I am not a tolerant liberal. I am not a member of the “peaceful and compassionate left”. I am neither civil, nor polite. My aim is not to find “common ground” with those who do not and cannot acknowledge the ground we’re standing upon is eroding beneath us. I will not listen with an open mind, while you blow your pathetically transparent dog whistles. Calling out to the mobs of fearful white people who believe it is okay to blame those whom they see as “others” for their own inadequacies.
I don’t “Come Together” with Nazi’s who shoot up synagogues or mail bombing racists. I’m NOT civil to them and I’ll ALWAYS confront them.
I will vote the people in government inciting them, the FUCK out of office.
There will be… NO. FALSE. EQUIVALENCIES.
I will not sit passively by while you spew your vile rhetoric, and then sit in your pews on Sunday. I will burn to ashes the flags you so proudly wave, declaring your “moral superiority”. I will ensure that you are fully aware that the high ground you are audacious enough to try and claim is actually nothing but a pile of dog shit.
If you refuse to offer shelter to human beings who are fleeing violence in order to save their children, simply because they were born on the other side of an arbitrarily drawn line. If you give power to those that would rip medical care and food assistance from your neighbors. If you refuse to acknowledge the autonomy of your sisters, mothers, daughters and wives. If you strike out at those who have the courage to speak truth to power.
Your cries for, “civility” will fall on deaf ears. I voted for civility. I voted for science, facts, rationality, charity, equal rights, acceptance, love and liberty.
You voted for this…
And lest you forget, we have seen that before..
So if you have ever looked back at the turning points in history, where sides had to be chosen and character tested, and asked yourself, “What would I have done?” Now is your time to prove it to yourself. Be a bad liberal.
I am absolutely offensive. I strive to offend you. I hope that my very existence offends those that would embrace Nazi rhetoric and cater to white supremacists, all in an attempt to feed their egos. I will shout the truth of your hypocrisy into your faces. I will smash your alternative facts against the concrete wall of justice and truth. If you are ignorant or wrong, I will ensure that you are confronted with your stupidity.
I will never be scared to expose who you really are. That you’ve fallen for a known con man’s lies. That he preyed upon your insecurities and fears, and played you all for fools. You voted for him because he feeds your persecution complexes. The defense mechanism you use, to blame your inadequacies on those who you see as “others”. Immigrants, black people, gay people, women, Muslims. They are NOT the reason you’re unhappy or mundane. They are not the reason you’re not rich, or successful, famous or beautiful.
You are ordinary, and no amount of demonizing those who you feel you are superior to will ever change that. It is time for you to realize, you are the indentured servants and you are perfectly fine with that as long as you can say, “At least I’m not the slave”.
There is no more gray. No more chances to be given. It is now black and white, and every single one of us must choose.
Or the future…
And that is the future of America. No amount of rallying, lying, jeering or pretending that an alternative truth exists will change that. You can choose to be willfully ignorant, but we are under no obligation to play into your fantasies.
The future is black. It is brown. It is female. It is queer and Muslim. Jewish and atheist. It speaks Spanish and Hindi. And that is beautiful.
So yes, I am a BAD liberal. I will not tolerate your intolerance. I will hate your hate. And I will fucking fight.
And I will win.
And you’ll lose.
And when you do, you’ll try to climb back into your bigoted closets and deny participating in this shit show. But I will NOT allow that. I will ensure that your fascism and abhorrent words haunt you until you take your last breath. I promise that I will spend the rest of my life reminding you that you sat in a rally and cheered when it was suggested that a man, with a single stroke of his pen, could override our Constitution. That you clapped when he called human beings animals and the free press the enemy of the people. You have made a grave mistake, because you have shown your true colors and they are vile. Once that Pandora’s Box is open, you cannot close it. I will not let you.
Bigotry and nationalism will not be allowed to fester again.