Way back in early 2012 there was a powerful article at The Daily Kos by MinistryOfTruth in the form of An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America. I have posted a few excerpts below but I highly recommend reading the piece in its entirety. It’s still available online at the The Daily Kos.
Something to think about: this article was written two and a half years ago: how have things changed? Is the open vendetta against Barack Obama improving life in this country or are a small group of plutocrats pulling the strings to undermine the government and increase their own wealth and power?
What if tomorrow the Conservative factions dropped all opposition to Federal programs designed to help the country, improve the lives of the 99%, create jobs, repair infrastructure, and demonstrate a concern for the well-being and future existence of this country: how many multi-billionaires will even notice the change? Maybe they will only make $37 billion this year instead of $38 billion.
One thing the Oligarchy has learned is that it’s easy to dupe the hoi poloi into supporting the mendacity and greed of the rich and corrupt, inevitably voting against the best interests of the common citizens of the United States of America.
I meet you all the time. You hate Obama. You hate gay people. You hate black people, immigrants, Muslims, labor unions, women who want the right to make choices concerning their bodies, you hate em all. You hate being called racist. You hate being called a bigot. Maybe if you talked about creating jobs more than you talk about why you hate gay people we wouldn’t call you bigots. Maybe if you talked about black people without automatically assuming they are on food stamps while demanding their birth certificates we wouldn’t call you racist. You hate socialism and social justice. You hate regulations and taxes and spending and the Government. You hate.
You like war. You like torture. You like Jesus. I don’t know how in the hell any of that is compatible, but no one ever accused you haters of being over-committed to ideological consistency. You like people who look like you or at least hate most of the things that you hate. You hate everything else.
Now, I know you profess to love our country and the founding fathers (unless you are reminded that they believed in the separation of church and state), but I need to remind you that America is NOT what Fox News says it is. America is a melting pot, it always has been. We are a multi-cultural amalgamation of all kinds of people, and yet you still demonize everyone who is not a rich, white, heterosexual christian male or his submissive and obedient wife.
You hate liberals, moderates, hell, anyone who disagrees with Conservative dogma as espoused by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. You hate em. …
Frankly, you disgust me. Your hatred nauseates me. Your bigotry offends me. Your racism revolts me.
Dear haters, I am openly questioning your patriotism.
I think you hate gays, Obama, black people, poor people, all of us, women, atheists and agnostics, Latinos, Muslims, Liberals, all of us, I think you hate every one who isn’t exactly like you, and I think you hate us more than you love your country. …
… for the record, I do not hate you. I am embarrassed by you and nauseated by your cruel and thoughtless behavior and your all consuming greed, but I do not hate you. I forgive you and I hope you can change someday, but I don’t hate you. You have enough hate in you for the rest of us as it is.