Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site on the web that truly criticizes both Liberals and Conservatives equally. People sometimes accuse me of being politically unrealistic with my positions. That’s nonsense. Let me point out just a pair of items I’ve supported for well over a decade but which people told me I was being “unrealistic” about.
1. I supported gay marriage since way back when. People scoffed at me and said I was unrealistic about that and support for it would never emerge from the population at large. Take a look at the present circumstances in this country and try telling me I was “unrealistic.”
2. I supported the legalization of marijuana since way back when. People scoffed at me and said I was unrealistic about that and support for it would never emerge from the population at large. Multiple states have legalized it and more are considering it. Try telling me now that I was “unrealistic.”
So, today when people say I’m unrealistic about my belief that EVENTUALLY enough support will emerge regarding the need to stand up to Islam’s misogyny, homophobia, censorship and all its other forms of intolerance I’m reasonably confident about the ultimate results. And people who agree with me should not be discouraged by the usual spineless conformists who sit on the sidelines and claim we’re being “unrealistic” or that criticism of Islam should be criminalized as “hate speech.” Continue reading