Since we’re now being treated to an almost non-stop onslaught of leftist/progressive/
communist hyperventilating regarding all things Trump and conservatism is general, I’ve started to wonder how we should react, albeit as peacefully as possible.
I want to take a look at a few areas of leftist derailment and how I personally believe we should respond. Notice, I said personally. Of course, your mileage may vary, but here are my insights into some of the more idiotic concerns liberals seem to throw around daily.
1. Gay Wedding Cakes
Okay, so this is an odd way to start, but I have my reasons. Granted, this is definitely “old news” by now, but being coerced into baking a wedding cake for someone you might not care for is something that could have been well within my realm of possibility. Allow me to explain.
My parents owned and operated a bakery and restaurant in West Unity, OH for thirty-nine years. I could conceivably have taken the business over had I wanted to. So when all this nonsense about baking cakes came up, I started asking myself what would I have done.
Granted, I think it’s absolutely asinine that anyone would want to force someone to provide them a food item. Taking your chances there. However, the issue here is BAKING the cake. That’s the only issue on the table.
Now, had I taken over the bakery, since it’s in a very small town, it would not have been prudent to turn away business…any business. However, having grown up there, I can say that there was and is a certain degree of homophobia in the community. I’m not homophobic but I also can’t control how other people feel. Therefore, I would have had to balance both aspects of doing business.
Here is what I would have (hypothetically) done. Since BAKING the cake is the central issue, I would have done so. However, it would have been within my parameters. A $100 cake would have cost, oh say, $250; paid only in cash (the folding type) in advance. I would have decorated it as they wanted, but I would not have delivered to their venue. That would have been their responsibility. Keep in mind, the only issue is BAKING the cake. Price and payment, delivery and even decorating are not issues. I don’t think it’s discriminatory or prejudicial in any way to compromise in such a manner.
2. Gun Crime
Just hearing the phrase “gun crime” rattles me. I’ve already written about this in my July 29, 2016 column for ClashDaily. I won’t rehash all of it here. What I want to say is this: what if all honest, law abiding gun owners did what liberals wanted and NEVER used their weapons to stop a rape, an assault, an abduction of a child, or crime of any kind? After all, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
I would like to recommend a great book on the subject, A Time to Kill the Myth of Christian Pacifism by Greg Hopkins. He also writes for ClashDaily, and this book is the work of a true scholar. Every gun owner and those even thinking of obtaining a firearm need to read this.
The whole gender/bathroom issue is ridiculous. Transgender people have been around for a long time. Whether or not you agree with the issue of a person being transgender, you have to admit that where a person went to the bathroom wasn’t even an issue until the Left decided it was.
The same goes with the endless array of so-called gender neutral pronouns. I personally don’t care what you want to call yourself…just stop messing with the English language, and don’t force this on the rest of us. Would it be okay if we just addressed each other as “…hey, you…” and be done with it? No gender specificity, no patriarchal pronouns, just “hey you”.
Oh, and back to the issue of where to pee…If I had to face this as a business owner, hypothetically back in Ohio, I would have solved it by permanently installing two Porta Potties in the alley behind the bakery. Since space in the building would not have allowed for adequate rest room facilities for every conceivable gender contrivance, Porta Potties would have worked. Problem solved.
4. Fake news
This is getting completely out of hand. By now, hopefully most rational people are beginning to see through the daily barrage of anti-Trump “news”. I really think that most of the “news” should be treated just like we treat other fake stuff. You know, like fake money, fake orgasms, and fake music (thanks to Auto-Tune and rap.) Simply know when to walk away and not comment.
5. Climate Change
Okay, follow the logic here. Back in the 1970s, we were told we’d be facing a new ice age in just a few decades. That didn’t work out so well, so the emphasis shifted to the other extreme.
After Al Gore invented the Internet, we became subjected to the “settled science” of Global Warming. Except that it’s really not all that settled so the name had to be changed to the all-encompassing Climate Change. Well, call it what you wish, but most of us are content to call it what it really is…. THE WEATHER.
6. (…in conclusion…) Safe Spaces
Outside of solitary confinement in a Federal Supermax prison, I don’t think “safe spaces” actually exist. Oh, they might be the big deal on college and university campuses, but wait until the snowflakes hit the real world.
This brings to mind the concept that, ideally, shouldn’t I be entitled to a “safe space” for conservatives, free of liberal influence? Ah, but that wouldn’t be “inclusive” or “diverse” enough, would it?
How about this for a compromise. Liberals seem to know who conservatives are. If you’re not driving a Prius with a COEXIST bumper sticker, and you’re not taking off work to wear a pussy hat and protest the grievance du jour, and if you own a gun, a Bible, a truck, a large dog and actually are grateful for a job…you must be a conservative. We’re easy to spot. So, I think liberals owe us the same by making themselves easier to spot.
How about this: all liberals should wear an American flag pin, although upside down, which is the way they’d rather see the flag. But, if that’s too offensive since it does involve the American flag, here’s another thing they could wear. Either a button or a patch that has that Rolling Stones logo, the one with the huge lips and tongue (which in no way is supposed to remind you of Mick Jagger. No. Not at all.) That’s just like liberals. Mouth always open, yelling about something. That would be fair. They know who we are, we would know who they are. Equality achieved.
Like I said at the start of this, your mileage may vary. Perhaps yet another way to correctly respond to the leftists/progressive/communist/Democrats is this piece of advice from Prof. Mike Adams:
“Experience shows you can never appease leftists. If you give them a license to define ‘hate’ then they will surely exempt themselves from the definition. It is far better to ignore them than to empower them.” (Townhall.com 4/28/17)