I Am Finley


Hail Trump? Racism Is Horribly Ugly.


Racism, real racism, is horribly ugly.

We should hire three or four [African-American] ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the [African-American] is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the [African-American] population. And the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.


Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant … We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.

But before you think those quotes came from a prominent, right-wing Trump supporter: those are from Margaret Sanger. The founder of Planned Parenthood. A woman that Hillary Clinton admired:

I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision. I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life.

See, racism, no matter which side it comes from is evil. No matter if it is businesses offering bonuses to not hire white men or a woman starting a business with the intent to eliminate the stocks (of blacks) or 200 white supremacists meeting in Washington. We need to remember to judge a man by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.


The Hamilton Thing


Trump was speaking for all Americans who are tired of being lectured by moralizing, power-hungry liberals who think either everyone agrees with them (there is no “silent majority,” only racists and bigots, really?) or must be made to agree with them.

Erick Erickson’s prediction of “you will be made to care” came true, but not in the way liberals would have preferred to make everyone care. It happened at the ballot box and now they’re incensed that we care.

Nobody likes to be gratuitously lectured. Every time the left does this, they’re just committing cultural Hara-kiri. But instead of apologizing for such boorishness and condescension, they ominously say stupid things like “Trump has opened Pandora’s box, and we’re looking for hope at the bottom.”

It really is very simple. But they don’t get it.

The Resurgent

As I said a little over a week ago, people are tired of the Left’s rhetoric that if you don’t agree with them, you’re a bigot, racist, misogynist. But they don’t get it. Not yet. The pendulum has swung.


The Pendulum Has Swung


Many things will be said today. Many people will give their opinions as to how we got here. Many will celebrate. Many will mourn. Many will be indifferent. I figured that I would follow up my post from a few months back .

I did not vote for Donald Trump. I held my word. I made a protest vote for Evan McMullin. I couldn't vote for Trump. I couldn't explain that to my daughter. Since my post that has become more and more true.

But here we are, with Trump as president. Unprecedented victory. All the way until the last minutes before the polls closed, Hillary was presumed to be the victor. The same was true earlier this year with Brexit, and I think much can be linked between the two. Many Democrat friends are already calling half our nation racists, bigots, and misogynists. Take note of this.

For the last eight years, I have been called all of these things. I stood for enforcing our current immigration laws: you're racist! I stood for businesses being able to choose who they serve: you're a bigot! I stood for the rights of the unborn: you're a misogynist! The list goes on. The last eight years have seen the Left shove their agenda down the throats of the overwhelming majority of Americans that disagreed and shove it with force. Threats of removing funding from schools, shutting down businesses with $100,000 fines, and death threats galore.

Many American's are tired of this rhetoric. So were Brits. So America fought back. Not necessarily for Trump. No, exit polls showed yesterday that people voted Trump to prevent Hillary winning and people voted Hillary to prevent Trump winning. No one wanted 2016. Including Cardinals fans. But half of America clearly didn't want another four years of the same. They wanted change. And maybe some hope.

So I guess you can say that the pendulum has swung. But don't take that to mean that the Right will start calling names. Hopefully it means that the name calling stops. So maybe, today, instead of assuming the victors to be racist, bigoted, misogynists, step across the line and have civil discourse.