Martha Stewart said, “Whatever you do, don’t talk about politics. I lost 100,000 followers when I mentioned my political views.”
And she’s right. We really shouldn’t, in this particular climate, endorse anyone without fear of backlash.
…..but, I don’t work that way. I have done my best to keep silent on this blog about my political inclinations over the past few weeks, but as anyone who has followed this blog for a while knows, there is no question that I am a conservative. I’m even one of those rare gay conservatives that the media doesn’t talk to you about. Apparently, if you’re gay, you’re not ALLOWED to be a conservative…..the conservatives didn’t say that, the liberals did. And trust me, your fellow gay friends finger point and admonish any chance they get….
I got a few comments on my blog that I don’t show, because I think they’re foolish. “You’re losing numbers by the thousands because of your conservative facebook rants.”
“You don’t care about LGBTQ? AND YOU CALL YOURSELF GAY???? You’re like a Jew working for HITLER!”
“You’re an uneducated white male. Of course you supported Trump.”
I have got to be honest with you. I really don’t care. I have struggled, I have busted my ass, I have worked my fingers to the bone, and I am in no way apologetic about my political views. AND I NEVER TOOK ONE DIME from public assistance, because I had a sense of honor. Doesn’t mean people that do take public assistance don’t have that same sense of honor, but if these hands of mine could work for me, then I’d rather earn a living off my own hard work, rather than it being given from your tax dollars. Even then, I was still given an enormous tax bill for wanting to do this on my own, to make my life better by my own labor, to strive to do my damnedest not to demand via the government one red cent from someone else without working for it.
You want me to feel bad and apologize for supporting a candidate? Well, you’ll get no apologies here. And as children run through the streets, demanding, pitching fits, and destroying businesses, we see the truth of what they really want: silence everyone they disagree with. Yes, this inclusive breed has done a great job of using the media and social networking to force feed an ideology. Doesn’t matter what they ideology is. If it’s different from yours, there will be hell to pay.
Had Hillary won, the sensible side of us would have gotten mad, a bit terse and disturbed. But, we would have weathered it, grooming candidates to run against her in the senate in two years. We would NOT have boycotted businesses, we would NOT have torched the streets. We would not have digressed first into infancy, then into primitive man.
We do not follow mob rule in this country. We follow the law. You don’t get your way just because you demand it. You don’t get your way because you scream and yell. And you certainly don’t get your way by picking off the smaller businesses in the herd and killing them. I won’t let you do that. I’m too strong for that. I have battled deeper shit than you will ever imagine. So, if you want to take me to task, then here it is: you’re vile, repulsive and hypocritical. You don’t believe in inclusion, you believe in formation.
I don’t boycott business. Usually because I don’t care. If they make a great chicken sandwich, then I really don’t care about their political beliefs. You see, that’s the beauty in the foundation of this country. We don’t destroy one another for political beliefs, we encourage debate. We don’t silence people because they disagree with us.
And I did unfriend and block a few people through this election cycle, not because of their political beliefs, but because when asked about policy, they name called. They didn’t respond with conversational debate. They responded by calling me a fascist, bigot, racist. I will admit I said I could no longer be friends with someone who was voting to destroy the Republic, because I was standing with people who disagree with me. I was not going to allow people to push an agenda of censorship, separation, and destruction. Believe it or not, social justice warriors, by supporting my candidate I was supporting YOUR rights to say how bigoted I was. Because YOUR version would be this nonsense we’re all dealing with now: shred the constitution, screw freedom of speech, people shouldn’t be allowed to SAY their MINDS!!!! And if they do? SILENCE THEM!
Then? Then you started going after my supporters. No, no. You don’t want to do that. I’m terribly protective of the people that read this blog. I’m very supportive of them, as well. You don’t touch them. You have to go through me. I will not let you hurt them. They’re good people. They’re kind, giving, caring people. And if I hear of one more incident where one of my supporters was approached and treated unkindly, you will have to deal with me. I assure you, that’s not something you want to do. I’m smarter than you. I’m unemotional when I need to be protective. I’m more BALANCED than you are. If you want to get nasty. Leave them alone and come after me. They’re too good natured to mind. So I mind for them.
So, here is where someone in my position, to appease the screaming children and save my business would go, “ok, ok….I got it. I’m an awful person, you’re right.”
No. You will find NO apologies here today for my standing for my country, my principles, my livelihood, and my supporters. These people that follow my blog, read my books, and send me best wishes me more to me than you will ever EVER know. I am VERY protective of them.
Do your best to destroy my supporters and me in the public square. I’ve got some of that anger from being homeless still in me that is just dying to get out. I keep a close watch on it, and I do my best to keep it in check, promoting humility, peace and patience, instead.
…but don’t you think for a moment I won’t unleash it to protect myself and the people I care about.