Sunday, April 15, 2012

Arizona is my second home

I've spent ten years of my life in Arizona....and it is a place that I love with all of my heart. The people I met there, the friend I have, are good people with beliefs that comport with mine. Arizona is my second home. And...you hate Arizona. You hate the state of Arizona because of one Particular asshole, Joe Arpaio. Well, everyone I've ever met in Arizona hates him too, and I think that it is important to understand the difference between a group of citizens living in a place I consider paradise, and a horrible dictator drunk on power and thirsty for the blood of the brown people whom he despises.

Please don't reduce these complicated issues to slogans that will fit on the bumper of a car. Please understand that you are presented with those who scream the loudest, and not the people who live the most. For all of my friends still living in Arizona, and they are myriad, I am sorry that we cannot separate a place like Tucson from a place like Phoenix. All I can say is that I believe that education, knowledge, and information will eventually give us the ability and understanding to realize that humans beings are human beings, and Joe Arpaio does not seem to to see this. I love Arizona, and I hate Arpaio.

Arizona, you are my adopted home, you have taught me things that have made me the person that I am. And, I hate this fucker. Please make him stop being the voice that the world hears when they question what is gong on in America's southwest.

I am sick of defending and apologizing a place I love. I want Joe Arpaio gone because I am tired of defending the beauty and majesty of a place I love in the face of having to answer questions about the the horrible way in which the government of that state is run.

Please make him go away, so I can revel in the mountains, the beauty, the joy, the sun, life, the people I have met, the people I love, and the place I consider paradise, if it were not for one single, solitary asshole.

Reason Podcast And, I'll sign that: Paul Wittmeyer

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