Cup­cakes, snowflakes need to get over it

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum - Don­ald L. Wal­lace, White Plains

After read­ing the Rev. Charles Hof­facker’s di­a­tribe in the Mary­land In­de­pen­dent on Feb. 3, “Tyranny re­spects no one,” I feel that I must re­spond.

Rev. Hof­facker ended his let­ter with a state­ment of a Ger­man pas­tor as quoted by the Na­tional Holo­caust Memo­rial.

I’ll be­gin my ar­ti­cle with a quote I heard once and I don’t even know who came up with this quote. How­ever, it has al­ways stuck with me and I be­lieve it ap­plies very well in to­day’s po­lit­i­cal world: “Ig­no­rance can be ed­u­cated. Crazy can be med­i­cated. There’s ab­so­lutely no cure for stu­pid­ity. The sad thing is they don’t even know they have this prob­lem.”

Rev. Hof­facker be­gins his let­ter, “In the best Amer­i­can tra­di­tion, cit­i­zens are ris­ing up against the in­jus­tice of Don­ald Trump. Thou­sands as­sem­ble at air­ports to protest un­jus­ti­fied ac­tions. Mil­lions march peace­fully...”

Is he re­fer­ring to the lit­tle cup­cakes and snowflakes that al­ways got a par­tic­i­pa­tion rib­bon or tro­phy and al­ways got their way in life while grow­ing up? Which they never did.

The same ones that are now cre­at­ing all the ob­sta­cles the nor­mal pub­lic has to deal with while try­ing to get into or out of our air­ports around the countr y.

Or is he re­fer­ring to the protesters that were on In­au­gu­ra­tion Day de­stroy­ing pri­vate busi­nesses and burn­ing a Mus­lim busi­ness- man’s limou­sine in our Na­tion’s Cap­i­tal even be­fore Don­ald Trump was sworn in or had even one ac­tion as pres­i­dent?

Or could he be re­fer­ring to the id­iots that de­stroyed pri­vate busi­nesses and set fires to con­struc­tion equip­ment at U.C. Berkley cam­pus in Cal­i­for­nia in protest of some­one’s right to free speech? Or the knuck­le­heads at the New York col­lege cam­pus?

Has any­one even con­sid­ered the eco­nomic cost to all these ju­ris­dic­tions for lost pro­duc­tiv­ity, tax rev­enue and po­lice over­time? The politi­cians have all these po­lice­men on over­time and will not even let them deal with the prob­lem chil­dren in the way they need to be dealt with.

Rev. Hof­facker, Demo­cratic talk­ing heads, lib­er­als and the main­stream me­dia all like to bring up ev­ery chance they get to make some kind of po­lit­i­cal point that Don­ald Trump did not win the pop­u­lar vote.

I could be wrong, but I don’t think so. When the Elec­toral Col­lege voted, Don­ald Trump got many more votes than who­ever that was that came in sec­ond.

Our elec­tions were set up as they are so that heav­ily pop­u­lated states such as Cal­i­for­nia, New York, as well as many more, which are pop­u­lated with snowflakes, cup­cakes and knuck­le­heads, don’t de­ter­mine the out­come of im­por­tant elec­tions.

Right here is one per­fect ex­am­ple. Rev. Hof­facker in his ar­ti­cle ref­er­enced state­ments made by Gov. Jerry Brown of Cal­i­for­nia. A per­son who has earned the nick­name “Moon­beam” is the gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia. Isn’t it amaz­ing how the found­ing fa­thers could see so far into the fu­ture?

I, along with many more vot­ers that grew up to adult­hood with­out al­ways get­ting a par­tic­i­pa­tion tro­phy, have lived through the last eight years agree­ing with very lit­tle of what was be­ing done to this coun­try. We didn’t like where the coun­try was headed nor did we like the fact that the per­son who came in sec­ond wanted to con­tinue down the same path.

I’m old enough that I didn’t like the out­come of many pre­vi­ous elec­tions. I have never protested, in­ter­fered with any­one’s free speech or move­ment through an air­port, never set fire to any­one’s prop­erty, nor have I ever thought about throw­ing rocks at or shoot­ing at po­lice.

I dealt with the fact my choice lost; I then voted again in the next elec­tion. The last one was over.

Now every­one needs to get over the last elec­tion and the fact that the Demo­cratic “sure win­ner” lost and move on with your lives. Oth­er­wise in four years, about half the United States cit­i­zens and all the main­stream me­dia are go­ing to over­whelm our men­tal in­sti­tu­tions.

We can be thank­ful be­cause we all have good health­care and our pre­mi­ums have gone down $2,500. Does Oba­macare cover men­tal con­di­tions?

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