I ran across something that made me wonder just how many others have realized the same things and felt the same way. I’d love to tell you that I was just incredibly brilliant and came up with this list on my own, but honestly I don’t know who created this, but it was a comment on some article I’d read. The person who added the comment was using a pseudonym, so they are unknown, but I think we should all thank him(or her).
I used to think I was just a regular guy, but I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist and responsible for slavery.
I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today’s standards,
makes me a fascist because I plan and support myself.
I went to HS, worked through college, got a degree and have held a
job and am here not because I earned it but because I was advantaged.
I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a
I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.
I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which now makes me a member of the
vast NRA gun lobby.
I am older than 50, which makes me a useless old man
who doesn’t understand Facebook.
I think and I reason, therefore I doubt much that the main stream
media tells me, which must make me a reactionary.
I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive American culture,
which makes me a xenophobe.
I value my safety and that of my family and I appreciate the
police and the legal system, which makes me a right-wing, cop loving extremist.
I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according
to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.
I believe that our system guarantees of freedom of effort – not
freedom of outcome or subsidies which must make me a borderline sociopath.
I believe in the defense and protection of the homeland for and by
all citizens, which now makes me a militant.
I am proud of our flag, what it stands for and the many who died
to let it fly so I stand and salute during our National Anthem which takes me
back to where I started – I must be a racist.
Please help me come to terms with the new me… because I’m just not
sure who I am anymore!
I would like to thank all my friends for sticking with me through
these abrupt, new found changes in my life and my thinking!
I just can’t imagine or understand what’s happened to me so
Funny …it’s all just taken place over the last 7 or 8 years!