911 was an attack on America that change the way we lived and thought about our safety forever. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I didn’t watch TV when Columbine went down. But it left a scar and unfortunately changed the American school system as the attacks didn’t stop with that one. Since then we have had domestic terrorists kill many Americans in large numbers in churches, at concerts, and in movie theaters. It has become a part of our cultural experience. The media dismissed them as lone gunmen, mentally unstable, and acting alone. I had many conversations with work colleagues about the protests and riots after police killed unarmed black men. Their ideology lined up with a mainstream conservative view and they would say “I can’t wait:” or “I wish we would:” with a blood lust and malicious view in their mind continue, “have a civil war.” I would counter with “You mean you want to commit genocide. I am on the left, I have no intentions of going to war with you. Would you pull me and my family out in the streets and murder everyone you don’t agree with? Because without one side fighting, you want to do what the Nazi’s did and kill those you don’t agree with or like, that’s not a civil war” After Trump lost the election, they did what democrats did, they cried. But they also cried and claimed it was stolen. Without proof they claimed it was rigged. Without evidence they believed the lie. The fuck your feelings people based on their feelings that Trump should have won, decided the election was stolen. And like that their talk of civil war increased, and January 6th insurrection day, they were hoping a coup d’etat would take place and they would install Trump as President. They failed and on this first anniversary of a direct assault on American democracy from within I could not let it go.
Conservatives claim their freedoms are being taken away. This has happened before the pandemic, and when asked what freedom, all they could come up with is the freedom to abuse others. “I can’t say f*ggot anymore. I can’t say N*gger anymore. I can’t say you’re in America speak fucking English, anymore. I can’t tell black jokes, I can’t tell gay jokes, I can’t grab women’s asses I think’s hot. I can’t get my dick sucked by my coworker for a promotion without being called out for it. I can’t treat people like shit or property anymore, fuck I wish it were the good old days. I can believe I have to share a restaurant with Hispanic people or worse, Arabs, why can’t they learn the fucking language” *Sorry for the language I just want to drive home the point that hateful people think this way* These people have found a voice on twitter, Facebook, and the dark corners of the internet- because of that they have found ways to connect and feel as if their prejudice deserves the room for grievance. They dismiss the truth of others struggle and their own advantages. They downplay the harm they cause when they force their will on others. They act coldly and calculatedly to minimize the plight of minority groups and yet feel justified to complain that an inconvenience for them is really an injustice. It is this mindset, that lets the right wing talking heads and mouthpieces to convince them that those on the left are their enemies. That somehow their freedom is being infringed upon. You see, freedom is the freedom to walk down the street without being in fear. True freedom is to not be afraid of a government officer stopping you based on the color of your skin. True freedom is not being afraid of your neighbors because they threaten to kill you because you moved in and you’re not white. True freedom is being able to be yourself, and if you believe you’re a woman, to not be harassed by those who don’t agree with you. True freedom is being able to practice what religion you want based on your own conscience. True freedom is being able to marry the person you love. True freedom is being able to express your views without repercussions from the government or its officials. True freedom is getting an equal and fair treatment from those you do business with. True freedom is the government working for the good of all. None of those things have been taken or infringed upon for conservatives.
America My Home
My pride in America is like the pride a Father has for his son, yes, even the son that fucked up. Every day we are striving to be better, there are rich and poor people who take advantage and put themselves in the place to be at an advantage because of our freedoms, but over all we work well together. Overall everyday Americans are working to better their lives and in that we all can rise. Yes, there are shitty corporate heads and owners, who have treated Americans like property and have disadvantaged us all because their refusal to raise wages and instead hoarded wealth to themselves, but I digress. We as Americans have something worth striving for. We have our ideals of freedom. We could definitely work on our education, cuz some of us are as dumb and gullible as Pinocchio trusting those fucking cats. But over all conservative and liberal alike I do believe we want freedom, I do believe we want a peaceful society, I do believe we want prosperity and justice for all. I just don’t see us getting there with the current “culture war” culture isn’t to be forced, it is to be won through appeal and lifestyle choices, not legislation and force. A democracy is the majority wins. I love America, we are a shitty Great Nation a mixed bag of Assholes and free lovin’ crazies. I don’t pretend we have a God send, we are humans trying to live together the best we can and to keep life going as safe, free, and enjoyable as possible.
I’m ending here. Things will get better- even if they get worse first.
I know this is not part of the normal posting thing, but I wanted to get this off my chest.