I am not a racist, I am a patriot.
There once was a time, not too long ago, when one might consider it an honor and a privilege to be called a “patriot”.
Post 2016 Presidential Election: “Never Trumpers” are quick to inform citizens that we are not Patriots but are actually selfish, racist, narcissistic, xenophobes.
I don’t know about you, but I never considered myself racist–or a Xenophobe. I actually had
to look up the definition of the word “xenophobe” before I could properly confirm or deny this accusation.
Webster’s dictionary defines “xeonophobe” as “one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin”. It turns out, I am not fearful of what is foreign or people of foreign origin. It is not foreigners I fear …I care to reject ideologies that openly declare war against our nation, democracy and the constitutional republic.
In fact, I love and appreciate all people. My heart is truly full of love. It breaks my heart to see a nation so divided.
Racism is defined in Webster’s dictionary as, “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” I am not racist either.
So why do people call me a racist, xeonophobe?
I believe the answer is bet found in this scripture: “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, so that “they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.” Mark 4 11-12
There are those who are afraid of the truth. The truth that love will prevail. God has determined the result. The truth is that God is the only answer and love will overcome.
Many will turn away but blessed are those who call on the name of Jesus and blessed are the peacemakers.
Patriotism is defined as, “love that people feel for their country”. This country was established on the foundation of truth, love, and freedom. So before you call me a racist xenophobe–call me a patriot!
Have you been called a racist? I’d love to hear your thoughts. E-mail me, post your thoughts on my facebook, or call in to my national broadcast for deplorables (access @ teachusmrh.com) . I’d love to speak to you.