When Cultures Collide
Because it is easier for so many to engage in ad hominem attacks then to have a rational discussion, labels are spewed forth by individuals who are cruel, thoughtless, and uninformed. This is the result.
“As a man, I used to think I was pretty much just a regular person, but I was born white, into a two-parent household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me Privileged, a Racist. and Responsible for slavery, even though slavery was abolished in America with adoption of the 13th Amendment on December 2, 1865, to the United States Constitution.
I am a fiscal, and moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a Fascist because I plan, budget and support myself. Those who call others a Fascist cannot even define the term, let alone explain what it means historically, but it sounds ominous.
I went to high school, got a degree, got a college degree, and have always held a job. But I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was, “advantaged”.
I am heterosexual, which according to “gay” folks, now makes me homophobic.
I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.
I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which makes me a de facto member of the “vast NRA gun lobby”
I am older than 60, making me a useless eater who doesn’t understand Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat.
I think and I reason, and I doubt much of what the “main stream” media tells me, which makes me a “Right-Wing conspiracy nut”.
I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive American culture, making me a xenophobe.
I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.
I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort – not freedom of outcome or subsidies which must make me a borderline sociopath.
I believe in the defense and protection of America for and by all citizens, now making me a militant.
I am proud of our flag, what it stands for and the many who died to let it fly, so I stand and salute during our National Anthem – so I must be a racist.
Funny – If all this nonsense wasn’t enough to deal with, now I don’t even know which restroom to use… and I gotta go more FREQUENTLY!”
While I did not write this, it sure sounds like my autobiography.