Kindness is a popular word nowadays. It doesn’t have much to do with generosity or random acts. Instead, kindness is the new word for attacks on the right and most of all, President Trump.
Even if the rumors and lies were true, Trump’s alleged hateful agenda would pale in comparison to what we saw during the inauguration. The liberal kindness charade gave us a sea of signs espousing love, respect, acceptance, and tolerance. It brought vandalism, fires, injured police officers, arrests, hate speech, and violent rabble dissatisfied that they couldn’t take over our political system.
Leftist kindness: we were warned
Before Democrats lost the farm, Trump’s predecessor warned us:
Donald Trump’s closing argument is “What do you have to lose?” The answer is: Everything. All the progress we’ve made right now is on the ballot. Civility is on the ballot. Tolerance is on the ballot. Courtesy is on the ballot. Honesty is on the ballot. Equality is on the ballot. Kindness is on the ballot.1
Kindness doesn’t have to mean giving things away to appease the people. It can mean creating and keeping jobs in America and refusing to let taxpayers be bullied by illegals, fringe groups, and politicians who think they were elected to be activists. There is kindness in not letting the world tell us what to do while we pass out money to anyone with their hand out whether or not they stand with us.
There is no kindness in the divisiveness promoted by Democrats unless you have a very twisted vision of what that word means.
Don’t blame the right for kindness
Before violence and vandalism descended on the inauguration, eleven Senate Democrats sent a letter to put Trump on notice about the alleged ”wave of verbal and physical assaults against our fellow Americans”:
We call on you to repudiate your campaign attacks against diverse communities of Americans.
We call on you to address the American people and demand that all Americans end their verbal and physical attacks and replace acts of hatred with acts of kindness.2
The president could have demanded the same thing from the left, but it would have been a waste of breath. Leftists are determined to leave the country in a hate-filled, divided shambles. We just witnessed the best example yet of how the Democratic flock responds to a challenge. While Trump spoke windows were smashed and police attacked.
As for the right, we don’t see a lot of violence from conservatives. It takes a bigger dose of kindness than we get credit for.
Women endorse the wrong kind
Organizers of the various women’s protests that took place around the country on the inaugural weekend deserve credit for indoctrinating their flock. We heard about kindness, about dignity, tolerance, respect, and other things that had one commonality: the anger demonstrators were told to vent.
Women are vital to anti-Trump America. Precisely what Obama did to empower them defies explanation, unless you are including those who aren’t women at all.
When it comes to gender inequality the political double standard is difficult to fathom. The release of Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails was deemed a dire threat to the nation. We didn’t hear much outrage over the Trump sound bite used to cultivate hate towards the right.
Our ugly transition into a new year and new president would make a lot more sense if we just admit that kindness is about empowering those who either don’t deserve or aren’t ready for power. It has absolutely nothing to do with helping people. Liberal kindness won’t move the nation forward. We tried it for eight years and all we got was anger that failure was finally coming to an end.
Kindness through history: Monroe to Trump
James Madison talked about kindness during his inaugural address:
With the Indian tribes it is our duty to cultivate friendly relations and to act with kindness and liberality in all our transactions. Equally proper is it to persevere in our efforts to extend to them the advantages of civilization.3
We know how that worked out. Illegals got a much better deal.
After repeating the tiresome myth that Trump believes Mexicans are rapists and murderers, Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence insisted:
I will stand strong to support efforts to unite our country and will fight against efforts to divide.4
How much more divided can we be after Obama? Liberalism thrives on want. As long as kindness is the rallying cry to prevent the right from doing anything to move the country forward, the divisiveness will continue.