John Butch Preston
My name is Ned. You voted for Trump, of course, but most of you are progressive liberals and don’t know it. Beginning with voting itself: I know you appreciate this right, granted to you by the 19th amendment in 1920. Women of that era rallied for this right all over the country, marching and speaking out. Had you lived and participated in this effort back then you would have been labeled a progressive liberal. And this, by association, makes you one today when you go out and express your right to vote.
I’m sure you all are thankful for that sweet little social security check your dead husband worked for, or the one you get if you worked yourself. Social security was enacted in 1935 by FDR so that Americans would have money to live on in old age or if disabled. Social security is pure basic socialism, and so are the armed forces and your local police department. I reckon you are glad we have all this security, and if so, you are a progressive liberal.
Of course, you are for gun control. That goes without saying. You don’t want to see innocent citizens killed at random, one of whom could very well be your son or daughter next time. So, I think you are proud to be a progressive liberal on this issue—in opposition to your master.
Now when you go to the grocery store to buy all kinds of vegetables reasonably priced, you never think of how they got there. Then let me tell you: by the backbreaking labor of Mexican immigrants, jobs any white or black American refuses to even think about doing. I would estimate that if it weren’t for Mexican labor that nice juicy watermelon you want to buy would probably cost you nearly double what you normally pay. So even if you don’t consciously realize how grateful you are for these workers, in the back of your mind you are a progressive liberal and don’t know it.
One of the major reasons many of you voted for Trump was because of the abortion issue. I can show you that in the deep recesses of your soul you agree with a woman’s right to choose, despite yourself, and why Roe v. Wade will never be overturned, despite what Trump tells you, but I won’t. I’ll let you ponder that yourselves if you’re smart enough.
I will say this: I agree with you that God made Trump President, mainly to show how ugly we Americans have become—on both sides.