Will You Take The Olive Branch?

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?

Outrage Overload

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The most important thing that I have learned since the election of Donald Trump is that the left can be utterly consumed with rage about, well, anything and everything. And when I say everything, I really mean everything. I haven’t found an incident, a person on the right, a comment or even a sideways glance coming from the right that hasn’t demanded the left’s full fledged indignation and rage.

This all started the day after he was elected. The cries of how the world was going to end, that within days back alley abortions were going to start up again, that we would push granny over the cliff, that Trump will start a nuclear war have been just that. Cries. The histrionics, utter despondent rage and the outright lies that we see every day seems to have no purpose. Am I saying that you shouldn’t be outraged at things that anger you? Of course not. But I just don’t see how it is mentally healthy to be so outraged 24/7.

Many of the things that we have seen the left become apoplectic and yes, unhinged about are the very things that they have supported in the past. But now that Trump is president it is now taboo to take that stance. For example, take senator Obama in 2005 speaking about immigration:

“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants into this country.”

Wow…That seems like a pretty reasonable stance on immigration doesn’t it? Why is it now then that when a Republican utters the same words (or anything like them) the left has a temper tantrum that would make a three old with a crap filled diaper look reasonable?

The bottom line is this. It is not possible to be so consumed with so much hate and rage all of the time because you disagree with someone. It just can’t be good for you.

This constant outrage ends up having the opposite effect than what they hope for. I can tell you with most certainty that now when I watch the news and hear about a protest, I watch the first thirty seconds and if anyone proclaims that the end of the world is at hand, I change the channel. I can’t bear to watch the same idiots screaming at the sky, the mindless morons once again yelling us with righteous indignation that Trump is the most certainly the most evil person in history (without an ounce of proof that this could even possibly be true).

You folks are beating a horse that has been dead for a long, long time. Instead of playing the victim all of the time, try something new. Get your facts straight, stop making up ridiculous stories about the opposition and grow up. You will most certainly find that more people will be willing to listen to you if what you are saying doesn’t involve wearing vagina hats and shrieking at 130 decibels.

As always, if you are offended by this post or just don’t like what I have written…I don’t care.