My father, age 86, has been a Democrat for much of the latter part of his life. He was not a fan of Donald Trump, but we never really had a political discussion. I used to argue with my mother (who was of similar political bent) but dad stayed out of it.
He sent me a link tonight, no comment, to this piece: We Were Wrong About America. Give that a read before you click on the break.
In keeping with my recent post Don’t #WalkAway, I responded. This is that response:
“Well, I can dismiss the entire article now. If Donald Trump (and his followers) were fascists, his opponents would be dead or in prison.
Frankly, I’m sick and fucking tired of being told I’m EEEEEEEVIL for opposing the Progressive agenda. I’m tired of being called a red-necked, knuckle-dragging, cousin-humping, gun-hugging, Bible-thumping racist, sexist, homophobe, transphobe, Islamophobe, white supremacist fucking NAZI, when the people calling me that wear Ché Guevara T-shirts, waving hammer-and-sickle flags while protesting that the United States started in 1619 on a foundation of slavery and that capitalism is the root of all evil.
I’m sick and fucking tired of the Ruling Class – BOTH PARTIES – who sit in Washington working each and every day to take just a little bit more power, reduce liberty just a tiny bit more. Who don’t have to worry about being arrested or imprisoned because That Just Isn’t Done to the people sitting in those fine taxpayer-funded offices. I’m tired of a Department of Justice that wouldn’t know justice if it bit them on the privates, or an intelligence community that thinks the Fourth Amendment is a quaint appendage to an obsolete document. I’m tired of a government that ignores the 14th Amendment’s “privileges and immunities” clause like it’s a senile relative to be cooped up in a nursing home,
Donald Trump was, and remains, a hearty two-fisted FUCK YOU to the Ruling Class, and they understood (and resented) that. And now the Democratic Party has stolen the election, even though Trump won more minority votes than any Republican candidate since 1960. Some racist, huh?
Oh, and that “white supremacist” tag? Voting (D) doesn’t protect YOU. You’re as guilty as we are because of the inherent White Privilege they keep insisting is inherent in our melanin.You know what you voted for? 57 genders. Free speech is violence, but violence is speech, but silence is violence. There should be an equal number of female Fortune 500 CEOs but not an equal number of female brick layers, roofers, plumbers, or auto mechanics. Tear down all the statues. Rename all the streets, schools and other public buildings. Burn down Federal buildings, preferably with Federal agents inside. Raise your hand and say “Black Lives Matter” or we’ll beat you. Defund the police, but call the highway patrol when a Joe Biden campaign bus is surrounded by Trump supporters in pickup trucks, and on, and on, and on.This is how you get a civil war. You stop looking at The Other Side™ as misguided, or misinformed or merely wrong, and determine that they’re EVIL. You don’t debate with evil. You don’t negotiate with evil. You don’t compromise with evil. You placate evil until you find a rock sufficient to bash its head in. The Progressives think government is that rock, and they just need to get their hands around it.
When we on the receiving end figure out in sufficient quantity that they’re not “The Loyal Opposition” any more, they’re “The Enemy,” that there is no longer any way to reach a middle ground (and that’s what this guy is saying) then we have two choices: get rounded up in the middle of the night by the Ministry of Truth and get loaded in the cattle cars, or go to war.
I won’t do the first, and you don’t want the latter. Civil War 2.0 would make the first one look like a picnic.
John Pavlovitz is invited to fuck his morally superior self with a rusty chainsaw, and if you agree with him, you are included in that invitation.
I’m done being polite.