Sunday, September 30, 2018

The New Me, a new meme—going around the internet


I used to think I was just a regular guy, but I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist & responsible for slavery.

I am a fiscal & moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist because I plan & support myself.

I went to HS, worked through college, got a degree & have held a job, & am here not because I earned it but because I was advantaged.

I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a homophobe.

I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class & ally of big business.

I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.

I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which makes me a member of the vast NRA gun lobby.

I am older than 65 & retired, making me a useless old man who doesn't understand Facebook.

I think & I reason, so I doubt what main stream media tells me, which must make me a reactionary.

I am proud of my heritage & our inclusive American culture, making me a xenophobe.

I value my safety & that of my family, & I appreciate the police & the legal system, making me a right-wing, cop loving extremist.

I believe in hard work, fair play, & fair compensation according to each individual's merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.

I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort - not freedom of outcome or subsidies which must make me a borderline sociopath.

I believe in the defense & protection of America for & by all citizens, now making me a militant.

I am proud of our flag, what it stands for, & the many who died to let it fly so I stand & salute during our National Anthem, taking me back where I started - I must be a racist.

Please help me come to terms with the new me because I'm just not sure who I am anymore!

I thank my friends for sticking with me through these abrupt, new found changes to my thinking!

I just can't imagine or understand what's happened to me so quickly!

Funny - it all took place over the last 7 or 8 years!

If all this nonsense wasn't enough to deal with, I don't know which restroom to use, & I gotta go!!!

1 comment:

Norma said...

We travelled to Illinois last week to visit friends and relatives, and along the way I was noticing all the men (primarily white) who were doing the difficult/dirty work for the rest of us. They were driving the huge semis (not pleasant companions on the road) that transport everything in our nice life styles, digging the holes, pouring the concrete, harvesting the fields, stopping the speeders, climbing the poles, etc. and when we returned to Columbus their construction and maintenance vans clogged our streets at our condo. Men do the dirty jobs, they take more risks, have shorter life spans, higher suicide rates when elderly, and for keeping the nation running, they get no respect.