They’re Democrats – Don’t Offend Them
“Remember they’re Democrats – don’t offend them,” my wife has occasionally said to me, before we attend social events with known Democrats. Offend them? How could I offend them! I’ve stopped urinating in bathroom sinks years ago; I rarely spit chewing tobacco on carpets, I may have a few uncouth moments now and then, but nothing very offensive.
But those are physical behaviors, what about beliefs? Beliefs, in particular beliefs they do not agree with, can be highly offensive to Democrats. I’m a conservative, even if I didn’t say anything conservative, if they just knew my political opinions, they’d be offended. To think, someone who still clings to his guns and religion, at the same party, the horror. Liberal media propaganda conditions Democrats to believe all Republicans are racist, sexist, Koch-sucking, homophobes. Democrats believe it too, propaganda is a powerful tool.
Here in Madison, Wisconsin, “East Berlin-West” as one Wisconsin State Senator called it, keeping silent is a good strategy. Assume any social function is likely hosted by a Democrat. In the recent recall election, Scott Walker received only 20% of the vote in the City of Madison and with most of that 20% in hiding, conservatives who have come out of the closet are few and far between. To say something even remotely conservative provokes an instant reaction from liberals. If only they had a zero tolerance policy against so many of the other ills in our country. When insults are directed against Republicans general or people vent their hatred of Governor Walker, George Bush, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, or anyone conservative, conservatives usually say nothing.
Surprisingly, after all these years, Dan Quayle jokes are still popular with the aging baby-boomer set. I find it particularly annoying, when I’m with some would-be elitist, who comments about the “knuckle-dragging” Tea Party members. How I’d like to confront that person and mention all the Tea Party activists, including myself, who have advanced college degrees. But, as Mrs. Parker’s wish is my command, I sit there in silence, fuming.
I’m sure the same well-meant advice is offered throughout households around the country. I’ve seen blogs and articles where people write about trying to avoid arguments with their liberal siblings or in-laws at holiday dinners; they try to stay quiet and maintain the peace, regardless of what their liberal relatives may say. But, is this appeasement strategy in the best interests of our country? Liberals instinctively have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to any opinion they disagree with. It’s embedded in the fascist nature of liberalism and the elitist “I’m smarter than you” smugness they all seem to possess. They thrive in a group think environment. When they spout their opinions and no one offers a contrary view, universal approval is naturally assumed. Survey after survey has shown a plurality of people call themselves conservatives, with a far smaller percentage labeling themselves as liberal.
But yet liberals dominate government, society and evidently holiday dinners too. Why? Maybe, because conservatives, including myself, have abandoned the battlefield. But now, with America on the brink of bankruptcy, with Obama’s White House determined to destroy everything that has made America great, I believe the time of this benign tolerance and civility of towards liberals needs to end.
It is not likely you’ll ever be able say anything that will convince a liberal to change his/her opinion, but what of the folks listening? Liberals cannot argue facts; they have only talking points on their side. When those fail, as they always will, the name calling will start. Not ideal for a Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s usually not the conservatives who start the name calling. Your reasoned, fact filled arguments may win over the many of the non-political folks listening in or at least cause them to question what they assume is true.
Over 30 years ago I listened in on such a discussion during Jimmy Carter’s reign of error. One brave conservative confronted a loud mouth liberal, in a room filled with liberal leaning people. Listening to that discussion, the liberal lady’s angry reaction and complete lack of facts in her argument and her anger when her talking points failed, was one of many events that caused me to start questioning my liberal beliefs.
Our liberal friends, neighbors, co-workers or relatives are the same people who will happily work and vote to raise your taxes, restrict your freedoms and whenever possible, expropriate your private property for public ownership. Don’t give them a free pass. They should not be considered benign, liberal collectivism is rapidly destroying our country and our freedoms. The “get along – go along” philosophy, whether in congress or at the local level, has brought our country to the brink of disaster. It’s time to take the gloves off, while there’s still a country left to save.
Make your next holiday dinner with liberal relatives, in-laws or friends, a dinner to remember!