After more than 40 years of being insulted by people on the far left of American society, I have had enough.
I first experienced the far left’s insults as a freshman at the University of Washington. Because I choose to enroll in Air Force ROTC, the Students for a Democratic Society branded me a “baby killer” and worse. (At least when I moved to Washington State University as a sophomore, the number of SDS zealots on campus was far fewer and much less vocal than in hippy-loving Seattle!!) It has not gotten any better in the ensuing years.
They have never stopped. Anyone who does not agree with their socialist agenda is not met with any respect. We are always branded as some kind of stupid or backward kind of person. And, sorry to say, it’s getting much worse now that the far left has pretty much seized control of the Democratic Party.
Just last week, their candidate in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, said this during an event in India … “I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his (Trump’s) whole campaign, Make America Great Again, was looking backwards. You don’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women getting jobs, you don’t want to see that Indian American succeeding more than you are, whatever that problem is, I am going to solve it.” (Don’t believe it? There are plenty of websites out there that have the video of her saying these words.)
So, according to one of the leading voices of the Democratic Party, if you preferred President Trump and his agenda, you are a racist. You’re anti-woman. Etc. More name calling … more insults … more LIES!!
Are there racists and far right wing jerks who voted for Trump? Yes.
But, for the other 99% of the people who voted for him, NO. We are not racists. We are none of the slanderous names that leftist politicians and their partners in most of the news media throw around.
We do not deserve to be linked with these idiots!! Just like President Obama and other Democrats do not deserve to be linked with people like the racist Louis Farrakhan.
I am old enough to remember a time when politicians, and even most of the news media, were generally centrist. Times when a lifelong Democrat like Tip O’Neil could sit down with Republican Ronald Reagan and hammer out solutions to problems without spewing hate. When I voted for Democrats in my home state like Henry Jackson and Warren Magnuson because I supported their ideas and their beliefs. I wonder if most people know that when you examine the historical record, President John F Kennedy’s agenda would be more akin to that of a moderately conservative Republican than today’s Democrats?
I applaud people who have differing opinions on how to move our nation forward and meet the many challenges we face. But, I tune out and ignore those who insult me with every word they utter. Shame on them. Shame on those who blindly follow and believe these lies.
And, NO, I’m not going to grab my Second Amendment protected gun and start shooting lefties. THAT is yet another lie …