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Bigotry, Fascism, and the Tolerant Left

*CONTENT WARNING* for Language

 

 

Inauguration Day 2017 has come and gone, and just when I think things cannot get any weirder, they do. In a country that was able to rise above racial divides and be an example to the world of what freedom and democracy is, we have now regressed into something worse; a place where fascism and bigotry are encouraged under the guise of “equality and social justice”. You’re probably thinking that I don’t know what a bigot is, as this term has largely been reserved for white, right-wing, religious fanatics.  So let’s take a refresher course on the definition of bigot: 

“A person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.”

 

Having a different opinion than someone else doesn’t make you a bigot, but when you become an isolationist and exclude other points of view, you take it beyond just a disagreement. This election has brought out the worst in almost everyone. Once hidden behind the veil of tolerance, a deep hatred for those of opposing points of view has surfaced, and the levels of vitriol are now being pushed to the limit. The Party of Tolerance has now become the Party of Intolerance. 

Inauguration Day has always been a revered American tradition. It celebrates the Democracy of our nation. It’s a celebration of all the things that America was founded upon; a celebration of 2 political parties working together even when they don’t agree. It signifies that even through wins and losses, we as a Nation can STILL come together and show respect for the most important position in this country and possibly in the world. Not this time. Inauguration 2017 has become one that is tearing this country apart. The hypocrisy of some has become a poison that is infecting an entire generation and setting America up for failure, even before given a chance. And our elected officials have a responsibility, a DUTY, to set the example of leadership in a peaceful transfer of power. 

Skipping the inauguration doesn’t set this important example of leadership. It say your “politics” are more important than your country. It says that continuing to divide a nation that needs healing more than ever, is more important to you. It says that when a need for REAL leadership is now more apparent than ever, you choose to sit this one out. It says that when you don’t win or get your way, throwing a public tantrum and disregarding the voices of half the country is acceptable. Yes, you seem to have forgotten the people, even in your own party, the ones who haven’t been happy with their chosen government for the last several years.  

This vitriol has also been encouraged by the so-called Hollywood Elite. Their feigned outrage of injustice and inequality is a weak attempt to empathize with everyday Americans. Some celebrities, like Rosie O’Donnell, had gone so far as to advocate Martial Law as a way to delay or stop Trump’s Inauguration. Really?  Guess what folks, that’s Fascism. The United States is a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy, and we are not Socialists.  

 

 

Or we have someone like Madonna, because of her “Hollywood Elite Status”, thinks that even death threats are okay; all in the name of freedom of speech and equality. She continued to speak about oppression and Tyranny, claiming not only women, but ALL people are being marginalized. There was one part of her speech that was accurate, stating “It seems as though we had all slipped into a false sense of comfort”. Yes, for the last 8 years we’ve had a President who has treated everyone with kid-gloves. Transparency has been the darkest ever, and truth buried as deep as possible. Madonna has since said that her words were taken out of context, and that if you listen to her speech in its entirety, you’ll see she wasn’t serious. Her sincerity is crystal clear in a tweet sent out telling Trump and the Secret Service to, well, you can read it for yourself:  

 

 

And then we have Ashley Judd, making a heart-wrenching speech to women and the world during the Women’s March in DC; declaring that she’s a “nasty woman” who is being oppressed in the most free country in the world. Crying foul because she doesn’t have the freedom to choose when she gets her period. Totally relevant to who is President, right? Outraged at the income equality of women and minorities, and outraged that because she makes more money her wages are, “still cut with blades, sharpened by testosterone”. Judd goes further saying, “This is not a feminist myth. This is inequality”. Okay, so let me just stop right here. Equality does not mean that everyone is entitled to having the same things, money or status as everyone else, although that’s what many on the Left would have you to believe. Instead, we are all created equal, and we do have “certain inalienable rights”. These rights to Life, Liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness are guaranteed to all Americans. Opportunity is not always the same. Resources available to each of us will never be the same, but it’s up to our own self to pursue those things.  

Judd goes on to proclaim inequality because she has to pay taxes on her tampons, and sometimes has to throw away a favorite pair of underwear, ruined from her period. She proclaims inequality because men get a tax break on their Viagra and Rogaine, which obviously means that men and their erections are more important than, “protecting the messy part” of her womanhood. All the while interjecting the words, “I’m a nasty woman” before each perceived indignation forced upon her. Ashley, you do realize that there are still women that don’t even have the luxury of a tampon or pad? Maybe you should look at your own entitlement and privilege, or is that too much truth for you?

I won’t go into the rest of her tirade, because quite frankly it’s that pretentious and ridiculous. But I will say this, don’t include me in your last statement. I am a STRONG Christian woman. My “lady parts” are not for, and I quote, “birthing new generations of filthy, vulgar, nasty, proud, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh—you name it—for new generations of nasty women”. Really???  These speeches do nothing for Women’s Rights, reducing an entire group of people to their gender and body parts, and fanning the flames of bigotry and division. The end will never justify the means.

Finally, just when you think people can’t go any lower, the bottom feeders come up for air and to spew harassments at Barron Trump, the 10-year-old son of the President. The first tweet below is from Katie Rich, a writer for Saturday Night Live, in which she stated Barron would be “this country’s first homeschool shooter”. Her statement is vile on so many levels, and of course has since been deleted by her. Not only is her statement vile, but it also is a sweeping generalization that demonized an entire group of people, homeschooled children. Whatever happened to children being off-limits? Or isn’t that not applicable to conservatives? This is bigotry, plain and simple.

 

 

Another “tolerant” Liberal, Stephen Spinola who’s a contributor for Comedy Central, tweeted that, “Barron Trump looks like a very handsome date-rapist-to-be”. Only AFTER a much-deserved backlash did he then send out another tweet to clarify his first one. He never said anyone should like his tweet, he just wants people to retweet it… that’s all.

 

 

This kind of language and hate from Liberals is why Donald J. Trump is now our president. The practice of demonizing groups of people for the sole reason of not agreeing with them, is bigotry. The very things that Liberals claim to advocate, they perpetuate. Put simply, the rules do not apply to those who enforce them.  

It’s time to put your pride away. Stop making this about identity politics. Start making this about America. Whether you realize it or not, you are doing more damage than good. You are drawing a line in the sand that will be very hard to erase in the future. Be the change that you want for this country. Set the example that “When they go low, we go high”. Because at the end of the day, regardless of race, religion, or creed, whether straight, gay, man, woman, child, young or old, the actions of us and ALL elected officials, including the President, are what makes this country a success or a failure. Rise above the rhetoric and vitriol that has permeated the pores of this great nation. Be present for those who are scared and worried about their future.  =Let history show that even in defeat or disappointment, you took the high road. Our country has a lot of work and healing to do, and continuing to condone and accept this violent rhetoric must be put to an end. This is not about party or politics. This is about America and what kind of future do we want for our children and grandchildren. And if you think our President or any other elected official’s behavior is unacceptable, absolutely hold them accountable, don’t return it with hate and loathing. Be the change you want to see. Show the world what real character looks and sounds like…

Remember… “Love trumps hate!” 

 

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19 comments

  1. Very sad to see all what Antifa have become in the last Years in United States.
    If we go back 10 Years, Antifa fight against World Bank, EU, Globalism, IMF, Wars. And it was against the system, not each other, like the Coward Violence seen in USA

    After Trump won the Election “Anti-Trump” Riots Started all over America, with money from George Soros. He try to make a ‘ colour revolution ‘ in America.
    What make me most worried is how the Police was on Stand By on Berkeley Riots now some Week ago.
    And They could have Stop the DisruptJ20 on Inguaration Day also, Im 100% sure after study the Riots and this spoiled kids cant Riot. They get Free Pass by the Police..!
    (and make a lot of people angry, of course including me)

  2. Love and believe you passion in this article, but this country was built on protest..even for the highest office. Sitting in or out for that matter speaks volumes. As a lefty if I edit your article a little here and there I could post it refocusing on the Grand Old Party.

  3. Great, succinct article! Points are all well thought out (and true!). You have also said what most of us already think, but couldn’t put so eloquently into words! Thank you!

  4. You obviously didn’t understand Ashley Judd’s comments on income inequality, the issue isn’t “Equality does not mean that everyone is entitled to having the same things, money or status as everyone else, although that’s what many on the Left would have you to believe” . That’s ridiculous. The issue is, if you and I are doing the same job, and all other things being equal why isn’t the pay equal? I don’t know where you work, but I have found it to be my experience if a man and a woman are doing the same job, most likely the woman is working harder, because she just has to, but still she gets paid less. That’s income inequality. I agree with you that we have to stop playing identity politics, but that should also apply to the top… Remember “The fish rots at the head”.

  5. It is possible that you and I disagree politically in some ways and overlap in countless others. It is possible that we laugh at the same memes or both drink our coffee the same way, or we don’t. In your blog post I saw a call to rise to the better angels in all of us. And so I say to you, thank you. In many ways there is an olive branch there. You are a speaking reminder to find the places where we can build. MAGA indeed.

    Be well.

    Sincerely,
    A liberal who believes that peace among her countrymen (and women!) is an imperative step toward equality and national strength.

  6. 1. “In a country that was able to rise above racial divides,” first the country has not overcome it racial divide. As a matter of fact this was one of the strategies that Mr. Trump used to assure him his presidential victory. Case in point “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
    2. “show respect for the most important position in this country,” I guess South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson was showing a lot of respect to the office when he called President Obama a liar and Mr. Trump for years insistence for years that President Obama was not born in the US, these are just a few examples of how these people were showing respect to the office of the presidency.
    3. “Skipping the inauguration doesn’t set this important example of leadership,” no I have to disagree with you on this actually it does show leadership as well as courage, that you willing to stand against injustice, bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia, and the oppression of women’s rights. So I must respectfully and forcefully disagree with your flawed conclusions.

  7. Mia, good morning,

    You made this a refreshing reading exercise; and it goes far beyond. Demonization of others is the policy in history writing for almost 72 years now; of course did it always exist to a certain extent along the ages. Pinning hatred on the president and the people close to and around him has been a tradition for the opposite, losing party, and losing big time this time. For 72 years there was no winning and it seems, it might have started this month. This country has lost much over the past decades, and the slogan MAGA really fits.
    Being “democratic” does not mean this country is an estalished Democracy; by definition and the constitution it is not. Nevertheless, searching the ways of peaceful coexistance is the goal, in the country and international relationships. The latter is the darker chapter of the past. DJT may be the expected figure in history to turn the tide for the better. It will be (as he would say): a HUGE challenge.

  8. Wow… I have got nothin’ left but WOW

    And I am definitely throwing out one pair of boxers every month in a show of solidarity for our snowflake friends…

  9. Shooter’s wife- You are a moron. You cannot spell. You cannot write and you cannot even see how ‘subservient’ (or should I call it slavish) you are. You and people like you are why this country is a mess. The blind following the stupid is a big problem these days. I am guessing that you voted for the pussy-grabbing, admitted sexual predator, lying, tax cheating, bankrupting idiot that is now the 45th. He should have been defeated early on, but for people like you, THINKING he is a savior! (He will screw you, and all others like you!) I am not about to let my mother, sisters, wife or daughters suffer any further. INEQUALITY (and yes, it is real for women- and some men- who actually work!) IS a problem. Putting a bunch of the 1% in place (yes, that is HIS swamp) will only empty your pocket, your aspirations, and your goals in their pockets- never to be attainable again. You wanted it. You got it. I will be very ok. I worry for foolish ‘believers’ like you. You can be the downfall of our country. Racism is bad and a tool of the ignorant/fearful and he let it be known that being one and acting on it is OK! THAT is not acceptable in the USA. We are better and stronger because we are different and we show respect to others. (if you want to label it as PC, be my guest, but the next time someone approaches you and addresses you with slurs, swallow hard) If you want to call it “Liberal”- OK with me. I wear the title with pride! Take some time to look up dictionary definitions of “liberal” and “conservative”. You may actually learn something about yourself. There is NO going back. As someone who lived ‘back’ then- trust me, it wasn’t pie in the sky! That is why we did better!
    Shame on you.
    Yes, Love does trump hate- but hate is all he’s got for you!

  10. Like the Good Book says, there’s nothing new under the sun. These people are simply communists, using old school Bolshevik tactics to force their “utopia” on the rest of us. It has nothing to do with equality, but everything to do with complete and total control over every aspect of our lives. What’s sad is the Hollywood elite and common liberal don’t even realize that they’re leading us down the primrose path to an Orwellian existence in which no one will have any rights. If these snowflakes think they’re oppressed now, boy will they have a rude awakening when they’ve successfully installed their new gods as lords over them. They don’t know the meaning of the word oppressed.

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