The Leftist Manifesto
I used to see this sign when I went on my afternoon walks. I had the same opinion of it that I have of those pestiferous “coexist” bumper stickers. The people who display these, while smug in their assumed moral superiority, are ignorant of basic human nature. Here is my response to this sign.
Kindness is everything.
While it is true that we could certainly be more considerate and compassionate toward others, what this country really needs is truth. Truth can be harsh and unkind, but an unkind truth will do more good than a kind deception. Instead of focusing on the unkindness of others and how we can get them to change, maybe we should be developing the strength of character it takes to hear a hard truth and learn from it.
Black live matter.
Well of course they do. ALL lives matter and recognizing that is in no way racist. However, elevating black lives over other lives is.
Women’s rights are human rights.
Every woman has the right to equal pay for equal work, but the so-called wage gap is a myth. Every woman has the right to be respected for her time, talents, and effort. Every woman has the right to bodily autonomy. However, the most important human right is the right to life. And no one has the right to take the life of another human being simply because the existence of that person is embarrassing, expensive, inconvenient, or emotionally distressing. No matter what stage of development that person has reached.
Love is love.
It’s not as simple as that. There are many different kinds of love. There is the love between a parent and a child. There is altruistic love that compels people to think of others before themselves. There is the love between siblings and the love between best friends. And there are other types of love. Each of these kinds of love are expressed in different ways. And a person with homosexual tendencies is capable of all these types of love. However, the only kind of love that is expressed though sexual intercourse is the love between a woman and a man joined in marriage. The bodies of a man and woman are designed for this type of love. While two men or two women are perfectly capable of pleasing each other sexually, they are physically incapable of marital intercourse or conceiving a child in that way.
Climate change is real.
I think most people would agree that the climate is changing. What is not settled science and is still open for discussion (or should be), is just how much climate change is the result of natural weather cycles and natural phenomena, and how much is truly man made. So far, the solutions put forth by climate alarmists may not even have any effect on the climate. They are based on computer models and computer models can be wrong. If we are going to destroy the economies of Western nations and subject billions of people to abject poverty, we should at least be certain that the solutions will, beyond the shadow of a doubt, have the desired effect on the climate. Of course, giving major polluters such as India and China a pass, will negate the sacrifices made by Europe and the United States.
No Human is illegal.
No human is made illegal merely by his or her existence. But people can choose to do illegal acts. Crossing over our borders without going through proper channels and having the proper paperwork is an illegal act. Since we are defined by our actions, referring to the people who choose to do this as “illegal aliens” or “illegal immigrants” is both grammatically and morally correct.