Friday, May 11, 2012

Women should not be allowed to vote!?!?!? (by anon)

If you can stand it, click on the link below and listen to some ripe ‘ole crap.

Where to begin?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

This guy, Jesse Lee Peterson, a guy who frequently appears on FoxNews’ Hannity, says that America is failing because women are gaining power.  Because women are now starting to run corporations (nevermind that the percentage of women CEO’s is still below 10%) and be in more general positions of power, America is on a steep decline.  He believes that power must belong to the men.  One of America’s greatest mistakes was allowing women to vote!!!  No shit.  He really says that.

Now, please don’t get me wrong.  There will always be crazies.  There will always be stray people who believe completely wacko things.  But this isn’t a stray.  Far far from it!  Like I said above, this guy regularly appears on FoxNews!  There is an actual, mainstream TV station that considers this bloke a credible source of advice in political and social matters, and they keep bringing him back to share his crap masquerading as serious thought.  I think FoxNews is a joke anyway, but this really takes the cake.


It is because there are tons of people out there in America who genuinely believe what he is saying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I just can’t believe it.  That is the only reason why people like this get traction.  That is the only reason why people like that can appear as regular commentators on TV stations.  Other people believe what he is saying.  THEY LIKE HIS IDEAS.  THEY AGREE WITH HIS IDEAS.  THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE – EVEN OTHER WOMEN THINK THIS!

I don’t mean to yell…well, yes I do.  Because it is utterly, absolutely, fantastically unbelievable.  It is so regressive and pitiful that I am embarrassed to be called an American.  Everyone should be embarrassed.  We need to hold ourselves to higher standards.  Better yet, we need to start holding other people up to higher standards – standards that are absolutely uncontestable.  YES, women should vote (god, how is that even an issue at all!!!).  YES, gay marriage should be allowed.  YES, pro-choice is the only respectable position to respect women and their choices concerning their own pregnancies.  If you contest one of these positions, you are backwards.  You are regressive.  It’s time you start living in the present and stop trying to bring back the 1950’s.  It’s time you start becoming a member of the human race who advances civilization instead of destroying it.

Jesse Lee Peterson is a symptom of the bigger problem.  Our country is dying.


  1. He's appealing to Christian conservatives reinforcing their already old worn out ideas, which I find to be somewhat scary. He's backing up every one of his points with some bullshit he got from the Bible. I am so fucking sick of people who have these kind of washed out ideas because of the Bible and stupid Christian beliefs that don't allow for progress because of some unwarranted conviction that the biblical God exists. This kind of stuff makes me crazy. I'm assuming however that there are enough smart people out there who reject this guy and his bullshit to outnumber those who do believe him.

  2. Women are wired differently than men. Not better or worse, just different. Give a woman a choice and she will most likely choose safety and security over freedom every time. I believe women feel this way because subconsciously every woman knows that at some point she must endure a gestation period.

    During pregnancy, a woman's physical abilities are impaired and for most of the 4.4 million years human like beings have lived on earth, she would have been vulnerable to physical attack by other animals that wanted to eat her. I believe this subconscious feeling still exists today in modern women and drives them to nest, or otherwise prepare safe places to conceive and raise children. Also, in pre-historic times, women looked to a strong alpha male to protect them during this vulnerable time. This instinct worked well for "cave women," but it doesn't work so well when voting on modern public policy.

    I believe this explains why polls show women overwhelmingly support Barack Obama. In our modern society, "societial security" is more important than security from physical harm, women see Barack Obama as an alpha male in the best position to offer them the safety and security they secretly crave. Why else would otherwise rational women, vote for a man that has borrowed and spent more money then every other President in U.S. history combined. They must know it's unsustainable, but they can't help themselves.

    This is not a new phenomenon. Since 1920, the year the 19th amendment was rectified, the U.S. has been drifting toward socialism. Before 1920, those who would promise safety and security could only count on public workers, civil servants, socialists, and a small segment of liberally minded males for support. After 1920, with the addition of women to the electorate, the game changed forever. At first wives followed their husband's voting habits. But during WWII, as women entered the work force and began to think "independently," voting habits changed. The late forties, fifties and sixties brought enormous social changes driven predominantly by this new liberal voting block. Socialist policies such as FDR's "New Deal" and LBJ's "Great Society" could never have happened before 1920 - before woman's suffrage.

    Both parties have become extremely adept at pandering to this majority coalition of socialists, public workers, civil servants, unions, and woman. Today, safety and security sell with regard to the vote - not freedom and personal responsibility. Those politicians that scream security the loudest, get the vote, regardless of whether or not they have a workable, sustainable, plan.

    And the problem is getting vary serious. Billion dollar yearly spending deficits are fast becoming the norm. This year's Presidential election is nothing less then a referendum on social spending.

    The irony of this is not lost on Austrian economists. What the government gives, it takes twice - once to give back, and once for administration fees. Americans already work half the year to pay taxes and if they really had to pay the full cost of "government goodies,"(including the borrowed money), they would be working all year. Americans are already slaves and don't know it. Where is the "societal security" in that?

    I don't know what the answer is. Taking the vote away from women at this point is out of the question, but how will our free society survive? Will women evolve into modern creatures that eschew social spending and deny prehistoric emotion? I don't see any hope of that on the horizon. The "tipping point" has been crossed. I'm afraid we're heading for a dark ages.