Isms and Such!

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It has, for some time, been amazing to me how the progressive-liberal Left has twisted the facts to suit their agenda and have so often gotten away with it.  Thankfully, there are signs this is changing and more Americans are becoming wise to their tricks!  The results of this last election are a major sign that things are coming around. What do I mean by this, you may ask?  Let me explain …

I am a conservative.  I have been labeled by Hillary Clinton as a member of the “Basket of Deplorables,” “irredeemable” and “un-American.”  I have decided to wear this label with pride since it serves to separate me from fans of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others of that ideology.  Simply because I am a conservative, I and other conservatives like me, are automatically assumed to be and are labeled racist, homophobic, misogynistic, Islamophobic and xenophobic.  But is that really true?  Or are these claims merely angry name-calling by a failed ideology that has no other viable means to assert their position.  Let’s look and see …

Am I a racist?  Every year we have a family Christmas party and I am amazed when I look around at the members of my family, each of whom I love dearly.  I just think of them as family, with no thought as to racial or ethnic origins.  But, to make my point, I will describe my family here.  In my family, we have White Americans, Black Americans, Korean Americans and Chinese Americans.  We all get along great.  Yes, we may have differing political views but we respect each other enough to be able to intelligently discuss our opinions and not let that cause problems when we gather as a family.

So, now I ask you … who is it that always wants to separate us all out into groups … White Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Cuban Americans. Japanese Americans, Chinese Americans, etc.?  Who wants to categorize and pit us against each other?  Who is it that says any member of a minority who rejects the Left’s game of identity politics, such as Condoleezza Rice, Dr. Ben Carson, Sheriff David Clarke, Alan Keyes, Clarence Thomas or Mia Love, is somehow a race traitor?  Who is it that calls a race baiter such as Al Sharpton a hero.  Al Sharpton makes a lot of money blowing statistically rare instances of white on black crime into epic sagas, while ignoring many real problems.  If he cares so much about young black men, why is he not in Chicago helping Rahm Emanuel deal with the horrific death rates among young black men there?  I will tell you why, there is no money in it!

Am I homophobic?  I have also been accused of that by a radical gay feminist on a college campus. I had made the unforgivable statement that I was getting tired of all the gender politics being shoved in our faces by the media every day. But, this woman did not know me at all.  She did not that I worked on that campus and had several colleagues who were both friends and gay.  She did not know that I did Ballroom dancing and had worked with three dance instructors who were gay and that two of them were good friends of mine. She did not know that I had a good friend in college who was a lesbian, or that the son of a friend of mine was gay.  Simply because I was tired of being slapped in the face by the media every day for not being gay … I am labeled homophobic!  Give me a break!!

Am I misogynistic?  Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls.  Are you kidding me?  I have the best mother in the world.  She is strong, fair, very intelligent, professional and successful … and she raised me.  The love of my life is a very successful doctor. She is also Asian-American (that darn racist thing again). I consider myself the luckiest man alive to have these two women in my life.  I have a successful, hard-working daughter and a successful, hardworking daughter-in-law, both of which are doing a great job raising their sons to be fine young men. I have a lot of respect for many women in the world.  I will name a few … Katharine Hepburn, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Nancy Reagan, Mary Tyler Moore, Margaret Thatcher, Condoleezza Rice, Kellyanne Conway, Mia Love, Malala Yousafzai, and though I disagree with her politics, Oprah Winfrey!  There are many others.  What I do not respect is women who cannot get over their own vaginas, or march through town dressed as giant, pink vaginas.  Give me a break!

The misogynist label is usually thrown at men who are not pro-abortion, and it is a convenient tool for that.   I do understand there are times when an abortion may be necessary.  But I have also, during my life, met several women who have had abortions and shared with me how much that weighed on their conscience and how much pain that choice caused them over the years.  I also do personally believe that late term abortions are wrong … except in rare or extreme cases, and that partial-birth abortions or waiting until a child is being born and whacking it in the head with a hammer, is a special kind of evil.  I absolutely do not respect women who would march in support of murdering their own children.  If that makes me a misogynist … so be it!

Am Islamophobic?  Personally, I have nothing against Muslims.  I am willing to peacefully coexist with anyone!  However, that must be a two-way street.  I draw the line at people who want to shoot me, blow me up, cut my head off, throw my gay friends off multi-story buildings, shoot girls who want an education, celebrate their religion by harassing or raping women in the streets, or burn me alive for being a Christian. If these crimes against humanity were being perpetrated by blond Swedish bikini models, I guess I would be blondswedishbikinimodelphobic!  It is really a meaningless label thrown around by name callers who cannot make a logical argument against protecting the citizens of the U.S. from threats … which, for those who aren’t taught this in school anymore, is the primary job of our government’s Executive Branch and the President of the United States.

Am I Xenophobic?  I think not.  My ancestors came here from Germany, England and Switzerland.  My girlfriend is Asian-American.  I have friends who are Hispanic, Black, British, Korean, Scottish, Bosnian, Romanian and South African.  My ancestors came here legally through Ellis Island … some got new names when their “foreign” names were misspelled by Immigration Officials. Yes, we are a Nation of Immigrants!  We are also a Nation of Laws.  We welcome immigrants who come legally. Do we need to change immigration laws to make them fairer and easier? Absolutely!  But we also need to secure our borders.  We spend billions of dollars helping other countries defend their borders while refusing to defend our own.  If you do not take care of your personal health and finances, you will find quickly find yourself in a position where you cannot help yourself … never mind anyone else.  It is the same for our Country.  If we do not maintain a healthy, financially sound country, we will soon be in a position where we cannot help ourselves anymore … never mind anyone else!! By putting America First, we insure we are able to help those in need because we actually have the means to do it!

While not originally a President Trump supporter, I am very excited to see the folks he has chosen for his administration and cabinet positions.  I had not even heard of many of them, but in checking them out, I have discovered they are all brilliant and professional … experts in the areas in which they will be serving.  Often, they do not agree with President Trump in certain areas or on specific policies, but this brings its own system of checks and balances to his administration; and it is a sign of a smart leader.  He is not choosing a bunch of ideological sycophants who will obey his orders without thought, but professionals and thinkers who will push back if they think he is wrong. How refreshing is that?  It bodes well for the future of our Country!

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