In 2016, when Trump took office, I lost two friends. One was a NeverTrumper who decided that his conservative values mattered less than his personal distaste for Trump, so he voted for Hillary. Another, to his credit, was at least a hardcore lefty. I didn’t drop either of them. Both felt that they could no longer have any social dealings with someone who supported a bantam rooster of a man who nevertheless believed in traditional American values and never strayed from the Constitution.
There was one leftist, however, with whom I did stay friends for the past four years — although, admittedly, my relocating meant that our communications were substantially diminished. We raised our kids together, hung out together, shared sorrows and joys together, and I certainly considered her one of my closest and most important friends. I knew she was a leftist; she knew I was a conservative, but we kept politics out of it.
That is, until Wednesday evening when, completely out of the blue, I received a text from her: “I hold you personally responsible for what happened in Washington because you’ve been feeding people the fairytale about the election.”
The text was so out-of-the-blue, especially from a person whose self-image is defined entirely by seeing herself as “nice,” that I asked if it was a hack. No, it wasn’t. I asked her, therefore, never to contact me again.
Did I overreact? I don’t think so. It would have been one thing if she had tweeted that she was sad about events and worried that people talking about election fraud were what led to it. Or if she had asked me a question about events. But to hold me “personally responsible” — well, that was different. A friend of mine understood. It was, she said, as if a good Christian friend suddenly turns to you, out of the blue, and calls you a “dirty k**e.” Some things are so vicious and extreme that there is no walking them back. Those words sever all ties.
So that’s the set-up. I’ve severed contact and, while I feel a sense of loss because the friendship was a good one for 20 years, I also want to fulminate here about her utter hypocrisy. Because, while she and I didn’t talk politics, I saw on her Facebook page what was happening over the past few years.
She was out on the streets with her stupid little vagina hat protesting Trump’s inauguration.
She used her Facebook page regularly to launch attacks on Trump, escalating this as the election neared.
I seem to recall her using her Facebook page to protest Trump putting kids in cages, although she never had a problem with that during Obama’s years.
She was totally copacetic about the violent conduct during and after the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, including leftists storming the Capitol and trying to break down the doors to the Supreme Court. If I remember correctly she actively supported Blowsy-Frauds claims against Kavanaugh, despite the fact that no one could corroborate them and they suffered from so many internal contradictions it was impossible for them to be true.
And this past year, on Facebook, this white collar, stay-at-home worker fully supported the lockdowns that created terrible desperation amongst people who watched Democrat politicians reduce them to penury.
She supported the Black Lives Matter marches. Her response to the riots, the lootings, the beatings, the statue destruction, or the more than a dozen murders that happened under the BLM banner was to attack the NRA. Nor, despite her support for the economy and life-destroying lockdown, did she feel very troubled by thousands of people leaving their homes to riot and loot.
American Greatness authored the following under Constitutional Policies:
Quoting Schlesinger again, Marini pointed out in 1992 that “It is the less educated, low-income whites who tend to be the most emotional and primitive champions of conservatism . . . . The affluent and better educated, on the other hand, tend to care more about rationality, reform, and progress.” Of course, the Left turns this focus on the motives of lesser-educated whites into a bogeyman about racism, when the issue is clearly about patriotism. (Note sophisticates’ cringing at Trump slogans “America First” and “Make America Great Again.”)
Nixon was right when he initiated Watergate intelligence gathering. note the hypocrisy of the democraps; spying is intelligence gathering ; republicans spying is spying..
participants of this blog need to read Sherer’s work The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and Hannah Arendt’s seminal work The Origin of Totalitarianism.. The foot path that the socialist party is now under taking is vividly and historically addressed in these works.
I wouldn’t stay friends with any Nazi friends, because eventually, they are going to report you to the new Authority.
Don’t reward any “friends” for abetting evil in the world.
they will arrest you for “thought crimes”.
These liberals (perhaps we use that word wrongly) seem to forget what the choice in 2016 was. I supported Ted Cruz, and he came closest, after Trump, of making it. But the choice was ultimately between Trump and Hillary. Though the Obama DOJ was totally corrupted and brought no charges, Hillary was absolutely guilty of perjury and violating security rules and laws, exposing every State Department secret she got her hands on to all our adversaries. The evidence is also strong that she took bribes from Russia in exchange for green-lighting the sale of our uranium to a company controlled by Russia.
So, the options were to vote for Trump or Hillary or some weak protest candidate. A protest vote is an abdication of responsibility and, thus, ceding any right to complain. A vote for Hillary was a vote for crime, corruption and incompetence. A vote for Trump, no matter how reluctantly (I was not the least bit reluctant) was the ONLY vote for the United States. So, anyone that doesn’t like me based on my vote can, simply put, shove it. For an American, there was only one choice and ignorance of the facts is no excuse for a vote for Hillary. The facts were easily available.
So, was I expected to abandon support for Trump based on the lies the left concocted? Russian collusion? Obstruction? Emoluments? Tax evasion? Abuse of campaign funds? Quid Pro Quo? NONE of those were ever supported with a shred of evidence. Even when you ask someone for some specific evidence, all you get is the Ralph Kramdon “homina, homina, homina.” They can never quite put their hands on it, even though it is “obvious”, “piled up”, “right there” and “blatant”. At best, you get the obligatory, “Well, if I have to tell you, you won’t see it anyway.” If you want me to join the hate party, you are going to have to show me the reason why, not just hate for the sake of hate. I’m not wired that way.
Even now, as Trump is losing most of his support and allies for the riot at the Capital and he is on the verge of impeachment again (with the same absence of cause), I ask… “For what?” Again, “Well, if you haven’t seen it… blah, blah, blah.” No, I haven’t seen it. I haven’t heard it. THEY apparently have, so SHOW me. They must be looking at the evidence even as they are accusing him, so just show it to me. Nope. Nothing. Nada.
I have evidence the left are liars. I have evidence they PREFER lies. I have evidence they don’t care about facts. I have evidence they have become hateful, spiteful, cruel, vindictive assholes. I can overlook all that. They can’t overlook that I won’t join them. So, they can go F**K themselves, one and all, “friend” or relative. If they want to be miserably stupid, that’s their business. If they want to hate ME because I choose not to be stupid, I can’t help that.
@MOS #8541: I just re-read “Rise and Fall”. I am currently reading Ian Kershaw’s “Hitler”. Indeed, the parallels and characteristics are eerie.
have read both, very scary. Volker Ullrich has author two vol. on Hitler: The Ascent 1889-1939 and the companion Hitler: Downfall 1939-1945. Both are very good.