As John Brennan has emerged as a #resistance leader in the intelligence community, naturally there is outrage regarding President Trump’s recent decision to revoke his security clearance. The outrage, of course, requires a fair amount of shaking one’s head like an Etch-A-Sketch to forget John Brennan’s past sins. (more…)
Here’s the thing about NFL kneeling. I grew up in Colorado and was a die-hard Broncos fan.
I BLED BLUE AND ORANGE. Sundays were my Do Not Disturb, I’m watching football day.
We were the sworn enemy of the Oakland Raiders and wore our NFL gear with pride.
When this whole NFL kneeling controversy started with Colin Kaepernick, I didn’t pay much attention because he wasn’t on my team.
In my mind, he was a horrible quarterback and was convinced this was just a way to distract people from the real issue with him: He’s a terrible player
His pity party carried on after the 2016 season when he was cut from the 49ers. Surprised? I wasn’t. Look at this stats. Of course in his mind, this wasn’t the case. Like most spoiled, entitled brats, they are incapable of taking any kind of responsibility for themselves.
The fact that he hadn’t been fined the first time he did it was shocking to me.
The NFL was more than happy to fine Brian Urlacher for wearing an unlicensed hat for Vitamin Water during a press conference.
Or Sean Taylor of the Pittsburgh Steelers for writing “21” on his eye black to commemorate the memory of a fallen friend. Or even fining Frank Gore of the 49ers because his socks were too low. Not joking.
They weren’t afraid to fine Kaepernick for wearing these pink Beats headphones for Breast Cancer Awareness.
So why the change in policy all of sudden?
Had the NFL maintained some level of consistency with their policies and fine him the first time, they may have been able to avoid this whole mess in the first place.
And yet, here we are barreling toward round 2 of this divisive nonsense. And yes, I believe that it’s nonsense.
For starters, many other conservative personalities have already emphasized the BLATANT hypocrisy of this protest by pointing out that the majority of black men in this country who are murdered are actually killed by other black men. Not police officers. Not to mention, the NFL creates more victims of violence than it actually prevents considering their players are arrested for domestic violence more than any other professional sport.
Now I’m not saying that racism is completely dead in this country and I’m also not saying that it isn’t important to bring these issues out into the light where people can discuss them, find solutions and work towards solving an actual problem.
I support activism, freedom of speech and am always happy to see people in positions of influence us their status for good.
Like going out into a community and helping to build youth centers or feed the homeless.
Kneeling for the National Anthem isn’t activism. It’s just plain lazy.
It takes zero effort, money or time to kneel down during our nation’s greatest song. As soon as it’s over, the players stand up, play the game, collect their millions of dollars and drive home in whatever fancy car they have.
Activism and community service are no longer a concern to them as they pull up to their multimillion-dollar homes. They won’t be concerned with any more “community service” until next Sunday.
(To be fair, I’m sure there are at least a few kneeling players who devote some time to their communities. For the most part, though, the players we see as being really involved in their communities are the ones standing.)
Anyone can exploit some easy media coverage. It takes a real hero to go out into the community and do some actual work.
The second and arguably more important factor to consider is, they are exploiting their place of employment.
If I was hired by a business and I chose to use it as a platform to make political statements, anger 50% of my customers and cost them millions of dollars in revenue, what do you think would happen? I would get fired. Yep, I would definitely get fired and so would you.
This is what it all really boils down to.
These players are employees (contracted or otherwise) and if their behavior is detrimental to the company, they should get fired. These protests are angering a huge portion of their customer base, their advertisers, and sponsors. The NFL needs to stop kowtowing around this issue and do what they should have done in the first place. Run the NFL like the business that it is.
Establish a set of rules and then actually stick to them.
If you don’t like them, go get a regular job and see how they feel about your protest then.
Pretty sure there are hundreds of young athletes praying every single night for an opportunity that these players have. And I would be willing to bet money that they would go out there, play their butts off and be grateful they can live in a country where they get paid millions of dollars to play a sport.
I was hoping I could simply go back to cheering for my home team this season. However, it appears the NFL will continue to be bullied and pushed around by its own players and their identity politics.
To that, I say, hockey anyone?
NO. Pedophiles are NOT welcome in the LGBT Community. Article over.
Just kidding. I actually have a lot to say about this because I have ZERO TOLERANCE for two kinds of people, those who hurt children and animals.
So if you’re here looking for an ally or support, leave now because this isn’t going to end well for you.
She begins in a very sing-song voice proclaiming that “Jonas” a Munich Law student is a closeted pedophile who is attracted to female children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.
Her tone and demeanor are obviously seeking to invoke sympathy for Jonas, painting him as a tortured, suppressed individual who must hide from his family and others.
She continues to attempt to distinguish “pedophilia” as a normal sexual attraction that can be homosexual, bisexual or heterosexual in nature. Furthermore, this sexual orientation of “pedophilia” must not be confused with sexual abuse which is obviously illegal.
Exactly, Ryan Gosling. Exactly.
I was unable to find the recording date of this TEDx talk, but I do know that it was preceded by a Salon.com article telling the story of a Virtuous Pedophile.
In the story, they explain how a “virtuous pedophile” is a person who has an attraction to children but does not act on it. (Give this guy a medal)
All this new positive media coverage seems to have emboldened the closet perverts to start peering out from whatever hole they’ve been living in and make an attempt to rebrand themselves.
Now, pedophiles and their advocates refer to themselves as “MAP and “NOMAP”. These stand for “Minor-Attracted Person” and “Non-Offending Minor Attracted Person”. They have a flag and are actively trying to latch onto the LGBT community.
Their claim is that their attraction is a uncontrollable sexuality that is the same as homosexuality, bisexuality, and heterosexuality. They have no control over it, therefore, we must normalize it and accept it.
They were born this way.
Love is Love.
You may not be able to control your sexual attraction, however, there is one major defining factor that can not be overcome. CONSENT.
Those of us in the LGBT community only engage with others in the LGBT community when both individuals are CONSENTING ADULTS. End of story.
The pathetic attempt to rename or rebrand these predators is just that, pathetic.
I can rename cyanide to be “fast-acting indefinite sleep-aid”, and it doesn’t mean I can just purchase it at my local Walgreens.
Or perhaps we should start calling nuclear warheads, “population reboot button”.
It actually works both ways if you think about it.
If pedophiles are in fact a Minor-Attracted person, then you should start calling abortion what it really is. MURDER.
But Lynzee, if they are “non-offending” and want to seek treatment so they don’t hurt anyone, shouldn’t you be supportive?
Great question. In theory, yes.
However, in my opinion, those individuals would have to register, seek treatment that is supervised, medication and allow their electronic devices to be monitored. What person would actually want to live that way regardless of how “virtuous” they claim to be?
On the other hand, if we vilify them and treat them like the predators they are, they will stay in hiding which could potentially lead to a collapse in personal will-power.
So what is the answer? I have no idea because I’m not a psychologist who specializes in this type of mental illness. I don’t know what the likelihood of them offending is.
However, none of this even begins to cover “Minor-Attracted People”. Let’s not forget about them.
Since they don’t have “Non-Offending” attached to their new shiny name, does that mean they are actively pursuing a relationship with a minor? If so, I have a new sleep-aid that just became available on the market.
And that’s the nicest possible version of what you would experience if I ever come in contact with you.
So let me be very clear, normalizing this will never make it ok. We will not let you attach yourselves onto this community at any cost.
YOU ARE NOT WELCOME.
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Will the real democratic party, please stand up?
We know you are out there, supporting your cause. Your voices have become lost in the sea of hysteria and we desperately need you to come forward.
America’s two-party system relies on having two STRONG, reliable and, sane parties to represent it’s citizens equally. Each side of the aisle coming to the table and working to compromise and govern.
Democrats and Republicans are like Calvin and Hobbes. (Omg I’m such a millennial) Each side equally ornery in their own right but essential to the story. Without one, there would be no books filled with heartwarming adventures, subtle philosophical insights, and generationally appropriate growth.
Without the Democratic Party, there wouldn’t be; America: Chapter 45.
So, as a Conservative who’s life has been impacted tremendously like the positive consequences of your battles (Gay Marriage), I implore the real Democratic Party to please stand up.
Your party is being swallowed by militant, intolerant and radical activists. Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and Feminists are literally taking your party hostage with their messages of “You’re either with us or against us” rhetoric. They use violence, vulgarity and “shock value” to get their voices heard, rather than respectful conversation and compromise.
And here’s the problem: I don’t see any of you standing up to them.
The Democratic Party has become so fear-based that even your leaders have joined in on the vitriol, condoning harassment, and violent public disobedience. You are afraid to stand up and say, “You’ve gone too far. This isn’t what we stand for. This isn’t how we make progress”. Even the media has caved to the pressure.
We all see it with your half-hearted attempts to vilify something that the leaders of your own party openly campaigned and advocated for just a few short years ago. Do not tell me that your President cared more about families and border separations than we do because if you believe that then I have a Libyan prince who wants to chat with you about your inheritance. You’re afraid that if you disagree with their METHODS, you will be labeled a racist, a Nazi, a bigot or a homophobe.
You are afraid that if you condemn the violence, the vandalism and complete disregard for others’ humanity, you will put a target on your own back even though you support the underlying message.
I have yet to see a single Liberal or Democratic friend of mine openly, and confidently speak out against the groups who have resorted to such unacceptable levels of behavior.
Instead, you subtly agree or show your support thru watered down messages and articles that selectively highlight pieces of information that fit your narrative.
Instead, you call anything we do the work of Russian bots and scream that Russia is interfering with our digital media.
How convenient that you don’t see members of Antifa carrying Soviet Russian Flags and the Communist Hammer/Sickle on their Audi keychain.
How convenient that you are terrified of the threat of Russia and their president when people on your side are openly and aggressively campaigning for the most radical and tyrannical part of Russian history.
They’re fighting racists though, right? So it’s ok.
Ironically, every single Conservative, Republican or Libertarian I know openly condemns racism and white supremacy. Don’t believe me? Here’s a clip of the “Proud Boys” rejecting a white supremacist group from joining their rally.
Now, let me just say that I do not support the Proud Boys or necessarily what they stand for. Just like anything alt-left, I equally and strongly condemn anything considered alt-right. My point is simply that even if the rightest of right groups publicly rejects racism, then it basically destroys the entire argument that conservatives are racist.
I need you to let go of your hate and resentment for a few minutes to realize what may be at stake. Walk out your front door and take a long hard look around your neighborhood. The next time you get your coffee or even hold open a door for a stranger, there is a human wanting to coexist peacefully in this country with you.
Chances are, they do not agree with you on everything. Chances are, you may not like this person or want them in your life. Chances are, this person plays an important role in our society and more directly, in your community.
No matter how seemingly small our roles are within this universe, our humanity and our contribution to society with our ideas and beliefs are important.
So please, I’m begging you. Will the real Democratic Party, please stand up?
I need to get this off my chest…
…I fear what lies ahead.
In all honesty, I’m desperately hoping I’m not the only person who is afraid. I need validation for the sense of despair I have for the future of America. The unfounded hysteria spewing forth from the left is worrisome.
When I hear and see the liberal media, celebrities, and people losing their collective minds over anything and everything our President does or says…I feel disgusted and anger from the pit of my stomach. It literally makes me sick. Not so much because I disagree with what their vision is for our country…but the fact that they are so closed minded and egotistical. They truly believe that it’s their way or the highway. There is no compromise or hey let’s have on an open discussion to see what we all can agree on. Its only name-calling, ridicule, riots, protests, and violence. Because that’s what peaceful, tolerant, anti-war, inclusive and civilized individuals do, right?
I would love to believe that Americans truly have the same beautiful vision for the future of this amazing country we are so blessed to live in. However, I am beginning to wonder if it’s just wishful thinking.
The world we are now living in seems foreign to me…
…almost like a nightmare.
Children are attacked, threatened and harassed because they are brave enough to stand up for their beliefs, politicians condone harassment and violence against American citizens because of who they voted for, Police officers are demonized, and criminals are victimized, disrespect towards our military is increasing, being a patriotic American is offensive and our freedom of speech and 2nd amendment rights are in imminent danger of being stripped away.
Sometimes I wonder if we are looking at a civil war in our future.
Is this what the left is hoping comes to pass?
Are they seeing just how far they can push us until we finally snap? Then they can say, see they are the crazy, violent ones, those evil, racist, Nazi, homophobic Conservatives.
It’s happened before.
When people feel like their way of life, their rights, their freedoms are being threatened what recourse do they have but defend it? Wouldn’t you? Don’t they realize if America fails, not only will we suffer, but the rest of the world will as well? We are always there to help others in need. Americans are truly the most compassionate and giving people on the planet, but if we can’t take care of ourselves how can we help anyone else?
If something drastic doesn’t change soon, I am afraid the America I have always known and loved will forever be lost. The very ideals and principles that so many men and women have fought and died for and still defend this very day seem to be fading away before my eyes.
So, I pray.
I pray that God will open eyes and hearts before it’s too late. I pray that somewhere, someone will start a conversation…a simple conversation with people that are willing to listen to one another without judgment or arrogance.
I pray for forgiveness…because I don’t want to be angry
I want to be a part of the solution, not the problem. I will hold tight to my faith and cling to hope.
There is always hope.
A Shift Is Occurring Thanks to #WalkAway
In every aspect of nature, there exists a balance.
Plants and animals all have an opposing force that prevents their numbers from growing so large that they end up destroying their own ecosystems. Can you imagine if there were no lions to hunt zebra and other prey animals? These creatures would grow in population, eat all the vegetation and wipe themselves out.
On the other hand, if there were more lions than zebras, they would hunt every animal, nothing would be left to eat, and…wait for it…wipe themselves out.
Moral of the story: Too much of any one thing, is bad. Tip the scales too far in one direction; you get chaos and death.
This concept applies to virtually everything, including humans and their behaviors. Politics, religion, economics, you name it, they all seek an equilibrium.
Want a completely unregulated capitalistic market like we had in the time of John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Henry Ford? Well, that may have seen a massive surge in economic prosperity for some, but it meant inhumane working conditions and pay for the rest. Monopolies were formed, and corruption took hold.
Obviously, the opposite is even more dire.
Overregulate or place too much power in the hands of the government and you end up with Soviet Russia, North Korea, and Venezuela just to name a few. Our forefathers were wise enough to realize that to prevent such tyranny, they needed to have representation on both sides of the aisle keeping the other one in check.
Up until recently, America did a good job of maintaining the balance.
If a sitting president went too far to one side, almost by clockwork, the other party would rally in the next election and tip the scales back the other way. People disagreed, argued, definitely rolled their eyes and then moved on. They continued with their lives and the sky didn’t fall.
Fast forward to 2016.
Democrats had the Holy Grail of American Presidents in office for 8 years.
It was this generation’s Kennedy moment.
Life was good. Well, maybe they thought it was for them, but unfortunately, the rest of America disagreed and elected a wildcard for President.
You know the story.
Social Justice Warriors fired up their MacBook Pros and began “The Resistance”.
Every week the temperature of the country climbed, and Tweeting wasn’t enough anymore. They became militant.
Anyone who disagreed was a target for violence, harassment, and hate. The Democratic party was becoming unrecognizable. Unfortunately for them, the universal law of restoring balance began working against them.
And the scales moved.
He had something to say.
Would people listen?
Yes, and the response was overwhelming! It started a movement so powerful, people from all walks of life came together in the most unlikely way. The #WalkAway hashtag was born. Brandon Straka’s life is forever changed.
He became the face of a colossal shift in alliances. A change unlike any we’ve witnessed in a generation.
With a Facebook group of 170k members (As of August 15, 2018), millions of tweets and Democrats blaming “Russian bots”; this campaign is growing by the day and shows no signs of slowing down.
People are realizing they’re not alone. They want to separate themselves from the hysteria that has been holding our country hostage.
It doesn’t matter what your gender, skin color, sexual orientation or background is anymore.
The left has shown time and time again that they don’t care about these details, if you disagree with them then you must be silenced. The right has shown that despite these details they have been accused of discriminating against, they will embrace you, support you and stand by you (even if they don’t agree with you).
Let me say that again, the right has embraced diversity and welcomed the lost souls from the left with open arms.
The left has dissolved into the intolerant, hateful party of discrimination they have “fought against” for so long. They have gone too far. The scales have been tipped too much.
The #WalkAway movement is here to restore the natural order that has always made America great and with brave leaders like Brandon, we’re going to Keep America Great.
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