Thoughts

Jenny Hatch on Glenwood Springs MountainSometimes in my personal study of the scriptures instead of reading a few chapters I watch a talk from General Conference.

This morning I watched the talk by Quintin L. Cook from last Octobers Conference.

As he was talking I was thinking about a conversation I had with my daughter last night.

A few days ago I confronted my sister with her political backpeddaling on Facebook.  Ally wanted to know why I used such harsh language.

First some background.  My sister lived in Sweden for five years and when she returned to Detroit, she had morphed from someone who was more Conservative than me to a sarcastic know it all Progressive.

During my years of Conservative street demonstrations and Tea Party activism I experienced so much blowback, at times, it felt like I was engaged in a war. 

I watched many political friends being bullied and I observed so much mahem in the media in the distorting of who we were and what we expected from our political leaders that at times it has felt like we were up against this brick wall of opposition.

To have my own sister mocking and belittling, well, It was very difficult to know how to respond to her, so I mostly ignored her.  But a few months ago I wrote on her Facebook wall, “Who are you and what have you done with my Sister?”

My oldest daughter told me a few days ago that Lisa had posted on Facebook a backpeddling sort of explanation for why she had posted so much far left crapola on her wall. I felt myself getting steamed and after thinking about why I was so angry, I went on the web and read the post.

As I scrolled through the comments and read all of this back patting from her husband and friends I decided to confront her directly with these words:

“What a steaming pile of horse hockey.

I told you seven years ago that I was being bullied by leftists in my community for my conservative political activism.

For these past seven years you have treated me as little better than a psycho wing nut because of my claims.

When in absolute desperation I reached out to you for support and understanding you turned your back and became an outspoken and passionate progressive, mocking everything that means anything to me politically.

Don’t go crying in your pillow Lisa because you have sided publicly with Marxists and Criminals. If I have tuned you out it was because of complete and utter frustration and an unwillingness to waste my time arguing with someone who knows in her heart she has been pushing economic slavery on all of us with every word typed. And doing it with utter contempt and sarcasm.

I have nothing to say to you. You are a fraud. A Fake, someone who knows in her heart what the truth is, yet turned away from it, turned away from me.

I don’t have the energy or the will to hate you, but I do despise you and have zero desire to ever engage with you again as sister, as friend. You are nothing to me, worse than nothing.

If you believe you can cover the sewage you have spewed these past few years with, “Just kidding” uh, “Social experiment in political tolerance”… what a freaking load.”

Allison could not understand why I was so angry and last night I tried to help her understand.

I told her that if Lisa had said, “Sheesh, I feel terrible about promoting this Marxist fraud Obama and his Agenda” that would have been a very different message than the one she wrote.

The lack of humility and dumping on those of us who shut her out made me want to scream: “YOU HAVE MADE YOUR POLITICAL BED…NOW SLEEP IN IT!!”

If the only people who want to hear her views on politics are those who have rocks embedded in their brains, well, you reap what you have planted.

I have written before that I believe those who dance in the middle between freedom and slavery are like the Nobles in the movie Braveheart.

They twist and turn with every way the wind blows and they change sides and partner with whoever will provide them with the most ease and comfort while others bleed and die fighting for Freedom.

I have experienced the horror of the way the left wages war on those of us who promote freedom and when I tried to tell my sister, the person who knew me best, who shared a bedroom with me for 16 years and knows every nook and cranny of my personality and heart…when I told her what was happening to me she not only rejected my claims, she went and publicly sided with my enemies.

So yes, that has generated some heat, some anger, some rage, and even some hate.

As I have moved around the web I am witnessing more and more leftist regret in various blog posts, articles, columns, and opinion pieces.  Some have honestly and quietly said, “You know?  I see things differently now.  I did not vote for this mayhem and I did not know this is what it would be like.”

I actually have respect for someone who humbly admits they were on the wrong side of freedom.

But this?  Well, read it and decide for yourself if my response was overkill.  Listening to brother Cooks talk made me pause and wonder if what I said to my sister was evil.  

I do not believe in enabling double mindedness, especially in someone I am related to.  It just breeds insanity.

Here is the exchange:

My sister wrote:

Some months back, I decided to do something weird. I posted the most politically liberal links I came across. Sometimes I agreed with what I was linking, other times I just wanted to hear what people think. It’s been illuminating. Thank you to all my conservative Mormon friends who haven’t completely tuned me out. All two of you.

Comment 1

mrs g has just changed her name to mrs risky #yolo

Comment 2

lol I was wondering

Comment 3

We both LOVE you!

Comment 4

You and your family will always have a place in my heart. You are truly good people and I don’t say this often. I love you guys. Your counsel afforded me to be a better person. Soon, I will be home and I hope you have it in your heart that we share a dinner together and just enjoy each others company. Like the old days.

Comment 5

#doesnotunderstandhashtagphenomenon

Comment 6

Makes me wish I had time to look back at all your posts! Keep it up Shocking Sister!

Comment 7

You wonderful woman. Sends a big hug via cyberspace.

Comment 8

Hehe… are you saying being Mormon and being conservative are not synonymous? Learning the principles of a Christ-centered life, and searching out the best books are not contradictory ideas. And using your free agency to sort things out is hard but so worth the effort  Miss you oodles woman!

Comment 9

All three. You can include me.

Comment 10

YING AND YANG, BABY!!! SING IT!…You can’t have one, you can’t have none, you can’t have one without the oooooooooooother!

Comment 11

Funny, when I first read you post I thought you said “Muslim” friends.

My sisters husband said in Comment 12

it’s obvious why she’s the better half

I wrote this:

Jenny Hatch 

What a steaming pile of horse hockey.

I told you seven years ago that I was being bullied by leftists in my community for my conservative political activism.

For these past seven years you have treated me as little better than a psycho wing nut because of my claims.

When in absolute desperation I reached out to you for support and understanding you turned your back and became an outspoken and passionate progressive, mocking everything that means anything to me politically.

Don’t go crying in your pillow Lisa because you have sided publicly with Marxists and Criminals. If I have tuned you out it was because of complete and utter frustration and an unwillingness to waste my time arguing with someone who knows in her heart she has been pushing economic slavery on all of us with every word typed. And doing it with utter contempt and sarcasm.

I have nothing to say to you. You are a fraud. A Fake, someone who knows in her heart what the truth is, yet turned away from it, turned away from me.

I don’t have the energy or the will to hate you, but I do despise you and have zero desire to ever engage with you again as sister, as friend. You are nothing to me, worse than nothing.

If you believe you can cover the sewage you have spewed these past few years with, “Just kidding” uh, “Social experiment in political tolerance”… what a freaking load.

Final thoughts:

Like so many on the right, I am sick to death of leftists pleading, “Can’t we all just get along?”

No, we can’t.

I will not supress my voice, moderate my tone to a well modulated centrist NOBLE stance of just being “above it all”, or sit back and wait until the day every American is in chains before I try to do something to stop it.

I would have loved to partner with my sister Lisa in the cause of Freedom these past few years, but that was pretty hard to do while she and her family were mocking, laughing, and making fun of everything I said and did.

JennyHatch
Jenny Hatch summer 2004

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