Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Hello Conservative America
Well Dudes (using the term in the same sense women Vicars are called Priests and not Priestesses) ,
Via the Daily Mail, this is a Lady called Holly Fisher, from Florida, who has been causing a bit of cyber storm over various tweets made on various controversial subjects, that are part of the US culture wars. This has naturally provoked a reaction by liberals who, by default, detest such conservative views. One of her more controversial pictures was the one below (hello!). As I am reasonably familiar with the US and indeed have American ex-pat friends, I am not surprised by any of this as unlike Europe where patriotism, let alone nationalism, is frowned upon, in America this simply isn't the case. Politicians of both left and right do wrap themselves up in the flag, have guns & do Jesus-y. Oh yes and then there is the Bible, to wit the 'God bless America' that politicians over there say; in this country you are considered to be fringe or far right if you do so,but over there even Barrack "communist" Obama does so.
There were unfortunate comparisons between her and a Taliban fighter. This is outrageous and a pretty crap response by liberals for this obviously incorrect comparison. True, this was doubtless done as a form of humour and it is true that she has conservative views which are not my own and yes she is right wing Christian, but the comparison is ridiculous and makes sensible thoughtful liberals look idiotic in doing so. Besides which, I'll admit, she is hot & babe who knows her own mind, two things that automatically make me warm to her on a personal level. Of course I'd prefer to see her wrapped in the British flag, with a star of David in the background, holding a Torah scroll, rather than a US flag and a Christian Bible, but hey, you can't have everything in life. One quibble; better tell her about the modesty laws of the Bible, as I'd have thought wearing a low cut top would be slightly risque? Not that I am bothered, but if you are going to stick to a belief & let everyone know about it... I could be wrong I guess as perhaps conservative Evangelicals have a different take on modesty viz our own Haredi guys.
In conclusion, I'd support this lady's freedom of speech any day, as I would with any liberal, because this is the civic society that democracy is built upon.