of dollars in no time flat, just as a down payment. I have seen ordinary Americans pour their hearts and souls into assisting in this disaster relief. I have seen blogs mobilize to organize efforts and raise incredible amounts of money. I have seen the very best face of America taking care of its own.

Having seen that... and having heard the aforementioned... all I can say is "What the f*** more do you want??"

Is that harsh? Is it?

Is it harsh to expect someone to be even slightly grateful for the unprecedented effort that is going out on this relief effort?

Is it harsh to expect idiots to shut their foul mouths, at least until we are finished pulling people out of danger?

Is it harsh to want admirable acts of human kindness to be met with simple acknowledgement?

Let's be clear here. Crystal clear. Some of these people would not be happy or satisfied under any conditions. In fact, the only thing that makes them happy is to be unhappy. Why is that? Because they are professional complainers and professional victims... or, more accurately, they are modern liberals.

The battle lines have never been more clear. "You owe me, so gimmee, gimmee!" versus "This is America- we can all make it on our own!"

Who wins in this epic struggle? Sadly, no one. We all suffer and we all pay.

The most basic "manners" are certainly the simple saying of "please" and "thank you"... right? I know that they are the ones I most remember my mother reminding me about, and the ones I find myself getting on my kids for. A simple "please" and "thank you." Where is that now? Okay, so "please" isn't necessary, since the storm and flood took care of that. How about "thank you," though? How about one single "official" from that area saying THANK YOU??

No. Not a chance. They are far too busy complaining. And blaming. And whining. And saying "gimmee, gimmee, gimmee."

The liberal "leaders" in Congress wanted to start commissions and blame groups within a few days of the disaster. Most of the Conservatives, though, had to tell them "Um, we're still busy saving people and trying to fix this problem, so we'll have to get back to you on that stuff." Reminds me of what Karl Rove (peace be upon him) said about liberals and 9/11. (Remember? The part about how liberals saw the WTC fall and wanted to prepare indictments and have focus groups... Conservatives saw the WTC fall and prepared for war.)

We all complain sometimes. We all whine about the weather, or the broken window, or the city council, or the lack of anything good on television, or whatever. Complaining happens. It exists as a function of the human animal- and most of us do it from time to time. The trick is to keep it occasional, and prevent it from becoming the norm.

Furthermore, I learned early on in my life that if you are going to complain about something, then you had better bring an alternate solution or just shut the hell up. I try to tell my kids all the time to stop complaining and start doing... it doesn't always work, but at least it's in their minds.

A complaint without a counter-solution is nothing but smelly air.

The next thing is that people who are leading busy and productive lives don't have the time to spend complaining. They are handling the pressures and pitfalls of life, and they try not to waste energy complaining all the time- and when they do complain, it's usually for a pretty good reason, like their taxes are too high.

That is where I see the big disconnect happening nowadays. Many people have become professional complainers. In fact, some of the national "leaders" of different groups make very comfortable livings doing nothing but complaining. I challenge you to show me a big name liberal today who is not constantly complaining.

I'm waiting.

Okay, I'll go on while you continue searching for one.

The leader of the Conservative side of things today is, for all intents and purposes, George W. Bush. Hardly a "perfect" Conservative, the President is still very much liked and respected by most normal Americans and virtually all Conservatives (with some notable exceptions). While there are many points of loyal opposition that Conservatives have with the President, we still support him overall. One of the biggest reasons he is so popular and effective as a leader is because he NEVER complains.

People look at him and see a leader who will always strive to be positive and forward looking. They see a leader who ALWAYS celebrates the greatness of America and the people who live here. That is America. That is what Americans want in a leader. They don't want a complainer. They don't want a sideline quarterback- always ready to hurl insults at the guys in there getting bloodied in the game.

Probably my favorite quote from President Bush is this one: "If leaders of the other party have innovative ideas, let's hear them. But if they have no ideas or policies except obstruction, they should step aside and let others lead." Indeed, they should.

Carry this attitude of complaining from the national level down to the individual level and what do you have? In its purest form, you have a spoiled rotten child- crying endlessly over a perceived slight or a broken toy or whatever else spoiled rotten children cry over. The point is, they are spoiled rotten and endlessly crying. No one likes these whiny children. We always see them portrayed in the movies and in stories... and we love to hate them. Remember the little rich girl in Willie Wonka? "I want it now, Daddy!" Completely unreasonable... completey oblivious to reality... completely obsessed with getting what she wants, and I mean RIGHT NOW.

That is what I see all across our country today. Crying, whining, and complaining. If you tell them what they don't want to hear, then like that child, they will attack you... viciously. Hit them with facts and they will flat out refuse to believe them. Just like that child, they put their hands over their ears and start saying "blah, blah, blah, I can't hear you... blah, blah, blah..."

That is how they dealt with losing yet another election... by refusing to believe that they had lost. Then by complaining some more about everything in the world.

Okay, let's play their game. By all means, let's complain. I propose that we start by making an official "National Unfairness Day." This will allow us to showcase all of the blatant inequities that stare us in the face everyday. By presenting all of the things that are "unfair," we can get together and complain about them.

We'll open with height. Why should some people be born to attain six feet, while others must settle for five feet, seven inches? This is fundamentally not right... and something should be done about it. While we're at it, we need to also look at obesity and why some people never get fat while others do. And how about the luxury deficit? Why should some people get to have fancy houses and new cars and plasma TV's, while so many others do not? Oh, and then there's the weather- how is it fair that people in the San Francisco Bay area never have to deal with sweltering heatwaves while people in the south and desert southwest suffer every summer?

Those are all things that I have heard people complain about publicly. No kidding.

Now, what about some real and honest complaints that we never see publicized? How about the unfairness of wealth redistribution... I mean how can anyone decide how money that I earn should be spent? Let's move on to tax rates: why should I have to pay so much more of a percentage of my salary in taxes than other people? Why do illegal immigrants pay no income taxes at all and yet still receive far more public assistance than I do? Why do minorities, and blacks in particular, support a party who has as one of its elder statesmen a former grand poobah of the KKK? Why do they support this party that takes them for granted and does not truly care about them- for if they did care, then why was New Orleans such a hotbed of poverty and crime? It was a fully liberal and democrat controlled city. I'd like to complain about that.

The truth is, though, that if you complain about stuff like that, then you are a racist, rich, Republican thug (as one liberal professor just called Chief Justice Rehnquist- AFTER his death). Well, I am none of the above- not racist, not rich, not Republican, and not a thug (I'm actually a sheepdog). Still, perception is reality, right? If I complain about those very legitimate inequities, then I am branded.

It's very much like living in Bizarro World from the old Superman comics- wherein everything is exactly the opposite of reality. Good is bad... up is down... wrong is right. In this world, a decent Christian like George W. Bush is called the most vile and filthy names imaginable- and someone like michael moore is celebrated. I'm telling you, it is absolutely upside down.

So, the complaints keep coming... and we keep trying to tune them out as they get louder and more shrill by the day. Have we reached the top of the complaint mountain yet? I mean, they are actually saying that our government is committing genocide in New Orleans... is that the holy grail of complaints, or what? You would think so... but they always seem to find a way to top themselves.

Our First Amendment has always provided for people to speak their minds- and that has always included complaining... and there have always been kooks and nutjobs out there saying the most outrageous things. The difference now is that the liberal media is complicit in the kookiness- to the extent that those nutjobs are now celebrated as heroes (see mother-moonbat-Sheehan). They have, in their slick and glossy craftiness, managed to package it all in ways to make it appeal to large numbers of people. Where in years past, only a complete lunatic would be standing on the street corner saying that the President of the United States was murdering thousands of people- now, we have "respected" "leaders" saying as much, and it gets splashed all over the papers and television. Viva free speech!

I suppose it could be that Marx and Lenin were correct in that we will ultimately destroy ourselves. There is certainly no shortage of "useful idiots." I do not want to believe we are coming to that, but things do seem to be building to some sort of head.

Ultimately, we can look at two basic types of people. There are the "Do'ers" and then there are the "Complainers." Americans have a strong and richly deserved reputation for being the preeminent "Do'ers" in the history of the world. The majesty of this country that people of courage built is all the evidence we need of that. It took hundreds of years to make this nation what it is. Hundreds of years and millions of "Do'ers"...

What a shame it would be to let a few "Complainers" bring it all down.

Not on my watch.

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17 Comments:

Blogger saj said...

KMG, AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME...

I look at it this way. The shrill dems didn't learn a thing from the last election. All they did was complain about the president and the way he handled the war and the reasons why we went to war, blah, blah, blah, but they couldn't come up with a better solution. Somethings never change. They continue listening to their extreme left voices and ignoring their moderate base and turning them off. Everything they are doing and saying right now in the aftermath of Katrina is going to turn off more and more of the moderate dems. The most recent poll has it that only 13% of Americans blame Bush for Katrina. Apparently, the dems haven't heard or don't care. I hope they continue and become even more shrill, if that's possible. Like I said before, this whole Katrina blame game they are engaged in is going to BLOW UP IN THEIR FACES.

10/9/05 08:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're like Wiley Coyote and Dubya is the roadrunner. All they ever do is look stupid and fall down the big cliff. I just laugh at them.

10/9/05 09:34  
Anonymous Mike said...

Great rant! And anon, great cartoon analogy! These people are beyond being a parody. Now they're just pathetic.

10/9/05 11:04  
Blogger huskermet said...

Does Howard Dean work for Acme Co.?

I gotta agree with SAJ. I measure the decline of the Democrat Party by the volume and gain in their ranting.

If everything were under control, the Dems wouldn't have to resort to race baiting, name calling, etc. They'd be standing on the facts of the issues.

Eventually there will be a showdown between the moderate and moonbat Dems (like in the 2008 primary). It will be very easy to paint Dems as the party of fingerpointing and second-guessing when they have had essentially eight years to establish a record of being just that. Conservative talk during the primaries won't fly with 10,000 bloggers out there ready to throw the Dems words back up in their own faces.

Dems are like that guy at work who is always bitching about things but never brings any solutions to the table. And as anyone with any management experience knows, people don't like negative leadership, and the chronic complainers almost never get promoted into management.

This will all play out in '06 and '08 in favor of the GOP (or maybe it should be the POG-Party of Grownups).

10/9/05 11:06  
Anonymous Mike said...

POG is great husker_met! I'm going to start using that. They are like kids KMG. You hit that one right on the head!

10/9/05 12:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confused, isn't it racist to say that white people don't care about black people and want them to die?

10/9/05 12:40  
Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

Anon.:

Nah, only if it's the other way around. As we know from the vaious African-American race hustlers, blacks CAN'T be racist. It's physically, psychologically, and philosphically impossible. As a TV comic used to say, "Homey don't do dat." ;)

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

10/9/05 15:09  
Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

I can't read this one yet...I need a frosty Newcastle to get through it, and it's too early yet. :)

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar lazar

10/9/05 15:10  
Blogger kmg said...

Tsar- very true... for some reason, racism is a one way street. Never was quite able to wrap my brain around that one.

I was going to get some Newcastle today... but I opted for Amber Bock... one of my true favorites.

10/9/05 19:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guiness is best! All good racists know that!

10/9/05 21:09  
Blogger huskermet said...

You monkeys don't know anything about beer.

A good racist beer must come from Germany or Holland.

Unless you're talking about anti-Muslim racism, in which case an Australian works as well.

I recommend Becks or Oranjeboom, respectively, from my caucasian, racist, ancestral homelands (on both mom's and pop's sides).

All you Republican brownshirts better get in tough with your heritage, and fast. ;)

10/9/05 21:20  
Blogger huskermet said...

Sorry, I meant

"in touch"

too many bottles of domestic swill cheering on another Big Red Victory.

10/9/05 21:23  
Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

Actually, if I were trying to be "racially and culturally sensitive" I would drink only malt liquor.

Husker, Becks is good, but Oranjeboom is dryer than Death Valley in August. Grolsch is marginally better, but in the end I have to say I have yet to have a Dutch beer that was equal to Newcastle or Pilsner Urquell.

I guess if I REALLY wanted to wave the red flag of racial purity I would find some South African beer with an Afrikaner name. :)

And Anon., Guinness is racist to some degree, for as one of my favorite films put it, "The Irish are not known for their love of the black race." Still, you could also argue that Guinness shows racial solidarity, being dark brown, almost black. :)


Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

11/9/05 06:47  
Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

"but I opted for Amber Bock... one of my true favorites"

I have to admit that my overall attitude towards An-Busch products has been pretty unfavorable, especially towards the rice-based Bud. However, I saw and AP story that said A-B was actually canning purified water by the tons for use in Katrina relief. Although I still won't drink the stuff, I must admit a grudging admiration for the company, at least.

Also, A-B was one of only two brewers to produce olive-drab cans of beer for use of the field troops in WWII.

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

PS If anyone REALLY wanted to drink a "nigrah-hatin'" domestic brew, you can't beat Coors products. The old man was a Klanner, among other things. :/

11/9/05 06:53  
Blogger saj said...

Is it my imagination or are more and more posts ending in discussion about which beer is the best? How do politics and beer mix?

Tsar, I'm noticing more spelling mistakes in your posts. I think you better lay off for awhile. Listen to your elders, dear. You've got to save some of those brain cells for old age, afterall.

11/9/05 12:09  
Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

Pomoze Bog.

SAJ: LOL Indeed...b-cells are a precious commodity. :) And in re the link between politics and beer, well, politics and alcohol have a long, rich tradition going back to Pres. Washington having French wine and Pennsylvania whiskey in the White House. Hmmmm...a good idea for a Poli-Sci dissertation, actually.

kmg: There is little that I can say about this outstanding post. One point, though.

"Is it harsh to expect someone to be even slightly grateful for the unprecedented effort that is going out on this relief effort?"

How can you expect gratitude from a culture of entitlement? If everything is "owed," then nothing is freely "given."

Tsar Lazar

11/9/05 19:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do undocumented people come to this country? Some come to work, some to live, some to do what they can't in their own country. When the undocumented are working in this country isn't it the responsibility of the employer to verify who they are hiring, and they (employer) are required to insure that they (undocumented) produce the proper documentation required for income tax deduction, and they cannot produce proper documentation should'nt the employer report them? Granted some undocumented do come our country to sponge off of our government, but some undocumented do contribute. Look at our state welfare system. It supports naturally born residence who are unwilling to work. Look at our state programs. Such as the prison system. Talk about "money for nothing, and tricks for free." Our state provides educational programs, technical trades, medical coverage, dental coverage for these people who are and have been a burden on the state. Do you realize that some of this inmates have access to medical treatment that many of us could only dream about? Our states give them some many rights that it makes seem appealing to be in prison. Think about it. Lay in your cell with cable TV, eat three times a day, exercise each day, waste money on frivolous appeals and lawsuits, library, musical instruments, and lose only the ability to walk the streets. They too, take your tax dollar, and those who are responsible to keep them there must be paid. Before we begin throwing stones let us make sure we are hitting the right people. Yes, I do agree we should have a much more assertive immigration and naturalization program.

16/9/05 15:50  

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