Mr. Jon Stewart, Please Shut The **** Up!

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I can’t stand Palin attacks.
It’s almost like “Let’s teach this hick a lesson. Destroy her, kill her dead, and make sure no pro-life small-town women will  ever run for any high office again.”
I’ve had it with the character assassination of Joe the plumber.
It’s like “Let’s smear this guy till he wishes he was never born to make doubly sure NOBODY will ever question our beloved leader Barack Obama.”
I despise Obama who condones all those nasty attacks and pretends to be above the fray.

Whenever my “Democrat” friends ask me why I don’t support Obama, I give them my most honest answer:
Because I’m a liberal Democrat.
Not one of those fake Democrats who are blindly following Obama, but a true blue Democrat.
I’m as left as it gets. I’m a pro-choice, pro-animal-rights, pro-environment, pro-gay-marriage, pro-separation-of-church-and-state pro-multi-culture, anti-discrimination, anti-bullying, anti-dirty-tricks Democrat.
I believe the best virtue of the liberal Democrats is tolerance.
I believe Democrats are fair, open-minded, inclusive and kind. We have a heart. We are a big-tent party.
That is exactly why I cannot stand Obama and his followers’ mean-spiritied attacks on Sarah, Joe, Cindy and Sen. John McCain.

Don’t we, the liberal Democrats, always proudly say that we are fair, open-minded, tolerant and inclusive?
Don’t we appreciate different cultures and different values?
If muslims try to build a mosque from which they blast azaan (call to prayer) in a town in America and some residents complain, we, the liberal Democrats, will be lining up for the muslims to defend their right to pray.
We will do so because we believe in diversity, we celebrate our differences and we respect all religions and all cultures (except the ones that are unspeakably inhumane, violent or racist.)
When Rev. Wright said what he said, we, the liberal Democrats, defended his freedom of speech and his right to think whatever he wants to think.
We did so because we believe in free speech/free will/free thoughts.

But unfortunately, most liberal Democrats don’t extend the same courtesy to evangelical Christians and Republicans.
We defend a high schooler’s right to dye her hair pink, but we ridicule Palin’s hair-do.
We defend a person who wears an anti-Bush T-shirt, but we call a teen who wears McCain/Palin T-shirt a “racist”.
We praise abortion-right activist stars but we laugh at musicians who believe in abstinence and wear promise rings.

I grew up in many different countries and I have friends all over the world. I learned in early childhood that the only way to get along with people with different backgrounds is to respect their culture and values.

In North Carolina, Gov. Palin said “We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation. “

Jon Stewart took that comment personally and said:
“She said that small towns, that’s the part of the country she really likes going to because that’s the pro-America part of the country. You know, I just want to say to her, just very quickly: fuck you.”

This is the same Jon Stewart who unabashedly praises Obama who is willing to meet with rogue dictators without pre-conditions and whose initial response to Russia’s invasion of Geogia was “let them talk.”
If he admires Obama that much, why can’t he follow Obama’s logic and offer an olive branch to his enemy, Sarah Palin?
He doesn’t even know her. He doesn’t even want to know her.

Jon Stewart, like Madonna, Colbert, Afleck and Damon(both from Boston), deosn’t understand why Palin and many”fly-over-staters” feel that way.
They feel that way because comedians and television shows written by us, the progressive Democrats,  have constantly belittled, mocked, ridiculed and sneered at their way of life and their values day in and day out 24/7 for as long as I can remember.
I wonder if Jon Stewart remembers Newton’s Third Law of Motion.
“To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
Their “small-town-values-are-the-best” mantra is just a reaction to our sneer. We’ve made them feel they have to defend their way of life and their values.
Our action (superiority complex, sneering their values) caused their reaction (counter superiority complex as defense mechanism).
In other words, it is our fault they feel that way. We caused this divide.
If we had shown them basic courtesy and respect, they wouldn’t have hardened their heart against us.

I have a friend, a Texan, who is proud to be a redneck.(“redneck” is like the n word. non-redneck should ever use this term) We have totally different values, but he is one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet and I like him and respect his values.
Jon Stewart lives in New York and he knows many people from different countries with various backgrounds. He’s an “adult” and he can agree to disagree. He’s so tolerant and inclusive that he even respects Palestinians’ right to revolt against Israel but he’s not tolerant enough to respect Republican values.
If only he had a friend, just one friend who is proud to be a “redneck”, he would probably understand their point of views and could feel some empathy and would be able to show some respect.
But Jon Stewart, like most of the liberal Democrat, lives within his comfort zone among like minded liberal Democrats.
Big city liberals laugh at small town Republicans who don’t have passports. They laugh at Texas and Alabama and say “Those states are like the third world.”
I beg your pardon?
Aren’t we the liberal progressives who want to respect and support the third world?
Where’s the sympathy? Now, who’s the small-minded biggot?

If Jon Stewart wants to mock intolerance and lack of respect towards different cultures/religions, he should start mocking  his own hypocrisy, his own intolerance towards evangelical Christians and his lack of respect towards small town values.

I just want to say to him:
Hath not a small-town Republican eyes? Hath not a small-town evangelical Christian hands,
organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, heal’d by the same means, warm’d and cool’d by the same winter and summer, as a Democrat is? If you prick him, does he not bleed? If you tickle him, does he not laugh? If you poison him, does she not die? And if you wrong him, does he not revenge? If he is like you in the
rest, he will resemble you in that.

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One Response to Mr. Jon Stewart, Please Shut The **** Up!

  1. jay says:

    I don’t have an issue with having respectful disagreements with people who may have a rosier neck hew (sp?) than my own but get real. Palin chose to run for the second most powerful job in the world. The US has just had 8 years of one of the most anti-intellectual, hands-off, incurious presidents in history. He and his party gained and maintained power by viciously dividing and conquering the electorate. Sarah Palin is Goerge Bush in a skirt. She (along with McCain) are ginning up the ugliest kind of nationalistic, xenophobic populism imaginable.

    Let’s not even talk about her stands on progressive issues like gay marriage and abortion. Let’s look at her attitudes towards basic science:

    Sarah Palin has recently been sneering at public funds for fruit fly research. Does she not know, not care, or is it that it runs against her fundamentalist beliefs that fruit fly research is the most basic genetic research. It has led to understanding countless genetic diseases and has led to a better understanding of evolution. This is just one example of why she is a SCARY candidate.

    She and McCain are claiming that Obama is a Marxist. To me that is unbelievable, either neither own a Webster’s Dictionary and/or have never read a history book; or even newspapers from the Clinton era when the Clinton Admin had the same freakin’ tax plan.

    As for Joe the Plumber, journos and others (comedians) have ‘gone after’ him, not because he is working class but because he was disingenuous. First, he is essentially a republican (has donated to gop), not an independent or unaligned voter. He is not a licenced plumber and is not on the verge of buying a small business. He has chosen to continue to put himself in the media spotlight again and again and he is now entertaining the possibllity of running for the GOP in 2010 congressional race. He (and to some extent McCain) has made himself fare game as a now public figure.

    Finally, John stewart and Colbert and many other Americans are tired of being deemed less American for living in big cities. When they take that meme on, they are not running down all people from small towns only those that are SELF RIGHTEOUS about small town America being somehow a better, truer, more patriotic version of America. You want to know why? Because inherent in that message is racism, anti-semiticism and homophobia. That the more monolithically white, christian small towns (and that is there demographic by and large) are the “real America (Virginia) and the urban America is Commie/N*gg*r/Fag country.

    Hypocrisy is what comedians use to skewer people. My partner is a woman who comes from poverty is a butcher and when she watches Stewart and Colbert, she laughs her ass off. She knows that they aren’t running her down. She gets that they are going after the hypocrites, like McCain who talk populism but are wealthy. Or people like Palin who claim inclusive populism but have gobs of code in there speeches that show that as a dyke of colour she would not be welcome.

    So save me your self-righteousness because you don’t speak for millions of working class people urban and rural.

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