Comment on Mark Traina and NAAWP

Hey there. I know that it’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but I’ve been busy with the goings on of life. Starting this Monday (September 16th), I’m going to try to post on here at least three times a week. I appreciate all of your comments, and I especially like the ones that further the discussion on the blog.  Unfortunately, I have gotten some comments by people who may have some radical views. At first, I did not approve them, but when I set out on the journey of this blog, I decided to give a voice to everyone no matter how radical their views may be.

I am talking specifically about comments left by Mark Traina, who is the head of the NAAWP. The organization, while having some conservative ideals, is a hate group in my opinion, and it shows that we have a lot farther to go in dealing with racism in this country. You could see my apprehension in allowing his comments to be posted on my blog, especially some that include antisemitic remarks, but I ultimately made the decision to approve his comments. This is due to the fact that I know that my readers are smart and can easily fight off any incendiary statements made by Traina.

Also, I feel like we need to know that people like Traina and the NAAWP are out there so that we have a realistic view of what race relations are currently like in this nation, and we can fight harder to find equality for all. Being a Generation X Conservative is about fighting the old school notions of what it means to be a conservative, and Traina certainly shows that we have a way to go in doing this since some last generation conservatives are still around spewing hate and vitriol. If we can do this, I feel like we can go far in getting our party to thrive under a platform of tolerance and acceptance, and drown out the voices of haters like Traina and others.

May God Bless America,

The Generation X Conservative

The Ones That Make Us Look Bad

Yesterday, I wrote an article about liberals falsely making the claim that conservatives are racists simply because they disagree with their liberal ideologies. This problem has been one that has long been a burden of being a conservative, and it shows the way we have to stand up for integrity. Unfortunately, there are some in our party who are racist, and they make it even harder for us conservatives who believe in equality and fairness to all people to stand up for ourselves.

I first realized how much these individuals affected the way we conservatives are viewed by the  media when the Tea Party was growing rapidly a few years ago. While there were thousands of honest, good Americans at the Tea Party rallies, there were always a few people that had signs that were discriminatory towards Barack Obama due to his race. This was shocking, and it disappointed me tremendously. They were supposed to be fighting for “liberty and justice for all”, but they were instead holding racist signs that diminished their cause to their fellow conservatives and to any other person who watched them spew hate while trying to stand for a cause that they have little business defending.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann often makes modern conservatives look bad. (Image Via http://www.examiner.com)

They aren’t the only ones that make us look bad though. There are conservative media commentators that have said discriminatory remarks, and we should not support these individuals with our money. Instead, we should view media that features conservatives who respect the dignity of all human life. This includes those who respect the life of all races, skin colors, and sexual orientations. Sexual orientation, a highly debated topic, is something that I find many conservatives like to demonize, and this is another area which makes us look bad.

The one political figure that I think epitomizes conservative homophobia, which makes our party look bad, is Michele Bachmann. The congresswoman has been on a smear campaign against GLBT people ever since she was elected, and it reflects poorly on our party. I am from a new generation of conservatives who are for gay rights, and I find that Michele Bachmann and others like her our hurting our cause. After all, we need to have a wide tent so that our movement can grow, and saying such hateful things towards gay and lesbian people does nothing but make our party numbers stagnant. We are in the 21st century, and we need to realize that certain outdated ideologies are not going to help conservatism to grow.

That’s why the new generation of conservatives must stand up against these people. We have the opportunity to clear our party’s name from the hate that a few in the party spread. So next time you hear a fellow conservative say something that would make our party look bad, tell them that it’s not cool. We are the party of the Constitution , and this means we, more than any other party, should stand for liberty and justice for all.

May God Bless America,

The Generation X Conservative

Liberal Myth Number 2: If You Stand Up for Conservative Values You Are A Racist

In the world of a conservative activist, one of the most common taunts that we hear from liberals is that we are racist. This myth, which already existed long before the election of our current President, became even more deeply cemented into the liberal psyche after Obama’s election. Those of us who have been in the game for a bit know the tactics, but we are not the ones at risk. The new generation of conservatives are the ones that we need to look out for because they are being bombarded with that message from their peers, their professors, and the media.

Example of how liberals demonize conservatives by calling them racists.
(Image Via theblacksphere.net)

I know this first hand because I am from that generation. I am a bit tougher than others so I am not easily influenced, but I see my peers falling into the lies of liberals. For instance, I remember how afraid some of my friends were to speak out about their disappointment after Obama’s reelection because they felt that they would be targeted by faculty at my university. I understood their fears though because one of my professors wore an Obama T-shirt to class the next day and stated how glad she was Obama had four more years. No one who was conservative said anything due to the fact that the entire term the professor had stated things about Romney’s sexism and racism, and no one wanted to have that put on them.

This type of thing plays out every day in the liberal hotbeds of college campuses. It doesn’t just pertain to Obama though. I have heard those who believe that individuals should come here legally told that they were racist, and that their opinions showed how much “white privilege” they had. Some of these students fought to defend themselves, but other students sat silently as they were scolded. It’s just not right that those of us who stand up for the law are victimized and called racists, but it happens every day in our world. It’s a harsh reality that is spread throughout our society, and the media is the number one place to look when trying to determine how this myth is spread throughout our country.

If you watch any liberal media, you will hear those who are for illegal immigration rant and rave about how they are standing up for equality. Oftentimes, you will even hear them attack those who disagree with the insult of being a racist. It is sickening, but it seems to work as more and more young Americans are brainwashed with such hogwash ideas. It is a sad state of affairs when it comes to the current landscape of our media, but the fact is liberals in the media industry will continue to call those who disagree with them as racist as long as they think it can intimidate the individual(s) they are talking about.

That is where we conservatives can win. Let’s not let these false accusations affect us. We know that we are not racists, and we shouldn’t be afraid to stand up for our beliefs in spite of being called such vitriolic things by liberals. They have problems when it comes to race and their party due to the fact that they demonize African American conservatives. If you want proof, just watch any of the films  that chronicle liberals bias toward African American Republicans. It will make you realize that those who like to throw stones at us have their own fair share of issues, and it will help you to continue on in the fight for conservative values. That way, we can stand strong and spread our values of acceptance, love, and American values to a whole new generation.

May God Bless America,

The Generation X Conservative

Huffington Post Shows Their Antisemitic Colors In Coverage Of Viral Internet Image Featuring Jewish Man In Plastic Bag

As many of you know, the liberal media loves to find any excuse to constantly berate Jewish individuals anytime they can. From an unbalanced portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the outright hateful remarks that some media pundits make about the nation of Israel, it is not uncommon to see Israel and Jewish people under attack in the news. As conservatives, we appreciate the fact that Israel respects the rights of women, gays and lesbians, and all religions, and that is why we need to protect them when they come under attack. That is why I wanted to share a video ( link at bottom of article) with you that really got to me because I find it belittles the Jewish faith.

Many of you may have seen the image on Reddit that featured a Jewish man who was wearing a plastic bag so he did not become impure by flying over a cemetery. Due to its popularity, The Huffington Post picked up the story and covered it in their religion section. What followed, to me, was a blatant display of antisemitism that shows just how much hate the liberal media has for Israel and Jewish people in general. While many of you may disagree, let me tell you why exactly I believe that this piece was filled with antisemitism and hate.

In the clip, two hosts from “HuffPost Live”, discuss the incident. At first, the coverage started like a story should be by a respected journalist. About halfway through things changed though when the two hosts began to tease and taunt the man for his religion. They joked that they wondered how he used the bathroom if necessary, and at one post host Alyona Minkovski quips, “No drinks or snacks for him obviously.”  At this point, I began to realize that this story was not just a fun story that they wanted to cover, but it was a targeted attack on the faith of Orthodox Jews.

While some of you may see the video and think I am overreacting because it is a strange sight to see someone rapped in a plastic bag on a flight, the fact is that if they said such things about a Muslim person they would be called racist and insensitive by viewers. For instance, some individuals would think it strange for a Muslim to get out their prayer carpet, lay it down in the middle of the aisle, and begin to say their prayers during a flight, but when this happens, and trust me it happens more often than you think, the media never covers the incident as an odd peculiarity as they did this incident. That is because liberals in the media love to belittle the Jewish people any way they can, and, for some reason unknown to me, they want to cater to Muslims around the world. This incident is a perfect example of how this hate spreads, and it is made even more clear in the comments section.

While the host may have made light of the incident, Huffington Post readers’ comments were just right down mean. They belittled the Jewish religion by calling it “idiotic”, and they make more rude quips towards the man and his religion. They would be called Islamaphobes if they said this about Muslims, but that’s just the double standard that liberals have towards Israel and Jewish people in general.

Unfortunately, I don’t see this happening any time soon. Muslim oil tycoons and others are buying our news networks, and it is going to cause more antisemitic coverage to happen in the future. The only thing that we as conservatives to due to fight back against this is to call this hate like we see it. We need not be afraid of repercussion because we are on the right side of history, and the future will prove that our standing up changed the world for the better.

May God Bless America,

The Generation X Conservative

Here’s The Coverage From Huffington Post

P.S. Do you think I am overreacting or not? Let me know with your comments!