So Count Chocula is most likely to commit murder just because he's a vampire? I call that Cereal Mascot Profiling. I'm sure Jesse Jackson will find it very interesting that most of you voted for the chocolate lover in the latest poll!
Left Wing Bumper Stickers
Today I am finally going to put down into words some of the things I've been thinking for many years when I see left-wing bumper stickers. I am not a big fan of bumper stickers period which is why my vehicles don't have any. But I am especially opposed to having a few words on a rectangular sticker define who I am. Some people are very comfortable doing that and so I have no problem defining them in my own point of view. When I see a bumper sticker that reads, "God is my co-pilot" I think, "religious, not sure what the Bible actually says, and probably a recovering alcoholic". Maybe I'm wrong but if you don't want me making a snap judgement then nix the bumper proclamation. When I see a confederate flag, I automatically think "redneck" whether it assures me it reflects "heritage not hate" or not. Sorry, but you decided to put it out there.
But the bumper stickers that make me think the person driving the car is either dumber than grits or a hate-filled anti-American jerk are the ones I want to focus on. Some are so erroneous, so moronic, and so prevalent I feel I need to put them through the ridicule and dissection they deserve. I tried finding some pictures of these but my brain almost exploded sifting through all of the propaganda. If I can get through this post without a single four-letter word it will be a miracle!
The Dumbest Bumper Sticker of All-Time
"The Last Time We Mixed Politics and Religion People Got Burned at the Stake"
Wow, this display of complete ignorance leaves me nearly speechless. Where to start? Let's take it one piece at a time.
First, "The Last Time...."
The "last" time? Really? How about right now all across the Muslim world where politics is religon and vice versa. People in theocracies like Iran wish they could be burned at the stake! What a luxury. Instead women are raped and murdered, infidels (depending on who defines that term) are beheaded, shot, put in mass graves, have appendages chopped off, and are stoned to death (and not necessarily in that order). Burning at the stake is so far past the stone age, really. The laws of these countries portray women as inferior beings and slavery as moral. But protesting them isn't politically correct like attacking Jerry Falwell or John Ashcroft.
Second, "We Mixed Politics and Religion".
This is another example of agnostics and atheists upset at how "religious" our country is apparently. It isn't enough that prayer has been banned in school for 30+ years, any mention of God in school commencement ceremonies or any other public event invites the ACLU and other groups to sue, and our current President wouldn't attend any Christmas event or even call his tree a Christmas tree. We sure are in danger of losing our country to religious extremists, huh? I could fill up this blog with quotes from our Founding Fathers and their Christian faith, and how this republic was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. And yet, our country like very few is built upon religious freedom, the freedom to believe or not to. That isn't enough for some who want to eliminate anything that makes them uncomfortable, which ironically makes them no different from the tyrants our ancestors fled from in the first place to make this new world!
Last, "People Got Burned at the Stake".
This is the best you can do, hippie? I mean if we have to go back that far and that's the worst thing you can come up with I almost think you're not trying to put forth any kind of legitimate argument! The Inquisition in Europe from the years 1233 to 1808 (that's 575 years!) burned an estimated 31,912 heretics at the stake.(http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/Inquisition.html)
Yes, that's a bunch of people, probably innocent of any crime, unjustly killed. Many of those were Christians by the way, probably all of them were religious. It was wrong and it was horrible. But it amounts to about 55.5 people per year. Let's do some comparable analysis, shall we?
The Russian Gulag killed an estimated 40 MILLION people in the labor camps in the span of about 30 years! In all the Russians as a whole killed closer to 80 Million! Communist, atheist, intolerant murderers!
The Nazis (National Socialism) killed around 11 MILLION in 12 years!
The Millions killed under Mao and the other Chinese Communists may never be known but some estimates are as high as 45 Million under Mao alone.
Then there are the regimes of Pol Pot in Cambodia, Castro in Cuba, Idi Amin in Uganda, Ceucescu in Romania, and both Kims of North Korea. The comparison becomes laughable as you can see. More have died under godless, athiestic, political regimes than any other group. And all of these happened within the last century. So I guess if I wanted to compete with the retards out there I could make my own bumper sticker say something like "The last time politics abolished religion 100 million people were murdered"
On the other hand, thanks to Christianity slavery has been abolished, women have the right to vote and more give to the needy than in any other culture. The aid to Haiti is a testament to what a religious populace can do.
That is one STUPID bumper sticker!
This ran a bit long so I will tackle another stupid bumper sticker next time. Stay tuned...