Our liberty and freedoms are practical, if not easy. We don’t always get what we want. We have to share a country with people who are different from ourselves in a million different ways. We share a country with people we love and also those we hate. It is easy to find the differences amongst us, and desire to cleave those people from the herd. But by refusing to do that, as frustrating as that might be, we make a very practical decision. It ensures that we get to remain in the herd as well. It isn’t fun, it isn’t easy. But it is necessary and practical.
If you find yourself thinking “they aren’t real Americans” – please take a step back and remember that to some of us – you aren’t a real American either.
And I include myself in that – I prefer my tribe to your tribe. And it is easy to believe that this country is my country.. and not yours.
Our president talks about unity while preaching divisiveness & bigotry, He feeds your fears about the other tribes, then claims to be the only one who can solve your problem. Those who criticize him are liars or losers. Those who are not loyal to him are exiled or threatened. No slight goes ignored. There is no truth but his truth, and he feels no remorse over lying.
“I play to people’s fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do… People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular.”
He even has is own euphemism for this dishonesty – “Truthful Hyperbole”
These are the actions of a cult leader or a conman – not the leader of a free country. And certainly not a country that values the differences amongst its citizens.