Sunday, June 11, 2017

If you're a conservative, have you ever felt silenced by liberal popular opinion or colleagues?

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I have. I work in a university which used to be mainstream leaning to slightly conservative. In the past couple of years, it has become more and more progressive. I have been put down because I have made the following statements:

All lives matter. All lives are important

You are either male or female.

How you feel doesn’t change biology.

I voted for Donald Trump

When Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, I was all ready to give him a chance. No, I didn’t vote for him but I didn’t wish him ill and the very idea of wearing a pussy hat and marching while chanting “Not My President” never even crossed my mind. When he was re-elected, I felt a sinking feeling which got worse when the full reality of Obamacare hit me. My medical costs went way up. But still I would never have dreamed of masking up and intimidating some of my fellow employees who thought he was the greatest President ever.

Then when Trump was elected, I came to work in an atmosphere of gloom. Almost everyone in the building walked around with long faces and heaved deep sighs. When I let it slip that I had voted for him, the long knives came out. I used to be thought of as intelligent, now I was the dumbest person in the world. And whenever anything remotely upsetting happens, it’s all the fault of Trump. Recently, our post office changed their mail pickup to another location. One of my co-workers said it was all Trump and the Republican’s fault for not funding the Post Office. Really?!

I am not a confrontational person, but I am getting so tired of this. I once read that conservatives think that liberals are wrong. Liberals think conservatives are evil. That’s been the truth in my experience.



Paul Weber said...

It has been accurately said that liberals are the most tolerant and loving people, until they open their mouth and speak.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals like to say their tollerent of conservatives until someone says something that hurts their fragile little snowflake feeling then they want all conservatives banned

Anonymous said...

Liberals are not only wrong, they also consider themselves to be very superior.