An Open Letter to D.C. From the Silent Majority
Dear Washington DC,
I’m a 24-year-old white woman living in the conservative state of Indiana, home of future Vice President Mike Pence. I believe in God. I believe an unborn child has rights. I also believe that we need to build a wall alongside the border of Mexico to stop illegal immigration and focus on speeding up the naturalization process.
I don’t believe in discriminating someone based on the color of their skin. I don’t believe in mocking welfare recipients to shame. I don’t believe that because I am a woman, that I am not equal. I also believe in marriage equality. But you’ll never tell anyone that.
What happened last night is simply the result of millions of Americans out there who, just like me, are sick and tired of not being heard. We are sick and tired of being called bigots, racists, homophobes, and sexists every single time we open our mouths.
“Hey can you pass me the milk?”
“WHY? CAUSE IT’S WHITE? YOU TRYING TO STRENGTHEN YOUR BONES TO BUILD THE WALL BECAUSE YOU’RE A RACIST BIGOT?”
The left have been eagerly oppressing our voice by trying to make us fearful of being labeled things that we are not. I know there are times I haven’t expressed how I felt on a topic because I don’t want to get attacked. I don’t want to be assumed things that I am not, just like blacks don’t want to be assumed by the public as thugs, Muslims don’t want to be assumed as terrorists and Mexicans don’t want to be assumed as illegal immigrants.
But I guess I deserve it because I am white after all and we all know that because I’m white I probably have ancestors who are white, who were probably slave owners. Hell there’s a chance that my family alone started slavery, I mean I’m not sure, but lets just assume that they did because people are angry and none of this makes sense and we need someone to blame, so I’m obviously racist. Logical.
I have no blacks defending me, they think that I think that I’m better than them. I have no Mexicans defending me, they think that I think I don’t want them here. I have no Muslims defending me, they think that I think that I want them dead.
This couldn’t be further from the truth and it’s all because you keep telling them that. At this point you may be thinking ‘yeah now you know what it’s like to be the minority!’ You’re right.
No one deserves to be judged, trialed and convicted by people who are looking through a dirty lens. But hey, revenge feels good right?
Speaking of revenge, you have unknowingly created a little something called a ‘silent majority.’ We all knew what was going to happen but you didn’t have a clue. You didn’t have a clue because you dismissed us in every single conversation. You began buying into your own lies and deceit. And that, my friends, is the reason why you can’t believe what just happened and your minds just got fucking blown.
You see, in every good story, there has to be a villain, right? The media chose people like me to take that role, because well, us folks out here in the sticks are racist rebel flag flyers and we are quick to be assholes and just care ’bout our guns, right? Wrong.
Let me make this very clear. I was never the villain. Minorities have never been the villain. The people of this country have never been the villain. The villain is the lies shoved down our throats that we have to be divided.
The villain is you.
Now I know you are good at taking someone’s words and making them into something they’re not so let me be clear that I’m not trying to divide myself from anyone or pass on the villain baton to another group of people. Not the Mexicans, blacks, Muslims, no, the villain is you.
You were so confident in your evil scheme, you didn’t think you’d have to worry about me. You thought you fooled us all, but you were wrong yet again. You didn’t think we’d have this kind of ‘modern day revolution’ if you will.
Electing a loud-mouth political outsider who was said to never stand a chance in the election, a guy who everyone holding a seat in the house and senate said they hated, was a big ‘FUCK YOU’ to Capitol Hill.
We are sending the message that We, The People, run this shit and we do in fact matter, despite our color, class, or beliefs. Every single one of us matters. You didn’t think I mattered, though.
You failed me.
Fortunately for me, along with millions of other American’s, we can count on you failing. We all knew you didn’t see what was happening.
Thank God for a republic, though, right? I mean I really get to help decide if you’re fit for the job even though I don’t live on the coast? WOW! Who knew? (Everybody, besides you. Ouch.)
You failed to take me seriously and remember that you work for me, too.
It’s time for you to clock in and clean up this bullshit. If you don’t, well, you and I both know that four years go by quickly and it will be voting time again…
I think we made our point.
The Silent Majority