That phenomenon we’ve told you about is happening again: whenever something has the Left worked up, and they are scared about the reality they are facing in November, they lash out at all available targets…and being one of those targets, we experience an uptick in hatemail and troll comments on this site. Both in the venom and nastiness of the remarks, as well as the volume of nastygrams from the Left.
It happens every time something rattles them, and they don’t know how to process that, so they default to what the Left has always taught these people, and it’s to berate, bully, bite, claw, and attack their perceived enemies.
This brings to mind something remarkable we saw in the crowd at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally this weekend. A woman was frustrated because dozens of people kept pushing in front of her to get passed in the crowd, because a makeshift aisle had opened up where she was standing, though she had to keep moving all of her things to let the parade of people through. She was a very nice woman who lost her cool for a moment because she literally had been up and down, up and down, up and down a dozen times and just wanted to settle back in and wait for the rally to start.
Well, a very elegant southern woman in a beautiful red, white, and blue American flag jacket asked politely if she could walk passed the frustrated woman, and instead of just letting her pass, she decided to put her foot down and say, “NO! I’ve been up and down so many times, I just can’t keep track. I just want to sit down and rest and I’m so tired of people trying to come through here. I’m sick of it.”
“Today is about love,” the elegant woman said, in a voice as warm and friendly as peach cobbler.
“Today is about me drawing the line somewhere, because I don’t want all these people to keep walking over me”.
“I pray for you to receive patience,” the elegant woman said, as others in the crowd shifted positions so she could walk by.
Her perfume trailed behind her a little, very gently, the way an angel’s light would linger once she’d left.
The effect on the frustrated woman was instantaneous and remarkable.
“She’s right,” the woman said. “I should be more patient. Today is about love. I just am so tired, from camping out here all night, and I just want to rest before the rally starts. I don’t want to keep getting up and down all the time”.
“Well, you come sit next to me, sister, and no one’s going to make you move,” a man a row ahead of us said.
When I looked over to see who it was, I realized it was a big bear of a vet, in a wheelchair, with a hook for an arm and a big grin on his face. The friend of his that was sitting next to him got up out of his chair, and traded places with the frustrated woman. Then, she got to sit safely next to the big vet, in a place no one would try to muscle through passed her, and that’s where she stayed for the rest of the rally, next to her new friend, with everyone happy.
All of this comes to mind for several reasons:
(1) No matter how much the trolls and goblins out there hit us with, we’re never going to allow them to get to us again. The more effective all of us are, the more they are going to lash out, with everything they’ve got, because that’s all they know how to do. Our response needs to be that of the elegant, Southern woman: pray that they one day see the error of the ways, for they know not the evil they do. Pray that they someday receive the blessing of hindsight and realize how badly they lived their lives, while there is still a chance for them to remedy this. Pray that wisdom someday is given to them, so that they might find better ways in the future to express their disagreement with someone — instead of the vile, venomous, nasty attacks they make such frequent use of.
(2) All around us, there are people like that big vet in the wheelchair who are potential allies, mentors, guides, teachers, and problem solvers when moments arise that require them. We never know where they are, but they are out there, and if we have faith, they’ll reveal themselves when we need them most. This is true of any situation, including times when we’re plagued by the trolls and hatemailers. As another vet told us once, if you aren’t taken flak, you aren’t over the target.
(3) Remember what we said before about Quest Theory: the troll attacks and hatemail upticks are clues that tell us whatever we’re doing is getting to the Left, and since that’s what we want to do, then we’re being effective. If we are driving these lunatics crazy, then we are doing something right. AND, every time some Leftist site links here to attack us, they hand us thousands of more hits that day, which makes us a more valuable site and helps us get that much closer to our 11 Million Hits Mark (which is coming in September, with this site only existing on WordPress since July of 2008…so that’s 11 million hits in a little over two years…many more hits than some of these sites that attack us, combined, which probably makes these loons all the angrier).
That elegant woman in the crowd was an angel, we’re convinced of it. Her voice, her diction, her bearing, her presence. All of it. Just too perfect, too authoritative, too elegant to have just been some random, coincidental stranger in the crowd. She was there to teach us, and the frustrated lady herself, a lesson.
And we hope we were able to pass this lesson onto you, because from now on whenever anyone says anything horrible to us, after we say our usual snarky comeback, we’re going to top things off with an “I pray for you to have…fill in the blank with virtue of your choice”.
How do you come back at someone when they say something like that to you?
It’s even better than saying “Thank you for your opinion”.
It’s the perfect peach cobbler response.
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