January 16, 2017

Like it or not, Donald Trump is Our President

I have been very patient. It has been three months since the polls closed. The inauguration is in four days. But enough is enough. Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Maybe he will eventually go down in history as the worst president of them all. Maybe he will lead us into our first military dictatorship in over 240 years of history as a nation. Maybe this is the dawn of the most glorious golden era in the history of humankind. No one knows. No one can know. At least, not until the future unfolds and reveals itself. Me, I'm betting he'll go down as a strictly average, middle-of-the-road, inconsequential president like Calvin Coolidge was. A century from now, if anyone is still studying American history, he probably won't even rate a footnote.

However, the one thing that is really making me angry is this constant, unyielding clarion call coming from CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and now even an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. Somehow all of these people believe that the election of a successful, blonde real estate tycoon somehow magically proves that the United States of America is a deeply racist country that hates black people. Somehow we are all supposed to accept on faith that an intelligence report which has now been discredited somehow "proves" that the only reason Hillary Clinton lost the election is because Russia flooded the internet with "fake news". Oh, and somehow Russia also managed to convince the head of Hillary Clinton's campaign to open his email to a Russian hacker who then passed those emails to Wikileaks. We are supposed to just ignore the damning, hateful, vitriolic condescension those emails contained. Somehow, the fact that American citizens could read those emails and think for themselves, completely ignoring the very expensive, masterfully crafted DNC and Clinton Machine propaganda campaign, is proof positive that America is racist.

All of our most highly paid athletes are black. Many of our most highly paid business executives are black. Many of our most prominent medical researchers are black. The departing president is black. Several of the most highly paid and award-winning entertainers in Hollywood are black. The most outspoken critic of Hollywood is black, and so is the most outspoken advocate! There are black people living in every neighborhood in every major city in America. The vast majority of our schools have a large proportion of black students. Black people are succeeding all over these United States in all walks of life and in all forms of business. The 1960s are over. The Civil Rights Movement succeeded. So stop with all the lying, the fake statistics, the phony assertions, and the false narratives. The United States of America has become the closest thing to a colorblind society in the history of the world. It does not matter if you believe it. The facts are clearly there right in front of your eyes in the people you see and interact with every single day.

There will always be a small number of people who are racist. Humans are free to choose what they believe, regardless of how it contradicts reality. We will always have a group of racists, a group of murderers, a group of organized criminal gangs, a group of corrupt politicians, and a group of greedy businessmen. Human nature it what is. There will always be both good people and bad people. The best we can hope for is to minimize the amount of self-destructive, parasitic behavior present in our society. Unfortunately, it can never be completely eliminated.

Enough already. The election is over. America is NOT racist. Climate change is NOT going to destroy the world in our lifetimes. This is NOT the collapse of freedom and the imposition of a fascist dictatorship. The LGBT community is NOT going to be rounded up and sent to re-education camps.

I am a fiscal and small government conservative. I am an avid firearms enthusiast. If the federal government starts rounding up gays, or blacks, or hispanics, or muslims, or any other group on the basis of their race, creed, religion, or gender, then I will be at the front of a massive armed resistance to this policy. All of you who feel you are oppressed, take heart, you don't need government to defend you. There are countless people just like me, whom you hate with an absolute passion, that will defend to the death your right to enjoy the freedoms granted to you by God and enshrined in our Constitution. We, the people you are intent on labeling as "deplorable racists", we will be your defenders to the death. Not because we like you, we don't, but because we believe you have every right to be who you are, regardless of how we feel about it.

Trust me on this, if that day comes, the Rachel Maddows, Al Sharptons, and even the John Lewis of the world will suddenly vanish into the shadows they crawled out from. They will not stand beside you to fight off jack-booted federal thugs come to haul you from your bedroom, but I will. I promise you this, as well, I will not be standing alone. Let us both hope that day never arrives in the first place. Then you can freely going on hating me, insulting me, and believing the worst of me. After all, the same Constitution that protects me, protects you, and if there is one thing you can be certain of, I will serve and protect the Constitution of United States of America from all enemies both foreign and domestic, even when it means defending people who hate me.

Happy birthday, Dr. King. I'm sorry your movement has abandoned your dream. I wish I could restore it.