If you haven’t noticed yet, your blogger is a very conservative person. I know, I know. Gasp in astonishment and hit the unfollow button. Or don’t. Maybe you’re just like me. In that case, you’ll understand exactly what I mean when I say that being a Bible-believing, global warming-denying conservative in today’s world is incredibly difficult. But then this post isn’t for you. This post is for the liberals.
Well, maybe difficult is not quite the right word for it. Strenuous might be better. Painful, perhaps. Certainly not easy. It’s not so hard to remain a conservative. That part is easy. I see so much these days that reminds me why I am one that I could probably never be anything else. What’s difficult about being a very staunch conservative is that pretty much everyone else isn’t.
It seems that to be a famous and well-loved person in this society, you have to be a bleeding-heart liberal. If you aren’t, you very likely to be excoriated on a daily basis. You will be verbally pilloried by every major news organization and social media outlet. You will (if you happen to be fairly famous) have mountains of hate mail dumped upon you. I’m not exaggerating when I say that you will probably be called a multitude of names, including but not limited to “hateful, stupid, Tea-bagger, ignorant, and racist.” Those last two are particular favorites, but you may even be called a terrorist.
One thing that sucks about being conservative is that you can’t get away with anything! Not that I want to, of course, but it does get irritating that we conservatives are held to a higher standard than liberal progressives. You might not even notice it if you are a liberal. Because most of the major news corporations are run by liberals, most liberal transgressions get swept under the rug.
Oh, and it’s even worse if you’re also Christian. This side of the coin provides its own kind of nightmare. If you believe that baby should not be killed in the womb, then you are in a war against women! If you think that we should hold to the Biblical standards of marriage and that, quite honestly, the government shouldn’t be in the marriage business in the first place, then you are homophobic! If you believe that the church should have responsibility to help the needy and that the government should not keep creating new entitlement programs that keep people under the government’s thumb, then you hate all homeless people!
It gets old pretty fast. Liberals try to spin us as something we’re not, and people who don’t know any better go along with it. Let me give you an example. A scientist did a research project where he tested the scientific comprehension of groups along the political spectrum. You know what he found? If you listened to the mainstream media, you might have expected that he’d have found conservatives lacking in this area. Nope. The group beat out all of the rest was the Tea Party (the most conservative of the conservative). Not by much, mind you, but by enough that the scientist was surprised. He stated that it wasn’t what he’d expected, but that he wouldn’t have known any better because he didn’t associate with anyone who identified as a member of the Tea Party. Ask yourself how he could possibly have known what Tea Partiers were like if he’d never met one? It’s not like we’re very well represented in popular culture or in the news.
Now, I apologize for ranting. I seem to be doing that a lot lately. Maybe it’s all of the cold medicine. You should probably be happy that I’m stopping here, because I have more ammunition. Like I said, I wrote this post for the liberals. I want you to understand what we go through, because I don’t think you possibly can. However, if you are a conservative, take heart. We have the truth on our side, and we’re getting stronger.
Alright, now you can go hit that unfollow button if you’d like. Or, you know, don’t. It won’t affect me either way.