The New America: An Orwellian Theocracy.
By Jason Giacopelli (producer of retroCRUSH TV)
"Call out the
Because there's something in the air
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now"
"The Christian right is neither". It's a
favorite quote of mine, I once read it from a bumper sticker on the 405.
Retro Crush is not a political website, quite the opposite in fact.
However the current atmosphere in our country is so alarming, so McCarthy
like, that it just can't be ignored.
\De*moc"ra*cy\, n.; 1. Government by the people; a form of government in
which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.
2. Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the
supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised
through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically
renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.
I defy any one person to prove to me on any legal grounds why same sex
couples can't be allowed to marry. Have we already forgotten the entire
Civil Rights movement? What was it, 40 something years ago that
interracial marriages weren't allowed? That being Black in this country
meant you were not equal under the law. Now it's if you're homosexual -
then your rights do not count or allow for equal protection under the law.
This is the most insane thing I can imagine. Are these people serious? Why
do they feel the need to exercise this much legal hate? It's really quite
sad that we are supposed to be a free country, and yet we are the least
tolerant. Not us as a whole, but the people who feel that they speak for
us. If I understand the opponents of this right, its because their god,
the one that lots of other people might not believe in, is rumored to have
said two thousand years ago that it was bad or not what he thought we
should do? Are you fucking joking me? How does this make sense to anyone
living in the 21st century? You can not, must not, deny anyone basic
rights because if what they do in their own private life does not fit into
your asinine religious doctrine.
So once again a small group of people are affecting the rest of us. The
line between Religion and State has been blurred even further, and guess
what? America is slowly becoming an Orwellian Theocracy. A place where the
thought police are watching and waiting for you to slip up and stand out,
ready to take away your basic freedoms in the name of security. No, I
don't have a tin foil hat, nor do I live in my parents' basement. I live
in the United States of America. Or so I thought. It seems now we are
headed in another direction, a scary direction ruled by fear, by suspicion
and control over what we do, see & hear. These people freaked out over
Janet Jackson's breasts. A breast. Really, they did. Since when is this
the worst thing on TV, because if it is you have not been watching the
news, brought to you by the fear spreading, "if it bleeds it leads
people". And if I remember right, teenage pregnancy came before MTV,
Janet's Hooters and gay marriage. So quit with the think-of-the- children
nonsense and parent your kids.
Frankly I am amazed at the deafening silence sweeping over us. Where are
the great supporters of freedom? Where is the ACLU? Tim Robbins & Susan
Sarandon? Why are you so quiet? Where are the advocates of free speech,
the people who fight for separation of Church and State? Where are they?
They managed to get a stone copy of the Ten Commandments removed from a
courthouse, man did they get behind that effort. But same sex marriages,
silence. Why are they are not taking to the airwaves, the streets, to
protest this insane attempt to amend the US Constitution and lead us into
culture of fear and loathing of those who do not live the way they (the
kooky religious people) want us to live?
Now, with Howard Stern thrust into the middle of this culture war, the
silence is downright scary. People have left him in the wind to face this
alone. Why? Are you going to wait until they come for you? If you do,
there might not be anyone left to listen. Howard Stern is perceived by
those wacky religious folks as the devil himself. Seriously, these people
thrive on hating him, hoping to silence him and others like him. They
spend their time trying to silence anyone that does not go along with
their own personal belief system. They feel it's their own personal
Jesus-given mission to tell me & you how to live. 'Cause Jesus said so.
It's sick. It's scary. And why aren't you doing something about it, why
aren't we all? Howard Stern is always accused of indecency, being a racist
and other subjective things. He's none of them. I've listened to the show
for 10 years. And I enjoy it, daily. Yet he is directly under attack, and
we are letting it happen. Our silence is leading the charge, and clearing
the way for fanatics both in the White House, the FCC, and the Government
as a whole. They are supposed to represent the majority, yet they do not,
they only represent the small minority of loudmouths who have nothing else
to do but demand harsh decency laws. What is decency? I have yet to find
anything Howard Stern does indecent. Indecent is a guy who drops his pants
at an elementary school, not Howard Stern talking about a naked woman and
The religious right would have you believe these are the same thing. These
are the same people who bring us Anti-Abortion activist. In my opinion
they are indecent, sick, depraved monsters. They wave those horrible signs
in people's faces, block people from getting a legal medical procedure
done, and when that fails they kill doctors and blow things up. Yet, they
do this in the name of their God, their mystical unseen overlord who
drives them to commit acts of violence for the sake of saving souls. What
the fuck is the matter with people?
This week a bill was rushed through Congress that raises the fines for
indecency on the public air-waves. $500 grand a pop. And guess what, the
person accused is personally responsible for those fines. Who decided to
elect a moral monitor? Not me and not you. Nope, this is all part of
George W Bush's, Ashcroft's, the religious right's and the FCC's new plan
for America. A new bold America where Fear and Censorship rules the land
and anything suspect is squashed.
This country was set up so that religion would not, could not control the
government. It was the whole reason people came here in the first place.
Here we are in the 21st century, the supposed modern age, and we are
headed into the quagmire of fanatical doctrines that threaten to take over
every aspect of our lives. Look where religion has gotten us. The Middle
East is a living hell, and why, because men have decided they know what
God wants. They believe so fiercely in these fairy tales, that people are
killing others en masse. Over what, my God is better than your God? How is
it that we can go to a foreign country and claim to fight for freedom and
democracy, yet here at home freedom is under siege daily from these
lunatics claiming that they know what's best because they serve the
imaginary bearded guy. I could prove the existence of Bigfoot before any
one of these people could prove anything in the Bible. They are sheeple,
following blindly a doctrine that has been twisted and bent into some
self-serving set of rules that they insist the rest of us follow. Sounds
like the Taliban don't it? It isn't, it's people in our Government, and
its going on now in the new America.
The bottom line is "We the people" the true majority need to speak out,
vote, and remind those whom we sent to represent us that they do in fact
work for us, and can be fired. Religion needs to be put in its place, not
in my Government, not in yours, but where it belongs - the homes and
churches of those who choose to follow it. And the next person who tells
me to think-about-the-children gets a swift kick in the nuts. After all,
if I'm going to think of the children, I better start by showing mine how
you deal with a bully.
In The FCC We Trust
by Gary Finn (author of "I'm OK, You're a Dick", and "Are you there God,
It's me, Gary")
"He's never been the
There's a better way
We are here to rock you
And to say...
TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL!"
How pathetic is this country that we need
Howard Stern to stand up for free speech? If a guy who's biggest
contribution to culture is running queefing contests is the only one
complaining about "censorship", then things can't really be all that bad.
Let's face it, it's easy to attack the "FCC"
and "call" them out "as" being a "bunch" of knee-jerk reactionaries, but the
truth "is", without them, we'd have a "w"asteland of filth on our airwaves
t"ha"t would be the closest thing to "hell" on earth.
Though many point out that Janet Jackson's
floppy pancake tit being bared was the straw that broke the camel's back,
but they forget even more tawdry events that have haunted our public
airwaves for years!
Why did nobody squawk about that episode of
"Who's the Boss?" when Tony decided it would be funny to cram Mona full of
Why did nobody complain when Ed McMahon
gave a goat that Jack Hanna brought on to The Tonight Show the soul kiss
to end all soul kisses?
Why did nobody care when Richard Hatch gave
anal to a hermit crab on the first Survivor series?
Why did nobody care about that Match Game
when Gene Rayburn said, "Dumb Dora is so dumb, when I asked her to felch
my grandpa, she felched my BLANK?"
I cared. I've been trying to wake
people up, and they're finally paying attention!
Why do people think God plays no role in
this country. We are ONE NATION UNDER GOD, not ONE NATION UNDER some
fucking hippie amethyst crystal with magnetic therapy points.
These atheists are so concerned about
removing religion from our lives, that they're on a mission to take out
all morals. It's just a matter of time before atheists start going
door to door like Jehovah Witnesses.
These same atheists are more concerned
about taking The Pledge of Allegiance from our schools, than guns!
The Bible is a historic document, and when
people dismiss it as unproven fiction, it just pisses me off to no end.
People who complain about the "bad" things
in The Bible, have no qualms taking the good. "Gay Marriage is
OK...but you better not make me work on Christmas!" Hypocrites!
To compare sexual preferences with the
civil rights movement is asinine. Martin Luther King wasn't getting
people together to march on Washington DC to protect the rights of gays!
If he did, he certainly would have accessorized better.
And the gay marriage thing is a gimme.
If we permit them, then they will become prevalent to the point where same
sex couples are all that exist and we won't even reproduce anymore!
It'll be like a gay Dawn of the Dead! Sure, sales of mineral water
and kd Lang albums will go through the roof, but it's not a world I want
to live in!
Is anyone even reading this side of the
argument? I mean shit, Robert asked that I point a counterpoint to
Jason's article, and I've already ran out of stream with about 8
paragraphs to go.
Once when I was a kid, I took a racoon and
cut off his head. He was already dead, but I cried the whole time I
was doing it. Not because I was sad, but because he was made out of
some weird racoon/onion genetics. Talk about a world gone crazy!
Is it just me or is Tina Fey the sexiest
woman with a scar since Jayne Mansfield? The girl can't help it.
Here's a tasty recipe for Rice Krispy
1/4 c Margarine or butter
1 pk 10 oz. mini marshmallows
6 c Rice Krispies
Melt Margarine in large deep pan over low heat. Add marshmallow and
stir until completely melted. Remove from heat add Rice Krispies and
stir until they are well coated. Using buttered spatula press
mixture into buttered pan 13x9x2. Cut when cool.
VARIATION: Stir in 1/4 cup of peanut butter into marshmallow mixture
before cereal is added. You could also use colored marshmallows too.
Man, those things are fucking tasty!
If I was trapped on a desert island, the
movies I would take with me would all be porn, unless I was trapped on a
desert island with a porn star. Well, a female porn star at least.
Cause if it was with John Holmes it would just be freaky, cause he's dead.
Have you ever seen that website called
Something Awful! It's at
www.somethingawful.com and let me tell you, just like it's name, it
sure is SOMETHING AWFUL! HAW HAW HAW!
I hear that Drew Curtis of FARK.com is
working on a new brand of cereal, he's either going to call them FARK
Flakes, or FARKBERRY Crunch, or Phil McCrevasses Gaytime Snackabration.
I don't think his last choice is a very good one!
Did you know that in ancient times, man did
not have toothpaste? And in England, they still don't.
Congratulations to Billy and Dorothy Walker
of Phoenix Arizona for celebrating 40 years of marriage together this
weekend. Here's to your next 20. Sorry about that whole
colostomy bag thing, though. It was a accident, I swear!
I've seen fire and I've seen rain.
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend.
Have you seen this rapper guy named 50
cent? I wonder if he calls his dick, his "50 Cent Piece" (if you
know what I mean).
That Beyonce is one sexy mama. I'm
"crazy in love with her", and I sure would like her to perform "oral sex"
on me, if you know what I mean.
I got a new dog last week, his name is
Indy, and I named him after Indiana Jones' dog. If you don't adopt
THIS DOG soon, somebody's going to eat him.
Well, I'm almost out of space now, so I'll
just end this piece with a poignant photo of Charles Nelson Reilly.