Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Women's March on Washington: Are you an individual or a member of the collective?...

and how does your "tribe" affect how you think?

A little known and completely fruitless waste of money, time, and energy will be unleashed on this country on Jan. 21st.  A whole bunch of women and beta males will descend on Washington to make a statement.  Exactly what this statement is supposed to accomplish is still unknown.  Can't go to Washington?  Not to worry since each state will have its own little mini-me march.
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us. source
I have some heartbreaking news for these champions of liberty and equality for women. You can be ignored and there is nothing bold about your message.  It's just a bunch of annoying women prattling on about being oppressed, when the truth is you're spoiled and obnoxious.

Six days after your little hissy fit the annual March for Life will take place in Washington.  I'm certain the majority of you have never heard of this march.  It's been held every year since Roe v Wade was passed in 1974 and yet the MSM ignores and downplays the enormity of this march.  In 2013 over 650K people marched for life in Washington.  These are people who understand that women killing their babies is the ultimate in denying "human rights, dignity, and justice."

The Liberal Tribe

Which brings me to this whole "tribe" thing.  We know there are communities where the population is overwhelmingly progressive.  While perusing Facebook pages of liberals who live in these areas, I've noticed a disturbingly similar slant to everything they say.  They don't operate as individuals, but engage in group think.

People gravitate to groups who share their ideals and interests.  That's natural and there's nothing wrong with it.  But these people didn't gravitate toward a group so much as having been born into it.  Most of them live within 25 miles of where they were born.  Now suppose they had been born in an area that was overwhelmingly conservative or even at a different time in history.  Would they still be parroting the liberal talking points?
The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us--immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault—and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear. source
Would someone who considers themselves an individual say such a thing?  For these people the needs of the various groups are far more important than the need to protect the individual.  Because for them, there is no individual. 

Trump Trumpets the Individual

 For too long Washington has tried to put us in boxes.  They separate us by race, by age, by income, by geography, by place of birth.  We spend too much time focusing on what divides us.  Now is the time to embrace the one thing that truly unites us.  You know what that is?  America!   America.  It's America.   Because when America is unified, nothing is beyond our reach.  There is no global anthem, no global currency, no certificate of global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one flag, and that flag is the American flag.  From now on, it's going to be America first, okay?  America first. We're gonna put ourselves first.
That statement more than any other is what has the liberals "concerned and fearful."  Trump is asking us to be individuals who are also Americans. 

Rush Limbaugh on Trump's Thank You Speech

LIMBAUGH:  Liberalism divides and puts people into groups and makes victims out of as many people as it can.  African-Americans Hispanics, gays, lesbians, transgenders. You name it, there's a group.  Liberalism does not see us as one people.  They see us as a collection of aggrieved minority groups.  The only group that they see that is considered a majority is white Christians, and they do not like them. So all of these other groups get added together to try to outnumber white Christians or white males or what have you.  source
These people fear the very thought of having to be an individual.  They fear having to think for themselves, vet their information, and develop some morals.

Guess what else they fear?

They fear us, and for all the wrong reasons.

I'm happy that they're quivering in their boots.  When I see a mature woman in her 60's cry out for a meme that says "terrified", I feel good.

You had your turn in the barrel. You called us deplorable, racists, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic - you name it.

Now it's our turn and we call you losers.

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