When faced with the neo-Nazi comment I usually ask “how” and wait for their response. It is no surprise that their responses actually accuse the positions of the Modern Liberal and not my comments against this new and perverse direction the Left is moving in. Therefore, it is laughable when a member of the Nazi leaning Left, accuses me of having a secret desire to bring Nazism to America.
When we look at liberalism, we cannot help but look at Obama himself. Few realize how little he even uses the word and when he does, he dares to not delve into its lost definition. The liberal of today cannot define liberalism beyond that of the common dictionary usage of “liberal.” Tearfully sad I might add. What’s worse is that so many of those whom supported Obama’s quest of Commander in Chief had so little interest in America herself, they could not articulate the difference between Left and Right, let alone find an internal political value that aligned them with a concept of liberalism that spawned an aged of accelerated Marxism, Leninism and economic Fascism; among other non American political agendas.
Part of our collective problem is the need to define and label each other. We do so with a ruthless scrutiny that disallows the individual expression of moderation. You are either a full on party line puller, or nothing. This is not unique to the rhetoric of the Left. The Republican Party, which in my opinion has been a very poor representation of the Right in recent years is equally guilty. Thank goodness for the Tea Party and their intent to return Conservative Values to the Right. Either way, we are not a nation of special interests; we are a nation of individuals born with the right of the individual pursuit of our individual happiness! To be clear, I redundantly used the word “individual” because that is where I feel the right to pursue life and life’s happiness falls. It is not an entitlement in terms of guaranteed results as the Left is trying to turn it into.
However, I freely admit that I am not party line pulling conservative either. Why would I want to be? I define me; my political affiliation does not. This definition is based upon a lifetime of developed personal values and beliefs. I do not agree with all things conservative though conservatism best aligns with me. If you were to be technical about it and base it solely upon “political aptitude,” I am actually better defined as Libertarian / Conservative! Here is the kicker. Most conservatives today actually lean more towards Libertarianism while they hold their conservative true to heart. The Right of course downplays this because Libertarianism is gaining ever increasing representations that threatens the house that Republicans built on their journey away from conservative values as they pandered to the personal benefit of special interests. This freedom that I express has caused some to say that I am liberal. Hold your horses; if you read some of my writings, on the surface you will find some commonality with that of a Left that is now lost.
I am cool with gays in the military. I have not always been, but “grew into it” as I matured in the military in the same manner I grew out liberalism while I was in the military. Such a concept may at times cause a lesser politically articulate person to believe blue blood runs through these veins. At the same time, though I am anti abortion, I am not Mr. Pro Life either. Again, because I believe there are times that abortions are indeed called for, these same individuals may believe I am Pro Choice because seen in the writings are only certain key words that are attributed to a given side. Just like people have selective hearing; people also have selective reading habits. All I can say is read a bit deeper and if I write above a person’s level of understanding; read more – you will eventually catch up. The one thing I am not is liberal.
Another part of this misunderstanding is what makes a conservative, a conservative. I believe in less government - a very anti liberal position. Going back to the individual pursuit, the pursuit comes with a certain burden of responsibility, a responsibility that lies solely with the individual. It is not a gift owed to a person from governmental involvement in the regulation of personal lives. What the government owes is equal opportunity, not equal outcomes! The only gift provided upon birth is the gift of freedom that comes with being American. What the individual does with that gift is up to them! The Left of course does not agree with this. And don’t feed me that “disadvantaged” BS because few were born more disadvantaged than I.
I believe in life and that life should be far more embraced than Americans today are willing to appreciate it. Abortion in my eyes is not and should not be used as birth control, or as a tool to absolve individuals of their personal acts of irresponsibility. Even though I do not fully agree with the Pro Life agenda, does not mean that I do not appreciate life for what it is or make me Pro Choice for that matter.
In as much, I believe in personal responsibility and accountability. By far, this is the single greatest separation between my beliefs and that of the the Modern Liberal that has hijacked a once decent political philosophy. What Obama and his minions of Modern Liberals want is equal outcomes in order to absolve the individual citizen of the personal responsibility that is granted as a gift upon birth requiring individuals to put their best foot forward despite the challenges they are born into. This gift of freedom is viewed as curse because the Modern Liberal now covets on behalf of the other. The other has identified this from a perspective of not having to fully effort the individual pursuit of happiness because it is easier for government to provide than it is for certain individuals to the risk the pursuit of more. The ability to fail is freedom’s accountability for the willingness to strive. The Modern Liberal now lacks the courage it takes to accept the consequences of failure as a part of Americanism. By insisting upon equal outcomes, the Modern Liberal removes the individual responsibility of freedom and the accountability of where an individual finds them self in life. In doing so, freedom itself is actually abolished! Personal responsibility and accountability is everything. It just takes guts to believe in it when times are hard.
How can I be cool with homosexuality? It is about personal responsibility and accountability. Homosexuality has been denounced since the onset of monotheistic religion. For it, there is a consequence and that consequence comes in the form of accountability. So, for me it is easy. An adult makes choice just like any other and as with any choice, there will be accountability. Because a person is gay does not make them bad when it comes to military performance. It takes a certain type of person to be able to do the things required of those in the military and if that person happens to be gay, so be it. From firsthand experience, the majority serving with them are more concerned with whether or not those that have been charged with the responsibility of having the life of another in their hands are capable of fulfilling the requirement. It makes no sense to replace a gay person who can with a straight person who can’t. Ask anyone who has had their life saved by someone who is gay and I am sure they will tell you the same thing. If a gay person cannot fulfill such a mission, they should be prevented from serving BASED UPON THAT! My fear is that gays will exploit this latest ruling and serve solely because they can and not because they are actually capable! I fear that government will lack the courage to refuse service to those said gays out of fear of lawsuits and allow all gays because they are gay. You see, supporting gays in the military comes with very conservative values; those of personal responsibility and accountability. The Modern Liberal sees the tag GAY only and places no conditions of responsibility with it.
So no, I am nothing like the Modern Liberal of today even when my views are confused with values of the Left. For anyone stuck on the whole neo-Nazi thing, read a history book that is available anywhere in the world EXCEPT Germany and then re-evaluate your own position before judging mine based upon inaccurate Left Wing rhetoric.