This post is inspired by an article someone shared on Facebook linking President Obama to Marxist Communism. The only problem is it is being bred and nurtured by the opposite side of Communism: the extreme Fascist conservative. That seems to be where we are these days, politically. If we are liberal, we are Anti-God Communists. It seems the people lip beating these issues don’t understand the rights of the land in which they live.
Out of one side of their mouths they whine that they want less government involvement, but they diminish our rights. They are blazing hellfire through our Constitution. They swing judgmental swords of condemnation at those who don’t dance to their Bible-thumping drums. They say President Obama is trying to abolish family values and religion with a Communist Manifesto agenda. Of course, the comments on this page were full of multiple bible quotes of what is really right in the eyes of Yahweh, from the mouth of man. Family values? The degradation and segregation of family values initiated by the president of the United States is not what Obama insinuated. President Obama stood with the rights of the homosexual American. I’m stuck on the blatant ignorance of the anti-gay sentiment linked to family values and communism.
I am the product of Italian Catholic grandparents who immigrated to America in search of the American Dream and the freedoms it stood for. They were hard-working people. They had family values deeply rooted in their belief in Jesus Christ and in the family unit. They were proud to become American. They worked hard, voted yes to every millage raise, and gave back to the community. They were very loyal people. Their belief in God was the center of their world.
My grandparents had two sons. Both children were raised in America. One son, my father, discarded the traditional family values, except the ones he could use to his advantage. The other, my uncle, clung to those traditional values, both in family and in God.
My father had a lot of hate. He was a bigot. He was against anything that didn’t fit into his self-righteous box. He passed judgment, not based on facts, but on what he merely thought. My uncle had a lot of love. He didn’t pass judgment. He was accepting of all people.
Dad was a tool and die maker. Uncle Joe was a high school teacher. Dad didn’t have a degree. Uncle Joe had a Master’s degree and the first published thesis, at the time, at Eastern Michigan University.