When did it become okay for the wealthy elite of the big and small screens, who have made their fortunes in the world of make believe, to lecture the rest of us on how we should live . . .. and think . . . and vote? Whoever gave them the golden wand that bestowed on them that power? And where did they get the grossly mistaken idea that they actually know enough about anything to be our superiors?

Debra Messing, for example, a principal in the silly ‘comedy’ television show Will and Grace, tweeted her agreement with a sign outside an Alabama church that said, “A black vote for Trump is mental illness.” (The other side of the sign displayed another similar message: “A white vote for Trump is pure racism.”).

And if that weren’t enough, along with her co-star Eric McCormack, she called for the publishing of all the participants who attend Trump’s upcoming fundraiser in Beverly Hills, California during Emmy Week.  She tweeted, “Please print a list of all attendees, please. . . . The public has right to know.”

Well, no they don’t actually have a right to know who attends a private fundraiser, but since donations to political campaigns are part of the public record, a lot of the donor information they want can be looked up on websites devoted to such things. But you have to be willing to do the research. Maybe poor Debra doesn’t have either the energy or even the ability to actually do the research herself. She wants someone else to provide the list. But ‘poor’ is probably the wrong word to use for Debra. Because, what the hey, she can buy the research. Her own personal net worth is reported to be somewhere between $18 and $20 million. Maybe she thinks that because she is rich, she is entitled to have things given to her so she can boss the rest of us around. Think again, Debra.

And by the way, what Debra and her side-kick Eric are asking for, despite hasty denials to the contrary, is nothing more or less than a veiled threat to create a ‘black list’. And the purpose of this black list is to expose the people who are giving big money to President Trump’s re-election campaign. Now why would they do that? To boycott their businesses, of course. Or harass them on the street or in front of their homes. Why else? We’ve already seen this happen to other conservatives and supporters of President Trump. Sarah Sanders and her family were driven out of a restaurant because she worked for the President. And Tucker Carlson’s family was harassed and threatened in their own home by noisy demonstrators who didn’t like his opinions. 

That black list was certain to be used against anyone who would support the President of the United States and donate money to his re-election campaign; who would dare to disagree with Debra Messing’s political views. And though both Messing and McCormack tried to walk back their statements, (“I NEVER NOR WOULD I EVER call for a blacklist of anyone for any reason. The info is publicly available. I as a consumer want to know where MY … Money is going when I pay for entertainment.” Right.

And then we have the case of award winning author Rebecca Makkai, who says no self-respecting, ‘normal’ American should ever wear a red hat — even a plain red baseball cap. And she tells “normal people not to wear any type of red hat”, saying they’re “making people scared.”

Who made her queen of the world who can decide who is ‘normal’ and what they should think and wear?

She even wrote, “MAGA hats are like the Nazi swastika”, as if, like her soul mate, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she has any idea of the horror and terror that a swastika really represents. But talk is cheap, so who cares? 

She goes on to say, “Is anyone else made really uncomfortable these days by anyone wearing any kind of red baseball cap? Like, I see one and my heart does weird sh** and then I finally realize it only says Titleist or whatever. Maybe don’t wear red caps anymore, normal people?” she wrote. “Also, for the love of God: The clever folks wearing ‘Make America Read Again’ or whatever caps — NO. You’re making everyone scared. Don’t do it.”

Poor thing. She is frightened of a red baseball cap. So nobody should wear them!

This is how far the left has pushed its boundaries to terrify its own followers, and they have been roundly supported by the mainstream media, which carries their flag for them.

So let me say this. You have red hats? Bring them on. No safe spaces for us on the conservative side of the spectrum. We are not going to hide from hats of any color. We’re not afraid of hats at all. Why would we be?

But more important, we’re not afraid of the truth. We’re not afraid of discussion, and we’re not afraid of people with opinions that are different from our own. We want to talk about them – in civil discussion, not calling each other names or intimidating them, but listening to each other’s concerns and opinions and sharing ours. Who knows? We might learn something from each other, we might even find areas of common ground. That would be a good thing.

So stop with the hysterics and the fear mongering and the name-calling and the threats. The hysterics of the left are tearing down all the things that have made America the beacon of freedom for the world. And it’s time to turn this country around!

So let’s all come to the table and let’s talk – out loud style!