I try to keep this site positive. There are countless sources of negativity and chest pounding, which was one of the reasons I started writing here. Allow me to deviate by sharing one of my biggest pet peeves…closed mindedness. The idea that if you’re not like me, you’re wrong. Or if you think/act/dress/look like one of them you’re a misguided, uneducated fool!
To all those who think they somehow are morally, politically, intellectually or – in any other manner – superior to someone else, I offer…
This is an open letter to normal people, just like you and me. Not geeks or freaks, only those just like you and me.
So if you’re an illegal, a native, a vegetarian, a gun owner, a tree hugger, a 1-percenter or a 47-percenter, read no further. If you’re a conservative, a hippie, someone stamped or pierced, a free thinker, a free loader, someone who meditates, someone who medicates, a head banger, a jar head, an accountant, a Buddhist, a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim, a Protestant, an agnostic, an atheist or a gas station attendant, move along.
Nope, this is only for people like you and me. Not whites or blacks or yellers or blues singers or red commies or green cowards or chocolate labs or white rabbits or old cat ladies or pigs or donkeys or elephants. Nope, not them. And especially not liberals or conservatives or flip-floppin’ independents or Fox News zealots or NPR wussies or cancer patients or diabetics or AIDS patients or middle-aged guys with male pattern baldness or plastic surgeons or intellectuals or morons or computer geeks or poets or mechanics or photographers or stenographers or philosophers or cellists or anyone who drives a Prius.
This is only for people just like you and me. So all you Brits and Indians and Iranians and Canadians and Ukrainians and Lithuanians and Serbians and Parisians and Russians can leave now. Go on, get out. And I’m sure as hell not talking to you punks or brothers or hipsters or posers or frat boys or gays or gushing parents or wife beaters or terrorists or preachers or senators or speakers or veeps or whips or chain smokers. No way.
You see, this is only for people like you and me. Normal people. Just like you and me.
Timothy J Condron
March 16, 2015