I call for unity and civility. Only by working together can we flourish.
The reaction of Democrats in Congress regarding the crash of Ukrainian Flight 752 is baffling and disturbing. All evidence thus far indicates that it was shot down by an Iranian missile. There was no crossfire. Iran was the aggressor in this situation.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, called the airline downing “collateral damage” during her discussion with Wolf Blitzer on CNN. I take issue with this. Did the U.S. launch an airstrike on Iran? Did the U.S. bomb terrorists where innocent bystanders were injured or killed? The answer to both of these questions is no. Speier’s statement is clearly a product of the blind and naïve anti-Trump sentiment that drives almost everything Democrats do and say. The reality is that the United States took out a mass murderer in Iraq. Yet many congressional Democrats are vilifying President Trump while absolving the Iranian regime. It is a sad day when members of Congress rally behind our enemies.
Although the origins of the conflict with Iran started in 1979, Obama’s policy of appeasement toward Iran only exacerbated the situation. The United States under Obama and Kerry gave Iran $150 billion, essentially funding Soleimani’s activities across the globe while ignoring the reality that the Iranian regime is a danger to the United States and the world. All Americans need to unite against clear threats to our national interests and not let partisan politics blind us to the truth.
It is disturbing that today; on Holocaust Memorial Day, ignorance and hatred continue to plague our society. @RashidaTlaib retweeted Ashrawi’s false claim that Israelis had kidnapped and killed a Palestinian child, when in fact, the boy had tragically drowned. This is not the first time @RashidaTlaib has been involved in a “blood libel” scandal and refused to apologize. Why hasn’t the Democratic leadership condemned Tlaib for her blatant anti-Semitism? Where are @JackieSpeier @RepSpeier and @SpeakerPelosi? Remembering and honoring the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust takes more than a tweet or sound bite. It requires our leaders to rise up and confront hatred whenever it raises its evil head-even in the walls of Congress. That is the lesson of the Holocaust.
In the last few days I’ve been under tremendous attack on social media by bullies on the extreme left. I wanted to share my thoughts on this experience with the greater community to help prevent this from happening to others and expose the hateful, bigoted, and racist remarks I have received.
It all started when I misspelled “rhetoric” on a friend’s FB conversation thread. I was ridiculed for my spelling mistake and called stupid “like most conservatives.” I may have made this error because I’m a brown skin son of immigrants, because I’m dyslexic or perhaps because English is my third language, who knows. Regardless, none of these potential challenges have held me back in life; they rather have taught me the values of hard work and personal responsibility. My initial post (regarding Trump’s Christian values) called for unity and an end to the double standard of the left. I was promptly removed from the conversation thread and only learned about it from concerned people who reached out to let me know. Some of those individuals who responded in a derogatory manner to me are within my circle, some are not. Regardless, they are all driven by hate and a feeling of superiority. One person, Janet, “an educator,” who was leading the angry responses, went as far as stating that all Trump supporters should die. People like this are bullies and intolerant bigots who are prejudiced against people they believe to be inferior or hold different opinions. I asked my “friend” to condemn her behavior. She refused, calling me a Nazi sympathizer. With friends like this who needs enemies?
We can disagree while being civil. I’m a tolerant person who calls for unity, but I can’t stand haters and bigots. We need to stop the hate and never ever support our bigoted friends. It’s the double standard of the left, who make use of name calling and try to silence conservatives or anyone who doesn’t agree with them.
I pride myself as someone who reads articles from both sides of the political spectrum and evaluate them according to the merits of the writer and his/her points/assessment. I don’t take things at face value when it comes to news, whether it comes from the right or the left.
The left is desperate to smear Republicans and moderate Democrats as racists and ignorant/stupid. I know it’s hard for people on the left to accept that a lot of educated intelligent people approve of many of Trump’s policies. Most leftists don’t care about facts and are pushing for radical proposals that would destroy America as we know it. Unfortunately, they are driven more by their hate for President Trump (#TDS) than for what is good for our country.
Only with unity and tolerance can we prevail.