This is a whirlwind change from what we both knew growing up such a short time ago.
I used to think I was just a regular person, but not anymore . . .
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 have never belonged to a labor 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 dangerous gun lobby.
I’m over 65 and retired, which makes me a useless old coot.
I think and I reason, therefore I doubt much of what the mainstream media tells me, which must make me a reactionary.
I’m proud of my heritage and our unique American culture, which makes me a xenophobe.
I value my safety and that of my family. . . and I appreciate the police and the (former) legal system, which makes me a right-wing extremist.
I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to an individual’s merits, which now makes me an anti-Socialist.
I, and most of the kids I knew, acquired a fair education without student loans (thanks to part-time jobs), and had an eagerness to go to work and support myself– but these days that makes me some kind of Type A capitalist.
I believe in the defense and protection of America for and by all citizens, which today makes me a pro-gun Militant.
Now, a sick old woman is calling me and my friends a Basket of Deplorable s!
Please help me come to terms with the new Me, because I’m not real sure who I am anymore!
I would like to thank all my friends for sticking with me through these sudden, new-found changes in my life and my thinking. It’s hard to understand what’s happening these days!
Funny. . . this has all taken place over the last 8 years; and if all this nonsense isn’t enough to deal with, lately I’m afraid to go into either restroom! So, I just use the bushes.
Your friend, Robert