They say I am a baby murdering liberal, a leftie, a snowflake. They call me an atheist, just because I openly admit to NOT KNOW. Many names are used to describe people like me since last year November.
I am the gay lover, a troll, a fool, a moron, a dreamer, a left extremist, even though I quite often find myself in the center. I became the snowflake, the sore loser, the independent fool because I didn’t vote for HIM -what makes me now the enemy, so it seems. The internet is our battlefield -all gloves are off.
Me, the woman who longed to have children of her own, is being called a baby murderer, just because I believe women should have the right to choose. The common ground we once had has disappeared after an Election-Tsunami nobody saw coming.
What shocks me the most is the hatred that lingers behind these written words. How deeply embedded the hate must be. I have never felt more disconnected from the other side. Our leaders are not helping, instead, they pour oil on a fire that’s already burning high.
It almost feels like we are at war, a civil war with words and so far there is no end in sight.
I felt depressed and frustrated, but something has shifted over the last weeks. I start to take pride again. I take pride in being me.
Being a liberal, a leftie snowflake means I am educated, and the education did not stop in my brain, it spread further to my heart. I do care about all people the same. We are all unique, there is no snowflake alike, they are all different -we snowflakes know this.
When people call me a leftist and a liberal/progressive, I’m really starting to take pride in it. Being a leftist means I care about other people over my wallet, I support human rights, and I accept science and statistics instead of making things up in my head. It means I’m educated, a critical thinker, and a proponent for change to end society’s ills. Under Trump, being called a liberal is the highest compliment anyone could ask for, as we understand how the world works and want to change it for the better, not just for ourselves but for everybody.
I am holding my head up high; I am proud to be a snowflake.