There is a divide in American politics. It’s one I’ve seen building the past 50 years. It supersedes one that opened up in the late 1940s. In those days the Republican Party had been out of the White House for going on 16 years, and they needed desperately to get in the game. They found their hitch in communism. The Democratic administration was riddled with communists, not an unfair claim, since there was still work to be done making communism unpopular again. Many government employees were, indeed communists, or at least communist sympathizers—comsymps for short.
That grew tiring after nearly two decades of congressional and legislative abuse, and after it dawned on people that political affiliation is not a crime under United States law. While matters of national loyalty were still worthy of a salute, some slack remained. It was found to be necessary to widen the rift.
Then it was noticed that Democrats tended to be liberal, and liberal meant a lot of things:
- Coddling criminals (e.g., Miranda)
- Support for welfare spending
- Absence of religiosity (much exaggerated, although freethinkers tend toward liberalism)
- Anti gun (although some of the most liberal souls I have known were gun enthusiasts, even NRA members)
- Anti military (liberals would not rather not spend the national treasure on WMD)
I can list more, but the line becomes blurry. The Golden Divide is today’s topic, and I will develop it further. Where to start?
First, backtrack to the matter of religiosity. Homosexuality is mentioned or inferred several places in the Bible. Islam, derived from Judaism, carries the tradition forward. Slackness on religion and a penchant for inclusiveness gets liberals, and in turn the Democratic Party, tagged with tolerance for homosexuality. Some would even say liberals embrace homosexuality on the same footing with the other kind. And there it stands.
There are degrees within the divide:
- Rejection with prejudice—homosexuals should be killed.
- Rejection with sanctions—criminalize homosexual acts.
- Stigmatize homosexuality.
- Shun and discriminate against homosexuals.
- Legalize discrimination against homosexuals.
For those unclear whether a political divide exists, ask yourself some questions: If you need the legal right to deny equal service to homosexuals, which political party do you gravitate to? And on up the line.
I will be asked, “But what about the Log Cabin Republicans?” I ask that question, myself. The answer that comes to me naively is that other considerations of political conservatism (e.g., gun rights, disgusted with welfare moochers) outweigh the otherwise cold shoulder homosexuals can expect to find in the Republican ranks.
Let’s examine a recent Facebook dialog:
For the record, and to enable search engines to find the pictured text, here is a transcription:
Hillary and Bill Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation, support this barbaric behavior because they accept millions of dollars from Islamic/Muslim countries who subjugate women and kill gays. Blood on the Clinton’s hands. They disgust me. This is graphic. Sharia has no place in America. And sheeple, this could be you just for being a Christian. So don’t think you would be immune from this type of treatment.GAY MAN THROWN OFF OF BUILDING As Muslims Praise Allah…THIS Is What Sharia Looks Like [Video] » 100percentfedUp.com100PERCENTFEDUP.COM|BY 100% FED UPJames Bryan Dave.. I simply don’t underdstand how anyone– let alone the gay community– can support the Clintons. If Sharia law is ever implemented in this country, we will all be introuble, but some groups more than others… if you know what I mean…
Dave Chandler Yes John, I believe they are evil. Yes, the old guard Republican establishment has a hard time separating church and state. But the difference is they and Christians don’t go around publicly killing those that believe or live differently than they do. Those on the fringe that do suffer the consequences.
John Blanton What you are saying is that these conservative Christian extremists who have been advocating the killing of homosexuals have failed to live up to their own preaching. We can only hope they go back on their other promises.Martha Pace Can’t even describe how I feel about this
Ignore the preamble. If somebody wants to come at me over “Hillary and Bill Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation, support this barbaric behavior because they accept millions of dollars from Islamic/Muslim countries…,” I will be happy to discuss it and put it where it fits. In the meantime it just gets us to the bottom three posts:
- I likened sharia law to American Christian extremism. See my previous five bullet points.
- Dave came back, pointing out that American Christian extremists don’t kill people. (Actually they do, but they tend to get prosecuted for it.)
- I responded that not killing people just means they are not following through what they publicly advocate. Left implied is they don’t follow through because American law does not let people get away with this kind of stuff.
Anybody who disagrees the Golden Divide exists is invited to follow up. Use the comment section below.
Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.