President wannabe John Edwards once said “There are two Americas” and indeed there are but not as defined by Edwards. Trump did not cause the deep division in the two Americas – the gulf between the conservative and liberal mindsets produced his presidency. The differences between the Democrats and Republicans are obvious and striking.
The difference begins with manners. Throughout the campaign Trump’s partisans would gather in huge rallies, applaud, calmly go home, and later voted. At the same time we saw Clinton’s mobs of ill-bred, shoddily mannered, and perennial adolescents blocking highways, shutting down rallies, engaging in vandalism and physically attacking supporters of Trump. Cars were destroyed, fires set, windows broken, and ATMs smashed. Black Lives Matter, perpetual bottom feeding predators, was the worst of the lot, but low-grade college students and their equally dismal professors joined in. They were obscene, infantile and short of common-sense or adult manners.
Ashley Judd said “. . . I am not as nasty as your own daughter being your favorite sex symbol, like your wet dreams infused with your own genes.” Apparently the people who sponsored the Women’s March found Judd’s words uplifting – they didn’t denounce her comments. Can anyone envision in their wildest dreams anyone from Middle America suggesting that Obama was lusting for incest with his daughters? Of course not; Mr. Trump may be crass at times but his followers typically aren’t.
The outpouring of venom by the wacky left is classless and often mindless – seemingly afflicted with ghetto mouth syndrome. Stop and think for just a moment; how many women who supported Trump would approve of Ms. Judd’s remarks? How many would allow their daughters to wear “pussy” hats? How many would allow their daughters to be a part of that self-defiling assembly?
There seems to be a juvenile belief among the liberal/socialist Clinton/Obama followers that they are, along with other entitlements, entitled to have the leader they want in the White House – the desires of the rest of us are merely an annoyance. When they are disappointed they act out like spoiled brats; which perhaps in a general sense, best describes them. The childish reaction to President Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress confirms just how devoid of common respect and decency the liberals really are.
This chasm between the left and right isn’t caused by economics – there are poor and rich on both sides. The students who are marching in the streets don’t seem to know specifically what they are protesting against. Most should probably be enrolled in some type vocational school program because they certainly don’t exhibit the prerequisite intelligence necessary to absorb college level information. When asked, they don’t know what countries sponsor terrorism, who actually provides the funds for welfare programs, or any other basic knowledge that a middle school child would be expected to be able to recount.
The Clinton/Obama followers seem to believe that obscene language is normal and acceptable. Hemorrhoids are normal and certainly not a societal blemish; but most people don’t put them on display in a public forum.
True liberalism encourages freedom of expression – today’s college twits and administrators don’t. Being uncouth, destroying property, attacking law enforcement, looting, and arson are not acts of liberalism – they are rather emblematic of a lawlessness allowed to fester due to poor parenting and a hapless criminal justice system inflicted with political correctness.
The most telling circumstance in all the foregoing is that the Democrat establishment doesn’t condemn any of the base conduct of their followers. No matter how offensive the comments, the visual images, or the carnage, the liberals find a way to view the actions as acceptable.
The reality is that there are two distinguishable Americas and life would be better if one of the two was on another continent, or planet. Most of us of a certain age can only shake our heads in disbelief at the asinine and obnoxious behavior of the twits in the street. But when we see a U.S. Congress member call Trump’s cabinet members “A bunch of scumbags,” it becomes easier to understand the mindlessness of twits. This type comment should be beneath the dignity of a congress member, unfortunately, several of them are not role models for anything but buffoonery type behavior. Then we have the governors and mayors who are in open defiance of federal law and liberals defend their action.
If there is a solution to the raw sores which inflict America, I don’t have the salve. Probably the only resolution will come amidst the smoke of guns and burning buildings and then one faction will prevail – for better or worse.
Have a good week.