Imagine yourself waking up one snowy morning. You slip on your cozy velvet robe and slippers and shuffle over to the frosty window and find that your whole driveway has been plowed by your neighbor (who just happens to have different political beliefs than you).
But what do you care? The average person wouldn’t have thought anything about how that kind, generous neighbor voted. No, the average person would extend a word of thanks — maybe even inviting their neighbors over for hot coffee and sweets in abundant appreciation.
But one liberal Los Angeles Times columnist couldn’t wrap her head around how to thank her Trump-supporting neighbors after they cleared her driveway of inches of snow — unprompted, without being asked. She wrote an column detailing the experience, calling it an act of “aggressive niceness.”
From the column:
“Of course, on some level, I realize I owe them thanks — and, man, it really looks like the guy back-dragged the driveway like a pro — but how much thanks?“
Brrrrrr. How cold. Who new gratitude comes with such hesitation? With a neighbor like this, it’s a dark winter, indeed.
But signs of Trump Derangement Syndrome don’t stop there. The columnist continued, drawing parallels to the Lebanese political organization Hezbollah and Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam — because they, too, offer acts of kindness to others.
If this columnist’s response is considered a form of healing, then can we please circle back to the year 2016 when President Donald Trump won. Because in 2021, it’s clear that the Left has no concept of unity.
From the column:
“Loving your neighbor is evidently much easier when your neighborhood is full of people just like you.”
Not only is this passage pathetic, it speaks to how progressive liberals truly feel about the people around them. To them, loving your neighbor is hard when they are “morally inferior.” In this case, anyone who voted for Trump is probably unworthy of gratitude. So much for inclusivity and diversity. TDS sufferers want nothing more than a society of plain M&Ms — different colors on the outside but the exact same on the inside.
As for the noble, snow-plowing neighbors, the message couldn’t be clearer… that some people would much rather be a wet blanket on a cold, wintry day than a warm, glowing example of patriotic unity.
Some say the “Trumpites” should have returned the snow in spite. Others say the nice neighbors should worry about their own driveway next time. But what a real American does is take care of their community in a time of need, regardless. And as we see here, those acts of kindness often go without thanks.