Because of a couple of bumper stickers on my car, a co-worker all but called me treasonous. These are the times in which we live, that daring to voice an opinion contrary to the current administration is considered treasonous. Sorry … but I thought we lived in a democracy … at least we were when I got up this morning.
Where I work, it’s mostly male, mostly white, mostly prior military, and decidedly republican. Liberal democrats are tolerated as long as we keep our mouths shut and our opinions to ourselves. It’s a quiet truce, but emotions simmer just under the surface.
So what happened this morning to elicit the accusation of “treason”? A couple of the old guard came in, bemoaning the bumper stickers on my car. A pink revolution bumper sticker from the woman’s march, and another bumper sticker suggesting the GOP ought to be replaced from their attempt to destroy the ACA.
Treasonous? Seriously? A land where dissenting opinions aren’t tolerated is a dictatorship … rather like the ones trump seems to be such a fan of judging by the admiration he lavishes on their leaders. And as long as we do live in a democracy, it’s our right … no, our duty to speak up, to question, to challenge. You want to call me treasonous for that? Then I’m proudly guilty.