13 Year Olds Are Idiots: Why You Should Ignore CJ Pearson

If you are 13, you are an idiot. I don’t care if you have an eidetic memory, an IQ of 210, and you’ve solved P versus NP.

You are an idiot.

All 13 year olds should be wearing one of these.

All 13 year olds should be wearing one of these.

This isn’t personal, just the truth.

You are 13, you don’t know shit about the world around you and that isn’t going to change much for the next several years.

That’s actually a good thing. Enjoy it while it lasts kid, because one day you’ll wake up and discover the real world and it kinda actually sucks.

But no, really, it's like that. Stay young while you can children.

But no, really, it’s like that. Stay young while you can children.

I was also an idiot at 13. I was a know it all punk who would have put Hermione Granger to shame. Any time a memory from the age of 13 (up until 17 really) pops up in my mind I cringe and think “Why didn’t someone slap me? Better yet, can I travel back in time and slap myself?”

My one saving grace is that no one listened to me, published my inane ramblings, and there was very little social media to document my awful ignorant self for future reference (the few forms of social media I had at that age have been meticulous scrubbed from existence, don’t bother looking). Which means, of course, that the only people who know the true depth of the horror that was 13 year old Meredith, are myself, my family, and a few select friends. Anyone else has likely forgotten and my youthful stupidity won’t effect my life overly much in the future.

I bring this all up for a reason.

CJ Pearson is an obnoxious little 13 year old shit and, while conservative media is partially at fault for creating that obnoxious little shit, it’s too be expected.

He’s exactly what 13 year old know it all twerps are supposed to be, just on a far grander scale because conservatives can be complete dunderheads when it comes to choosing spokespeople for our party.

It really really was not.

It really really was not.

We gave this little shit a pulpit and then when voice dropped he betrayed us, as teenagers do, by completely changing his personality and making poor decisions.

Unlike most 13 year olds, his bad decisions are supporting a socialist rather than just staying out past curfew or skipping class, but still…typical ignorant behavior.

Luckily enough I don’t find myself in the uncomfortable position of having supported him at one point in the past. I always knew he was a ignorant little shit, even when he was pushing ideas that fell on our side of the aisle.

I didn’t know who he was until my mother sent me a link to some video he made, probably 6 months ago. I was waist deep in research and interviews for my book on minority conservatives and my mom thought I should try to interview him. 

“Mom, he’s 13.” 

“But you’re interviewing young conservatives.”

“Yeah, like 18 to 26 year olds, old enough to actually know what the hell they are talking about.”

“Well he seems to know what he’s talking about.”

“He hasn’t even hit puberty yet, he obviously doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I’m not interviewing him and putting him in my book only to have to print an embarrassing retraction later when he changes his mind as soon as his voice drops.”

Puberty is where everything goes wrong quite frankly.

Puberty is where everything goes wrong quite frankly.

I’m clearly prophetic, but that’s not important.

I’m only writing this because of the exchange that S.E. Cupp has had with him on Twitter recently, otherwise I’d be ignoring him the way I ignore all 13 year olds on social media. Now I love S.E. Cupp (In fact I may have a bit of a girl crush on her. Sorry S.E., I know you are happily married and have a child, but I can’t hide my feelings.) but she seriously needs to just disengage and ignore the twerp, the same way she (and every other conservative) should have when he was posting conservative commentary.

You are arguing with a 13 year old. I don’t think the logic centers of his brain have even finished developing yet. He definitely doesn’t have the real world experience to know why he’s an idiot. Let the little shit figure it out for himself, the way the rest of us former 13 year olds had too, time and experience. 

Just own up to the fact that conservatives made a giant ridiculous mistake in putting him on a pedestal in the first place and move on.

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He’ll grow up eventually, but for the next 5 years or so…block him and treat his posts and tweets with the derision and dismissal you would any other social media post by a 13 year old.

When he’s 25 I hope he’s able to look back at his well documented history of being an obnoxious little shit and think, “Why didn’t someone slap me? Better yet, can I travel back in time and slap myself?” It will be even worse for him, because his every stupid thought will be there, glaring at him from his Internet history, rather than just vague embarrassing memories that he recalls at 2am and obsesses about for the rest of the night. 

Pearson in 5 to 10 years.

Pearson in 5 to 10 years.

He doesn’t have anything worth listening too and he definitely isn’t worth the time you’ll spend arguing with him.

And finally, if you find yourself siding with a 13 year old on political issues, over actual intelligent men and women who actually know what they are talking about…you need help.

Apparently All My Republican Friends Hate Me

The juvenile conspiracy theories that liberals come up with when faced with gay conservatives are getting more and more absurd. Liberals seem to assume that the Republican party is a seething mass of homophobia, just looking for someone to lynch, no matter how many Republicans befriend gay conservatives.

The other day I was told “The only reason conservatives wont insult you is because they need their token members like you gays to say “hey look, we have gayz too!” Are you that gullible??”

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Santorum, the Marxist who called himself a conservative

So we all know Santorum doesn’t understand why he lost and that he loves to continue the liberal lie that Romney wasn’t a good candidate and the delusion that he in any way, shape, or form is electable.  But what about his economic ideas?  Well, they’re possibly the only thing worse than his self-assessment.  Now honestly a waste of oxygen like Santorum would probably not be worth the time I’m about to spend on him, and he’s not, but the problem is that while he himself has no chance of ever getting into power, the fact is that his is a walking symbol of everything wrong with the Republican Party—unlike a real conservative he has risen to prominence by claiming to be a conservative, and his ideas have nothing to do with being a conservative, but you hear them in the words of other idiots within the party (former governors from Arkansas and Alaska come to mind) but Rick states these errors in logic and ideas so clearly (because he’s more clueless than most) so he makes an easy target.  The point here is that Rick Santorum isn’t the problem, he’s an annoying idiot who at most does the conservative movement a little PR damage, the real danger are is his ideas which regrettably have made some inroads with the Populist factions of the party—these ideas need to be shown to be to the lies they are, confronted, and ripped from this party, this nation, and this world before they do more harm.

via Santorum, the Marxist who called himself a conservative.

Elementary Politics: An Open Letter to “Feminist” Taylor Swift

Taylor, Taylor, Taylor. Look, I like your music. I’m going to continue liking your music for a very long time, I have no doubt. However, you are not impressing me with this new facet of your personality. You know, the one where you have decided to embrace this shallow modern “feminism” that your friends Lena Dunham and Emma Watson have impressed upon you.

You’ve bought their rhetoric, you believe that feminism is about equality. Okay, I can let you have that point. You want to care about equality for women? That’s great.

Only Lena Dunham and Emma Watson, from all the evidence I can see, have a very narrow and shallow view of what the most urgent issues of equality are and where we need to address them.

I think you can do better.

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An open letter to Taylor Swift (and any other feminist listening) on how they could improve the world and do something useful with feminism.

Tea Party, Please Look Up Compromise in the Dictionary

Me: *voices dissenting or unpopular view of a Tea Party view*
TP member: That’s stupid.
Me: Okay….why is that?
TP member: What are you a liberal plant or something?

That is a summary of a conversation I had last night, just in case anyone wonders why I’m starting to get tetchy about the Tea Party these days. If these next two elections cycles end in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory thanks to “ideologicaly purity” zealots (libertarian or Tea Party, tbh) I may actually give up politics, switch back to writing fantasy novels and awkwardly wooing pretty girls. We need a few wins under our belt before we have leeway for irrational debates on who is more ideologically pure. Grow the fuck up and realize that the long game, the game where we actually win and make a difference (because I don’t care who you are, you can’t tell me that an executive and legislative branch of liberals is more realityappealing to you than one full of moderate Republicans), takes some form of adult compromise. If you can’t produce a real argument when you disagree with someone, then shut the fuck up. I don’t have time for your crap, neither does the current election cycle.

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“Living on minimum wage isn’t easy”…uh, no shit.

It’s so very nice to be able to just rant on this blog.

It’s very freeing.

Anyway, I saw a post tonight from someone I used to be friends with. They were talking about how they made $3 above minimum wage in their state and they still couldn’t live on that, so clearly minimum wage needs to be increased because living on minimum wage is not easy to do…or even possible according to her.

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Sometimes People Think I’m a Sociopath: My View on Making Politics Personal

tumblr_lq22xl5vJz1qcnhhzo1_r2_500Objectively I know I’m not a sociopath, even a high functioning on like Sherlock.*

Sociopaths don’t cry over commercials about babies or articles about strangers giving their kidney to a dying man.

They just don’t.

Because they don’t care.

But sometimes the thought crosses my mind, especially when I’m talking to other people about politics. Normally I brush the thought aside as a recognition that other people are far too emotional about politics and they ignore rational responses to political problems or antagonism from people who don’t like them.

In simpler terms, they get their feelings hurt a lot.

I don’t.

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