When you peer beyond the words and look at the deeds you understand exactly what it is our Comrade in Chief and his merry bannon of deplorables stand for; a fanatical love of guns and God, dislike for women and hatred for Obama. In fact it’s pretty evident they have far more in common with the Taliban than they do any type of “Christian conservative.”
So we here at Pathway are going to sponsor a PSA. Introduce a self test of sorts. No need to share your answers. This isn’t a Cambridge Analytics scan. It’s a simple diagnostic exam called, “You May Be a Hypocritical Deplorable.” Simply read the below and give yourself a point for each statement that accurately describe your beliefs.
Do you feel lying about a blow job an impeachable offense but lying and concealing conversations with Russian intelligence agents a part of the job?
Do you believe that America is the land of opportunity yet support cuts to education, benefits and grants?
Do you profess that Earth and all its things were created by God but deny global warming, pollute our rivers, destroy our monuments and drill baby drill?
Do you preach we are all God’s children but sit silently when antisemitism, homophobia, Islamaphobia, and hate crimes are committed in his name?
Do you fear and “stand your ground” against the person in the hijab, yarmulke or hoodie but send encouraging dog whistles and code out to the ones draped in a white hood, confederate flag or sweater vest?
Do you oppose universal healthcare and social welfare programs but celebrate the miracle of Christ feeding the poor and healing the sick. For free might I add.
Do you teach intelligent design as proof of the divine but believe sexual orientation a choice?
Do you curse and silence the protestor in the Che Guevera tee but high five the one with the swastika tattoo?
Do you decree the immigrant requires more vetting than the President, Cabinet members, Judges, White House Advisors or the Head of the NSA?
Do you feign that safety of our children is a society’s number one priority but support ripping them from their mother’s arms as they cross into our borders or deporting them to foreign lands they’ve never known?
Do you fight against a “War on Christianity” yet support a ban on Muslim refugees or favor carpet bombing of Islamic nations?
Do you fundamentally believe that gun lockers have a greater right to privacy than your daughter’s privates?
Do you display “thou shalt not kill” as God’s commandment to man but oppose any form of sensible gun control?
Do you wish to legislate that the “right to life” requires psychological consult before an abortion but fight to block legislation that would do the same before gun ownership?
Do you bemoan rape as an unfortunate means of conception but insist anal sex a mortal sin?
Do you oppose assisted suicide but are just fine fracking, mining & blowing the Earth into oblivion?
Do you celebrate “American exceptionalism” but oppose student loan reform?
Do you condemn the black athlete who uses his national platform to silently protest systemic racism and discrimination but support a so called President who uses his bully pulpit to bully and disparage a once proud immigrant nation?
Do you support our troops in words and slogans but send them off to fight in preemptive wars without proper body armor or equipment?
Do you sell empty promises about the wonders of trickle down economics but fight every effort to raise the minimum wage and won’t even pay a penny in taxes?
If you answered “yes” to 10 or more of these questions it’s time for a bit of self reflection. You may very well be a hypocritical deplorable. Smoke a joint, read the good book, center yourself.