This is an open letter to the left wing bigots who call us racist, sexist, homophobic pigs because we won’t hide in the shadows, shut our mouths and pretend to agree with them.
Dear Unbearably Self-Righteous, Left-Wing, Race-and-Class-Warfare-Waging, Republican-Scapegoating, Closed-Minded, Racialist Democrat Bigot,
I hope you don’t mind if I just call you “Bigot.” It fits you. It’s been a long time since we talked. I haven’t missed it really, since every time we talk it quickly becomes unbearable. I say something innocent, you get offended, and then you call me a racist. Or sexist, ageist, ableist, homophobic, islamophobic, reactionary, cruel, brutal, and a hater. It’s hard to take all the hate in fact. It isn’t any hate I might hold for you, since I have none. But your hate for me and anyone else who doesn’t agree with you… that’s hard to take.
You have called me racist often enough that I am used to it. After all, every common sense idea that comes out of my mouth is, according to you, so hidebound and fossilized it doesn’t and cannot possibly account for the reality of the world today. When I say that one out of three black children in America is killed in the womb by abortion doctors, by far the leading cause of death for black Americans, you call me racist.
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Your turn to
call me racist
I state a fact you dislike but can’t dispute. You call me racist. See how it works?
I suppose I am racist since I like the human race. That includes even innocent babies who never hurt anyone and haven’t yet been born. I don’t see any other race that really matters. Skin color doesn’t make a race. It’s just a look, like Emo or Goth or Camouflage. We’re all a bloody mess of tissues and bones under the skin. But you say I’m racist when I speak facts, then you follow up saying the concept of facts is racist. I’m not the racist here. I’m a human just like every member of the human race, and I love that race. The racist is the one who (1) believes race is a meaningful distinction, (2) sees everything through the prism of race, and (3) acts based on the claimed racial differences. I believe race is pseudo-scientific crap that was invented by eugenicists and other progressives back in the 19th century, about the same time that Madame Blavatsky invented Theosophy. I don’t believe it’s meaningful. We’re all human. That’s more important.
Shakespeare said it best in Shylock’s monologue from The Merchant of Venice
I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands,
organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same
food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases,
heal’d by the same means, warm’d and cool’d by the same winter
and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If
you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?
And if you wrong us, do we not revenge? If we are like you in the
rest, we will resemble you in that.
I’m not a Jew, but I bleed. I’m not crippled, or differently abled as you would say it. But I have hands and eyes. If you tickle me, I laugh. But I am conservative, so you hate me and project your hate on me.
We abandoned Theosophy ages ago, but the Democrat Party, the party of war against native Americans, of slavery, Jim Crow, and the KKK, never abandoned race. They just changed the target of their race weapon.
What does it mean to be conservative, to have traditional values and principles? I can’t speak for all conservatives, but I can speak for me.
I believe that over tens of thousands of years of human societies we whose ways came from the English speaking peoples of Europe have tried and discarded most of the really bad ideas that existed and focused our rules down to a traditional core of good ideas. It was a million “survival of the fittest” scenarios. The really bad ideas doomed the societies that held them. The really good ideas and the societies that held them survived and created traditions. These traditions passed the test of time. These traditional ways freed the slaves in England and the United States. Slavery still exists, is legal, in other societies. But it is not legal here. The English, Christian traditions that formed the foundation for America make for a happy and cooperative civilization that allows everyone to live together in harmony. When those traditions are thrown away society suffers, which means that people suffer. Traditions are not fossilized ideas. They are the tested and proven result of the longest chain of scientific experiments ever attempted: The end link of a very long chain of hypothesis, antithesis, synthesis cycles. Traditions are the science of human harmony.
And because I believe in this science of harmonious human living, in your eyes I’m a racist, sexist, homophobic, intolerant pig. Because I believe in facts and science, you say I advance a racist, sexist system. Because I believe in God you say I believe in nonsense, as you believe in the pseudo science of global warming, racism, Marxism, the Roswell UFO theory, horoscopes, the Illuminati, the Mayan calendar, feng shui, numerology, Kabbalah, Keynesian economics, that Watergate was a bigger scandal than Benghazi, and you believe in the infinite perfidity of the wicked stupid chimp genius George W. Bush. Because you believe in nothing, you will fall for anything. Who knows, you might even still believe in theosophy.
Plus you think Starbucks makes good coffee. Wrong! They burn the beans.
Dear Bigot, the problem isn’t me. It’s you. Racist, sexist, homophobic and your other insults have no power, no meaning left. You used them up. You think you control everything, every lever of power and the culture, but to every thing there is a season and yours will end, just as my tolerance for you and your ways has ended.
In a thousand years, the memory of a movement that believed in nothing but fell for everything will not be a generous one.
Vive la Résistance!