Let's Talk: It's Time To Speak Up
When I first made my blog, I promised myself to not make my blog political. I have touched on political subjects before, but only because it had something to do with the Godzilla animated movies and Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. If anybody tried to make any monster movie political I would be willing to share my thoughts and that would be it. In light of recent events in the past few months, however, our social climate is rapidly changing. 2020 really dropped the bomb on everyone starting with the coronavirus leading up to the lockdown orders, George Floyd's death, the increase of riots from Black Lives Matter, and the wave of censorship against moderate and conservative voices. Law and order is being dismantled, history is being rewritten, voices of the people are being silenced, and the American constitution is dying. The United States is on the brink of another civil war. I can't stand aside being silent any longer.
What I am about to express are my thoughts. If you don't like what I have to say because you consider it racist, sexist, homophobic, or any other tags then that is on you.
First off, I want all of you to know that I am a conservative. I voted for Donald Trump in 2016 because I believed in securing our borders, bringing jobs back to America and creating more jobs, and lowering taxes. I believe all lives matter because it is inclusive to everybody no matter the demographic. It doesn't matter if you're white, black, Asian, hispanic, gay, straight, bi-sexual, an attack helicopter, Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, Buddhist, conservative, liberal, republican, democrat, or moderate. I don't see race, I see Americans. I don't judge you by the color of your skin, nationality, gender, and sexuality. I judge you by your actions.
In every fandom community no matter if you're a fan of Godzilla, Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, or DC Comics everyone has a difference of opinion. There will be a majority that will like one movie over the other and a silent minority that appreciates a movie that is under rated. What is fascinating is that there are times where the silent minority of fans are able to speak up and argue why they think this one movie is under rated and under appreciated and get the majority to look past the flaws of that movie. Other times, we just like to trash talk as well if the argument in the minority is too weak to consider that movie under rated.
What fascinates me most is that despite every community in a franchise having a difference of opinion, if there is something fishy going on behind the scenes in the development of the next movie we sniff it out and call out the development team over social media that the community smells bullshit and that something in the movie needs to be changed. Fans stick together not because of race, gender, sexuality, or political stance. Fans stick together because of our passion for the franchises we love and we want to see the next movie the best it can be.
Here is the question that leads to my point. If fans of a franchise, despite our difference of opinions, can stand together to call out the bullshit in Hollywood then why are Americans not allowed to call out the bullshit in politics? Why are voices of the far-left heavily favored than other American voices? Republicans, democrats, and moderates all have the same right to freedom of speech no matter how much you disagree with their political stance.
When fans have a disagreement, we don't silence or ban each other over opinions. If we protest Hollywood, we protest with our wallets and not watch their movies instead of rioting on the streets. So why is it okay for politicians, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Reddit allowed to silence conservatives and moderates when they speak or protest and endorse Black Lives Matter when they riot, loot, and vandalize?
What scares me is that people are not allowed to have debates and discussions over politics anymore. It is either my way or the highway. Once you declare your opinion as absolute truth then you start silencing other's opinions and ideas that contradicts yours. Before you know it you become the very thing you hate. You become the monster you swore to fight against.
You start calling people racists and suddenly you become the racist by claiming everything is racist. You make demands for history to be altered, certain words and images on products changed or removed, movies and shows either censored or straight up removed from TV and streaming services, and statues of America's leaders and heroes defaced and torn down all for the sake of fighting white supremacy. While it may seem things like those are only small or minor let me remind you of this. Big problems come in small packages. Small changes allows propaganda to infiltrate our media, politics, every day products, and schools, which then convinces our nation to mindlessly accept communism, socialism, and nazism.
The second Civil War is at our doorstep. Shots from both sides have already been fired by Black Lives Matter and by regular citizens whom are forced to protect our monuments or to protect their families since the police are no longer allowed to do their jobs thanks to mayors like Jenny Durkan in Seattle, who was (and still is) in favor of the CHOP Zone claiming this year we'll see "a summer of love". Not much love was seen after reports of five shootings and the protesters arriving at her house. All of that could have been prevented if she just let the police do their jobs. Instead, the police were forced to sit back and do nothing leaving innocent civilians in constant danger.
What upsets me most is President Donald Trump's leadership. To give him credit, for the first three years in office he has done what he promised. He brought jobs back to America and created more jobs, the border wall is under construction, and has cut down taxes. Criticize him for the stupid stuff he sometimes says all you want, but actions speaks louder than words. So for those three years in office I thank him for keeping those promises. This time, though, I'm very disappointed that he