As a moderate person vaguely on the right I can say that I've noticed a rather stark distinction between an actual Liberal and Leftists. Chiefly being Leftists are just hiding under the cloak of Liberalism to morally grandstand while they are in fact neo-fascists... for the most part =\
That's because a lot of leftists are Gentilists. Which means that they are following the path defined by Gionovanni Gentile: Which is defined as being the pursuit of socialism through constant advancement.
It's probably no surprise to hear that Gentile is also known as the father of Fascism.
Yeah, you didn't get it by quite a wide margin.
The connection between homosexuality and Marxism is that the left expect people who are into one to also be into the other. Which is what's gotten Bonbon so angry.
As a leftist who is bisexual, I couldn't agree more. Being LGBTQ+, persons of color, Muslim, immigrant, etc. doesn't mean they have to agree on everything the left says. There are some who are conservative or right-wing. In fact, I don't care if one's a liberal or a conservative as long as they don't shove their political agenda into my face.
My family is part of a refugee resettlement program. We take in refugees from all kinds of different countries train them to be organic farmers.
Near to where I live there's a big gated community that's filled with wealthy East Coast types, and their kids are into the whole SJW thing (We call them townies), and It can be quite alarming to see the way that some of these kids interact with our farm-stays.
The townie kids typically expect them to be ... well ... more or less like a Dreamer. An Americanized, socially liberal, educated teenager, from a diverse community, who hates Trump, supports Sanders, and who is into all of the traditional liberal causes that SJW are into.
And, they're not.
Often the refugees doing farm-stay come from very strict or conservative countries, and a lot of them are African or Middle Eastern Muslims. Or they come from very traditional rural backgrounds where old fashioned beliefs and superstitions are in abundance, and some of them have been through terrible experiences. Like being forced to be child soldiers, or coming from communities that were destroyed by groups like ISIS and Al Shabaab.
By our standards they can be extremely xenophobic, homophobic, and can harbor views on women that my great Grandmother would consider to be backwards. We've had men who won't even speak to you if your having your period, and who've been stood by while a relative was killed for doing something that supposedly brought shame on the family.
The townies can't seem to understand that just because somebody is a minority or a refugee, they aren't always like them.
That's the one thing I hate about SJWs. They fail to realize that minorities can be just as bigoted as majorities. Take my father for example. He's homophobic, and he had told me that he'll kick me out if I get a boyfriend. He also holds some conservative views.
Try being a pansexual (gay leaning) bear of a guy, who is an absolute republican and does not support anything liberal what so ever. You have no clue the pure vitriol and hate so called "liberals" throw at me.
Speaking in general, Liberals seem to either break down or freak out when somebody doesn't comply to their narrative.
They have such a fixed world view that they think some things are mutually exclusive, and can't cope when they find out otherwise.
In your case, they probably see it as some kind of betrayal. If it's any consolation, my extremely conservative family don't know that I'm into MLP, and I'm absolutely not going to tell them because they'd not understand.
It probably won't make you feel any better, but from what I understand you're having pretty much the typical gay republican experience. A friend of mine wanted to go to an LCR type event but was nervous about going on their own, so I went up there with them. We never even got into the building, the entire thing had to be called off because of the leftwing protesters outside.
Funny thing is I don't hide being a brony, a furry, or pan. Now part of that is being someone older (in my early 50's) and having reached that point in life where I just have no more F's to give.
I come from a really small rural town in Michigan, and I from one of the towns oldest and largest families (We were there before it was officially founded), so we;re somewhat set in our ways.
I grew up in the same house as my great grandmother, and she thought that Disney was filth, so imagine what she'd have thought of MLP?
My family don't get Anime, or cosplay, or pretty much anything like that.
That was good and so true. Keep up the great work. All I have to say is the major problem in the world right now is nobody wants to debate or discus anything and it is destroying this nation. A republic will fail if no one wants to meet in the middle ground, open debate and communication is the key to running anything.
You only need to go into our colleges to see whose behind a lot of this.
I've lost track of the number of times I've tried to go to an event, or even a music concert, and mobs of people from out of town have showed up in rented mini-vans and have blocked the entrance so that people can't get in.
To be honest, most people that I know who are black are from tough inner city neighborhoods in places like Detroit, and most of them are girls, so my views on these matters are probably come form a rather specific perspective.
But I think that the unpopular truth is that a lot of people feel like they are being treated as 5th class citizens these days. I've been in a room on numerous occasions with people from all kinds of backgrounds who each believe that everybody else in the room had it better than they did, and that the other groups represented in the room were discriminating against their own group in some significant way.
You should hear a Japanese-American, a Korean-American and a Vietnamese-American all competing with each other about how much prejudice their respective communities face. And how each of the other groups was discriminating against them.
As a white rural conservative, I could go on for days about the number of times somebody has heard my accent and has labeled me as being an inbred yokel or a racist, or both, based purely on my pronunciation and grammar. I've been spat on, refused service, been called derogatory names, and had things thrown at me, and that's just while trying to pick up my vendors pass at a comic book convention.
The world in general would be a better place if we all stopped hating on each other, but also if we all stopped believing that everybody else was hating on us.