One of the biggest deceptions we are facing right now is that it is normal for us to be divided into camps, that it is normal for us to introduce ourselves to each other with monikers of division.
So, it breaks my heart in so many ways to receive so many “conservative” groups ask for me to join them. And they always have the most ridiculous of names.
An invitation to join a “We Hate Liberals” group (or something to that effect) is not at all something I would ever be interested in. Have you been reading this blog on a regular basis?
I have a lot of conservative followers. Have ya’ll been listening???
There is no way in the world you could convince me to join a group that embraces division when all this time I’ve been trying to promote REAL inclusion, not these separatist concepts that mirror a modern version of the Civil War. This current Civil War is not geographical, it is ideological. And I am not for succession, I am for union. However, leaving into opposing camps, then fighting each other to the death seems to be what everyone wants….in almost every….damn….aspect….of life.
And that’s just not for me.
I am a proud gay, white, conservative, Christian knitter. And you know what? Those aren’t EVEN the most fascinating things about me! But, according to the rules of our new Civil War, none of these are allowed to be in the same room at the same time. I am never allowed to be all of them. No, I can only be ONE of them.
People demand of me in message, comment, or email that “if you don’t like it, then start your own conservative knitting platform.”
Well, you do realize that if I did that, I’d be a hypocrite, right? I’m not interested in factions. I’m not interested in shunning people away. I’m not interested in pressuring people out because I don’t like them.
I am a conservative….but, don’t ask me to join groups that exclude liberals. That isn’t fair to my conservative principles. Like Lincoln, we should be doing what we can to keep our society together, rather than letting it be split and fragmented into groups that want to continue warring.
As a conservative you should be doing everything in your power to save this craft, this culture, this tradition of compassionate artistry….not escalating it into full on war.
So, please. DO NOT invite me into conservative only groups. And the same goes for liberals! DO NOT invite me if the obvious intention of your name is to exclude!
That is just vulgar. That tells me you never read a damn word I ever wrote.
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