…I’m a conservative?
I have enjoyed my share of same-sex love, being bisexual, and have enjoyed the love women have shared with me. But I tend to side with conservative values over liberal values. It might shock many of you, I’m sure, but it’s the truth. I don’t like government, I’m inherently distrustful of anyone with authority and I believe in the power of individual choice. I despise taxes, I support the right to bare arms, the freedom to practice a religion, I’m inherently appalled at abortion, I believe that economic freedom can’t be granted by a state authority, I think anyone can make whatever friggin cake they want to make and no one should force them to be different. I value individual expression and freedom much more than the collective.
What I see as disturbing in the society I live in is that there is some sort of evil label attached to people that don’t believe the same, and when that happens people are brow-beaten into accepting the group think. I don’t hate Christians, I don’t hate Muslims, I don’t hate Jewish folks, I don’t hate government, I don’t hate straight people, I don’t hate gay people, I don’t hate people that prefer not to make a cake for gay couples, I don’t hate people that want to make cakes for gay couples, I don’t hate… You see where I’m going here?
The point is that we all should be entitled to live our lives the best way we see fit. And I’m shocked that some in the LGBT community are indignant that there are people on the right that are calling the tragedy in Orlando an attack on Americans. I’m shocked that so many have fought to hard to be included, that when it is offered, it isn’t good enough. We can’t want our gay cake and then shove it right back in people’s faces, can we? I’m always surprised when people are lectured about loving others, and that love begins to come around and then the lecturers begin to hate. It becomes hypocritical.
If a cause is worth fighting for, then it can’t be altered. Militancy breeds more hatred, and it will create more problems in the long run. If any truly want freedom and if any truly want love for all, then it has to start on an individual level, because it can’t be forced. Truly, love is an individual choice, and it can only be shared and never forced. If we believe that love conquers all, then we have to set that example and love those with whom we disagree.
Okay…that’s enough of a rant out of me…