Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl who had an ugly step-sister. The step-sister was extremely jealous of the beautiful girl and treated her very badly, accusing her of being selfish, rude and sloppy, even though the beautiful girl bent over backwards to please the step-sister by sharing everything she owned, by being as polite as anyone could be and by being fastidiously clean. No matter what she did her step-sister disliked her and continued to treat her badly.
One day the beautiful girl complained to the wise old owl that lived in the tree outside their home. “Wise owl,” said the girl, “my step-sister hates me because she thinks I’m selfish, rude and sloppy, but as hard as I try not to be these things she hates me still. What can I do?”
The owl replied, “If someone claims to dislike you for reasons that have no merit, then clearly they are deceiving you about their true motives, and you shouldn’t take them at face value. What is the real reason that your step-sister hates you? Think about what makes sense.
The beautiful girl thought for a minute, then quietly said as she looked at the ground, “Well, some have said that she is jealous of me.”
“Bingo.” exclaimed the owl.
“So what can I do?” asked the beautiful girl.
The owl replied, “You can understand that someone who makes up reasons to hate you… someone who hides their real motives, is someone who can never be appeased or trusted. Stop trying to please her and go on about your life.”
I’ve lost count of the number of times when I’ve heard conservatives theorize that the Left hates us because they believe we harbor terrible bigotries – racism, sexism, homophobia – or because of our supposed disdain for the poor or disregard for the planet. Like the beautiful girl trying to appease the ugly step-sister, the conservative answer to these charges has often been to bend ourselves into pretzels trying to prove the charges false, as if any amount of proof could ever satisfy the Left. This age-old game frustrates me to no end and leaves me to wonder how many more trillions of dollars we will allow the Left to siphon away and how much more of our personal liberty we will sacrifice before we engage our brains and see their game for what it really is.
Riddle me this one, Batman: If racism is really what’s upsetting the Left, why are they so quiet when whites are the targets of racism? Racism is racism, isn’t it? Did you see the angry protests and rioting after the recent torture of a disabled white man by four black thugs? Me neither. Racism against whites is not only ignored, it is increasingly encouraged. By the way, did you remember to check your white privilege at the door?
They supposedly detest our sexism, yet they defend and even revere Islam which views women as barely human. Hellooo??? They take no issue with that certain genre of music that routinely calls women “hos” and “bitches.” They supposedly revile Donald Trump for his sexist treatment of women, but Bill Clinton is just swell and dandy (Bill’s accusers, though? The Left hates them).
They hate us because we’re “deniers,” yet never once do they complain when their leftwing idols – the Obamas, the Clintons, the Kerry’s….and all the limousine liberals they love in Hollywood – grow their massive carbon footprints with their lavish lifestyles.
Hmmm. Are you scratching your head yet? The serial hypocrisies and selective outrage always give proof to the Left’s lies. Always. My dear Republicans, tis better to educate the world on this truth than to perpetually waste our time on the futile exercise of trying to disprove the Left’s lies about us.
They don’t hate us because we’re racists, sexists, homophobes or deniers, even if they happen to believe that’s all true. They hate us because by standing up for the Constitution, by defending our liberty and our rights, we are standing in the way of what the Left wants. And what the Left wants is total control. When the leftists say “Jump!” and you say, “How high?” then – and only then – will the Left finally be satisfied.
Let’s never satisfy them, and let’s stop playing along with their game.