It’s rare, but occasionally a moment comes along that serves as perfect confirmation for something you say or do.
Such a moment popped up for me this morning after I posted the following on my personal Facebook page:
“…I have always endeavored to express myself and exercise my First Amendment rights with civility, good humor, and a sense of goodwill towards those who disagree, even those who strongly disagree.
Lately that has become increasingly difficult and I’ll tell you why.
Somewhere along the line those on the fringe left thought it was OK to call me deplorable without actually knowing me and that I just have to nod in agreement.
They thought they could call me a racist without ever having had even one conversation with me and that I should be cool with that.
They assumed they could refer to me as a misogynist and a bigot without having spent even five minutes with me, and that I should just meekly agree.
Somewhere along the line the folks in the ‘resistance’ decided that anyone who doesn’t join in their creepy, 24/7/365 hate orgy against our President must be a traitorous cultist.
Somewhere along the line the American neo-socialist movement thought they could spit on and burn our flag and if we object we’re the fascists.
They thought they could throw all of our law-enforcement folks into one big barrel of ‘systemic racism’ and murder and that if we try to stand up for our police we’re the bigots.
They’ve tried to make us think that if we don’t kneel to their political and cultural demands, if we don’t abandon our faith and our institutions and give in to their calls for physical, spiritual, and emotional reparations then we are the dividers and haters.”
Shortly after my post someone sent me this screenshot of a different FB post by someone from several days ago:
Can’t you just feel the love, tolerance, progressiveness, and virtue oozing from Angela’s post here?
I mean, there’s nothing quite like calling someone you don’t know, whose name you misspell, and who you have never met a ‘homophobic, misogynistic, bootlicker’ to prove your own virtue, tolerance and love for humanity.
Oh, and don’t get all technical about it and ask for any actual examples of anything that I have ever said or done that’s homophobic or misogynistic. Angela has spoken and that’s all you need to know about my ‘hate-filled’ ‘ramblings’ and ‘trash’.
By the way, if you’re reading this then you too are trash because my bootlicking articles ‘attract trash’ like you.
How silly of you to ask how Angela can call you ‘trash’ when you have no idea who she is and she has no idea who you are! Angela has spoken.
All you need to know is that if you ‘agree with anything’ I say then please just get in line for your lobotomy.
In addition, a couple of other local Great Falls ‘activists’ got in on all of the love and tolerance on Angela’s post.
What? You didn’t know that it’s okay for folks like Sara to presume that she knows what someone with whom she has never had a conversation ‘hates’, what their expectations for their work is or their level of understanding of ‘the rules’? You should know better, because obviously Sara received permission from Angela to fabricate criticisms of folks about whom she knows nothing.
And of course we can also rest assured that Maribeth knows for sure that the people who read this blog or who comment on my personal FB page are nothing more than ‘bootlicking cronies’ sucking at my teat.
I actually have three teats. I’m not even kidding. I could prove it by posting a photo but life is too short to subject you to the trauma of seeing my naked upper torso, an image you would never be able to unsee.
The point is that there is room for three bootlicking cronies at a time at my teats.
Sorry, I digress.
Of course none of this kind of garbage is new or surprising, it’s just the same old boring, ineffective tactic the fringe left has been using for a long time on anyone who doesn’t fully sign on to their agenda.
The only thing that’s surprising here is that folks like Angela, Sara and Maribeth haven’t yet figured out that their brand of criticism is actually harmful to the causes they claim to espouse.
I’ll end with another snippet from my FB post this morning:
“I refuse to be called a hater by haters, a divider by dividers, or a bigot by bigots.”