Toe the Party Line or You Will Not See Your Grandkids

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The daughter-in-law from the Infernal regions:

 

When I asked them to stop watching right-wing cable news in the living room of our home (“You’re afraid of the truth,” my father-in-law snapped back), they rerouted to their computers. They now take solace at the kitchen table, laptops kissing, where they sift through whatever degradation the right happens to be pushing at that moment. Tucker Carlson drones on, and then Sean Hannity. They cannot get enough, and they will not stop. Days fade from bright to bruise as they sit at their computers, happily held hostage by alternative facts. 

Their hatred is expanding, and it’s expanding quickly. These days, it manifests itself through conspiracy theories about Jeffrey Epstein and the Clintons, antifa and Black Lives Matter. My in-laws oppose abortion in any and all circumstances, but they appear unbothered by the idea of migrant kids in cages at the country’s border. The media sources they ingest, of course, are intentionally dishonest, and our conversations with them reveal a view of the world that’s disturbingly removed from reality. 

Recently, my mother-in-law sent a doctored video in an email to my husband, along with a message in which she told him that she didn’t want her grandkids surrounded by Muslims. We’ve asked that they broaden their perspective and that they stop watching cable news altogether (although that won’t remedy the persistent fake news internet problem). I’ve told them that my policy is to tolerate none of this around my children. 

“You’re choosing politics over family,” my mother-in-law says when we bring these things up. But she’s wrong about that. Really, I’m choosing my own family over her politics, over her intolerant behavior. Exposure to racism, or sexism, or homophobia is dangerous for young children. As a mother, I’m obligated to protect my kids’ physical health. I’m obligated to protect their mental health, too. And exposing them to bigotry is simply not healthy. 

Go here to read the nauseating rest.  Leftism, at least in its current incarnation, is a cult, and if you are not a member of the cult you are not human and deserve no respect or tolerance.  This is all going to end very badly,

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20 Comments

  1. Hold on…

    “a message in which she told him that she didn’t want her grandkids surrounded by Muslims. We’ve asked that they broaden their perspective”
    Exposure to racism, or sexism, or homophobia is dangerous for young children. As a mother, I’m obligated to protect my kids’ physical health. I’m obligated to protect their mental health, too. And exposing them to bigotry is simply not healthy.

    Hmm… I wonder if the author intended the irony or was just unaware of it.

    Also, LOL at the idea that muslims aren’t racist, sexist, or homophobic. There’s been some protests in the UK that would disagree there.

  2. On a more serious note:
    “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. “

    Matthew 10:34-36 (ESV)

  3. If either of my sons brings home a woman like that…..I will throw her out with my bare hands and chase her off my property with whatever garden tool is closest.
    Stupid moron.
    Buford Pusser would be proud of me.

  4. Wow. There is no god but the leftist state. I see them, and then I wonder if all the people of history who did and advocated such horrible things were that unaware.

  5. As the father of four, two young women and two young men, I can honestly say the boys are fine. It’s the girls who are apt to be swayed by leftist emotion. I’m praying that they’ll find good young men, like their brothers.

  6. Just a thought expirement: What if the author was a born-again charismatic Christian fundamentalist who didn’t want her homeschooled children exposed to the hedonistic secular humanist ways of her hippy dippy in- laws with all their moral and sexual confusion? Who would be the bad guy here?

  7. If one of my three adult children said such a thing regarding my six grandchildren, I’d realize I was a failure as a parent and I’d advise the lout to Google the term “disinherit.”

  8. “Just a thought expirement: What if the author was a born-again charismatic Christian fundamentalist who didn’t want her homeschooled children exposed to the hedonistic secular humanist ways of her hippy dippy in- laws with all their moral and sexual confusion? Who would be the bad guy here?”

    Depends upon the facts. If they were exposing the Kids to porn movies, for example, the in-laws would be. If the in-laws were merely acting as normal grandparents on the visits, the daughter-in-law would be. A little tolerance goes a very long way, especially with blood kin or kin by marriage.

  9. One solution is to avoid political discussion at the table and to let TV be the domain of the host, parent or grandparent. Our family has a pretty wide spread from left to right (not counting us parents): Alinskyite lawyer (female) and community organizer; Catholic liberal reader of the NYT (female); prolife activist and subscriber to National Review (female); apolitical hippie (male); Breitbart follower/libertarian (male). The Alinskyite lawyer has told her kids (our grandkids) to not talk about politics when they’re at granma’s. Our frictions are apolitical. My point is, that our kids have enough love and respect for us to outweigh political considerations.

  10. That is the way to do it Bob! In God’s infinite wisdom he makes us members of families which tosses us together with people we would not necessarily choose to associate with otherwise. Normally this is good for all concerned, as it teaches us tolerance, forbearance, the value of a sense of humor and that there are important ties and connections that bind us in this life other than those we choose to make.

  11. “but they appear unbothered by the idea of migrant kids in cages at the country’s border.”
    Those “children” are free to leave anytime. The cage prevents them from entering the U.S. illegally and making of themsleves criminal invaders. It is like arresting somebody before they commit a crime.
    For those who believe that the individual sovereign person has no right to be free, choosing his own way to pursue Happiness, they have not read nor understood our Founding Principles.

  12. Would you allow you kids to spend time with their leftist, Trump-hating grandparents?

    Not just grandparents, but the rest of my relatives, too….

  13. Would you allow you kids to spend time with their leftist, Trump-hating grandparents?
    Isn’t “Honor thy father and thy mother” a Commandment? I guess my Catholic bible lacks the “…unless they are Trump voters” exception.

    My bible seems to be missing other things that seem to be included in many other people’s bibles. For example, in my bible the “but it’s OK if you’ve successfully lobbied Caesar to do it for you” exception in the Commandment “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods” is missing.

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