Having once been much more of a liberal I definitely remember how it sounded to me when people talked about certain things being “un-American“, and I get that people sometimes dismiss that out of hand as if it’s some sort of a hyper patriotic ultra right wing SmackDown of some sort on something that they don’t agree with.
But you know what? When I see an out right attack on the first amendment, second amendment, on capitalism and our entire economic system, where having an American flag is considered to be a radical thing to do and you get called a Nazi for displaying your country’s own flag, where people are no longer allowed to express themselves if they’re not members of the correct victim group...where racism is only seen as a problem when it’s directed at one racial group (instead of being seen as totally wrong in every case is used).
Sadly, now I really understand what Un-American means, and how accurate it is in these cases.
This is my little sis from Big Brothers / Big Sisters. She hopes to one day be a baker/pastry chef. For her 17th birthday, I asked what she wanted to do? Amanda found a recipe for a cake she wanted to make that looked WAY more difficult than I thought we could accomplish. But this wonderful young lady met the challenge! This cake took 5 HOURS to make, with Italian buttercream, American buttercream, ganache, sprinkles, an Ariana Grande tie-in... and a 3-layer Funfetti cake! This is what Amanda wanted to do for her birthday — a challenge that she could meet. So proud of her! (Amanda and I have been “matched” for 4+ years.)