April 7, 2021
Things We Can Live Without
By Charles Turot
It must be pleasant to be a liberal. Every political principle fits on a bumper sticker. All problems can be chalked up to (1) racism, (2) capitalism, (3) global warming, or (4) Donald Trump. Liberals soak in a fragrant bubble bath of their own worldview. They need never hear a conservative message, but they won't shut up themselves. Like that obnoxious guy at the town meeting, they grabbed the microphone and won't put it down. The left can't resist the impulse to abuse those on the right at every opportunity. They don't even imagine us in the room; if we happen to be, they pay no mind. We endure leftist sensory overload every day.
I'm doing my best to duck the abuse. I've had to give up a lot of things I once liked.
The NFL was an early casualty. The sight of players, coaches, even owners kneeling to protest demonstrably nonexistent "systemic police racism" sent me to the sidelines. Colin Kaepernick's socks, featuring pigs wearing police hats, revealed his true feelings as the leader of that movement. A lot of fans like me make other plans on Sundays now.