The following is reprinted from the local paper. It would be hilarious if not so chilling. Feel free to have opposing emotional responses including not only fury but also abject hilarity. Question at the end…
“Take the Quiz: Are you conservative or liberal”
A few months ago a friend of mine who had never voted or followed politics that much asked me, “How do I know if I am a conservative or liberal thinker?” For those of you who may have the same question or may be confused, I found a little seven “comparison” quiz to help you figure out which best describes your thought on the issue.
If you’re a consdervative and don’t like guns, you don’t buy one. If you’re a liberal and don’t like guns, you want all guns outlawed.
If you’re a conservative and a vegetarian, you won’t eat meat. If you’re a liberal and a vegetarian, you want all meat products banned for everyone.
If you’re conservative and homosexual, you quietly live your life. If you’re a liberal and homosexual, you demand legislated respect.
If you’re a conservative and don’t like a talk show host, you switch channels. If you’re a liberal you demand that those you don’t like be investigate by the government’s FCC and be shut down immediately.
If you’re a conservative religious non-believer, you won’t go to church. If you’re a liberal non-believer, you want any mention of God and religion silenced by order of the federal government. Unless of course, it’s a foreign religion.
If you’re a conservative and decide you want health care, you go about shopping for it, or you may choose a job that provides it. If you’re a liberal you demand that the government, or rest of us, pay for and provide it.
So how did you do?
My friend also related to me this story about a young woman who was about to finish her first year of college.
Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be verty liberal, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, or in other words the redistribution of wealth.
She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch conservative, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.
One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs.
The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.
Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain. She insisted that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew.
She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.
He father listened and then asked, “How is your friend Audrey doing?” She replied, “Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus. She’s always invited to all the parties and lots of times, she doesn’t even show up for classes because she’s too hung over.”
Her wise father asked his daughter, “Why don’t you go to the dean’s office, and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.”
The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion, angrily fired back, “That’s a crazy idea, and how would that be fair? I’ve worked really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!”
The father smiled, winked and said, “Welcome to the conservative side of the fence.”
I guess he was just sayin’!
I guess he/she is just f*&k#$g stupid! Now the question is…do we author a response to the paper and risk a firebombing of Wasserhaus and quite possibly, by extension, CasaWasser? It’s almost too pathetic to warrant a response.
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