I guess it depends on what you mean by destroy.
Over at Twitchy, I noticed how liberals are quick to react that President Trump is destroying the country after Rob Lowe made a post on the appeal of Roseanne to those who watch the show.
The ratings of the show were pretty strong, better than the American Idol reboot on the same network in its debut. Part of that appeal is most likely related to Roseanne Barr’s outspoken support of President Trump.
And in the season opener, the character Roseanne voted for Trump which has caused stress in the family that is already fraught with problems.
The irony in all this is what has happened to the characters since the show ended twenty years ago.
Becky is a widower, working as a waitress who can barely keep her home.
Darlene is a college educated mom with a high school teenager and a fifth grade boy who likes to wear women’s clothes.
DJ is an army vet who is in an interracial marriage.
Roseanne’s sister Jackie, retired from the police force is now an aloof life coach.
If anything, the show reflects just how bad things were under Obama.
Roseanne and Dan almost lost their home.
Darlene and her kids are living with her parents. She tells everyone she is there to take care of her parents, when in fact, she can’t hold a steady job despite her college education.
Becky becomes deep debt after her husband passes away and looking to become a surrogate mom for some fast cash.
Jackie has become a bullying feminist.
DJ is staying home supporting his child while his wife is deployed overseas.
I watched the two opening episodes just out of curiosity. I wasn’t much of a fan originally, but other members of my family did like the show. Remember, this is the same Roseanne who butchered the national anthem at a baseball game, and was much maligned for her outspoken views and eccentric living before she became a supporter of Trump.
Still, there were moments where I could relate to the show:
The high cost of Health care and its shrinking benefits.
Offspring not making good life choices and coming back home to live with their parents and their pride in tatters.
Young impressionable kids allowed to explore their “identities” where “informed” parents rely on studies, rather than common sense, that drive their parenting decisions.
The struggles grandparents have in watching their own children make mistakes in parenting while trying not to be overbearing.
If anything, the show represents what a lot of families have experienced over the last 10 years of social justice indoctrination. Liberals believe that the country was “better” under Obama. As I like to point out to my liberal friends, many of whom suffered economically under his presidency and yet ignored, it all depends on your perspective.
During Obama’s time as President, sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein, were being allowed free reign. Liberals used the courts to enforce the tenets of social justice into the legal system where businesses owned by Christians were being forced to close if they didn’t cater to customers beliefs.
The concept of “safe spaces” and “minority only” areas were borne out of social activism in elite college campuses around the country. It was considered empowering to write books about placing pebbles in your little sister’s private parts, while claiming to be raped by a college republican who never existed.
If you are a Muslim, you were regarded as oppressed by conservatives, especially Christian’s and Jews. Israel is viewed as an oppressive state. ISIS, Al Quaida and other Islamist terrorists was actively killing people in other countries, executing gays by throwing them off buildings, enslaving and raping young girls and women, even in Europe under mass migration. If you expressed outrage, you were labeled homophobic, as if incorporating a group with even more extreme views on women somehow made it oppressed.
When terrorists gunned down over a hundred Parisian’s, liberals offered their thoughts and prayers. When a school shooting happens in this country, conservatives are maligned for doing the same thing.
The left vilifies White America and their role in history. College students are actively trying to change the perspective of history under the rule of social justice, staging protests against historical figures as if somehow, the dead care about what happened.
The irony is lost among them when they don’t realize that had any one event not taken place during the course of time, their lives may not have even existed, or perhaps be very different than they are living now.
The only white people with a voice in this “Great Amerika” are the ones who side with the progressive agenda. Conservative minorities are often ridiculed from deviating from the very labels the white leaders of this movement have placed on them. The irony of the left celebrating diversity, so long as each member does what it says according to their designation.
And yet, on November 8, 2016, American’s chose a different kind of person to lead the country along a very different path. If it was such a great country before Trump was elected, a lot of people sure didn’t buy into it. While the country still has its share of problems, economic opportunity, the greatest single driver in the culture of America, has come back.
Now if we can just shrink the government and get rid of these vote grabbing unfunded liabilities, we might actually have a much longer period of economic freedom and prosperity. That is when you achieve social justice.