Victims, aren’t we all? a/k/a “Why-are-you-so-mean-to-us-We’re-entitled-to-our opinions!”

Trump supporters for real need to stop acting like they are the victims of their own CHOICE to support an awful human being.

No one wants to date us! Waaaaahhhh”

“We get dirty looks for wearing our red hats in public…waahhhhh!” (originally a typo had that saying “red hates,” instead of hats, and maybe I should have left it because it was ALSO accurate.)

“Liberals are so judgmental! Waaaaaahhh!”

“No one wants to be our friend! Waaaah”

In essence, the people who coined the term “snowflake” are, not surprisingly, the worst snowflakes of all.  They want, demand, their “freedom” to refuse service to gays, refuse help to refugees, force prayer in schools, deny certain healthcare to women, and the list goes on.  But then, when people don’t want to associate with them, because these things, these “opinions,” are abhorrent to us, they cry about how judgmental liberals are.

Here’s another common claim that gets bandied about:

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Because they believe they have the right to vote YOUR rights away and still call you “friend.”  After all, they are “entitled” to their opinion.

But thankfully, there are plenty of people with common sense who realize, yes, you ARE entitled to your opinion…and we’re entitled to think your opinion makes you look like an asshole. Now reap the consequences. And they fixed the meme for us.

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Before I go, because this could get extensive if I let it, let me just say one more thing.  Before the rise of Trumpism, never have I EVER cut ties with someone over who they voted for.  I hated Mitt Romney (who would have guessed he’d be the only Republican with sack enough to vote FOR conviction in Trumps’s impeachment, and I’m sure he had his reasons,) but I never argued with friends or family who voted for him.  I never “unfriended” Bush supporters.  But this is NOT politics as usual.  This is hate and lies allowed to permeate our daily existence.  Support of Trump IS support of belligerent defense of ignorance and hate, of bullying, of corruption and obstruction, and deliberate attempts to grind minorities under a white jack boot.  And if you support that, I don’t support you.  IF that hurts your feelings, own it.  You chose it, and by refusing to speak out for what’s right, you choose it every day.  Don’t give me some bullshit about Obama or Hillary.  Nothing excuses what is happening now.  Whether you are full on drinking the kool-aid and support racist policies and OBVIOUS, pathological lying, or are simply okay with these things “because the economy,” own your choice and own its consequences. 

To break it down as simply as I know how, if you supported a President Puppy Kicker, liberals would be perfectly within our rights to say, “That’s fucked up.  Go play in traffic,” and probably no one would bat an eye. But refugees and the poor are accorded less grace by Trumpers than furry animals, so there’s that.  I wonder now though if Trump claimed to kick puppies, how many of his supporters would say “But the economy is so ‘good’ and it serves the puppy right for coming here anyhow.”

Stop deluding yourself that he cares about farmers, the working class, the veterans. He doesn’t.  Because even IF Trump were boosting the economy, (and when all things are considered, he is most definitely not helping anyone but the already rich and powerful, while his supporters cheer him on like THEY won the lottery) NOTHING excuses how he behaves.   And NOTHING excuses lying, cheating, and stealing, and hurting others to get what you want. I thought that was something all our parents taught us as children.  I’ll even bet most of us teach THEIR kids this, (Republicans included, while voting out the other side of their mouths.) It’s a shame so many people have chosen to forget.

But some of us remember, and if we don’t want to be your friend because you don’t, go cry to someone else.  And die mad about it.

 

I Need Feminism Because…Insurance Companies

There seems to be those who still doubt that there is a “war on women” in this country, even in the midst of the Republican’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.  I have discussed and subsequently argued with friends who don’t believe sexism exists and don’t think they should have to pay for women’s health care.  Let me first note the irony in how the first statement is contradicted by the second.  I already addressed the second issue in a previous post specific to Planned Parenthood.

Now let me offer you some anecdotal evidence about the first statement.  Sexism exists.  It’s even institutionalized…which is likely a direct result of lobbyists for insurance companies and the effect they have on legislation politicians attempt to pass.

Fair warning: the following contains mentions of “lady parts” and women’s health.  If you can’t handle that…you’re too much of a sissy to be on this blog and especially not this post.

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