As a Christian I do enjoy flying and the opportunity to share the Gospel (Jesus dying on the cross to save us sinners) with those next to me. Now of course this must be done in a manner that is Godly and respectful. It’s also a joy to talk to different people and walks of life. Up to this point all my conversations have been cordial.
Apparently Christians aren’t the only ones who want to share their worldview.
This past weekend a lady and her husband was kicked off their flight because the wife was berating a Trump supporter flying home after the inauguration.
Let’s just say she did not talk to the Trump supporter in a Godly manner.
Here’s my two cent. I realize my tone is stronger than usual but I think it captures just how dangerous some on the Left have become in their intolerance.
Sometimes I think some (not all) on the Left are religious zealots. Now when I say religious I’m not saying they are Christians. They might even be Secular Humanists. But the two are not mutually exclusive if we understand religious to be used in the sense that they have a heavily ideological driven commitment driven by their worldview.
Some have a mean Pharisee streak like this lady. If you watched the video early in the beginning you see how self-righteous she was to have the audacity to ask the attendant to move the young man after the young man notified the fight attendant. Its the manner she asked that presume there’s nothing wrong in asking a flight attendant to remove someone next to her just because he doesn’t have the same political outlook as she does. She even says “you’re in my space,” and apparently that space is him sitting on his seat that he paid for. But it don’t matter because he’s ceremonially unclean by Leftist standard and he’s the proverbial Philistine.
Look at this video from another angle:
The way she says “have some respect” mimicks the old grandmas that’s a part of the legalistic gossip squad found in any sterotypical cultural fundamentalist church complete with the daunting eyes. The only thing missing is she’s not wearing hats. “Have some respect,” she said, with those very words dripping with irony. The whole self-righteous demeanor, blinded at the hypocrisy in which she can’t show respect for someone else who disagree. The sudden guilt trip and appeal to pity to the flight attendants in order to not kicked out is so narcissistic because the problem is with everyone else, not her. No repentance, no apologies, full of shameless defiance that outdo any two year old I know.
Again this is not all Leftists. But you certainly do have some that are clearly religious not only in the sense that they are legalistic Pharisees but they are also apocalyptic in their outlook. They are bent to proselytize to the point that they are blinded to basic decency in civil discourse. She rants about nuclear bomb and climate change, the eschatology of the Left Wing. For her Trump is the anti-Hillary, who will bring about four to eight years of the Great Tribulation. I suppose it gives a whole new meaning to “LEFT BEHIND.” Left behind that is, at the airport.