A case could be made that the most persecuted people in politics today are conservative women voters. This political demographic has been given a good solid lashing in just about every women’s magazine – not to mention all the leftist websites and establishment newspapers. One can almost see a picture of these outlandish creatures in pink “Women for Trump” T-shirts being posted on the FBI’s most wanted list. But if the gals who broke the sisterhood and voted for public enemy number one were put through the flames in the last presidential election cycle, just wait as the heat turns up for 2020. …the real tyrant here seems to be the intolerants on the left.
…the real tyrant here seems to be the intolerants on the left.
Why should women who don’t buy the leftist narrative grab their shields and swords in preparation for a battle royale this time around? There are a couple of reasons: One is that more women have announced their candidacy, and, two, a woman got very close but was ultimately denied the brass ring, failing to break the old, hackneyed glass ceiling. Most women today pay no mind to this symbolic barrier and couldn’t care less about it in the grand scheme of things.
The last presidential election cycle and even the midterms brought a good deal of ugliness to the surface as Democratic women tried to coerce those of their gender to support the female candidate. Vogue as much as called these truculent Republican anomalies traitors to their gender as well as “emotional and irrational.” But they saved a special ire for white women voters, whom they called “maddeningly, confusingly . . . unsisterly.”
Life in the Lion’s Den
All this reminds one of the great biblical account of Daniel, an Israelite captive in Babylon. Despite his slave status, Daniel essentially became satrap number one in the Babylonian empire. This favor with the king did not sit well with the other 119 officials; jealousy is a dreadful and foul motivator. But they thought up a way to get back at Daniel. All the king’s men set out to entrap the favored Israelite so that he would be forced to worship their king:
“O King Darius, live forever! 7 All the high officials of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an injunction, that whoever makes petition to any god or man for thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. 8 Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and the Persians, which cannot be revoked.” 9 Therefore King Darius signed the document and injunction.” (Daniel 6:6b – 9)
But Daniel would not listen and kept on praying to the Lord his God. He did so in front of an open window, perhaps to indicate publicly that he would not follow the king’s order or go along with his fellow satraps. This put King Darius in a bind with only two choices: put up with disobedience within his official ranks or put Daniel in the lion’s den.
Lo and behold, the king’s punishment was no match for God, and Daniel walked out of the lion’s den without so much as a singed hair. Nothing and no one could convince Daniel to go along to get along. Similarly, no matter what conservative women voters read in the lefty rag-mags while getting a shampoo and blow-dry, calling them names or throwing them to the wolves, or in this case the political lion’s den, will not change their mind about whom they support for president. Surely, no one wishes to endure a fiery furnace, literal or figurative. But just as there was a time for Daniel to plant his feet to make a statement, so, too, should conservative women stand their ground and not be moved by threats from bullies.
The left likes to call President Trump a bully. However, the real tyrant here seems to be the intolerants on the left. They are both aggressor and oppressor, making every effort to become the intimidator that browbeats those who don’t worship their chosen candidate.
In the story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den, things ended well for Daniel. King Darius issued a decree for all his people to “tremble and fear” before the God of Daniel. And the king took those malicious men and all they loved and sent them into the den of lions, where they were crushed to pieces. While conservative women don’t wish such violence on their Democratic counterparts, they are as unlikely as Daniel to start voting for someone simply because women on the left badger them with a verbal cudgel. Conservative women have thus far demonstrated an independent spirit, free from outside control, and a willingness to speak their mind, vote for whom they wish, and remain unmoved by the dragoon tactics of their “sisters” on the left. Let’s hope it stays that way.