I haven’t been very active politically for the last 4 years or even before that. It is my fault that I never really seriously considered the issues, but I do have quite a few friends who have graced me with some of their comments and original thoughts over the years.
This is why I don’t support the Democratic spin on things:
I feel like the Democrats want you to believe that everyone else is responsible for your success or the lack of it. Don’t have enough money? It’s because you’re black. Can’t get a boyfriend? It’s because men are neglectful and abusive. I also think they use these negative generalizations to control other people’s perceptions and get themselves elected.
Alternatively, this isn’t a question of pointing the finger at different parties or at each other or your internal racial, social, or other group affiliation: *this is about removing the need to point the finger at all.*
This is literally crazy. The Democrats have got us all pointing the finger at one thing or another that none of us can be really responsible for our own fate or fortune anymore.
Did someone make a mean comment at you?
Hold the government responsible! Hold the mean man’s mother responsible!
But isn’t it better to learn how to play off someone else’s hostility? This is a mark of grace, charity, and wisdom: not viciously attacking the other person back (unless they’ve made it their life’s mission to destroy you, of course) or running off to blame and catcall the government for somehow being made to responsible for a random negative social event which happened to you 10,000 miles away.
I feel like if we keep the Democrats in power, this is how our society will crumble.
The only thing people will learn is to play better victimhood games, and not to take personal responsibility to correct, stop, or fix problems themselves.
The negative social interactions you’ve experienced is never because you never learned how to take care of the ugliness that’s inherently part and parcel of living in this world— it’s always because some group or people or race is out to get you.
In psychology this is called paranoia.
Unfortunately, I also don’t know a lot about Trump, but I do know that anyone has the right to say mean things about people who are saying mean things about him. I am not saying that Trump has always behaved perfectly in the past, but accusing him of rigging elections and all other kinds of sordid things is a little disrespectful, and I also think somewhat biased because even if he did do something “not completely right,” I’m sure his enemies behaved similarly or even worse.