Politics: Not Just Red & Blue Anymore
I know that we are pretty much past the point of covering what happened at CPAC this year. I'm not here to report about a speech that someone made, what happened on radio row, or even what CPAC 'means' for the GOP going forward. Sure, we saw Rand Paul win the Straw Poll, Marco Rubio didn't disappoint, and Ted Cruz was taking pictures with people at 'Blog Bash'. None of that really matters in the big picture.
While eating with Lee Stranahan, we started to have a discussion. We spoke about everything from sports, to politics, to family, and how we like our burgers cooked. What really caught my ear was something that Lee said. I myself really thought about this idea, but when Lee said "As a white man, you can be anything you want to be politically", it really made me start to think. I understood what we was saying. Overall, if you were white, you can be a Liberal, a Conservative, a Libertarian, a Communist, and no one really blinks an eye. It's the sentiment that if you're another race, color or creed, something is 'expected of you.
Where in this country does this sentiment exist that as a white man, it's suddenly okay to be whatever you want? I have to be honest, it's certainly not on the Left. If you're a Black Conservative, you're a House N*gger or an Uncle Tom, if you're a Young Conservative, you're just some rich white boy who plays with mommy and daddy's money, if you're a woman and you're a Conservative, you're an oppressed wife living in the Bible Belt who doesn't believe in Evolution.
Here are just some of the things that the Left expects; College Students should be Liberals, Black a Liberal, Spanish a Liberal for immigration purposes, White a Liberal, or you're considered a crazy right wing conspiracist or as Joel Pollak was wrong wrongly accused of by the Winged Nuts over at Media Matters, 'birthers'.
What ever happened to the 'American Dream'? The idea of 'Be All You Can Be' is basically thrown out the window by the Left. Unless you are what they want you to be, you're wrong. Many of you have probably said this same thing over and over again. I know I'm not the first person on Breitbart.com to write about the Left's expectations of all races, genders, and creeds politically. However, it's not what we already know. We all know tha as Conservatives and Tea Party members, we're called racists by the Left and the Main Stream Media. We all know that this is just some type of tactic they're using to portray the Right as the big bad wolf of American politics. The Left feels as though their agenda outweighs the Constitution, our rights and freedoms, and the ability to raise honest children.
What really moved me was something that most of the American public does not realize. The so called 'Right-Wing Conspiracists' or 'Crazy Right-Wing Nuts' are some of the most tolerant, accepting people I have ever been around. No matter who you are, what you look like or how you think, you're accepted. Are there debates on difference of opinion? Sure. But there is never a feeling of you're not welcome here. Being a part of the Conservative media, I get to see this in different parts of the country and with different groups of people. Lee Stranahan walked through CPAC with a Black farmer, not a Conservative, not a Liberal, but a farmer. Each and every person that met and spoke with him shook his hand, looked him in the eye and didn't think twice that he shouldn't be here if he wasn't one of 'us' or he didn't belong here. I truly realized how tolerant a group of people I call my friends were with this one single event.
Now I ask, what do we need to do to get everyone else to realize this? Who is going to grab the bull by the horns and not let the mainstream media portray us as something that we are not? Each and everyone of us need to stand up, not against just Obama and the Left, not just against the Main Stream Media, but stand up to your friends, your family members, classmates, etc. Don't let someone tell you what you should be or what you're supposed to be. Express your individual liberties and freedoms every chance you get.