Conservatives have been demonized by the media. The demeaning pejorative “Tea Baggers” was used to characterize the Tea Party protestors. If you don’t agree with the liberal politicians’ health care proposals, you’re “cold hearted” and “cruel”. If you disagree with Obama’s policies and political stances, you’re labeled a racist. There are radical extremists in the White House such as:

Ron Bloom, the White House's manufacturing czar who said: “In today’s world the blather about free trade, free-markets and the joys of competition is nothing but pablum for the suckers.” and “We kind of agree with Mao that power comes largely from the barrel of a gun”.

Cass Sunstein, our regulatory czar wants to ban hunting, animal agriculture and give animals the right to sue in court.

Anita Dunn, the White House Communications Director declared her that one one of her “favorite political philosophers” is a man that murdered millions of his own people, saying: “And then the third lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers, Mao Zedong and Mother Teresa -- not often coupled with each together, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point, which is, you're going to make choices. You're going to challenge. You're going to say, "Why not?" You're going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before. But here's the deal: These are your choices. They are no one else's.”

Van Jones, a self-described "communist" and "9/11 truther" and former White House green jobs czar said that, "white polluters and white environmentalists" were "steering poison" to minority communities. He also made other racists statements such as: "You've never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never," and "They always say, 'We can't believe it happened here. We can't believe it's these suburban white kids.' It's only them!" he said. "Now, a black kid might shoot another black kid. He's not going to shoot up the whole school."

All these views are far outside the beliefs of the average American citizen, yet if you believe in; lower taxes, reduced government spending, small government, a free market economy, the right to keep and bare arms, or self reliance, you’re considered an extremist.

Well, I am tired of the constant daily barrage of bully tactics meant to quiet my voice. I will not relent to political correctness. I will not bow to labels designed to demonize me. I know that the media and the current administration believe that my beliefs are “evil”. So, instead of shying away from their labels and cowering my voice to their attempts, I am embracing them. I AM AN EVIL BASTARD!

I am an Evil Bastard. I believe in:

• Self-reliance
• Self-defense
• Smaller government
• Less government control
• Lower taxes
• Cutting government spending
• A free market
• The right to keep and bare arms


My motto is: Do it your damn self! I can make my own decisions and live my own life. I don’t need the government to tell me how to do those things. Call me “conservative”. Call me “evil”. Call me an “extremist”. Call me what you will. I embrace it. I am an Evil Bastard. Evil, but in a good way.

Are you an Evil Bastard?

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Comment by Cowboy Bob Sorensen on October 25, 2009 at 2:36pm
I'm a stupid evil farging bastich. Stupid because if you're a Conservative, those on the left are automatically more intelligent that you are (going back to president bashing over the decades). I have my Right-Wing Extremist ID card on order. After all, we're dangerous because we can think for ourselves.
Comment by Dave Findlay on October 25, 2009 at 1:55am
Fair enough -- if the discussion has gotten as far as your counterpart calling you an 'Evil Bastard', then it's probably too far gone for logic and reason ... sad thing is when discussions with some people tend to start there. Also, attractive women tend to complicate things ... (sigh) ... what can you do? ...

Sad to hear that kind of thing coming from an academic.
Comment by Robert Disque on October 25, 2009 at 1:42am
Half in jest. Half serious. It was spawned out of frustration with an mindless academic twit that attempted to intellectually bully me by using a few labels. He expected me to cower and not want to be known as a cold hearted bastard. I would rather be an Evil Bastard than a coward that allows someone to demonize what I believe in. I espouse gentlemanly discourse. I tried that and he got a bit frazzled and and lost the debate by losing his temper. Apparently I'm not supposed to think that being a bastard is OK. I would rather vent with text than engage in another inane attempt to discuss politics logically with a man that is vehement in his discourse. It is funny when someone expects you to be a dullard and they get informed reasoning and facts instead. Admittedly, I was with a woman I am very attracted to and there may have been a bit of a testosterone engendered motivation as well.
Comment by Dave Findlay on October 25, 2009 at 1:00am
Tsk ... I agree in principle with the overwhelming majority of what you've said, EXCEPT for the part about embracing the label. Maybe it's the Gen-Y in me coming out, but I feel like you could do better than to take on a moniker like that. The conservative values and policy ideals? Certainly, why not? The label that other less conservative people attach to it? Even acknowledging such a thing (never mind taking it on of your own initiative) has the effect of identifying and connecting the values that you just talked about with the conflict and repulsion that they engender among less conservative folks. That's not necessarily a problem either, unless you want to win any of them over to your point of view ...

Something about a drop of honey attracting more ants than a gallon of gall ...

So stand up and wear them proudly in the way you've described, don't give in to Political Correctness, but don't take a label which makes the whole thing adversarial.

... have I just taken your whole post way too seriously, or was it meant to be serious? *remembers the sinking feeling of having misinterpreted a thing said in jest* ...
Comment by Herb Munson on October 24, 2009 at 5:10pm
Here here! That's me alright. And who said we "right wing extremists" don't have a sense of humor?

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