Oh dear, I spent my morning blog time writing to an elected Congress Member.
It was in response to a ridiculous email I found in my inbox. Hyperbole is a time-honored tool of humor, but Gus wasn’t trying to be funny! So, I tried to be funny, and wrote him a letter.
I wonder, will he get the point? Or will his staff get it? Will anyone read my letter? (I don’t usually open Gus’ emails…)
Dear Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12),
You can’t possibly believe your own words (I emphasize the most hyperbolic):
“…we are seeing politicians around the country trying to exert power and force vaccinations on hesitant patients. This is government intrusion and overreach at its worst. To be clear, as someone who contracted COVID and subsequently got the vaccine, I believe these vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect your health. I am grateful that President Trump…”
(For your own political credibility, avoid any association, no matter how flimsy, with former President Trump. The imminent “August Coup” attempt is about to flop!)
Personally, I don’t believe the far-right constituents who you are pandering to…
- Have lower IQs than average
- Are more selfish than most
- Can’t apply a Christian principle beyond their own small circle
But they DO seem to have lost the survival instinct. Could it be the result of too much political propaganda? Are they brainwashed? Never mind, social scientists will figure it out. (They may learn, once again, that overly conservative people are overly star-struck by authority figures.)
You could do your part, however, to restore the feeble flock to life-affirming normalcy. Simply speak to them with calm… rational… rhetoric.
Thank you for listening to my viewpoint. I am confident that you’ll do the honest, upright thing, even if it perturbs your wealthy donors.
Calling out royal bullsh*t is fun! Stay strong, and have a great day.