Here’s something I read today that struck a note and which seems altogether necessary to share with you all. Hopefully the author, Kurt Schlicter, will not mind. Schlicter advises us to “Annoy Liberals By Refusing To Care About Their Stupid Fake Outrages.” I couldn’t agree more.
These days liberals, whom I prefer to label progressives, seem to believe they get to dictate the “conversation,” meaning the national conversation, with regards to, literally, everything.
They believe they get to decide what we are all supposed to care about. Even though, face it, most of us don’t give a rat’s patoot about their causes. We have better things to do–like survive. Work. Raise our families. Put food on the table. Worry about important things.
Progressives probably got the idea that they are the anointed ones because, for the most part, they control the mainstream media and now even social media.
But Schlicter is right. More than right. Who the hell cares what progressives think we all should care about? Back in grade school, we would have said, “Who died and left you boss?”
Let’s annoy progressives even more than they’re already annoyed by us (We the Deplorables).
Speak up. Speak out. Talk back. Isn’t that what the former president advised his progressive minions to do? Get in their opponents’ faces?
Let’s take a page from Obama. Thanksgiving is on the horizon, after all. Make the most of it if you have some annoying progressive relatives that need to be annoyed.
We’re supposed to care about illegal immigrants being separated from their children? Why? Whatever happened to “You made your bed, now lie in it?”
We’re supposed to care about that “journalist” who was (or wasn’t) murdered in Turkey by Saudi Arabians (or someone)? Why? Why don’t progressives wring their hands in anguish about the tens of thousands of Americans who are murdered every year on the streets of our own cities? (Why didn’t they care about our own people who were murdered in an embassy in Benghazi? How times change.)
We’re supposed to care about lesbians who can’t find a way to force a Christian baker to make a wedding cake for them? They’re “offended.” The Christian’s no doubt quite offended, too. In my experience, there are plenty of gay cake decorators out there. Find one. Cope. It’s what most normal people do.
We’re supposed to care about the horde of “migrants” who fully intend to break into our country illegally to take the jobs that President Trump, our president, has created by his policies for our people, to make America great again? Why should we care more about poverty, crime, joblessness and hopelessness among Central Americans than we do about the same situations faced by citizens of our own country?
Schlicter sums up his post this way, and I agree wholeheartedly. We all should tell progressives this, when they cluck their tongues at us and virtue signal:
I don’t care. And if you think that makes me a bad person, good. Then you won’t try to hang around me.
See, I reserve the right to decide what I care about. My caring, my choice. And I think I’ll care about things that matter to me, not things that liberal snobs care about.
I care about the interests of the United States of America more than the interests of foreign countries.
I care about Americans not being murdered here more than foreigners being murdered somewhere else.
I don’t care about the media’s peeves and whining. It brought all its misfortune upon itself with its bias, incompetence, and general scuzziness.
I don’t care about global warming. I’ll drive a gas guzzler if I feel like it.
I don’t care about someone’s preferred pronouns. He or she – pick one.
I don’t care about illegal aliens’ sob stories. Go home.
I don’t care about people who feel unsafe, unhappy, or unloved because of what I think, do, and say. Too bad. I will think, do and say what I please.
I don’t care, because I don’t feel like caring about your pet outrages, and you can’t make me.
Here’s the thing. We all need to take back our rights. To stand on our rights. It’s not only progressives who have the freedoms of speech, choice, and association. We need to remind all of them that all of us have those same rights, that we intend to exercise them, and that we’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore when they try to strip us of our freedoms under the guise of social justice warrior virtue signaling.
Let’s all become “militant normals.” At the very least, it will help us to keep our sanity in this crazy world.
Some food for thought on a day when I’m too overwhelmed by my own outrages to think straight enough to come up with a fabulous post of my own. 🙂