Another day has passed and with it another leftist Trump hater has come out saying that we need to “come together” to solve the nations problems. Although I just wrote on this subject recently, I honestly don’t believe that the left gets it. Let me give you a really clear example.
Imagine your child is a senior in high school. He or she, it really doesn’t matter, but for the sake of this argument I am going to stick with he, has different beliefs than some of his peers. His peers didn’t like this when he was a freshman so from the first day of school, they taunted him, bullied him, called him names like white supremacist, transphobe, racist and homophobe, all because he didn’t agree with them. His peers don’t think that bullying him in school is good enough, so they tell their group that if anyone does sees your kid in public, that it’s ok to just go up to him and berate him. Remember, this is all because he disagrees with the way that you think.
As the years pass, the bullying continues and you, being the good parent you are, report the behavior of this group and to your astonishment, your report is ignored and they say if he didn’t do things to warrant the abuse, he would be left alone. As a matter of fact, you are told this type of behavior is ok because how could anyone think like your kid? To your astonishment, the atrocious behavior continues. It gets so bad, in fact, that those peers have now decided that they can use violence against your child, because as you have probably figured out, he doesn’t believe what his peers do.
So, it is now April of your child’s senior year. He is beaten down possibly physically but definitely psychologically by the constant verbal attacks in school and in public. One day, after April Fools Day, the leader of the group comes to you child and says, “forget about how we have treated you for the last four years, we really need to come together now.”
As a parent I wouldn’t buy it. Forget about even being skeptical. But this is what the left wants us to do.
Alyssa Milano is a prime example. After spending the entire Trump administration calling him and his supporters every vile name in the book, she wants to now extend an “olive branch” to his supporters. “I am now ready to move #ForwardTogether” she tweeted. She goes on to say, “There’s so much work to do too heal the nation. Let’s be part of the solution and not add to the problems we face.”
Fortunately, folks on the right aren’t buying it. One person commented that, “I remember you. You were the one glaring at Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his hearings. You were the one that called conservatives every name in the book and didn’t sensor your words in the least. No way you’d be offering an olive branch had your party lost … How about NO .”
Another said that, “I’m too lazy to read the comments but I suspect this yielded exactly zero Trump supporters to take your olive branch.”
Some of her followers also had criticism for her noble gesture. “Unfortunately, until I am sure trumpers won’t try to smite us with the olive branch, I refuse to extend it. Some of these people have cheered the violence against protestors. Have urged civil war. Trust is not something easily mended,” one person commented on her platform.
My favorite comment, however, is filled with just about every anti-Trump talking point. It is truly moronic in its simplicity. “Nah, there is no unity with people who are racist, believe children should be caged, ani maskers, or believe in Trump period. It’s not ok, no one thought we should forgive and befriend the Nazi’s.”
So think about it, if you were the parent of that child or a Trump supporter, would you be so quick to take that Olive Branch?