now that i have three jobs, i am a republican. now i say, "the jobs are out there! anyone can find them! if you need THREE to make ends meet, then so be it! buy your own kids their own food, don't depend on handouts from the STATE! you fucking moocher! and if you dont work three jobs to buy your kids food, fuck ya then, and fuck them too!"
that is literally what i hear when republicans speak. also this:
"if you just work hard, you can get ahead too! why, you can parlay this 8 dollar an hour bookstore job, part-time, into manager of barnes and noble someday! thats right! if you arent lazy! and that front-desk job ya got, why, you could be manager of the hotel, if you show up every day, ya crackhead! the third job, doing samples and product demonstrations, hey, you don't know who you might meet! remember last year when the real estate dude asked you to come be an agent for him? only a few hundred dollars for the class and test! then you could answer phones in his office, and drive people around for months looking for houses in the 60,000 dollar range, and make upwards of a grand commission. make half a dozen of those sales this year, and thats some sweet extra dough!"
nah, i aint really a republican now. what i cant fathom, is that there are MILLIONS who walk among us, who think that. who think if my kid is hungry, thats HIS problem, not theirs, for being born to a lazy good for nothing mom.
they think these jobs really DO offer advancement. they dont. are republicans REALLY too ignorant to know that? oh, the hotel job could see me move up, theoretically, to a certain level - IF the people in those positions werent going to hold onto them until they are dead, by which time, i will be dead, too.
do they not see that instead of encouraging people to work three jobs (keeping track of three jobs, taking care of a home, doctors visits, etc - hard work! course, the truth of the matter is, there are very very few men who take care of a house. who have to worry about shopping or whats for dinner or clean the toilets or miss work if a kid is sick. please dont bore me with your exceptions - they are exceptions, only. not the norm, not the rule, and wishing it were more equal doesnt make it so).
instead why not insist on a living wage? why not insist on regular pay increases, so that i wouldnt still be making 8 dollars an hour at this bookstore, in 2 years? i will be, by the way. thats the way it works. my boss also only gets paid for 40 hours, no matter how many hours she is there. she takes it. cause its whats available.
i have noticed lately that most people dont really know **** (not s**t, either) about their chosen politician's actions. they have a vague idea of said politician's beliefs, and a fuzzy notion of their OWN beliefs, based on nothing at all concrete or tangible, and they fight over politics, with no more knowledge than the average fifth grader that hears a bit of news at the dinner table.
anyway. its driving me really crazy lately, that people who base their votes on wishful thinking or even less, have just as much voting power as i do.
hope you all are doing well. hope you all are fed and warm.