7/19/19, by James Mosher,
Last Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Portland to address law enforcement officers and prosecutors about the “opioid crisis.”
I was there, and I paid for parking. I even endured the crowd of social justice warriors who gathered outside of the United States Attorney General’s office on 100 Middle Street. I encountered considerable hostility from the Coexist Coalition as I walked back to the garage on Fore Street after the forum.
The horde of Leftists, who gathered on the sidewalks to shake their fists at Sessions, labeled me a racist and demanded that I leave. One gruff gentleman amplified things by stating, “Get the f#$% out of here!” I was literally driven down the sidewalk by agitators, as they repeatedly expressed that I wasn’t welcome.
I detail the confrontation and the familiar faces who were in attendance in the video story at the top of the page.
It all started because of how I chose to self-identify during their moment of rebellion regarding all things Trump. I shattered the homogeneity by proudly proclaiming my preference for the label “other.”
I am a conservative, a husband, a father, and a veteran who loves his country. I am most definitely not a granola-eating, marijuana-smoking, Birkenstock-wearing, rainbow coalition, social justice warrior, commie-lib-moonbat, Leftist hack, who hates babies, is confused about gender, and is partial to open-borders.
Maine is my home. I am a taxpayer and a responsible homeowner. In my world, bills are addressed on time, the yard is mowed weekly, the vehicles are registered and inspected, the dog’s licenses are kept current, family medical/dental bills are paid for, etc.
I pay for me, not my neighbors, because integrity, honesty, fidelity and responsibility mean everything. I mind my own business and strive to remain debt free. So, it can be a little aggravating when detractors spew forth vomit. It is especially egregious to be told by militant socialists to “go away” and to “get the f$#% out of here!”
After all, I’m one of the productive, who pays the bills and plays by the rules.
Name calling is a bully tactic of Leftists. They pride themselves on compassion and civility, but when there is a deviation from the imposed standard, judgment is swift and reaction can be cruel. They have their pet names for dissenters; racist, bigot, xenophobe, transphobe, homophobe and Islamophobe are some of the most popular.
Over the years, I have been given more than my fair share of names. One of my favorites is “asshole,” as it evokes fond memories of Denis Leary’s song so aptly titled. I have learned that when the opposition resorts to name calling it is indicative that the target has been achieved in word, deed, or both. It is also usually an overt concession that the argument has been lost.
Socrates’ axiom is appropriate here: “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”
As I drove home Friday, I contemplated the phrase, “You are not welcome here!” and I recalled the Lewiston City Council meeting earlier this year that addressed a proposed multi-million dollar immigrant resource center. James Lyson, one of the councilors, instructed naysayers to “Get out of the way!” According to Maine progressives, the road must be cleared to make way for new Mainers as our state is “too old” and “too white.”
It is no secret anymore that there is a concerted effort underway to undermine the moral underpinnings that are baked into the recipe of American exceptionalism. We are in a culture war. It is a general rule that if you are not taking hits, somehow, someway, you must be complicit.
Over the years, I have learned to flip the tables. I do not accept the presuppositions of the Left. As a general rule I always invert their labels; racist means realist, compassion implies coercion, tolerance insinuates bigotry, and so on.
James Mosher is a husband, father, veteran and patriot who appreciates the cost of freedom. He sees the storm clouds on the horizon and writes so that others may be prepared.
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