Saturday, January 14, 2006

History - as it could have been




Note: I received this in email, and though I am moderately liberal (usually) I thought it was funny enough to pass on to all of you, no matter what your political bent. If something you read here offends you, please don't take it out on me. I'm just the messenger!
Humans existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunter/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer & would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in winter. The 2 most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel.

The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into 2 distinct subgroups: Liberals and Conservatives. Once beer was discovered it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early human ancestors were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery.

That's how villages were formed. Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as "the Conservative movement." Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly B-B-Q's and doing the sewing, fetching and hair dressing.

This was the beginning of the Liberal movement. Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as 'girliemen.' Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy and group hugs and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided. Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting revolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals.

Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't "fair" to make the pitcher also bat. Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, athletes, Marines, and generally anyone who works productively.

Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living. Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to "govern" the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tame and created a business of trying to get MORE for nothing.

Here ends today's lesson in world history: It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it. A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other "true believers." This is our "factual" story and we are sticking to it.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michele sent me!

Kross-Eyed Kitty said...

Absolutely hilarious! I loved it. Once in a while, it is a very good thing to pass on emails.
Michele sent me, and I'm glad I stopped by.

Carmi said...

This is even funnier given the election campaign currently underway in Canada.

The two leading parties? The Conservatives and the Liberals.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Here from Michele tonight Judy...
Very Funny!!! NOT TRUE!(lol)..But funny anyway...of course there is much truth to the Beer part and how it came into being...!

ribbiticus said...

hahaha! i think i kinda like this little piece of "history". :)

michele asked me to tell you hello, judy. (",)

Charles (Canadian in Hong Kong) said...

Interesting post... Michele sent me!

http://charlescaldwell.typepad.com/

Karen said...

Pretty funny!

Michele sent me!

Lazy Daisy said...

What a hoot, I also enjoyed your cartoons. Michele sent me. Have a good one!

Vanessa said...

I'm a Liberal, too, but I loved these!

Here from Michele's and will definitely be back!

Bubblehead said...

Being a pretty Conservative fellow who enjoys beer and red meat I have to agree with most of what this post says. Always fun to have a little politcial humor going on....

Michele sent me.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

The REAL difference between Liberals and Conservatives is that Liberals can take a joke, while the Conservatives continuously elect one as President.

srp said...

I am a conservative, proud of it. My favorite part of this is the reference to the testosterone level...who first came to mind? Why Hilary and Bill of course! She has way more testosterone than he does.

sage said...

I laughed even though I've lately been called a left-winged moonbat and a commie. (Supposedly I deserved this since I challenged someone’s precious presuppositions).

I generally think of myself as middle of the road which means I can drink good beer (it can be domestic, but not coors or bud), and I can hold my own when it comes to the evening barbecue. I'd put mine up against the best of 'em. And yes, my sauce will include vinegar (no sugar) and the bbq will be served with slaw!

brendalove@gmail.com said...

HAAHAHAHA. I am sending Stew to read this.

mar said...

Loved your story! I might have some defect genes since I don't like beer at all... and passed them on to my 17-yr-old. He might change his mind in a couple of years, though! here via Michele's this time.

Duke_of_Earle said...

Well, Judy, I'm conservative with some liberal beliefs, but I DID find that funny.

Er... about the conspiracy, though. Do you REALLY think my talking about it is what did the damage? But what about all of your commenters? Now I'm confused. And I'm getting scared again. (Where ARE those pills??!)

Greg Finnegan said...

It is not funny. It is the bedrock of Western civilization, the Rosetta stone of political systems, and it is true.

Now, if I could only figure out who the heck "Michele" is and why she sends people here.

Star said...

It figures there was beer. I am visiting now from Michele, but have already been here on my own.

bornfool said...

And to think, beer was the motivator of it all.

Peter said...

Great stuff Judy, beer has certainly been good for the world.

Karen said...

Loved the post. A friend of mine emailed it to me recently, too. I love the reaction of people to it. Of course, I agree with the logic!