In keeping with my concern for the many who feel they no longer are allowed to speak lest they be called racist or worse, I’m going to selectively start publishing other people’s thoughts here, those who feel they have been silenced. This is not an invitation to debate or disagree, there are plenty of other places where the trending mainstream consciousness can float and air itself. This is a safe space for conservative opinion.
This is my stand now - the hill I choose to die on. American history, the thing the anarchists are now actively seeking to erase, was built on the sacrifice of many good and righteous people. I can do no less. I guess I always knew the day would come.
What I want to say is about something I keep hearing that anyone who wears a MAGA hat is open game to being assaulted and in this frenzied political climate it’s seen as not only okay but somehow heroic. The censorship on social media now is openly hypocritical and biased. This says to me that hypocrisy is running the show nowadays, that it demands, even as it shouts diversity and tolerance and “LOVE”, anyone who dares to have a different view from the liberal narrative is basically a deplorable moron. That is absolutely crazy, nothing even close to Christian principals, and completely unAmerican. But it seems like hating America is the new virtue signaling now. That is not just crazy that is self destruction waiting to happen. I want to share a few thoughts on the idea what Make America Great Again really means. It does not mean white supremacy, by the way. Not even close. I don’t care who claims it.
I’ve heard the question, what era should we return to to make American great again? What era was America ever great? It’s a good question and did make me think back to all the American history that I know and it was hard to find a time when America was great if you think being great means being perfect. Then I thought that Americans have been through a lot in our relatively short history and during times of serious struggles and hardships, though, there was always that American thing that has gotten us through it all and has always made America great and the envy of the world because it comes back even stronger from its trials.
That’s when it occurred to me that the question is all wrong. Make America Great Again, is not asking us to return to a great era, it’s saying we need to get back to the fundamental premise of America that made this a uniquely great nation. The premise is stated clearly in our Constitution - We The People. We are all Americans first and that has nothing to do with our skin color or financial status, or ancestral heritage. Americans first is not racist or nationalist, it’s human to want to be proud of the country you have built your life in.
If America is so bad why do so many people from so many nations want to be here and would risk coming illegally to get here with nothing in their pockets? The only answer I can come up with is that America is still seen as the land of opportunity. Few other countries, especially not those under socialism or communism, offer the chance to every individual to rise up, to succeed, to better oneself. Opportunity to rise up is not a handout though. It’s a challenge to become all that you are willing to strive to be. It takes hard work and effort. It often takes sacrifice and willingness to take all or nothing risk. America has always encouraged and been proud of its individuals with the entrepreneurial spirit who go from nothing to something. Why? Because those are true heroes who really do something good for themselves and everyone. They actually do something positive that benefits many. They aren’t career thugs elevated to sainthood as the icon for a made up cause that pretends it cares about certain people. Seems to me, as Americans, we have been so played because we are so naive.
It’s true that the history of the building of this country is filled with bad players doing bad things but all that is balanced out by all the good players, the hard workers, those who chose individual effort over being paid to remain in poverty just to secure their votes. That is a form of slavery and those locked into that system today don’t even know it. There are many ways to be a slave. Drug addiction is slavery too. The cartels and drug dealers are the masters of those.
Those who choose to think for themselves are the ones who have made America great and they come from every ethnicity. It wasn’t color or social status that has made America first in so many categories of life, it has been individual determination to become better as they have been assisted by nothing more than the freedom to try. Make America Great Again is about being free to try. That’s all. America has always been great if for no other reason than because it is the land of the free, not to mention the brave. What is wrong with that? Why are we forgetting that just to appease those who have been given carte blanc to destroy our cities, demand we be fired for daring to speak out?
The American ideology is what we need to get back to, not some specific era. Those who have wished to stop the success of America will do anything to destroy us and these include many who have achieved great success and amassed great wealth by using the uniquely American Thing. This includes quite a few lifetime politicians who have built their wealth on American taxpayers. I admit I don’t understand it, and never will, but I do see that it is an agenda, whether something super sinister or just bad humans being bad. My only hope is that God will hear our prayers to save us from this attack and senseless mob rule that so many are bowing to now. I really do not understand buckling under for fear of being accused of racism. This is how you overwhelm basically good people by taking advantage of their willingness to be shamed. That’s one of the rules for radicals published by Saul Alinsky.
What next? The push back from those condoning all this declare it’s basically just kids being kids, folks getting their rage out and assure us it will end but what If the mob declares we shred the Constitution because they say it is racist, would that be allowed with no push back at all? 244 years of unprecedented success completely erased because some kinds of people can’t stand the idea of individual achievement? Apparently a very ungrateful immigrant, who managed to get herself elected to Congress, is basically calling for that. Imagine that - someone who fled a socialist country to come here for a better life is now demanding we dismantle the country that gave her asylum, a new identity and a huge annual income as a congress person. Again, I ask, what next?
If you believe you are a free thinker and have an open mind then I suggest you go to uncletom.com and watch the documentary Uncle Tom. If you love the sound of the current feel good rally call and you prefer to be one of the herd, then, God help those of us who still love the principles this country was founded on and the good life it provides for those willing to defend it.