Most who have had me circled for any decent amount of time probably have realized a few things about me. I am a HUGE baseball fan, I love Ham Radio, I do all I can to help those in need and love those around me! I am also a Christian, but by no means a "conservative" [I do hold mostly 'orthodox' views regarding Christ and His teachings etc, but nobody could accurately call me a "conservative" Christian, or conservative in politics.] I pride myself as an Independent, and try to take a Moderate/Centrist view on things [albeit with a liberal bias I do admit]
In the last quarter of 2014, some things happened in my world. Many would sum it up as saying both the organization me [and some others here like , and others] help run and myself personally, were "attacked" and "smeared". There's no other way to state this but the attacks came from people with conservative views [which is funny because our organization has all shades of leaders, some of whom are conservatives lol]
I won't go in to details but suffice to say it sickens me how vile some can be. I look at posts in the 'Whats Hot' section on GPlus, and when I see conservative responses [especially when the poster is aligned with the Tea Party] I see nothing but pure vile hatred! Racism, hatred, anger, callousness ... vileness through and through!
This from those professing to be people of Faith [not just Christians] and saying the champion conservative values and saying they value morals. But their posts, their words, their actions say otherwise.
I have had enough of the vileness. I have decided that I will become more anti-conservative ... and hopefully not more liberal [but let's be honest, many view anti-conservative as being automatically liberal ... and vice versa. . . anti-liberal as being automatically conservative]
I will not attack with vile hatred, but will speak out against their hatred. I will show that the vast majority of people of any faith tend to be moderates as opposed to conservatives [sadly though conservatives have LOUD voices and news outlets look for the sensationalism and controversy so that's mainly what is seen/heard] I will attempt to expose their hatred, their racism, their hypocrisy ... don't get me wrong I know it exists on all sides, and I will expose it on all sides. BUT, I will be more anti-conservative this year ... because I have had enough of their vileness aimed at me!
I am Hispanic, and had Tea Party leaders attack me over that! I am a Moderate and had conservatives accuse me of just being weak minded for trying to find middle ground. I am a Christian who doesn't play a political party game and had other ministers, who do, say I am not a true believer because I don't side with conservatives on everything.
I am disabled and had conservatives, especially Tea Partiers, just accuse me of being lazy because they can't "see" my nerve disease ... I've been without so I know what it is to be in need, and that makes me want to help others ... so obviously that's socialist and makes me a communist [accord to some of these conservatives ... and yes, these are ALL direct quotes that have been directed at me this past year]
I have friends who are Bi-Sexual and Gay ... because I refuse to judge them, because one close close friend is Bi, that means to some I have no morals what-so-ever [which is absurd]. It also must mean to some that since I support equal rights there is no way I am actually straight [which for the record I am, sorry to those I who are Bi and or Gay and like me. We can be friends, but sorry not in a sexxual way. I appreciate the fact I am like though!]
Don't get me wrong, not all conservatives, not all tea partiers, are bad. In fact I have some very good friends in my circles, some in my 'best of 2014' circle, who are conservatives and some tea partiers ... we disagree, but do so without the vileness. I look over their stream and don't see vile comments from them...but I refer you back to the 'loudest voice' point...
If my anti-conservativism bothers you, maybe think about 'why' it bothers you ... if you are not a part of the problem, why not join me in exposing the problem?!?
So know you know a little about what to expect ... more sports, especially baseball [obviously lol] and ham radio, love for others and a desire for peace and equality ... ingress and android, tech posts and posts about faith and a strong stance against vileness! I hope some will join me in this endeavor!