Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Food For Thought - An Email From a Friend

I used to think I was just a regular guy, but...
·   *    I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist;
·     *    I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist;
·     *    I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a homophobic;
·     *    I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an ally of big business;
·     *    I am a Christian, which now labels me as an infidel;
·     *    I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which now makes me a member of the vast gun lobby;
·     *    I am older than 70, which makes me a useless old man;
·     *    I think and I reason, therefore I doubt much that the main stream media tells me, which must make me a reactionary;
·     *    I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive American culture, which makes me a xenophobe;
·     *    I value my safety and that of my family and I appreciate the police and the legal system, which makes me a right-wing extremist;
·     *    I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual's merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist;
·     *    I believe in the defense and protection of the homeland for and by all citizens, which now makes me a militant;
·     *    And recently, a woman called me and my friends a “basket of deplorables.”
    Please help me come to terms with the new me... because I'm just not sure who I am anymore!
    I would like to thank all my friends for sticking with me through these abrupt, new found changes in my life and my thinking.  I just can't imagine or understand what's happened to me so quickly.
    Funny... it's all just taken place over the last 7 or 8 years.
    And, as if all this crap wasn't enough to deal with, I'm now afraid to go into either restroom...


  1. I'm there with ya... sigh... Except not 70 yet...

    1. Unfortunately I am over 70. Still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up.

  2. Me, too, and damn proud that I'm a WHITE... and Southern.