Chris Rock on Liberals And Conservatives

Did you see Chris Rock’s latest? While it’s just about impossible to match his previous comedy special back from 1996, he comes very, very close. A quote I’d like to share with you:

The whole country’s got a fucked up mentality. We all got a gang mentality. Republicans are fucking idiots. Democrats are fucking idiots. Conservatives are idiots and liberals are idiots.

Anyone who makes up their mind before they hear the issue is a fucking fool. Everybody, nah, nah, nah, everybody is so busy wanting to be down with a gang! I’m a conservative! I’m a liberal! I’m a conservative! It’s bullshit!

Be a fucking person. Listen. Let it swirl around your head. Then form your opinion.

No normal decent person is one thing. OK!?! I got some shit I’m conservative about, I got some shit I’m liberal about. Crime – I’m conservative. Prostitution – I’m liberal.

You may be too politically correct to listen to the wisdom in this. Or you may care more about the group you have associated yourself with then to admit that most people are not either-or. More then likely you have bought what they are selling to you – that in your group, you belong. And that everyone outside of your group is “the enemy”.

I am not just a Democrat….

I am an American!

The reasons why Bush must go have nothing to do with conservatism (which he does not practice) or being a Republican (which many Republicans will refute). It has everything to do with him not serving the best interests of the people of the United States of America – or the world.

I realize that Chris Rock used the phrase “I’m an American” as part of a riff on the specter of racism. I’m using the phrase in the way I feel it is ment – not as an exclusionary term – but as an inclusionary one.

Garret gets it right, as he typically does, by asking the not so obvious question – what if Watergate happened today? Nothing. Nothing at all. As Chris Rock would say, we’re too busy paying attention to Paris Hilton.

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