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Do Republicans Really Hate Gay People?

Recently, an article by author Chad Felix Green appeared in The Federalist. The article, titled The Stigma Against My Conservative Politics Is Worse Than The Stigma Of Being Gay is a point of view editorial by the author on his life, politics, and the backlash he’s faced since “coming out” as a conservative. 

The response wasn’t great.

Like this from the Chairman of the Democratic Coalition

Or this from a Deadspin columnist. 

Or this:

The list goes on. Rest assured, there was more random hate and outrage spewed at Chad from the left-wing community. The above examples are just a sampling of the response from the media and blue checkmark brigade.

Full Disclosure: I’m not gay. But Chad is. A fact that is obvious since he wrote the piece but also because he doesn’t hide many details of his life. As he outlined in his response to Jon Cooper’s tweet:

Why The Outrage?

It would be easy to pass this off as more leftist hate and double-standards. Does the ideologically-driven “left” of this country really hate people who “wander off the plantation” as commentator and provocateur Candace Owens often puts it?

Sure. There is a growing and religion-level orthodoxy to far leftist thinking. It is seeping into mainstream culture and being propagated by the corporate media.

When Kanye West dared say something nice about Trump, Hollywood acted as though he had a brain tumor. Literally.

When Steve Harvey declared he would be open to working with Trump to bring about positive change in the black community, the backlash essentially sent him back into the woodwork. 

When actor/writer/director Mark Duplass tacitly endorsed Ben Shapiro by saying, essentially, “hey, if you want to hear an honest voice from the other side, check this guy out” the outrage came for him as well. He was forced to retract.

Because feminist and sex educator Laci Green has *dared* converse with Conservatives and Republicans over the last few years; often debating them and taking a pretty typical “leftist” stance on most issues: she’s a travelling companion of the alt-right now, according to Vox.

The list goes on. The backlash against these individuals, as well as Chad Felix Green, shows the evangelical-level ferocity with which “the left” fights back against those who are led astray from the party line of the inter-sectional flock.

But of course, these views didn’t appear out of nowhere. Republicans and Conservatives have not historically been great on gay rights. However, the question is: where are they now? 

Do Republicans Hate Gay People?

I am not now, nor have I ever been a registered Republican. However, I am far more “on the right” than “the left” so sure, I’ll stand-in for Republican thought here.

Do Republicans hate gay people? Some of them do, sure. The same as some Democrats do. Some Libertarians do as well. Green Party? I’m sure there’s homophobia in there as well. Traditionally, since Republicans were closely associated with certain religious groups, this has been magnified. 

Those attitudes, however, are changing. As recently as 2001, a majority of Americans did not support same-sex marriage. That position has been changing rapidly since then.

Among religious-minded folks, attitudes have continued to change as well. Now, a majority of both Catholics and mainline Protestants support same-sex marriage. 

When viewed through a partisan lens, Republicans have also been coming around.

In fact, a greater percentage of self-identified “Conservatives” (41%) are likely to support same-sex marriage than self-identified Republicans (40%).

We’re Moving In the Right Direction

I realize those numbers aren’t where “the left” want them to be. They aren’t where we, as a society, should want to be either. But to put it simply, things don’t change overnight. Attitudes and opinions don’t change because of a law or an outrage mob. Nor should we expect them to. Nor should we attempt to force them to, lest we’re okay with creating a backlash.

In just a little over a decade, attitudes towards same-sex marriage have more than completely reversed. From 54% opposing in 2007 to 62% supporting in 2017. 

Perception, prejudice, bias, and hate do not disappear overnight. However, this is about as close to that occurring as you’re likely to see as an example.

No, I don’t think Republicans don’t by and large “hate” gay people. At least not the ones I’m familiar with and associate with. I’ve honestly not seen a real example of hatred directed towards homosexuality by anyone in my personal circle, past or present.

Is it true that some individuals may not approve of the lifestyle? Yes. And remember, according to the chart above, nearly 1/3 of Democrats would fall into that category as well. 

And that has more to do with the fact that it takes time to bring about change. 

My Own Story

If you had asked me 10 years ago if I supported gay marriage, my response would likely have been lukewarm at best. Maybe? Maybe not. If there was a a vote on it… I’m not sure I would have voted for it. Honestly? I don’t know.

I didn’t harbor any ill will towards the gay community, mind you. And I didn’t think being gay was bad, wrong, or sinful. Truth be told, I don’t think I had a strong opinion on it. I honestly don’t know. I don’t know why most of America didn’t support gay marriage back then either. We, as a society, just didn’t.

My views on this, and many other things, have changed. And they didn’t change because an angry mob yelled at me for being homophobic. They didn’t change because a law was passed to punish me if I said “hey, I’m not sure about gay marriage.” My views didn’t change because gay marriage was upheld by the Supreme Court. No. None of these moved the needle.

They changed for the same reason that anyone else changes their mind. Time and experience. 

When It Happens Close To Home

For a time I worked in a profession where homosexuals are, let’s say, well represented. I came to enjoy working with these individuals and considered a few of them friends. 

Yes, I had (and have) gay friends. Some of them became close friends. The same as any other friendship.

For me, the primary change to my way of thinking came from a particular experience I had. Several years ago and through my work I had become friendly with a lesbian couple. I had known them for several years at this point. Our relationship was a typical employee/customer relationship but it was friendly and in many ways personal.

One of the women became sick. Very sick. She required a major surgery to get better. Her partner, a woman with whom she’d been in a committed relationship with for upwards of 20 years, was not allowed any type of spousal or partner privilege. This would have been around 2007ish. Gay marriage wasn’t legal yet at this time.

In the eyes of the medical community (and more specifically, the laws governing it), she was basically a concerned friend. And friends don’t get granted special permissions, privileges, or access.

These two women were every bit as connected and committed to one another as any heterosexual couple. Yet, the doctors wouldn’t (couldn’t) discuss treatment options, test results, prognosis, etc. Nothing. Family members only. And you’re not family.

I didn’t agree with that. It seemed wrong. It was.

That Did It.

And so my mind changed. It had already been changing before then, but this was the final experience which caused me to re-examine my stance and change my mind. And it changed because that’s how mind’s change. Through time and experience. Through exposure to different people, cultures, and situations.

It wasn’t because a law was passed. And it wasn’t because an angry mob shamed me into getting on board. It was because the reality of the situation had hit close enough to home that I was able to have a serious conversation with myself and decide. 

I realize we live in a woke culture where everyone is supposed to take an obvious stance on issues like this. Younger folks may not realize that there was a time not too long ago where we, as a society, didn’t “just know” the correct stance to take.

So What Now?

I’m sure some Republicans do hate gay people. And I’m sure some Democrats do as well. Which is all the more reason, in my opinion, to treat people like individuals and judge them on their actions and words rather than whatever immutable characteristic box we can put them in.

It’s also all the more reason to not ascribe a presumed viewpoint or policy position to someone based solely on the letter (R) or (D) next to their name. People are a diverse group. Our opinions are often complicated. Sometimes they conflict with one another. Sometimes they go against stereotypical expectations.

If you believe in ideas rather than assumptions; in principles rather than people, you’ll find fellow travelers in places you didn’t think you would. 

Back to Chad

What is clear, however, is that the people who came to attack Chad Felix Green were not Republicans who were outraged by him daring to compare his Conservative-ness to being gay. It was the left-wing outrage brigade which sought to ridicule him for daring to say “hey, it was tougher for me to be accepted as a conservative than as a gay man.”

I’m sure that’s not the experience of everyone who “comes out” as gay, conservative, or both. However, that was his. Agree, disagree, or other. Think it doesn’t matter? That’s fine. Think he’s crazy? Okay. Think he’s just plain old wrong about this? Hey, that’s fine too.  

But don’t try to silence him or tell him to shut up for sharing his experience. You’re free to dismiss it. That’s your right. But if I know Chad (and I don’t), I don’t think you’ll have much luck getting him to shut up.

What’s also clear is that those who came to Chad Felix Green’s defense were not Liberal Democrats. They weren’t cut from the Progressive cloth. They were Conservatives, Republicans, and Libertarians. 

Draw whatever conclusions you like from that. Call it pandering to those evil gay-hating Republicans if you will. I happen to think Chad would call it progress. 

So would I.

Reject Feminism

Ten Reasons I Reject Feminism

Once upon a time, our grandmothers and great-grandmothers marched for the right to vote. 

Women all over the country wanted more than a life of standing barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. 

They wanted to go to college,  have a career, make their own money and have an identity outside of their husband and family.

First Wave Feminism
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It was a long, hard fought battle; but in the end, we won.  In 1964, the Civil Rights Act Passes giving all citizens of the United States equal rights under the law.  

Granted, overcoming generations of gender discrimination was still a battle fought daily.  However, as I write these words, there is nothing I can’t do in this country that a man can.

The transformation of feminism has changed over the past several decades, and to be completely honest, I don’t like what I see.  

As a married, gay woman who also happens to be 75% hispanic, you would think I, of all people need feminism in my life. Right?

Sorry, no.  I reject modern-day feminism and here are ten reasons why.

1) There’s Nothing Empowering about Modern Feminism

Feminist heads all over the world just exploded.

“Feminism is ONLY about EMPOWERMENT, Lynzee!”

Really?  Then why do Feminist power-houses like Barbara Streisand and Michelle Obama insist that women in this country are so powerless, they can’t even decide who to vote for without their husbands?

If modern Feminism is about empowerment, why does California need a law requiring major companies have women on their boards?

Feminism Sign

Modern feminist decries the patriarchy and the systemic oppression of women by the straight white male.  They have set their laser-sighted target directly on the backs of men as justification why women can’t be successful.

Women are stronger, better and smarter than men, right?  If feminists genuinely believe that, their narrative wouldn’t promote the concept of women being “less than” while feminism conveniently rushes in to balance the cosmic scales.

Which brings me to my next point:

2) Feminism Deflects Responsibility

Feminist must shift blame and responsibility from their own short-comings to someone else.  

Women aren’t responsible for their lack of success.  Rather, men are oppressing women and therefore must be shamed, guilted and coerced into submission because…equality.

When a society must establish a different set of rules, requirements, and quotas for a different gender or race; that is not equality.  That is simply a new type of discrimination against the qualified and talented that’s disguised as affirmative action.

I Need Feminism Because

This particular point applies to many aspects of feminism.  Just google the “I need Feminism because” and you will see what I mean.  One woman needs feminism because she doesn’t get asked out by boys or go on many dates. 

Rather than take the opportunity to do some personal reflection and figure out why the boys aren’t asking her out, she uses feminism to deflect responsibility onto men.  Obviously, there is something flawed with men.

3) Selective Outrage

This one really gets me.  Feminists are the loudest and most obnoxious in the room when it comes to pointing out and criticizing issues.

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However, I hear nothing but crickets when it comes to the horrid treatment of women and girls in many other countries. 

Feminists fight the patriarchal oppression of the United States tirelessly.  However, these activists can leave their home without a male escort.  They can attend whatever school they like, be whatever they want to be, drive a car,  own a home and even choose their partners. 

So why is it, that women all over the world who cannot have these things get zero support from modern feminists.  

In fact, it seems as though they are apologists to these oppressive cultures because Americans are rejecting their barbaric ways!  

As if turning a blind eye to such atrocities weren’t enough, Feminists put advocates for oppressive systems front and center of their campaign.

No thank you.

4) I Don’t Hate Men

Shocking, I know.  As a now gay woman who was once married to a man, you would think I hate men but I don’t. 

I just don’t want intimate relationships with them.  

I do however, acknowledge their strengths and invaluable contributions to society.  To deny otherwise is ignorant, short-sighted and just plain false.

Just because our society operated differently at one point in history, does not mean I need to hold bitterness and resentment to men today.   

Not only that, just because men operated within the socially accepted norms of their times does not make them bad or evil men who want to hurt or oppress women.  

5) Men And Women are Biologically Different

This is scientifically undeniable, end of story.  

Denying this and forcing institutions to accept women can prove to be dangerous.  I’ll give you an example:

The first thing that comes to mind is women in the military, or more specifically, women in combat.  If women are in active combat, yes, they have the strength to pull the trigger.  

However, do they have the strength to pull a 200+lbs man off the battlefield if his life depended on it?  Can a woman physically perform the required activities to do her job and ensure the safety of those around her?  

If so, then let her in.  I have no issues.  If she can’t, then I’m a solid no.  This isn’t discrimination; this is common sense.

If there are jobs in these fields where a woman can provide value and her life or others’ lives, don’t depend on her physical abilities, then great. I’m in for that as well.  

I reject this form of feminism because as a woman, I would not want to be personally responsible for someone else’s safety if there was even the slightest doubt I could physically perform a task.

There are other ways women can contribute in meaningful ways that don’t put others in harm’s way just because of progress.  

6) There’s Nothing Toxic About Masculinity

Read virtually any ancient manuscript or holy book and you will see an emphasis on the masculine and feminine balance.  

Like all things in nature, balance in the key to survival.  Therefore, criminalizing masculinity to promote your superior vision of feminism is detrimental to society. 

Do you remember at one point it was discouraged for boys to cry? 

Feminism has completely flipped the script to the point where now “boys being boys” is a bad thing.  That is unless you’re a girl who wants to be a boy, then knock yourself out.  Toxic masculinity doesn’t apply to you.

7) I don’t Need the Validation of Feminism to Make Something of Myself

Women have been overcoming obstacles and accomplishing great things for thousands of years. (Marie Curie anyone?)  Yes, early feminism helped open up the path for ambitious women to pursue their dreams, but now those obstacles are gone. 

There is nothing stopping a woman from becoming a doctor, a scientist, a lawyer or even President (as long as you’re not Hillary *shudder*).

So why would I need feminism to tell me I can?  I don’t and neither do you.  

In reality, feminism highlights and emphasizes all the ways women are “less than” or oppressed more than anything. 

Thanks but I already knew I didn’t need a husband to make my own decisions, Barbra Streisand.

And for women who do form decisions with the help of their husbands or partners? So what!  Just because some women have healthy and mutually respectful relationships does not mean it’s an insult to feminism.  

8) I’m Not Angry And Bitter

I’m sorry, but it seems like all feminists have evolved into confrontational, angry, bitter and resentful people.

Why are you so angry?

Maybe instead of focusing on what everyone else is doing and how you disprove, you should work on improving your own life.  

If a company doesn’t hire you because you’re a woman, go work somewhere else!  Why would you want to work there? It sounds like an awful work environment, and I’m sure there are plenty of other companies you would be happier working for.

Rather than being angry and bitter over a perceived injustice, walk away and find a situation that is better suited for you!  Why harbor and stew over something?

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Personally, I don’t want to live my life as a perpetual victim.  I’d much rather choose to be happy, let go of the things that don’t serve me and strive to be the best me. 

This can all be accomplished without a cheering squad of hostile, shaved head, hairy armpitted, overly pierced and blue haired activists making sure I’m aware of all the ways I’m oppressed.  Hard pass.

9) Feminism Isn’t Progressive, it’s Regressive

If your activism involves antics that are so outrageous and cringe-worthy that people stop taking you seriously, it’s time to reevaluate your mission. 

The #MeToo movement along with #BelieveAllWomen has hurt the feminist mission more than it has helped.  By encouraging women to use assault and rape accusations regardless of proof, damages all credibility.  The result is more skepticism and doubt to any claim as opposed to what they wanted.  

The Kavanaugh circus made this worse by showing that feminists are willing to sacrifice their own in their attempt at political gain. 

Their quest to destroy the man who potentially posed a threat to their reproductive rights put several women and even young girls in danger.

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Feminists have proven they are willing to lie, destroy, and disrespect anyone in their way.

Last, The Future Is NOT Female

Sorry, Kirsten Gillibrand.  The future is not female.  The future is not intersectional.  

If we want any hope for a prosperous future, the future needs to be men and women complimenting one another like they always have.

Overcoming the stigma that one sex is superior to the other is exactly what early feminists fought so hard to change.  Now, modern feminism is promoting exactly that.

Feminists have become the monster their grandmothers fought against.

I for one want to live in a world where no race, or gender is superior to any other.  Each have their strengths. Each have their weaknesses.

By working together to compliment one another is how we make our future brighter.  

[GUEST POST] America Saved My Family After We Fled Iran. We Must Protect Our Freedom

A Child Living in Fear

How does the child of an immigrant family from Iran feel about this country?

Well here is the story of my family … you decide.

As Armenians, we are all too aware of History and oppression and prejudices. 

Our ancestors were massacred by the Ottomans, and yet to this day, it is denied and not recognized. 

Did we all make a “Promise” to never forget? Yes, we did.  However, the world refuses to remember our losses, our tears.

Now, fast forward to the Bolshevik revolution.  Many Armenians fled into what was at that time Russia. 

They worked hard, had families, acquired homes only to have it all taken away.  How does this happen you ask? 

Imagine you are a young child when your home is suddenly invaded by a number of people with covered faces and weapons. 

Now imagine they storm your house, go upstairs.  You hear screaming, you run to the stairs to see your mother being thrown down by one of those men.

As you are crying and trying to help your mother, those men come down the stairs and declare that everything in the home now belongs to the people.  As a child, you don’t understand, and you scream at them only to be told that you are not sharing your wealth and that you and your family must now give it all up. 

So, you must now start all over. 

You must grow up working at a young age, get married, and work long hours into the night sewing. You are doing what you must to feed your young son and while you dream of leaving. 

Your husband now has left and somehow you manage to save up enough money to take your child and smuggle him out of the country. 

Where to? IRAN.

Life in Iran

This son, my father, now is grown. While he is enlisted in the Shahs military, he meets his future wife. 

Soon, they get married and have a little girl. 

Tensions in Iran, even in the ’50s was high.  The Shah was westernizing the county too fast.  At this time, my grandmother worked at the American embassy and could see the turmoil happening.  The danger escalating.

Two years after I was born, my mother becomes pregnant again.

“I will not have another child born in this country,” she says. 

Desperate and scared, my family flees with nothing but the clothes on their back.

My father, with a 2-year-old child, a pregnant wife, a grandmother from Russia half blind needing surgery and the mother’s sister; they secure passage to a land that they had only dreamed of. This land gave hope of starting fresh where they could finally be FREE.

The Land of the Free

I am now 2 years old, playing on the bridge of this ship when I suddenly see that everyone is screaming, cheering and crying.

I run to my mother and father. 

“Why is everyone so sad,” I asked. 

My father looked at me, picked me up and pointed to this grand statue in the water.  He pointed to it and said, “We are not sad my angel, we are happy.” 

“Why?” I asked. 

“Because we are now truly free, and no one can ever hurt us again.”

Honestly, as a child, I did not understand. 

I did not understand why we had to live with our relatives, why my father was going to school every night and work all day. 

Why did my grandmother, who was old, had to go to night school to learn English? 

I did not understand until 6 years later when my parents came back from a trip they took that day with big smiles on their faces and said,

“WE ARE NOW CITIZENS OF THE USA!”

America The Beautiful

I remember when my great aunt and aunt were here on a visit from Iran in 1974 when they got a call from their neighbor. 

“You have to come back home, or they will take it all”. 

We begged them not to go, my father said he will help them to become citizens, but as Armenians, they should not go back. 
However, they did and what did they go “home” to?

They took their home, they fired them from their jobs, they closed the Armenian schools, they destroyed our churches.

We never saw them again.

On another visit, my father’s cousins came to visit from the USSR. 

I remember taking them to a grocery store, you know, something we do every week and don’t even think about. 

My father and I were halfway down the first aisle when we realized they were not with us. As we went back to the door, I saw them standing there in tears. 

“You can just walk in and get whatever you want?” they asked. 

It was then that I realized what a shock this must have been to them. 

“The shelves are all full, nothing is rationed… is this the way it is all over this country?” 

My father now had tears in his eyes as he put his arm around them and said: “This is what capitalism is, this is how we live and it’s not just food. It is anything you want as long as you can afford it.” 

I did not expect their next words:

“They have lied to us our entire lives!  How can we go back now knowing what we do?” 

They did not go back. My father helped them to become citizens.

There Are Many Like Me

I am not the only one with a story like this one. 

Many have similar stories.

Many have suffered through history. 

And many like us have learned from our own history.  I was a“dreamer” and so were my parents. 

They ensured that I would be able to follow my dreams by coming to a country that some only dream of and others have been blinded to believe is evil.

Do we have problems in this country? Yes. 

Have I agreed with all its policies? No.  There is one thing I will always be grateful for; that my parents made the decision to come to a land like no other on this earth!

How does THIS immigrant child feel about this land?

It is my home, it is my life, and I will die to ensure that it never becomes the land that my ancestors, my parents and I fled.

GOD TRULY BLESSED THE USA.

This week’s guest post was submitted by a Closet on the Right community member.  Her wish is to remain anonymous while helping everyone understand the dangers of history and tyrannical governments.  Her hope is that we use her story as a cautionary tale to protect America at all costs, or fall victim to the oppression that has appeared time and again throughout history.

Left's Long March

The Left’s Long March Resumes [Guest Post]

Weaponizing government entities returns, with a vengeance

Antonio Gramsci believed that the path to the seizure of state power was not through violent revolution, like the Communist Revolution of a century ago, but through “becoming State.” Marxist revolutionaries would become the state by taking over the institutions of the state.
This plan/concept would become more familiar by Rudi Dutchke’s phrase for it, “the long march through the institutions.”

In today’s Twitterverse, the long march has been captured accurately by Iowahawk:


Midterms over, members of a newly-empowered Democrat House majority have made no secret of resuming their attack on our Republic from the institutions that comprise it.

Congressman Adam Schiff, soon to replace Congressman Devin Nunes as head the House Intelligence Committee, is wasting no time signaling his intention to use his committee to attack the Trump presidency and cripple its ability to conduct foreign policy.

He intends to use his position not only to end ongoing investigations into Democrats’ misconduct but to pivot and attack, using the subpoena powers of his committee within the institution of the House of Representatives as his castle from which to demand respect.

What can’t be co-opted (in this case, the executive branch), they will destroy.

The Plan

Adam Schiff
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His plan is about twisting the emoluments clause into an unrecognizable form.
With the help of the “mainstream” media, Democrats intentionally confuse the American people to undermine a President because they lost the election.
Indeed, Democrats publicly plan to display their “resistance” files by weaponizing the House on this issue; and multiple others across other committees in a non-stop assault on this President to destroy the executive branch’s ability to govern.

Contrast this to the out-of-bounds efforts to expand his predecessor’s executive power, even extraconstitutionally on multiple occasions, and one gets the new Democrat modus operandi: co-opt or destroy.
They will mangle them emoluments clause into nothingness; just like they desire to do with the electoral college, redistricting, state power, the US Constitution, etc.


The Middle Eastern Re-alignment

Iran Nuclear Deal
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President Trump has done a lot in the Middle East to help realign its power structures away from radical Islamists and toward moderates, reversing Obama’s policies of tipping the scales towards the radicals.

  • Through ending the Iran “nuclear deal.”
  • Standing up to Iranian saber-rattling
  • Calling them out in front of the world at the UN
  • Supporting our historical allies
  • Snubbing our adversaries once again
  • Recognizing the capital of Israel
  • Moving the US Embassy there, etc.,

Thus, the President has made it clear US leadership is back and leading from the front.

Libya: A Warning to Islamic Dictators


The sad reality of international relations in the Middle East is that there are no good guys, just less bad ones.

Democrats have put their marker down in defense of the Muslim Brotherhood and in the overturning of friendly regimes.

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Libya is an excellent example of a multi-decade diplomatic success story turned lesson for pro-western, Middle-Eastern dictators.

Libya had disarmed and ended its nuclear program and turned in all its nuclear materials. The payback: A bombing of Libya that ultimately resulted in the ouster and murder of its leader, Gaddafi.

Libya and Gaddafi could not be used for Democrat purposes, so he was destroyed. Consequently, leaving behind a weak central government and an environment for terror and chaos to thrive.
The lesson for the region’s dictators: Comply with the west and die.

Later, Libya was used to run weapons through to Syria at Benghazi, enabling the rise of ISIS, but we won’t talk about that…

Tilted Public Perception


Notice that its perfectly fine for his predecessor, President Obama, to order the killings of civilians, and oversee the removal of heads-of-state.
He also overlooked the political murders of hundreds of thousands across the Middle East.
His administration halt investigations into/prosecution of Hezbollah (a terrorist organization) operatives running cocaine and heroin through the United States.
Next, he used the proceeds to purchase weaponry (tacitly funding a terrorist organization by knowingly not halting it, undermining the DEA) because doing so threatened the Iran capitulation, er…nuclear “deal”, pursuing an unconstitutional treaty with that terror state, etc…

That’s all above board.

We won’t even get into the targeting of American citizens via the IRS, via FISA court abuses.
Or the weaponization of our intelligence agencies, and gaslighting an entire nation using non-existent Russian collusion to influence the 2016 election.
We now know this is a cover for Democrats’ collusion with Russians to do the same via a “dossier” of “salacious, unverified” information paid for by the DNC and the Hillary campaign.

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Nor will we delve into the Clinton Foundation’s complete sellout of American technological secrets.

According to the FBI via the Skolkovo project, the Clinton Foundation received large donations immediately after the selling of American uranium to Russian.
Meanwhile, Hillary was Secretary of State and influencing American corporations to participate; or the use of a private e-mail server to conduct classified business.  Seventeen of the twenty-one businesses who participated also left massive contributions to the CF.

Nah. No influence peddling there.

No serial violations of the (re-interpreted on the fly) Espionage Act.

That too is above board. Democrats did it; it has to be!


Cooperate or Destroy


Instead, Democrats will attempt to destroy an emerging alliance between a moderating Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Israel against hardline Iran, Turkey, Syria; using the guise of Saudi officials staying at Trump-branded properties when conducting official business.
Nevermind that the President had passed off control of his business holdings to others.
They will even try to leverage a potential political assassination by another nation to do so.
President Trump must not be allowed to shape foreign policy; his business activities must be criminalized to prevent it.

You see, only Democrats are allowed to wield power.
Democrats use their offices to enrich themselves from American technological secrets and national security assets.
They overlook a terror network destroying the lives of Americans, so as not to threaten a nuclear capitulation to a terror state at war with the United States. 

Nothing will be allowed to get in the way of the Democrat totalitarian gang including:
  • The American people in selecting Trump as their president (we’re enemies of the republic for doing so).
  • A qualified nominee for the Supreme Court
  • Governors lawfully redistricting after years of census results.
  • A growing economy where taxpayers keep the fruits of their labor.
  • Election deadlines or voter eligibility.
  • Laws allowing states to clean their voter rolls.
  • The election system itself (in favor of a national popular vote to destroy our republic for a direct democracy).
  • The Bill of Rights, the separation of powers doctrine, nor the rest of the Constitution.

Congressman Schiff’s promised “investigation” is but a small part of this larger effort.  The executive branch (thus the American people’s choice to run it) could not be co-opted; so it must be destroyed, using other governmental institutions. Take notice as the media promotes and cheerleads all of it, under cover of “press freedom”.
In liberty,
Scott Kormanyos
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The Case for Gay Republicans

Gay Republicans are Real

Many on the Left gasp in horror when they meet Gay Republicans.  Somehow, being gay became synonymous with being a raging Liberal.

I’m not a raging Liberal.  In fact, I never have been. I flirted with the Left briefly after I “came out”, but I ended up running back to the Right once I realized I wasn’t obligated to be there.

This concept was simple for me to understand.  I didn’t agree with Liberals on anything aside from gay marriage, so why would I base my vote on a Democrat on one issue?

However, this is considered a cardinal sin in the LGBT world.

It doesn’t have to be.  Here’s why.

The LGBT Community Needs A Strong Economy Too

It’s pretty hard to U-Haul on the second date if you don’t have enough money to buy or rent a house.

Economic prosperity means you and your partner, regardless of what you “identify” as, will have the money to do the things you want to do.

Voting Democrat because you support LGBT rights, also means you’re voting for higher taxes, more government regulations, and weaker economies.

There are other policies that come along with your vote for the Left.

Your Democrat Congressman may support your right to change your gender on your driver’s license, but he also supports legislation that suffocates businesses.

 

If you can’t put food on your table, does it really matter what your license says?

It may to you, but you can’t employ thousands of people with your gender designation.

Open Borders are Bad for Everyone

Being gay does not mean you are obligated to save the world.

In fact, open borders is a terrible idea for the LGBT community because many of the people who want to flood here, punish gays in their native countries with the death penalty.

Allowing anyone to come here without vetting and due process puts our culture, our way of life and our government at risk.

If these people are unwilling to assimilate to American culture, they will bring their archaic beliefs with them.  They will elect people who represent those beliefs.  Those Representatives will influence legislation and ultimately, you.

Linda Sarsour, a prominent Muslim activist for the Democratic Party is vocally anti-Semitic and pro-Sharia Law.  For some reason, she is the poster child for Liberal tolerance and diversity.

However, if she were to get her way and Sharia Law ruled America; women would be oppressed, gays would be executed, and the LGBT community would be forced underground once again.

Ever wonder why there are no Muslims in the Republican Party?  Islam promotes traditional family structure, opposes abortion and much like the Christians, are devout to their God.  It would actually make MORE sense for the Muslims to run under a Republican ticket, right?

Wrong.  Their fundamental beliefs directly contradict American values and rule of law.

Nationalism does not always equal racism.  Racism does not always require Nationalism.

Promoting Nationalism means that you want the people of your country to be taken care of first.

If you’re gay, straight, black, white, Hispanic etc and are a citizen of this nation, that applies to you.

Embrace it.  Cherish it. Protect it.

The 2nd Amendment Applies to Everyone

Gay RepublicansThe LGBT was the victim of violence for many years. (Ironically, now it’s conservatives.)

Do you think if Matthew Shepherd had been armed that night in Wyoming, he would have been beaten to death?  Absolutely not.

Communities who arm themselves remove victimhood from their lives.

Buy a gun, learn how to use it and change the script of our story.  Being gay does not mean you have to be a victim, ever.

Everyone has the right to protect themselves.

Abortion is Murder

Last time I checked, gay people didn’t have to worry about unwanted pregnancy.

In fact, many gay and lesbian couples would gladly take any unwanted baby and raise them in a loving family.

Your sexuality does not mean you have to support someone else’s irresponsibility.

Life is precious and if you are a gay couple who have to pay thousands of dollars to build your family, you should protect it all costs.

If that doesn’t change your mind, watch a video of an abortion being performed.

It will break your heart, turn your stomach and traumatize you for life.

Finally, Gay Marriage is Settled

The Supreme Court ruled on gay marriage.  We’ve established the precedence and overturning it would be very difficult.  Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmed this ruling during his confirmation process.

When pressed on the issue of Gay Marriage, he stated that the Supreme Court had already ruled on the treatment of homosexual people.

Gays for TrumpThe Republican Party has moved on, so should you.

In fact, almost all of the bigotry, homophobia, and hate I’ve experienced since I came out was from the Left.

Shocked?

You shouldn’t be.  The Democrats have a long and violent history of hate, racism, and discrimination.

It wasn’t until the 1950’s when they figured out the minority vote is a powerful tool.  They’ve been pushing the oppressed and victim platform ever since.

In reality, most Democrats opposed gay marriage for most of their careers. If you think they suddenly care about you now, I have a bridge to sell you.

Just Be An American

Ultimately, the Republican party doesn’t care your race, religion or orientation if you love and protect your country.

Take a look at what you stand for.  What you really stand for, not for what they tell you to stand for.  Are the Democrat solutions really what is best for yourself and this country?

Talk to a conservative or many.  How do they treat you?

Furthermore, disagree with a liberal.  See how they treat you.

We need to stop defining ourselves by singular issues like race, orientation or gender.  We are so much more than that and at the end of the day, you’re just as human as anyone else.  If you take the “gay” out of your identity for one minute, would you still vote the same?

It’s okay to identify with ALL the things that make you, you.  Stop allowing the Democratic Party to hold you hostage because of identity politics.

You deserve better.

 

The Gay Republican movement is growing stronger by the day.  We’re ready for you to join us.

Are you a Gay Republican and want to show your Pride and your Party?!  Check out the Closet on the Right Shop!

 

Pro-Choice

The Bittersweet Irony of The Pro-Choice Movement

The Pro-Choice Debate

The issue of Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice continues to be a contentious topic in America, even to this day.  Democrats reignited the debate during the debacle known as the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation circus.  With a conservative justice tipping the scales in favor of Republicans, Roe v Wade is once again in jeopardy.

Liberals have convinced themselves that Republicans not only care whether or not they reproduce but also think we want to force them to do so.  By overturning Roe v Wade, their “reproductive rights” will evaporate.  Or so they want you to believe.

It’s Not About Choice Anymore

A woman has a right to choose what happens with her body, right? Her body, her choice.

Pro-Choice AdvocateNo one should force a woman into motherhood if she’s not ready.  It’s the responsible thing to do, right?

Unfortunately, the Pro-Choice movement has evolved into the Pro-ABORTION movement.  It’s not just about a woman’s right to choose any longer.

Now, getting an abortion is a badge of honor.  It’s a sign of defiance against the evil conservative Republicans and their traditional family values.

They’re convinced that we care so much about them having babies that are willing to commit self-genocide out of spite.  According to activists, abortion is the rare fix for rape, incest, life-threatening situations or the occasional lapse of judgment.

Instead, women can now choose to terminate a pregnancy as late as her due date in some states.

The Irony

By committing self-genocide out of what seems to be spite, Liberals are ensuring that the coming generation will likely be the most conservative generation we’ve seen in decades.  In fact, a recent study found that U.S birthrates have hit a 30 year low, well below the replacement level.

Now, I for one am grateful that fewer children are being born into terrible situations.  No sane person would want a child born into an abusive home or end up in the system.
If an early-term abortion prevents this, I can support that.  Ideally, avoiding pregnancy in the first place would be the best choice, but that doesn’t always happen.

They don’t realize this, but liberals are leaving the future of this country up to Republicans.  (Shhhhhh, don’t tell them)

Many celebrities have even jumped on the Shout Your Abortion bandwagon.  Yes, an entire website and a book are coming out of people “shouting their abortions.”

Ultimately, liberals are reducing their voice to a dull roar in America.

To which I say, good.  The “participation trophy” generation is crippling this country.

We Can Still Save Our Country

Republicans, the responsibility of keeping America alive is resting on our shoulders.

Considering the Left wants to destroy American values, let’s be grateful they’re protesting themselves into extinction.  The last thing we need is another generation of entitled, victimized activists who don’t respect our country.

As long as the liberals continue to think we want them to have children, they will do everything they can not to.

In one hand, we value the life of the unborn.  In the other, we value the preservation of our values.  The bittersweet irony is not lost on me, and I hope it’s not lost on you either.

In the meantime; continue raising hard-working, freedom-loving patriots and we can continue to Make America Great.

 

Kavanaugh

Coping With Kavanaugh, AKA What Happens Next?

After a heated debate, it looks as though Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court this weekend with a vote of 51-49 or possibly 50-50. If the latter is the case, Vice President Mike Pence will cast the tie-breaking vote. Should that come to pass, it’s not exactly a secret what the VP will decide.

After an intense, heated, vitriolic ordeal; the end is near. For half the country, the impending appointment will come as a sigh of relief. For the other half, however…. well, it remains to be seen how they’ll react once the vote becomes final.

All that leads to the question of what happens next? Where do we go from here? On that note, a few thoughts.

Your Life Is Not Over

The Supreme Court is not supposed to have this much power or control over our lives. Even if it seems as though it does, it really doesn’t even in modern times. The primary function of the Supreme Court is not to legislate. It is to serve as a Constitutional check on power for the Legislative (and Executive) branch of government.

Ask 10 random people in your life what their favorite Supreme Court decision was and Roe V. Wade doesn’t count. Odds are, you’ll get 10 blank stares. The reason? The average person is barely aware that the United States has a Supreme Court, let alone who’s on it, what cases it hears, and what decisions are made.

Beyond that, try asking 10 people which Supreme Court decision has had the most positive or negative impact on their life. Again, Roe V. Wade doesn’t count. 10 more blank stares. Mind you, it’s not that Roe V. Wade isn’t/wasn’t a landmark Supreme Court case. It was. However, beyond that extremely well-known case, most people (myself included) simply don’t pay attention.

The Supreme Court does have power. Their decisions do impact our lives. However, for the average American on an average day? The Supreme Court isn’t really on their mind.

Kavanaugh Isn’t Who You Think He Is

There are a few things that Brett Kavanaugh is; and a few things he isn’t. There are also a few things he might be. If you’re inclined to believe he’s a crazy, alcoholic, rapist: well, probably nothing will convince you otherwise. A well-respected judge? Prior to his nomination, yes. An Originalist? Yes. Right-wing? Sure. Is he on the level of a Clarence Thomas? Yes.

There’s no way of getting around the fact that Brett Kavanaugh is a conservative Republican, picked by conservative Republicans, and vetted by conservative Republican groups. That said, he’s not the Nazi extremist many are making him out to be.

Does he favor overturning Roe V. Wade? Probably yes, as most conservatives do. Would he? Probably not. The Supreme Court does not get to decide to revisit an old issue just for the hell of it. A law of some kind would have to be created, then challenged, then work its way up the system to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court would have to decide to hear the case. Then, they would have to decide to rule on it one way or another.

That’s a lot of “ifs.” It isn’t outside the realm of possibility, but it certainly isn’t imminent. Nor is it clear that the likes of Kavanaugh and Gorsuch would vote in such a way. The thing about Originalists is that they’re very “letter of the law” when it comes to their decisions. This means that the law has to be soundly written and applied, leaving little room for interpretation.

This stands in stark contrast with activist judges (on both sides) who seek to cram square pegs into round holes; making a law fit no matter what.

In any case, should an “overturn” of Roe V. Wade occur, the issue would simply go to the states where they can decide whether or not to keep it. In my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with this approach. Let the governors and state legislators decide what is best for their direct constituents; to whom they are most accountable.

The End Is Nowhere Near

There may yet come a challenge to Roe V. Wade in the future. However, the notion that Kavanaugh will spend his first day on the court taking a red pen to the decision is factually incorrect and absurd on its face. It’s as absurd as the notion that this “right-wing takeover” of the Supreme Court will turn women into property, enslave all minorities, and disband democracy.

The frenzy that those on the left have worked themselves into is as dishonest as it is counterproductive to their goals. Have you noticed how the “Trump is a Nazi” rhetoric has died down? Part of that is organic and part of that is planned.

When most of the President’s family is Jewish, (or married into Judaism), is BFF’s with Israel, deports an actual Nazi, and moves the US embassy to Jerusalem; it’s kind of hard to keep up that sort of rhetoric. The “Literally Hitler” crowd has quieted and it’s partially because there’s no traction to be had with such an argument.

Of course, the extreme left still thinks Donald Trump is literally Hitler. The same way the extreme right thinks Obama is literally a foreign-born terrorist. Both are silly and counterproductive. All it takes is for Donald Trump to, you know, not be Hitler; or for Obama to, you know, not do terroristy things.

A Low Bar

When the bar is set that low, the enthusiasm for any conspiracy theory fizzles. Most importantly, moderates who may otherwise share your views tend to drop off as well. They say “okay, well, this guy isn’t really Hitler…. so what the hell are they talking about?”

I know, because I’ve gone down the “Hillary Clinton is a satanic priestess who eats babies” internet rabbit hole in the past. There’s not a lot of substance to be had there. Sometimes these things gain traction briefly. When they don’t add up, you’re left looking ridiculous.

The bar is being similarly set low for Kavanaugh. All he truly needs to do to quiet the extreme rhetoric is, you know, not declare that all women are baby factories who are owned by men. He’ll no doubt receive more attention than most Supreme Court justices (save for the Democrat’s love affair with the Notorious RBG), but that too will fizzle. He’ll vote on the same ho-hum issues that most Americans don’t care about and we’ll soon forget all about how he was going to declare that all women were now property with no legal rights.

The good thing is that even if Kavanaugh wanted to decree such a thing (I’m fairly certain he does not), it would mean nothing and he’d be decreeing it to no one. Why? Because the Supreme Court doesn’t decree anything. It cannot, and does not go off on a legislative tangent just for the hell of it.

If the country really believed we’d elected “literally Hitler” in 2016, there would be far more resistance to him than the so-called #resistance. Democrats in Congress talk a good game but mostly give Trump what he wants. They vote for his budgets, his spending, and to expand the powers of the Executive branch with regularity.

The #resistance exists on Twitter. It doesn’t really exist in Congress.

So, What Happens Next?

Susan CollinsWhat happens next is anyone’s guess. How will the extreme left react this weekend? We’ll see. I have a feeling it will be neither pretty nor quiet. The behavior of Senate Democrats as well as leftist protesters during this ordeal has been nothing short of laughable at best, and reprehensible at worst.

Apparently sending Susan Collins coat hangers in the mail as a cruel nod to abortion didn’t have the desired effect. Or doxxing Senate Republicans. Or screaming about white male patriarchy because that always works. Yes, truly this is the work of sane, well-balanced people and not, you know, crazy.

Mind you, I don’t begrudge anyone their right to protest. I just wish their protests were more grounded in reality as opposed to regurgitating hypocritical pseudoscience pop culture psychobabble buzzwords. I mean, it’s just sort of silly, that’s all.

But it is amusing and the memes are good so, you know, silver lining there.

The right to protest is enshrined in the Constitution. So, whatever they do; Leftist activists should take solace in the fact that having Originalists on the court means that right isn’t going anywhere.

I just hope the irony isn’t lost on them.

Doxxed

CoTR Member Gets Doxxed for Being Conservative

Doxxed: A Definition

Getting “Doxxed” is something that started with the Hackivist group Anonymous. It is also something that WikiLeaks started doing as well they started publishing leaked confidential or top secret information.  Once other activist groups noticed this was an effective method of publicly shaming their targets, it became common practice for activists.

And so started the trend of doxxing people you don’t agree with you. (The horror)

Doxxed DefinitionAlright, so let first establish what doxxing is.

That right there says it all.  The act of publishing private information for malicious intent.

Doxxing has become so common; there are many online articles advising you on how to prevent it.

There are even articles detailing how it can quickly ruin your life.  I mean, duh.  Someone publishing your personal information online in an attempt to shame and discredit you is scary stuff!

 

So imagine my surprise when a CoTR member emailed me to tell me how he was getting doxxed at work!

 

Thought Police Hard at Work

I’ve noticed an alarming trend with left-leaning organizations and their people:

They feel a societal obligation to to state their opinion even if it’s unrelevant and not even asked for.  They also feel obligated to act as thought police as if to save the rest of society from something they have decided is offensive.

At the Closet on the Right, we actually respect someone’s privacy so we will refer to our member as “G.”

Thought PoliceOn Wednesday, as G arrived at work, his boss notified him he received an anonymous letter.   That’s right; he received a 12-page letter with screenshots of G’s Facebook posts with big, bold notes.

Each screenshot was aggressively labeled with “LIE,” “BIAS” and “FALSE.”

According to the anonymous Thought Police, since G works in a government court setting, he is supposed to remain unbiased.

Oooooook. If G were a Judge or even an attorney, sure, it would probably be wise not to broadcast political opinions.

However, G is merely supporting staff.

His job in no way affects the outcome of cases so any bias or opinions he holds are irrelevant.

The fact that someone took the time to screenshot, print, look up the address and mail in this information is appalling by itself.  Cmon now, seriously?!?!

 

Liberal Logic

Once again we gain a lot of insight into the mind of liberal.

This person legitimately thinks it’s his/her obligation to not only silence G but to publicly shame him in the process.

As if right out of the liberal handbook:

Disagree with someone? see pg. 5

Page 5.  Identify target.  Commit character assassination and make every attempt to destroy his life.  (It’s their fault for not agreeing with you.  THEY DESERVE IT)

The Left is actively waging war on Free Speech and the exchange of ideas.  Not only do they work together in groups to take down opponents (I’m looking at you Senator Feinstein and Chuck Schumer),  but individually they have tasked themselves with this mission as well.

No matter how reasonable your argument is, no matter how many facts you have, a discussion is not an option. Anyone not agreeing with them is a threat and is considered the enemy.  As a result, the Left can smear and attack anyone based on this logic.

As we can see, they are willing to eliminate free thought by any means necessary.

A Word From G

Dear Anonymous,

I get that you disagree with me. I hold zero animus to you, even if I knew who you are, and I think I do. People will disagree with things, I had a disagreement last week with a friend, she didn’t like the article I shared because of X, I didn’t see X. But that is what happens, no one agrees with everything everyone says unless you’re in a prison/convict setting.

 

If there is something you want to tell me, please, just tell me. Here, on the FB instant messenger, call, email, or a really crazy thought, block me. You don’t need to read what I’m posting, I won’t be hurt if you’ve hit that unfollow or block button.

 

Instead the implied threat that, should I not remove the “offending” posts or delete my entire account, since you will be watching, that further letters will be forthcoming. I have a fan……oooohhhhh….. ahem, sorry. Let’s follow through with that.

 

On a given day I look at FB a few minutes in the morning, scrolling through a bit at maybe 20 posts. I usually then go on to play my games, then to work. During the day I might look at some posts while I have downtime in, well, I do wash my hands afterward. When I get home I go through a few more than that. However, I do not live my life on FB. I see some things that are amusing, maybe a good point here or there, something I think is important to pass along. Usually so much has passed me by on my timeline it’s hard to keep up. I actually wasn’t sure if what I’m posting is even read, so thank you for the encouragement there.

 

Now, you are not liking some of the material I am forwarding. Therefore you feel the need to send further letters to my work because you are concerned as a citizen that somewhere that’s over 2,200 miles might have a problem with an employee with a bias problem? I’m sure you are concerned with all the courts around the U.S., scouring every FB users’ account looking with equal scrutiny for Anti-Trump or pro-Democrat policies. I would love to see those letters, please do forward them here.

 

Let’s continue with the line of thought here. I am going to continue to post what I want to post, whether it meets your approval or not is not my concern. Which you’re probably going to object and send further letters to my work, in the hopes of what exactly? To have me fired? It will be an annoyance, but I’ll get another job. However, the at-most-stretching up to an hour I spend on FB will then become all day on FB, sending hundreds or maybe thousands of posts from all sorts of websites.

 

So I leave it up to you.

Democratic Coercion

The Left Can only Force the “Progress” They Want

The Left vs. The Right

At one point in my life, I had no idea what the difference between Republicans and Democrats was. Generally, I felt strongly about specific issues, but I didn’t necessarily assign them to a “party.”

Like many young adults, I allowed emotion to drive my opinions about many topics.

First of all, I didn’t understand that Republicans were for small government and Democrats for large government. I knew how I felt about all the major partisan issues; I just didn’t know which side claimed them.

Once I learned more about each platform, I began looking deeper into their histories, campaign messages and prominent figures.

A noticeable trend became clear almost immediately:

The further to the Left a party goes, the more Coercion and Force they use to accomplish their goals.

Don’t get me wrong; politics gets dirty on both sides.  However, in most cases, when one party loses an election or the majority; they lick their wounds and plan better for the next time.  That’s how it used to be, clearly, it’s not anymore.

New Methods

The LeftAs the Democratic Party has shifted further to the Left, so have their tactics.  Instead of campaigning and getting votes, they cry, scream and accuse.

They didn’t win because of inadequacy.  Nope, they lost because of systematic oppression.  They even have an activist group for each type of oppression that we know of (there are new ones being invented every day).

  • Black Lives Matter- Everything is Racist
  • 4th Wave Feminists- Everyone is Sexist
  • Antifa- Everyone is a Nazi
  • LBGTQIABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP+- Everything is homophobic
  • Socialists- Everything is oppressive

Now that the gang is all here, let’s deploy the troops.

Their Mission:

Shame, intimidate, coerce and force their opinions, beliefs, and policies on the general population.

Find an injustice and throw a big enough fit until they eventually cave into their demands. Don’t believe me?

Some examples:

  • Boyscouts of America: Clearly not accepting girls into your association is sexism.  And starting our own organization is out of the question.  Nope, they destroyed 100+ years of tradition instead.
  • Plastic Straws:  Obviously far more important than drug use or violent crime.  Ban them and threaten jail time for violations.
  •  Pronouns: Use the wrong one and they’ll make sure you get fired.  In fact, don’t label gender at all.  This one is a violent crime they care about.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches:  They’re racist and so are you. If you question this or disagree, more proof you’re a racist.
  • Healthcare: Buy their healthcare at quadruple the cost so they can afford to give healthcare to other people who can’t afford it because they drove the prices up to high.  Oh and if you don’t, they’ll fine you.
  • Jobs: Hire women for your board of Directors or else they’ll sue you for sexism.  Doesn’t matter if they are qualified, or if someone else is MORE qualified; you have to do it.
  • Businesses: If your business is too successful you have to get permission from them to exist.  Obviously, by creating a great product that people want to use, you’re clearly stealing from poor people…or something.
  • Social Media: They don’t like what you’re saying so you can’t say it anymore.  You’re not wrong, they just don’t agree with you so if you don’t shut up, they’ll shut you up.
  • Your Money: They know how to spend your money better than you do.  And they don’t care if you worked hard for it, there are other people who don’t have as much, so you have to give it to them.
  • Being anything but a Democrat: Clearly, you’re a Nazi, so they’re going to punch you and justify it by calling you a Nazi.  Even if you’re a minority. Definitely all Nazis.
  • Being a Baby: How dare this parasite invade someone’s bodies without their consent.  They must be forcibly removed.
  • Being an all Around Awesome Guy: You’re not on their side, so they’re going to destroy your career, reputation, character and hopefully your life with baseless accusations.  That’s what you get for not being one of them.
  • Using Euphemisms: Even if they use the same one, they will call you a racist.

The Left Doesn't Care about Innocent Casualties

This is only a few examples of how the Left must use force and coercion to accomplish their goals.

Obviously, they know what’s better for us than we do.

Same Slippery Slope, Different Time and Place

Every single society that went too far left and ended up with Socialism or Communism almost inevitably became Dictatorships.

Have you ever wondered why?

The shift always starts innocently enough.  Play on emotions, create outrage and victimhood.  Provide a solution in the form of equal outcomes and eliminate equal opportunity.  It’s not about lifting everyone up, it’s about bringing everyone else down.

For the over-achievers, the ambitious ones and the free-thinkers; this is unacceptable.  Either conform to their beliefs or get shamed into submission.  Still want to resist?  Then you must be silenced.

It’s psychological warfare, and when they militarize, it becomes Soviet Russia and Fascist Italy.  They don’t want peace, they want submission.

When we can’t accomplish our tasks with elections, democracy and debate; we will force you.  If you resist, we will attack you.  Not your ideas or your beliefs.  No, we attack your character, your integrity, you as a person and seek to destroy it all.

It’s the same story throughout history. Exploit emotionally vulnerable groups of people, exaggerate perceived injustices, offer utopian society, and mobilize.

Our country is heading down this path.  We’ve seen it happen before in all parts of the world.

Question is, are you going to let it happen to you?

Facebook Censorship Gamble

Facebook Censorship: Playing with $2B of Fire

Facebook Censorship

Facebook Censorship Is Getting Worse

You’re playing with fire, Facebook.  The censorship of Conservative voices is becoming more obvious every day.  You have yet to ban a left-leaning or liberal person by “mistake”.  Or at least I haven’t heard of one.

 

So far, it has happened to Brandon Straka, PragerU, David Harris Jr, Diamond and Silk, and Candace Owens.  Without fail, (and once the media gets ahold of it) the ban ultimately gets lifted and an apology is issued.  It’s dismissed as a “mistake”.  This doesn’t even include the thousands of regular users who get thrown in “Facebook Jail” for stupid things.

 

Facebook’s own employees confess that inside their own walls exists a “political monoculture“.  Even further, former employees admit that Conservative stories and media outlets are suppressed regularly.  Despite his testimony in front of Congress, Mark Zuckerberg continues to allow censorship on his platform.

 

With 2.219 billion Facebook users worldwide, they beat out every other platform with ease. This also means they have the most to lose.

The Conservative Price Tag

Let’s just run through some statistics real quick:

Ultimately, we have to assume 10% is the same for businesses since I couldn’t find statistics to say otherwise.

Total Revenue of Facebook: $40.7 Billion x 10% = $4.7 Billion earned from the United States.

$4.7 Billion Dollars x 43% (Conservative Users) = $2,068,000,000

In other words, Facebook could lose $2 Billion (with a B) by censoring their Conservative users.  

The Snowball Effect

Digital Marketing 101: Go where your audience is.

If 43% of my audience is on Twitter instead of Facebook, I’m taking 43% of my budget to Twitter.

At some point, large pages with hundreds of thousands of followers will build their audiences on other platforms.  They will go where their voices will be heard.  Their followers will do what they do best, follow.  They’ll follow them right off your platform.

Guess what will happen to their friends, they will start spending more time on other platforms as well.

In the end, it all means less audience for people that are most important to Facebook: Their Advertisers.

Facebook dominates online time use more than any other platform.  Along with Google, they control 80% of online traffic.  If you no longer use Facebook or Google, that means they lose tons of data.  They can no longer target you with ads or monopolize your attention span.

Their goal is to keep you spending as much time on their network as possible.  It’s where you get your news, stay connected with friends, follow your favorite celebrities and more.  So what happens if you just up and walked away?

The $2 Billion Gamble

Facebook’s opinion about your opinion seems more important than your value as a customer.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case based on their actions.  Your opinion is so dangerous to them that they would rather risk losing you as a customer than respect that you think differently than they do.

Silencing you is more important than the money you bring that pays the people they employ to discriminate against you.

 

With no viable competitor to Facebook, they basically hold the keys to the city.  Unless you want to lose contact with everyone you know, you’re not going anywhere.  Or at least that’s what they think.

With each passing day, their users become more frustrated and angry.  Their frustration then motivates them to find alternatives.

Users are so desperate for an alternative that Donald Trump Jr is offering the king of social media followers as an incentive to developers. Will it be enough?

Only time can tell but one thing I know for sure is that most people don’t trust Facebook or Twitter.  Their double-standards are digging their own grave and all it will take is one reasonable alternative to come along.

You may not value our opinions, Facebook, but you will value the $2 billion we take with us when we leave you for good.

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