Hello to New Followers
And How I escaped the Left
Quite a few of you have found your way here, either through Real Clear Politics or a Glenn Beck interview I did a few days ago. I’ve gotten such nice letters from many of you that I have not had a chance to answer. I wanted to thank you for reaching out.
Some hope that if I was able to escape the bubble of the Left, others might follow eventually and we wouldn’t be living through such insane polarization. I don’t know if that’s even possible. I think I have become an enemy to many of them, and will remain, at least as long as this madness continues, which I hope isn’t long. I hope we all live to see the end of it.
I mostly keep my distance from people on the Left now as much as possible. I don’t try to mix it up with them on Twitter. I stay off of Facebook. I mostly keep to myself if I have to do a work event. That’s mainly due to my inability to have a conversation with them about almost anything. Sooner or later, it gets back to Trump.
And I want you to know, I now know what it’s like to stand on the other side of the Left. I know what it’s like to have people talk to you like you’re human garbage, what it must be like to see every single movie or ad reflecting only one ideology. I’ve been in the bubble and now I’m out of it. I can tell you, it’s much better on the outside. Freedom of the mind at last.
I just got to a point where I couldn’t take it anymore. I couldn’t take the unfiltered rage coming from my side all aimed at one guy, Trump, along with his family and his supporters. It’s gross. It’s weird and it makes me very uncomfortable.
The weird part is, I didn’t vote for Trump and I don’t consider myself a “Trump supporter.” I just can’t listen to people talk about Trump or his supporters because they are talking about a person and people who do not actually exist. They have created exaggerated versions of a whole group of people to justify their hatred, their rage, their helplessness, and their hysteria.
Because I know they’re fighting against people who do not exist it’s hard for me to talk about it with them. I don’t want to argue about it and I can’t change their minds. There is no point. The few times I have tried I get the exact same reaction back from people who have a very limited experience of people they pretend to know.
What will be worse is watching Hollywood try to tell the story of Trump’s movement, January 6th, and their endless chase to purge him and his supporters from American life. No one will get it right. They will always position themselves as the good guys, the honorable side, and the Trump supporters as the bad things, the pollution to their otherwise pristine utopia.
It is surreal to watch the walls close around Corporate America to shut so many people out who do not go along with the new world order the Democrats have built.
If you want to see an example of this, watch the two cable news networks sometime — MSNBC and Fox. Look at what kinds of companies advertise on each of them. Fox blows away the competition in the ratings. You’d think that would mean they would have all of the major advertisers’ competition for time on their network. But of course, they don’t. “Woke Capitalism” means they can’t. They will be called out, and their reputation destroyed. Did you ever think this would be what American life was like in 2022?
They have decided it’s okay to smear people with “election deniers,” “extremists,” “White supremacists,” “insurrectionists,” “Domestic terrorists,” “racists,” “anti-vaxxers,” etc. Watching them do this every day makes me feel sick. But the forces in media and in the news are too powerful. There is no fighting it. They would have to do what I did, which is to spend a lot of time on the other side, getting to know them, seeing things from their point of view, and respecting their beliefs.
I have to say that receiving so many nice letters, social media intros, and kind words of support has boosted my spirits lately. It made me realize how important it is to gravitate toward people who accept you as you are, and treat you with kindness. The best thing we have as a species is our humanity. Our empathy. That is the one thing we should never lose.
I’m working on a much longer piece that will feature this video, but I thought I’d leave it here. This guy’s words I found very moving and if I could I would show it to everyone on the internet.
I don’t have to believe everything he believes. But I think I can share the same country with him as fellow Americans held together by our love for this country and what it stands for.
Anyway, it’s nice to meet you all and welcome aboard.
Here is a picture of my doggies.
I would love to hear more about you if you’d like to tell me your story in the comments.