To The Daily Sun,
For those of you that have been following the letters to this forum, you are aware of the latest conspiracy theories by conservatives, that liberals are responsible for anarchy and subsequently a coups to take place in our nation. All this will be led by the liberal, all conservatives love to hate — Hillary Clinton.
Bob Meade, in his penchant for paraphrasing, stated that Clinton declared herself part of the “resistance.” What he failed to include were that Clinton’s comments, in a speech to a professional businesswomen’s group of California, were, “resist, insist, persist, enlist.” These comments were meant to encourage people to organize, get involved, and run for office.
This theme of “resist, insist, persist, enlist”, and a toxic show of resentment and hatred, are the exact same strategies that Republicans/conservatives have enacted during the past eight years under the Obama administration. Apparently, according to Meade and Wiles, with a Republican administration, these views are now considered anarchistic and inroads toward a conspired nationwide coup.
There is much to be said for considering the merits of both sides of the ideological divide in our country. Good ideas have come from conservatives, as well as liberals. But with inflammatory rhetoric and conspiracy theories we have become engaged, not so much in a struggle of ideas, as in incessant disingenuous fear mongering and lies attempting to smash anyone with opposing views. This attitude only helps to widen the divide and fuel the fires of discontent.
In the fantasy world of partisan politics hypocrisy reigns supreme.
- Written by Mike Mortensen
- Category: Letters
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