As I look around today, I have to wonder…has my philosophy been wrong all this time? Whether political, religious, or personal, I have always believed in “live and let live”. You do you, I’ll do me, and if we don’t agree, fine…we can talk about music or movies or shared life experience. Not everything has to be politics, right?
So, imagine my sadness as I reminisce about all the important issues that we’ve all been fighting for, for so long, and won. Yet now those victories seem to have evaporated, and those who used to be allies in these fights are now enemies.
Women’s rights used to be something we all could fight for. Now, however, it’s the rights of men pretending to be women that take precedent. Either victims of, or grifters for, the social hysteria that is “gender identity” are now supplanting actual women for their place in society. Women are unique and special, and different from men in the same way that men are different from women. A “Ying and Yang” type of synergy of the sexes was finally realized and codified as equality under the law, and in culture, before the end of the 20th century. But alas, I guess this was indeed not a victory, because now there is a new women’s rights movement, except it’s for men.
Yes, UPenn has a new women’s swimming champ, except there’s only one problem…that’s a 6 foot 7 man, baby.
And this is just one of many of these situations that are emerging. With the Olympics now giving the A-OK to this stuff, expect lots of odd bulges on the winner’s podium. I don’t think this is women’s rights, but to the former advocates for women’s rights, that opinion is hate.
Equal rights is another thing we all used to be able to fight for. People should be judged by their character, not the color of their skin, right? A long and horrible fight, including a civil war and then another 100 years of struggle, finally bore fruit, and again, equality under the law won its victory.
But not now. Now, segregated college graduations, segregated spaces, and segregated classes are becoming the norm on college campuses. As could be expected, what starts at the top rolls downhill, so now corporate D.I.E. ( Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity ) divisions spout anti-racism racism, and so do the highest levels of government and law. Even the old racism of “separate but equal” and the “one drop rule”, now seem quaint, because currently it’s all superficial melanin content and “separate and elevated”. So again, the victory, this time of equal rights, is made moot. A twice-elected black president, a majority of American entertainment billionaires being black, as well as minority over-representation in almost every avenue of society, are now somehow proof of a fundamental, systemic, foundational, institutional, and even infrastructural racism…even though statistics do not back up such ridiculous arguments. But once more, my opinion is hate, and my former allies for equal rights, equality under the law, and a colorblind society are now my enemies.
I view every life as sacred, and I would strongly advocate for each life conceived to be allowed to breach the void of existence and become another unique and wonderful creation, capable of all things great or horrible. My life, your life, is a gift…whether we waste it or not. To never have been able to live, to think these thoughts now and convey them to you…I can’t imagine being denied these things for no fault of my own. But that said, there will always be those who advocate for a different perspective, and the law has so far agreed with their argument of “my body, my choice”. Though we agreed that certain circumstances require difficult options, now I have to agree with not just “safe, legal, and rare”, but to delivering a viable person and snuffing them out for convenience?
Say what you want about the “pro-choice” movement, the essential message was that a person should have autonomy over their own body. Now though, these same advocates for choice want the authorities to control your medical care over an experimental vaccine, that as of this moment the definition of, requirements for, and repercussions of, are unknown. So…am I to respect their opinion about their own bodies, but not my own? Be honest, is it about each person choosing, or is it about you choosing for everyone else?
On to another taboo subject. Born this way? Really? Are you? We all agreed on that, didn’t we? We all agreed, and fought for, the rights of people to love who they want and enjoy the benefits of marriage and equal treatment, didn’t we? While politicians on both sides balked, good people of all backgrounds agreed that people were who they were, born into their identity, and they shouldn’t be persecuted or punished for it.
But now, every new sexually confused and social hysteria suffering person is lumped into this category. “Minor Attracted Persons” is a thing? Millions of young girls ace-bandaging their boobs down and pretending to be men, coincidently at the same age that peer pressure and the desire for social acceptance becomes imperative? Young boys, at the suggestion of their moms and pink-haired, leftist teachers, suddenly want to dress and act like a Disney Princess, even though no such behavior was observable before interference from people in positions of authority with an ideological bent?
No good can come from this, none. People in positions of power are taking the young in their care, breaking them, and then celebrating their brokenness as a victory for their ideology. If people are born the way that they are, then why are so many kids deciding they are something else? This is obviously harmful and hysterical, and I don’t buy it. So those that once I could agree with, I cannot now, so they are my enemies.
What about freedom of speech, and freedom from government persecution? Didn’t we all agree that covert agencies spying on Americans and using illegal tactics against them was bullshit? Isn’t the CIA, NSA, and the FBI the baddies? I saw all those “Jason Bourne” movies years ago, so I thought that we all agreed and were fighting for the dissolution of this kind abuse of power.
Oops, wrong again. My former allies in the fight against these evil entities are now all in for their tyranny. I now have to hear incessantly about the False Flag operation, oh sorry, I mean the Capitol Insurrection, with life-in-prison or death for the participants when it looked like this…
As opposed to the “Summer of Love” in places like Portland, Oregon…where for months attacks on federal property looked like this…
Lies and propaganda rule the day, and those I used to find solidarity with in the fight against abuse of government power, are now committed to that same abuse against their ideological foes. They want an end to my privacy, my autonomy, and my opinion. They want to end my speech and my ability to voice it. That makes them my enemy.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of my fellow citizens now, without any self-awareness, have decided…in a religious fashion,…to turn their previous beliefs around 180 degrees. What used to be polite disagreements are now mandates, demands, and dictates. What used to be absent of leftist politics is now the embodiment of it. There is no escape, no compromise, no room for discussion. That’s not my choice, and it’s never been my philosophy. I’ve always believed in “live and let live”…but now, backed into the corner, with these stakes, I have no choice but to admit I was wrong. It’s no longer “live and let live “, but instead “live and let die”.
” When you were young and your heart was troubled, you used to say live and let live…you know you did. But if this ever changing world in which we live in, makes you give in and cry…say live and let die.” – The Beatles