November 08, 2018
They’re on the right as much as on the left.
Even as every family must contend with their weird old Uncle Bill; every religion, ideology, and political party has their nuts.
A few days ago, some right wing nut job killed a couple of ladies in a Yoga studio in Florida. I didn’t know those ladies, but one thing I do know about them is that they didn’t deserve that. No one does! Another nut job recently sent phony bombs to a number of liberals; a certified nut to be sure, but thankfully, not one who actually killed anyone.
Despite all you’ve heard about nuts on the right in the media lately, you can be sure the left’s crazies are even more aggressive.
First, there are the folks from ANTIFA who regularly threaten mass destruction — threats we take seriously because of the mayhem they’ve caused over the past two years.
Then you have prominent liberal leaders like Erik Holder who advocate “kicking” those of us on the right.
And let’s not forget the left’s queen of nut jobs, Maxine Waters, who wants to “get Trump and then go after Pence.” Maxine is also known for her regular calls on Democrats to “shun” and “harass” Trump staffers “wherever you find them, letting them know they’re not welcome.” Definitely a nut, and about to be an even more powerful nut as she is reportedly in line to become the new Chair of the House Finance Committee.
And who can forget Hillary’s recent announcement that Democrats can’t possibly be civil until they regain control of the government. Yikes!
Nancy Pelosi has also said as much, along with a great many left wing members of the Senate who have added their own 2 violent cents in recent weeks.
As for religion, the Catholic Church has its predator priests, the Muslims have not only their terrorist wackos but also their “moderates” who say if you disagree that Sharia Law should be the law of the land, then off with your head!
Even the arrogant elites in the media now regularly suggest that the root of all evil are white men. Talk about painting with a wide brush! At the very least it’s now considered desperately insensitive, if not down-right racist, for us old white guys to ask, “what the hell have we done?”
Then there are the random miscreants of the left who fear being left behind. The bully in the coffee shop who threw a coke in the face of a kid wearing a MAGA hat … the young female volunteer for Andrew Gillum in Florida who threw chocolate milk in the face of a Trump supporter and tore up his signs simply because she doesn’t like our President.
Clearly, there are plenty of loose screws out there. Examples could fill volumes. Someone has thrown open the asylum doors and taken the meds away from the inmates.
Both Republicans and Democrats have their nuts. But in the Democratic Party an increasing number of their wackos seem to be in positions of leadership.
It’s time to take a step back. If you want to disagree, great, let’s have a discussion. But please, keep your chocolate milk in your Barbie lunch box.
John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.