September 04, 2005

My Rant- Screw You

My rant. I have had enough. This is my note to say screw you in more polite terms. It took a moment for me to realize how angry I am and I am disappointed in myself. I should have realized it and just dealt with it, but I didn't.

So here is what I am angry about.
  • Screw you to everyone who is moaning and crying about how great America used to be. As a matter of fact if you are not doing anything to make the place better you can go fuck yourself with a rusty bicycle seat and when you are done with that go rub salt in your ass. You have no business complaining.
  • That list includes ordinary citizens and people like Michael Moore, the corpulent conman who preys upon the less fortunate to make his dollars. It includes Cindy Sheehan who is not the martyr or Mother Theresa she presents herself to be. It includes the people who divide America by terms like red state and blue state and those who vote party line without any thought.
  • It includes the people who made liberal and conservative pejorative terms and those who don't vote because they are apathetic. Yes, that is right. Fuck you too, you lazy motherfuckers, you suck the life out of those around you and expect us to take care of you.
I had intended to make this longer, but what is the point. I am angry because of the anger in the air. I am angry because I sick of the whining and the negativity. I am angry because of the wasted potential and the malaise of it all. I am angry because if just a few more people really gave a damn, if just a couple more did something to help around their neighborhoods it would spill over and create something amazing and it just isn't happening.

Too much bitching and moaning and too little action. Like I said, if you fall into those categories go fuck yourself. I am not perfect, I have my faults. I am a hardass and a bit of an asshole, but I do actually try to make a difference. The world won't fall to pieces on my watch.

America is still an amazing place. It is still a great country and a shining light to many. We got punched in the mouth. It has happened before and it will happen again. The real question is whether we act or react.

I feel better now having ranted and raved for a moment. How about you.

8 comments:

TRW said...

AMEN!!

Zoe Strickman said...

I love you, man.

Mike Greenberg said...

Well put! I'd like to add a few to your list:
1. The people who sit back and say that Bush, FEMA, Chertoff, The State of Louisiana, The City of New Orleans, the Florida Marlins, Mayor Jimmy Griffin of Buffalo and Gus Hall are to blame for the mess of Katrina. STOP the BLAME GAME and get off your lazy asses and do something.
2. The U.S. of A. is a wonderful place to live. We'll eventually get to the bottom of what went wrong. How many countries will appoint someone to conduct a full investigation when there is a breakdown. Let's get these people help, be they black, white, yellow, green or fuscia! THEN and ONLY THEN can we stop to see what went wrong!
3. For those who sit back and blame Bush, let us not forget that the great State of Texas has been taking more refugees than any other state. Bush is from Texas. Coincidence? I think not!

Chaim said...

Jack, you rock the blog world. Amen

Jack's Shack said...

Folks,

I appreciate all of your comments. Thanks,

-Jack

Stacey said...

I am so proud to live in TX, where we have risen to the occasion and taken in 230,000 evacuees.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Completely agreed! I'd rather live in this country than in any other place on earth, democracies included. Whining about America is kind of like whining about your own household instead of doing your share of chores and helping out.

Jack's Shack said...

Irina/Stacey,

Smart women.