Brother ManEegee over at -------> has written several very nice posts about the rising death toll along the border, and the reactionary, ignorant, or just plain STOOPID attitudes of a particularly virulent kind of racist. Sadly, I have to agree again with his take on the issue, in particular the stupidity of "angled-sexless" people whose own relatives hauled their puking, syphilitic carcasses into the new world to end up oppressing other people. Ain't democracy grand?
But truly, we're not a democracy, we're a Republic, and we are also one that at times is prone to hysterical acts of voting via our own punctured sense of invulnerability. We have a piss-poor educational system which tests more than encourages, demands accountability with no support, and frankly couldn't take a poor Polish student in a fair math fight. How can we possibly expect our popluace to vote on issues of incredible importance? Maybe my mama was right, bless her soul, when she voted based on personal appeal. She theorized that at least they would be NICE while screwing ya over.
So, frankly, why DO we care of the voice of the ignorant masses? Because, sometimes they are us, and we know we need to be heard. I would hope, though, that we would endeavor to be a bit more enlightened than those wishing or condoning death of human beings. Hell, I'll challenge that one person to define for me what "riddance" means!
(Just in case: "riddance
• noun- the action of getting rid of someone or something.
— PHRASES good riddance expressing relief at being rid of someone or something."
(Pax The Compact Oxford Dictionary)
Peace and Love, y'all