Monday, April 11, 2005

The Compassionate Conservatives

Here’s an email that’s skipping around the web. It was sent to me by a loving member of my family – have I mentioned lately that my entire family has morphed into members of the Far Right? Makes opening my email so much fun.

This arrived in my inbox over the weekend:

The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel.

The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups: Liberals and Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early human ancestors were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That is how villages were formed.

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as "The Conservative Movement".

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly B-B-Q's and doing the sewing, fetching and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the "Liberal Movement". Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as 'girleymen'.

Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the trade union, the invention of group therapy and group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided. Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting revolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men.

Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, soldiers, athletes, and generally anyone who works productively outside government. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to "govern" the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans are. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tame and created a business of trying to get MORE for nothing.Here ends today's lesson in world history.

I particularly enjoy the combination of misogyny, xenophobia, and liberal-bashing. It’s a hat-trick!

I've read through this about three times now, trying to decide what sort of mind would think this was (a) funny or (b) at all accurate. I know who, of course. That kid in the Johnny Rocket's who told me he sold American Fries -- that's who. He would stand up and cheer when he read that paragraph about Conservatives eating red meat and still providing for their women.

I despair.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a storyline they have going there. And they sound so pleased with themselves! I feel sorry for them - they are such a minority in the real world. Most families now a days are run by single parents - that is the reality. Where does barbeque fit in with that?

It would be so easy to push these peoples' buttons! (Just saying... if I was a criminal politician and I was looking to loot maybe the social security fund....)