What Am I? The American Identity Crisis

Image from Picturing the American Dream

I would like to thank all my friends for sticking with me through these abrupt, new found changes in my life and my thinking I just can’t imagine or understand what’s happened to me so quickly.

I used to think I was just a regular guy, but . . .

  • I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist;
  • I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist;
  • I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a homophobic;
  • I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an ally of big business;
  • I am a Christian, which now labels me as an infidel;
  • I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which now makes me a member of the vast gun lobby
  • I think and I reason, therefore I doubt much that the main stream media tells me, which must make me a reactionary;
  • I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive American culture, which makes me a xenophobe;
  • I value my safety and that of my family and I appreciate the police and the legal system, which makes me a right-wing extremist;
  • I believe in hard work, fair play, & fair compensation according to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist;
  • I believe in the defense and protection of the homeland for and by all citizens, which now makes me a militant;
  • Recently, a woman called me and my friends a “basket of deplorables”;

Funny…it’s all just taken place over the last 7 or 8 years.

As if all this crap wasn’t enough to deal with, I’m now afraid to go into either restroom

Please help me come to terms with the new me…because I’m just not sure who I am anymore!

Note: I do not claim ownership of this beautiful piece.