First, let me explain briefly, my stance on politics, then I'll explain what seems to be taking place once again.
I'm a libertarian, always have been since I got very involved in politics back in the Ron Paul days. I wasn't even considered "right" leaning until
after the 2012 elections when I noticed a shift happen back then, where many so-called libertarians became hard-core SJW types, still claiming to be
libertarian but of the anarchy variety. I didn't even know that was a thing until I guess it became super trendy. This happened during OWS and just
after Ron Paul lost the republican nomination, and it was very strange. People literally went from capitalist free-market libertarians to some other
weird thing. I noticed a real hatred toward the right from those types and very little criticism of the left, in fact embracing most social insanity
like adding more genders and calling everything under the sun racist. It wasn't until after that, I realized I guess I lean more toward the right
because they were seemingly going bat # insane.
I noticed that shift happen pretty quickly here on ATS and everywhere, in fact. My ideals never changed, still haven't. I didn't vote for Trump. I
really didn't like him, but I didn't know much about him other than the "Apprentice" and the fact that he had that annoying New York attitude. I've
never been a fan of loud fast talkers, and I considered him to be just another rich rude New Yorker.
But then I witnessed all the "TDS" stuff, and I think anyone with half a brain could see the left were going absolutely bat # insane with all the
constant accusations of racism, misogyny, homophibia etc etc. You get what I'm saying. Everyone on either side at least knows what I'm talking about
whether you're someone who's doing the constant accusing or the one constantly hearing it while cringing. (That's me)
Policy wise, I can't complain much about Trump other than some foreign policy stuff which has been no different from any other president in the last
20 years. I don't like most of his speeches, but I really don't care about that. All I know is that Bernie and pretty much the ENTIRE left is exactly
opposite of what I believe is best for this country.
Let's fast forward to this last month. I've seen a huge shift happen once again. The whole thing feels like a massive psy-op.
This week especially. It's pretty mild on ATS, but in a big way things are shifting in other places. This Coronavirus thing, and Trumps speech. People
are really mad about that speech and some people are seemingly changing as a result. Real TDS stuff from otherwise normal republicans. It almost seems
like the stage is being set for something big. And by big, I mean a whole lot of people changing their tune and causing real problems for the POTUS.
It just doesn't sit right with me. Maybe I'm wrong, I hope I'm wrong because I personally really don't want to see a
globalist/socialist/utopian/eternally offended society come to fruition.
I'm not sure I explained that quite right, but I hope you get the gist. Some days I wonder if it's better just to give up and let the socialists and
the SJW's win since that's what the younger peeps want. But what pisses me off, is that we're always giving voice to "Boomers" and "Millenials" when
really next in line should be the "Genx-ers". (That's me) But I guess we'll just hand it over to the Millennials!
Oh no. Is this psy-op working on ME?! Maybe I'm just paranoid. Lol, I hope so.
edit on 28-2-2020 by Wookiep because: (no reason given)