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Reading some of the conservative sites, I am realizing that there is a big gap between their world view and mine. I thought there was a gap initially but it is bigger than I thought. They talk about feeling like strangers in their own country, that they need to take their country back. And I am reading this going what the hell are you talking about? As a Mexican American woman, I am thinking can't we all live in harmony. Don't we all have the right to be here? My parents worked in the fields all day in the hot sun for a better life for me. It wasn't just handed to us. It's my country too.

They talk negatively about race mixing and immigration. Also about hearing different languages spoken as if it's a bad thing. They speak of commercials with mixed couples with disdain and beauty magazines full of "brown" (their word) people. And they mention Rush Limbaugh as gospel and speak of white genocide and forced interbreeding.

They speak negatively about gays and lesbians as well as transgender people. And a deep fear of becoming the minority. I know conservatives that aren't this hateful and divisive but this group is a whole other level. I am just wondering how much of the conservative base is radical and fanatic. There is no understanding them. Not the ones that are that far gone. At least not for me.

It's two different Americas. I don't want the America that loves diversity and embraces equality to lose out. I don't understand how women, minorities, lgbt and the poor are considered the enemy. But that's still where we are. And if it's a fight they want, it's a fight they will get. There is no going back to 1950. There will never be an all white United States again. And even that romanticized version of reality never existed. Hopefully we learn the lessons and move forward.

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