Crafting a cautious step around the great public battlefield that is discourse, I find myself unbelievably astounded, yet redundantly unsurprised. At the very core of my being, a fury ignites, invoking an exquisite cocktail of vexation, seething at the sheer audacity of the far-left lunacy so obtrusively proliferating our current political climate. I am a paradox, an embodiment of paradoxical ideals, a fabulously angry and flamboyantly conservative gay man. But today, my irascibility is overwhelmingly bound to the hubris of left-wing doctrine flaunted about as a misguided solution to the human condition.
As if lamentation could somehow perpetually fuel evolution, as though the continuous dance around the maypole of victimhood would ever propel us towards prosperity and progress. The left continues to lick the wounds of the populace, an insatiable taste for sorrow, rather than promote the salve of self-reliance. They fondle fears and cradle insecurities, exploiting calamity for personal gain, all under the guise of compassion and care.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the devious ploy that trickles down our news feeds day in and day out, that works to manipulate the collective consciousness into a submissive state of vulnerable victimhood. And it disgusts me. It twists my guts and hardens my heart, not out of blind anger, but out of a hate for the deceitful theatrics that distorts our perception of good intentions and meaningful political change.
Let's dissect the story at hand, the latest blockbuster of public manipulation, and a prime piece of evidence in their ignominious crusade. The headline in question, a slithering serpent of sensationalism, aims to poison the minds of the masses to further the left's agenda. It plays on the public's sense of empathy, of common decency. Yes, we should care about each other, but should we not also encourage self-sufficiency and responsibility?
Should we not promote the principles of freedom, independence, and resilience, recognized by our forefathers, instead of a cookie-cutter approach to societal structure that exploits identity politics, wallows in permanent victimhood, and squanders the inherent beauty of diversity in thought and individuality?
As a homosexual conservative, I am no stranger to criticism, ridicule, and even outright disdain. My particular combination of identity and beliefs seem to strike a nerve among many in our society. However, I stand unflinchingly in defense of conservatism, not in spite of my homosexuality, but because of it. As I believe in the individual's ability to navigate the world on their own terms, to rise to the occasion, to be more than just a victim.
Granted, no system is perfect. But the adoption of socialism, of government overreach, and the denial of individual rights in favor of collective control is just the beginning of a descent into a dystopian abyss we may struggle to escape from.
It seems the left never misses an opportunity to exploit disaster, catastrophe, or calamity. A tragedy is not an opportunity for political point-scoring but a time for unity and drawing together. I would implore the political operatives, both left and right, that humility and truth can overcome sensationalism and deceit. But for that to happen, we would need rational discourse, grown-up conversations, and not the choking stranglehold of partisan polarization suffocating us.