Why the left is going about supporting their causes the wrong way, and why they really don’t care...
This week, the ever vocal talkivists on the hard-left continued their “virtuous” fight for a number of causes and I can’t help but ask myself: Are they feckin’ serious? I wonder if they realise just how much harm they are doing to, what are, noble causes. They do this harm because they are, simply put, thick! These people claim that they champion all these causes out of some righteous moral duty. They claim they do it to support the oppressed and the vulnerable. They claim they have the best of interests of others at heart. The reality is, for some of ‘em, that they are just bitter losers who take pot-shots at people from the cheap seats. They aren’t really concerned about the causes they claim to represent. They are, for the most part, totally disingenuous.
To give a concrete example of what I am talking about: Over the last few days, there has been an online meltdown about some LGBTQI+ symbols, such as unicorns and rainbows. Neither critics of the symbolism nor the critics of the critics handled the situation particularly well. LGBTQI+ “campaigners” on the hard-left, who are, from what I can gather, perpetual protestors, embarked on what I consider to be one of the most offensive, faux-campaigns for the LGBTQI+ cause, ever. Many of them changed their profile pictures to cartoon symbols of unicorns and rainbows before taking to social media and attacking a variety of people in very unbecoming ways. It was so sad to watch, it really was.
These horrible people are so brainless, they do not even understand the seriousness of what they are doing and why it is so totally offensive! To them, it is but a trivial matter they can joke about, someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. To them, it is something you can distil down to a cartoon of a unicorn and some sparkles and glittery rainbows with stupid slogans written on them. They have absolutely no regard for the torment which members of this community go through as they struggle to come to terms with who they are. They have no regard for the fact that people, generally young people, who are struggling to understand themselves, feel frightened and afraid. These monsters don’t actually do anything to help these people, they simply don’t. They are but provocateurs of hate.
In the name of just causes, these professional amateur-protestors let themselves, and the people they purport to fight for, down like a ton of bricks. I was so heartbroken to see these unintelligent, quasi-humans spew vile hateful abuse all over the internet, directed at people of all sorts of backgrounds and beliefs, with no regard for the harm they were doing to the people they claimed to represent.
It is generally accepted, among those in decent society, that these idiots have done more harm to race relations in this country than any other group in recent history. Ireland has always been a warm and welcoming country, but these people have sown the seeds of division, deep in our communities. It is truly disappointing to me personally, as I know the harm that real racism does to people on a personal level, I have seen what it can do to people, even in my own family, it is terrible. The reality is that standing on soapboxes/sitting on high stools, shouting at people, telling them why they’re wrong, and how awful they are does nothing to build bridges, and if you ask me, it only drives a wider wedge between people of different backgrounds.
Initially, I felt that these campaigners were really concerned with the causes which they go out of their ways to fight for, if not a little misguided. But after the displays I saw this week I will never be so naïve again. These people have no empathy for the people they claim to fight for and they most certainly do not have their best interests at heart, they only have their own interests and self-righteous agenda at heart, because in reality, all that these idiots care about is themselves and how virtuous they can make themselves feel.
I think they have been revealed for the villains they are when it comes to them driving a division between races, so, in a sense, their balaclavas have slipped in that regard. Now, I see these sinister cowards turn their attention to destroying whatever hope the LGBTQI+ cause has to advance. They have literally made a mockery of the people in this diverse, vibrant community with their juvenile and ill-conceived tweets and Facebook posts which are designed simply to abuse people. It is sick! I feel morally obligated to pre-emptively plead with readers not to be disturbed by the carry-on of this small group of very vocal lunatics. Ignore them, and listen to the genuine people in this world who campaign on these issues.
While it would suit the agenda of these Neanderthals to drive yet another wedge, this time between heterosexual people and members of the LGBTQI+ community, I implore you not to let them. Please, don’t be fooled by these radical leftists into thinking the entire gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, and inter community is a bitter cesspool of degenerates like them. Every single person who I know in the LGBTQI+ community is a decent, honest, sane person who just wants to live a peaceful quiet life, free from prejudice and discrimination. These headbangers do not campaign in their name, they simply do not. The decent members of this community are embarrassed by these extremist fools who let them down on a daily basis, and in particular by those who are not members of their community, but force themselves into the discourse with fake, unsolicited support.
Nowadays, for the most part, non-hetero people enjoy lives free from discrimination and prejudice, and I stress “for the most part” because there will always be ignorant people who cannot see beyond the ends of their noses. However, the trans community has a long road ahead of itself in order to be accepted, on the whole, as equals among decent society, and I stress “decent society” here because indecent society will likely never accept the trans community as equals. Many of the issues which surround gender identity are complex, and quite frankly, whether we like it or not, the whole topic makes some people, usually, those who are not familiar with such issues - uncomfortable. And that’s okay. Tolerance is a two-way street, and that is something which these numb-skull campaigners need to learn and they need to learn it fast.
Trans people, undoubtedly, face significantly higher levels of homelessness, joblessness, and emotional and physical abuse. They are discriminated against for being different, in the very same way that most minorities have been in the past, and still are in some parts of the world today. It’s not fair, it’s not nice, and more tolerance is needed. But what I saw this week is not a road to acceptance and tolerance, it was, in fact, quite the opposite. If I was the conspiratorial type, I’d be forgiven for thinking that these “campaigners” were actually working against the LGTQI+ community’s interests on purpose.
When it comes to any of the perceived differences between people, let it be race, gender, religion, sexuality, whatever, the key thing we all have to remember is that beneath all the superficial nonsense, we’re human beings. We all, essentially, want the same things and that is to pursue a life of liberty and happiness. What makes me happy, is different from what makes you happy, and that is different from what makes someone else happy but no one version of happiness is superior to any other form of happiness.
Some people are born white, some black, some brown; some are born straight, some not straight; some are born men but want to be women, and some are born women but want to be men; some are born wanting to be rich, fabulous, and famous, and some are born wanting to live a life of peaceful tranquility. We’re all born different, it really is that simple. Unfortunately, there are some born into this world who become sinister for one reason or another, they get their jollies off dividing people, controlling people, oppressing people, and hurting people – and more often than not these evil people achieve success in their aims to one extent or another.
I beg of you, please don’t be fooled by the sinister intentions of this vocal few who are striving to divide and conquer decent people of all backgrounds. Please remember that we are all individuals, people who just want to live our lives without bothering others. Live and let live, pursue your own happiness and just leave other people alone to pursue theirs. If you don’t like something or someone, ignore it and move on with life, you’ll be all the happier for it. Wherever you draw your morality from, let it be from human nature or holy scripture, you know in your heart that this evil exists and must be resisted. The best way to resist this evil is to simply ignore it, don’t feed the beast of division and prejudice, don’t let the noisy few draw you into hating others as they do. Be your own person, live your own life, and let others live theirs, simple as that.