My #WalkAway Story Series is a bigger and more long term project for A Lady of Reason, and it’s all about YOU! This is your big chance at getting your voice heard and your own story out there! For many closeted conservatives, afraid for our livelihood, social networks, family connections, even physical safety now, being stuck in the closet can be extremely isolating and it’s easy to feel like it’s you against the world sometimes! I certainly feel that way! By sharing our stories collectively, I hope to give a voice to you, my dear readers and followers here on WordPress and Social Media, to show each other camaraderie and that in fact, we’re NOT alone, just in the shadows. Well folks, it’s time to come out of the shadows and into the light! The “silent majority” is at least half of our nation, so you’re not truly alone. Come and hear others, and add your own voice, your own story to the mix, of what it’s like being a conservative in an increasingly Leftist country! Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message me at @aladyofreason1 on Twitter to add YOUR story!!! 🙂 I’ll send you the standard question list, or you can just write it free form as a narrative…
This #WalkAway story comes from an insightful conservative who wisely chooses to be under the pseudonym “Patriotic American”. Patriotic American fears backlash at work if he or she were to be known, which is a sad reality for many of us conservatives, myself included! Here’s Patriotic American’s wise words:
When did you become conservative? If you were ever liberal, what made you walk away?
I would not have ever labeled myself as a liberal or conservative until now. The other side has just gone insane. From shouting people out at restaurants to flinging around titles that they have no proof of such as racist and nazi, even to our President.
I wish they would do their research. I myself have done research on things that I hear about. I research articles and various media outlets not just one. Their movement has become an I hate Trump movement. He cannot ever do anything right. It’s not so much about their morals or beliefs as it is their hatred of the President.
Do you feel at all afraid to be openly conservative? If so, how do you cope with being closeted?
Yes, I am very hesitant to let my allegiance to the President be known. I work in such an environment that I do feel I would be ostracized and demeaned. I work among many educated and caring people. However, they have been so indoctrinated that they won’t or cannot see reason, or Even the very possibility of reason, for their hate. I deal with that by ” just walking away” from any conversation that might lead to shouting. I say shouting because there cannot be any reasonable conversation with them.
Patriotic American also had this insightful point about the #MeToo movement as well:
Seems like at this point they just sound like a bunch of crying feel bad for me martyrs. Which makes it harder for true victims and the police who try to investigate fairly. Additionally if it did happen this does not make every man a bad man. Is that what we should our girls of today? To be fearful of and doubt every man around? Do they not have husbands Sons boyfriends nephews fathers who should feel insulted at the comments thrown out to blame all men?
Thank you so much Patriotic American! It is hard when you fear the stigma and ostracism that being a conservative in a rampantly radical Leftist world! I applaud your courage to speak out, even anonymously! Your ideas need to be heard, and our voices need to be spoken somehow! Until our country gets more tolerant, here is the right place! You’re more than welcome to voice your opinions here on A Lady of Reason!