Dear yelling people screwing up town hall events,
As if anything is to be won by dragging down discourse ever more downward. At this point, it really seems like it is all about having "your team" win in some petty yelling contest on virtually any issue. Guess what guys and girls, nothing is going to stop some form of healthcare system to happen. All you can do is trying to do as much damage to the entire debate that nothing useful gets passed, and you get a clusterfuck of ideas, both good and bad, due to endless compromises between career politicans who YOU empower to put up ever more ridiculous charts and curry favors.
But, in the end, YOU have to live with that system. So even if you "win" and manage to botch the opponents teams plans, you actually lose, because you now have to live with the bad healthcare.
What you DO however, by trying to ruin public discourse or turn it into said yelling contest, is actually give away your democratic rights and power to the media who can spin the story anyway they like, and will just put everyone in their respective corner, which in turn results in yet more apathy towards politics, and means that career politicans who, in many cases, are only in it for the power, the money, the favors and their own egos, can happily ride all over you, discarding dissenting voices as baseless yelling of fringe groups, because YOU just gave them permission to.
If you got a problem, write/mail/ask your democratic representative. Vote differently. Vote intelligently. Maybe do some honorary job. If that doesnt change the way the few hundred million people in the USA behave, suck it up. If your team, excuse me, party isnt in power and your thoughts dont get heard and put into action, thats normal. Thats called being the minority in a democracry. Your team, err, party lost the election, its SUPPOSED to taste like a shit sandwich.
Newsflash: It doesnt matter which party is your team, and whose colours you paint onto your face before going to a political game, errr, rally. You dont live in one country, and the other side in theirs. There is no alternative reality of the USA where throwing as many wrenches as possible into the gears of your own political discourse is useful, rewarded or actually meaningful. If the country goes to shit under a democratic government, the Republicans didnt win. Everyone lost. If the country goes to hell during the republican term, the democrats didnt win. They just have a bigger pile of crap to deal with when its their turn again.
Someone not on your team