I am the person the Liberals love to hate. I vote Conservative.
This post is mostly my frustrations of reading comments and having social media interactions. I usually do not get very political in my public posts and keep my views contained to the four walls of my house. But sometimes, when I read comments from friends like ‘I am just sick of the conservative politics and rhetoric’ or ‘the Right is just the party of hate’ or ‘ they are disgusting’ I feel the need to speak up. Because oddly, up until I made a comment or expressed my opinion about gun control, abortion, terrorism, immigration, welfare, prayer or whatever else that isn’t the way you think, you thought I was an A-ok, fantastic, helpful person.
Of course there is also the famous ” please help me understand your argument against *whatever the topic is* because I really don’t get your stance” statement. First of all…. before answering this, please be aware it is a trap! Your response is NEVER met with ‘ oh thank you’, ‘that makes sense’ or ‘ oh ok, I sort of get where you are coming from’. The conversation is NEVER left at that. They will then proceed to tell you all the reasons that your stance, feeling or opinion is wrong. Just a hint…. doing this will never get me to swing to your side.
Now to address a few of the comments, directed at me that I read yesterday. I really feel there is a whole lot of people sick and tired of both Conservative and Liberal politics and rhetoric. Face it, politics is a whole lot of bullshit and a whole lot of corruption. If you do not believe it and you think any one party or leader is wearing a halo and about to get into the gates of heaven because of their squeaky clean politics, you really need to pull your head out of your ass. Spend an hour on social media…you will see a lot of HATE coming from both side. And the whole conservatives are ‘disgusting’ statement….well see my last sentence on hate.
The way I see it, the majority of us are really, really good people. If we take who we vote for out of the conversation I think most of us all really want the same thing. A good job, fair and equal pay, a safe place to live and raise our family, a safe future for our children and grandchildren. Lower taxes, and a strong economy. Is there only ONE way to get these things? Well yes…. obviously my way and the way I believe things should be, because that is the right and only way. If you don’t agree with me you are disgusting, stupid and deplorable!
That is not the way we are going to achieve anything! When it comes to discussions about politics it is probably something we are all guilty of. Thinking we are right. But before we are going to get anywhere, that divide has to stop. And in this day and age of social media… I just do not think we are going to stop. We are past the point of no return. The media is also a big instigator and we are all so stupid that we buy into it.
So here my take on it all…..like me or leave me, love me or hate me. Unfollow, Unfriend, I really don’t care. ( well I do care actually. I like my friends…but I did unfriend yesterday myself)
You fly your flag and I will fly mine. If we don’t like or approve of each others flag…. just keep on walking by the house. If you stop for some iced tea and chit chat on my porch, don’t even mention my flag. Do not bring your flag and fly it on my porch. Do not demand I take my flag down and only fly yours….because then I really won’t like you. I will show enough respect for you to allow you to keep yours though, even if I don’t like it. I do not have to acknowledge it, so don’t try and shove it in my face. I think we can still be friends though.
We all have a freak flag… so get freaky with it on your porch, just as long as your freaky side is not hurting anyone else! (really all of that flag stuff is just about mind your own business and I will mind…unless someone innocent is getting hurt) ALL EXCEPT ISIS…. You people need to be taken down with big guns and lots of them.
I do not have to like your lifestyle, your religion, your culture, your taste in music or the way you smell like pot. Bottom line is I do not have to ever like it or accept it, and if given the opportunity I will vote against it. But it’s your life and not mine….so have at it. BUT you can not force me to like or agree with your lifestyle, religion, culture or medical condition requiring you to get stoned daily, or anything else.
Like I told my kids all through school… you do not have to like everyone, you do not have to be friends with everyone or agree with them. You can ignore them, avoid them, and generally dislike them.You can stand up for your beliefs. But you can never bully them or physically hurt them. ( unless you are defending yourself or someone else…. then throw a good punch, and don’t miss. I will always back you up) The same goes for adulthood. I may not like you, I will never hurt you. Hurting your feelings because of my beliefs does not count. You are responsible for your own feelings.
Please do not message me saying you are truly shocked that a friend of yours would actually ‘like’ a page or meme or a joke on Facebook. Please…. pull the stick out of your ass. You obviously do not know me well. If you do not know that I have a sense of humour, that is slightly twisted even if you don’t find things funny, I am telling you now. . In todays world, if you don’t laugh about the absurdity of it all, you really have to cry. My resting bitch face needs to laugh to even out the wrinkles.
Have your abortions… have several. Don’t glorify it. I am not supportive. I feel bad enough that some of my tax dollars are paying for it. I really do not like that you want the government to stay out of your uterus, but expect them to pay for what ever is in there. Something about having your cake and eating it too….I only wish this was about cake.
We can’t keep throwing (our) money at social problems and think they will solve themselves.
Being a Conservative does not mean I do not have compassion…. just sayin.
The mental health of North Americans is in crisis. Its not about the guns, or the Conservatives, or the Liberals. Something is messing up the heads of the people…and we better figure it out fast because nothing will get better until we do.
I am not embarrassed about my Conservative values. I try to live my life as a good person, good friend and good neighbour. But I am old and cranky and will probably yell at you to get off my lawn if you march up trying to tell me I am wrong. We are not wrong.. we’re just different. We have different solutions to try and get to a similar outcome. Its the one thing Conservatives and Liberals have in common!
Lastly….for goodness sake quit telling me that because I am Canadian I have NO clue what it is ‘really’ like, and I have nothing to complain about! Excuse me… we have a Prime Minister who gets an A+ in selfies and an F in economics. But everyone is distraced by his socks, hair and that amazing flying unicorn he rides around on. If I hear you say how hot he is…. I will throat chop you. Like Judge Judy says ‘ beauty fades, but dumb is forever’.
Seriously though….. just be kind to each other. On the internet and in real life too. We are all struggling in this crazy world.