posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:05 AM
Hmmm. For the most part, I agree. The extremists and far right have certainly alienated me from their ranks because of their views, positions, and
rhetoric. But the left has done the very same thing, and loses my support as well.
Here is a list of reasons I consider the left as alien to my own beliefs and stances, things they just refuse to reconsider or let go:
1. The issue of guns, weapons, and self defense. I don't have time nor space to explain the idiocy of many leftist's views on the right to arm and
defend oneself. Only that their arguments on this topic show they are completely disconnected from reality and human nature.
2. Excessive ambiguous lines in the sex and gender issue. Understand, I have firmly believe trans people have every right to live in safety like the
rest of us, free to pursue the same things the rest of us are. I believe their right to be who they are is fundemental and shall not be infringed, and
they certainly should be legally protected from unfair discrimination like every other human being should. However, a number of factions on the left
want to go crazy, and set no boundaries as to what qualifies. Self-identification as anything, alone, should not be enough, because we can self
identify as anything. We need some form of social/legal definition that is more solid and empirical.
3. Excessive regulation, micromanagement, and taxation as policy solutions. I totally believe in sensible, realistic regulations that have logical
justification and are necessary. But not everything needs to be regulated, taxed, or micromanaged. In fact, most things in society don't. Many things
in business and labor don't need the levels and kinds of regulation slapped on by the far left. It hurts workers as well as employers. Environmental
protection is critical, but if you don't make policies based on broader scientific understanding and what can be practically implemented, you are
doing more harm than good.
4. Poor financial accountability demands. Many hard leftists like the idea of throwing money at a problem, no real questions on how that money is
spent, and if the money spent is actually doing anything.
5. Their idiotic anti-defense attitudes. Our military spending is way too high, but that doesn't mean you just chop everything in half. One of the
biggest problems with defense spending is all the government contractors and lobbyists getting their hands in the pie, and we end up with 40,000
dollar toilet seats, and paying 5 bucks for a screw or bolt you can buy at A.C.E. hardware for 25 cents. Fix that, and much of the budget fixes
6. Useless activism.
7. Politically correct double standards. Example: The issue of Christians vs Muslims. That Muslim beliefs, customs, and culture gets a free protection
pass, but Christians get no room to move. Understand, I think Christianity is a ridiculous crock of BS based on the primitive fairy tales of mentally
stunted stone age goat herders. But guess what. So is Islam. Islam itself sprang from Christianity, as re-told through the words of a clearly
psychotic and bi-polar Bedouin merchant. It is religion, the antithesis of free thought, reason, and basic human decency, and thus, should be treated
with the same contempt as any other religion. Same applies to any religion. I find it actually pretty racist and patronizing NOT to criticize non
Christian religions simply because they are practiced by "brown people". Those "brown people" deserve to be free of the scourge of religion and
theocracy like every other human being.
Crap, I could go on and on, but damn.