During my colleges days, I fell for a man who then had many similar interests as me, etc. We became great friends; some of my favorite memories of college include him. Today, as I learn more about him and his life since college, I can’t help but wonder what went so terribly wrong.
I am so glad that we only ever were friends. Quite frankly, I don’t even know if we could be friends today. We don’t understand each other politically. I know for a fact that he is sincerely trying to understand the conservative point of view. He doesn’t get it. That’s all fine and good, but if you don’t understand conservatives, for the love of God and country, admit that you are a Democrat! At the very least admit you are liberal or liberal progressive. Like many men, he just won’t commit!
I apologize for this rant, but it is seriously getting under my skin. I had so many wonderful politically laced conversations with this man at one time. It appeared as though we saw things in a similar light. I suppose not. I guess Chicago changes a person.
I’ve loved Michelle Malkin’s commentary for a very long time. The article above is simply Michelle at her best. I’m tired of a certain “elitist” mentality trying without much success to control every aspect of our lives. I’m sick of it, and I have a feeling that a lot of other women – and men – are too.
What angers me the most is the sheer audacity of those “elitists” who supposedly support freedom of speech, but actively seek to silence those do not support their views. Just about anything is acceptable … if you belong to the correct political party. Enough is enough. Like I said before, it is time to get back to work. I can’t help but think of the song below.
Stories like those above illustrate exactly why I can’t stand feminism in its current form. They also highlight a fundamental reason why I will never support the Democratic party. There truly is a double standard between not only Democrats and Republicans, but also between progressives and conservatives. The “mainstream” media marginalize women who dare state they are pro-life, conservative, and/or support Second Amendment rights. Why?
It just doesn’t fit the agenda, does it? When you continually play the victim, you can’t have someone who you also consider a victim (i.e. other women) take responsibility for their own lives. What sends a clearer message of personal responsibility than supporting fiscally conservative policies, adoption over abortion, and gun rights? If you think about it for just a few minutes, it becomes clear why Democrats feel they need to destroy viable female conservative candidates at any cost.
Organizations such as NOW continually have to reassert their relevance by playing the victim. That is why their continued support of Jerry Brown boggles the mind. My theory is this: No conservative or marginally conservative candidate is willing to play the victim. Certainly the Republican Party is no place for victims. As a result, NOW supports the Democrat in the race at all costs, even if they know they shouldn’t condone the actions of his campaign.
I don’t understand how moral relativists sleep at night; I couldn’t. I could write a ten page rant on this subject, but I won’t. I do recommend readers check out the links to The Anchoress. I’ve followed her blog for years. She loses me with her religious post as I am not Catholic, but her political tirades (see above) make it all worth it. What’s funny is that she doesn’t consider herself a Republican and possibly not even a conservative. Her views seem to come from a place of common sense slightly right-of-center. Unfortunately, it is a view that is largely lost in current American society.
One last note: You’ll also want to check out Althouse below. It is another great blog attempting to view this political mess from a common sense approach. At least there are a few grown-ups left out there.