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Overreaction and Oversensitivity

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Lately, I have been wandering around Twitter, listening to the large amounts of ranting from the hundreds of people out there – liberal and conservative, who seem to find offense around every corner. Every time there is a post or tweet with which someone doesn’t agree, I see a flurry of 140 character rage, the like is not compared to out of control school children who don’t get their way.

I’m finding all the faux-anger to be so dull, boring, predictable, and useless.

I expect liberals to fly off the handle and let their seething rage drop from every post. The constant and incessant wave of hatred from liberals who want to change the world, truth, and reality from how it naturally operates into something completely unnatural is of no surprise to me. What concerns me and what really often disturbs me is when those people who hold up the conservative banner behave in precisely the same way.

Yes, we conservatives have a reason for our anger. We can list them over and over, and for some of us, we have. But when we vent that anger off in the same way as our opposition, we show one thing true: we are no different than they are. Sure, we have different views, but we’re just as hate-filled, raging, seething, as the left is.

And liberals find validation in that – not distinction.

Now, I know the title of this blog is The Rabid Conservative and I seem to hold the attitude that I am, now criticizing. But for those that know me in person, I’m not a fuming, anger-filled, oversensitive person. Although I do have my moments, at the end of the day, I find myself the same as any other human being.

Concerning Trolls

Trolls are an ominous breed of Internet life. They seek to irritate by stirring up emotional dischord. They spew nonsensical rhetoric at anyone who will listen. They don’t care about who or what they affect, so long as they get a rise, they win.

Emotional people tend to get affected by trolls. Trolls target them, like moths to a street lamp. Trolls will say or do anything to get a reaction and then leave the emotional person to fume.

If the trolled person is a female, what we see next is a bunch of males come in to “offer encouragement and support” to this “frail and damaged heart”. How pathetically stereotypical. #WannaBePaladins

What’s the rule with trolls? Ignore them completely. Cut them off from their source of fun and they lose interest. Trolls thrive on conflict.

Concerning Atheist Haters and Christian Reactions

The thing about atheists that helps their cause is when they see Christian folks go all insane when someone says something about the Lord. They remind me of the Jewish leaders who tore their clothing and went all berserk when Jesus said something that they found offensive. Jesus offered this advice to His followers:

Matt. 5:38-40 – “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.

I have often deflated arguments with atheists like this: I refuse to argue with them. They want me to prove my faith – I refuse. They want me to “prove God exists”. I say, they wouldn’t believe it anyway, so why bother?

In fact, I seriously doubt any atheist would be willing to believe in God, even if he showed up in a white suit, looking like Morgan Freeman:

or in a black tuxedo with round glasses, smoking a huge stogie like George Burns.

Don’t mention it, kid. It’s a pleasure helping you out.

By the way, with respect to God and Jesus, I don’t think the Almighty requires us to come to His defense. (hat tip: Tom) I think He’s strong enough to contend with anyone who sits in contrary to Him. He doesn’t need us to stand up for Him just because one of His other creations doubts that He is even there.

Reagan’s 80% Rule

“The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally – not a 20 percent traitor.” – Ronald Wilson Reagan

Lately, I have been seeing conservatives who differ on certain issues fighting with each other like they somehow get the right to call themselves a “true conservative”. It is as if they represent the guidestick by which all other conservatives are judged.

I see much infighting between “conservatives” and “libertarians” and between center-right Christians, and far-right Fundamentalists, the guy who loves homosexuals the way Jesus does and the woman who hates them the way Satan does. It’s purely disgusting really.

The consummate conservative of the last 50 years has to be Ronald Reagan. Conservatives look to him as the person who pretty much defined their movement. But if you look at Reagan’s record, his fiscal policies were not in keeping with what the so-called true conservatives would espouse. But Reagan did establish one thing – give a little, get a lot. Reagan understood the 80/20 rule very well during his tenure in office.

The Closing Thought

What’s with all the rage and anger anyway? Are we so angry at Obama that we tie him to everything that is wrong in the universe, just because it brings a little soothing to our soft, squishy ego? Does it make us feel good to unleash hellfire and brimstone on liberals, as if it is some sort therapy or coping mechanism? Are we so unable to cope with the very disappointing activities of the Democrats that we can’t find solace and peace amidst the storms of life? Are we too angry to see the small victories and blessings that happen when we’re too busy fuming our own rage?

By the way, congrats to Mr. Kevin Faulconer, the new mayor of the very liberal San Francisco. The Obama machine failed miserably there and now San Francisco has a Republican as their chief executive.

And, by the way, a shout out to Mr. Ray Nagin, who is up on some serious corruption charges for his mayoral activities in New Orleans. He was a Democrat.

Oh look, I just got unfollowed and blocked because I asked an objective question to someone who was overly emotional about what some troll said to her and a group of kids, like the troll actually caused any real harm beyond a bruised ego.

Call the Waaa-mbulance – we have another casualty.

Come, debate me on this.

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Written by The Rabid Conservative

February 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm

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