“Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by tongue.”
— Charles Simmons
The Left and Never Trumpers are desperate. Looking across the dismal landscape of their liberal gimme, gimme, gimme agenda and their insubstantial candidates, it’s understandable that they’re losing their water and their minds over the real possibility of four more years of President Donald J. Trump.
I find it hysterically funny how the president grates on their every nerve and frustrates their efforts to cow and impede him. They are reduced to shrieking banshees, armed not with reason but with vitriol. The bar has been set so low in using the word racist that it simply means that to disagree is racist.
Well then, Jim Sohan, yes I am a racist. If drawing a distinction between illegal and legal immigration is racist, then so be it. If supporting the integrity of our borders and the law enforcement agencies charged with implementation of our laws is racist then I’m all in. If I favor an overhaul of immigration law to make it weighted towards merit and self-sufficiency, well yes, I’m a racist. I support the Constitution and the idea that we are a unique nation of laws that cement our freedoms and personal opportunities which globalism would erode. Yep, still a racist.
I refute the wholly absurd notion of White Privilege. It’s a construct of insidious thinking, seeks to fragment our American dream of the “melting pot” I grew up with, and it disregards historical fact. Too many people have forgotten that the “I have a dream” struggle was for inclusion, not re-segregation. I believe that a common language unites U.S. and understanding English is a reasonable requirement of citizenship. I accept that brand of racism.
We have come into an enviable position of energy independence through fossil fuels which can affect a reasonable and sustainable shift toward renewable sources of power while also preserving our environment. The New Green Deal is a feint to bring our economy to its knees, sending U.S. into an Orwellian spiral of government subjugation. Thought I’d throw that in to show that I’m not only racist, but quite mad too.
President Trump was a spoiler, an in-your-face repudiation of decades of political stagnation and perpetual status quo, courtesy of the saner half of the country. God save the king! (That was for you Sohan.) He proved that it doesn’t take a lifelong politician to be the country’s executive. He’s bold, brash and politically incorrect.
A jingoistic, unapologetic cheerleader for the United States, he embodies the confidence and patriotism of Teddy Roosevelt. “Bully!” Guess that makes me a racist, because I like it.
Spoiler alert! I fully intend to help perpetuate the man, the myth and the legend by brazenly voting for President Trump’s second term in 2020.
If you, Jim Sohan, in your bigoted, petulant funk chose to label me a racist for that, I embrace it, if only to spite you. Besides, I’m in pretty good company with everyone else who dares to disagree with you.
“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” — Frederick Douglass
Maybe he was a racist too?