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In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.

~ Alexis de Tocqueville

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Stilton’s Place

Alta kacker fears

Growing old in America

 

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 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 50, which makes me a bit less than I used to be.
  • 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.
  • Recently, a sick old woman called me and my friends a “basket of deplorables”.
  • I need to thank all my friends for sticking with me through these abrupt, new found challenges 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 if all this crap wasn’t enough to deal with. I’m now afraid to go into either restroom!

Ponder this

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.

~ Alexis de Tocqueville