This continues to be one of the most vicious Presidential elections in recent memory. There’s so much back biting and name calling it’s hard to see what the real issues really are. In the midst of this ugliness, a decision has to be made.
Disciples of political correctness, enforced by social media pressure, are mystified that hearts and minds of “bigots” throughout the land have not been changed.
Political correctness does not take into account the rebellious nature of Americans in general. We don’t like being told what to do. After all, didn’t we colonists rebel against the mother country? In everyday life, we rebel in other ways.
Many of us are self-centered materialists. “I’m all for saving energy as long as I can keep my electronic stuff.” The self-centered folks are out in mass during morning and evening commutes–especially in construction zones. They’re the ones that ignore lane closure warnings and cut you off at the last minute. Traffic lines back up even further.
Didn’t we rebel against the 55 mph national speed limit imposed by the Nixon administration? How many of us drove 55? Sammy Hagar sang, “I Can’t Drive 55.” Instead, we bought radar detectors, CB radios; learned how to get around an archaic law.
Not old enough to remember? How many of us ignore seat belt laws? From the number of people thrown from cars in accidents–apparently quite a few.
Self-appointed authority figures preach, “Think like I do, talk as I do, do as I do,” till they’re blue in the face. Name calling doesn’t work either. It didn’t work on the playground and it doesn’t work now. “Takes one to know one. I’m rubber and you’re glue..” You know the rest.
Differing opinions do not bigots make. Differences make up ingredients in the melting pot. “Bigot” is such an ugly word.
Sticks-and-stones–let he or she that is without sin cast the first stone. Open a window. The hypocrisy is killing me.