My name is Michael Piechoinski. I am a 28-year-old Christian, American, Conservative… who happens to be gay. I reside in sunny Phoenix, Arizona but I am from a small town in Missouri. My passions revolve around politics, technology, writing, researching, graphic design, and movies.
I was thrown into the world of politics unwittingly by a Facebook post I had made a few years ago regarding my own race and invoking Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote on judging people by the content of one’s character – not the color of their skin. It garnered a lot of comments and traction within my social circles, including my church. The backlash was swift and relentless. I had no idea what was to come next, or why people reacted so negatively for my call to unity.
I was never called a racist in my entire life before that point, and it shocked me. However, I found it to be a common occurrence by those on the left who refuse to answer an argument. They would rather resort to belittling those who disagree with them by name calling their opposition. Not only is it intellectually lazy, but it cheapens true evil.
I am fascinated by the world of politics and the societal groupthink that permeates across social media within mainly the left, spewing identity politics, and race-baiting headlines as a way to divide Americans. I am sick of the propaganda and lies, so I decided to write an essay of sorts. An essay that includes: my experience as a former leftist, facts, insights from well-known academics, American history, and overall why I am claiming conservatism over leftism – as well as a bit of history on the Democratic Party. I found it interesting that a lot of what I have learned I was not taught in school, unfortunately.
I am not out publicly as a conservative on any of my platforms or in my life, however, today that changes. It is my hope that if you have been silent out of fear as I once was, that you get the courage to stand for truth, above all else. We are in perilous times with anarchists running amuck and politicians trying to rewrite history: the truth matters now more than ever.
I risk losing family, friends, and financial wellbeing for publishing this document, yet I can no longer remain silent while our American tenets are being eroded. Today, for the second time in my life, I am coming out. It is time for the silent majority to start speaking, starting with me.
“You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” – John Adams
God bless you, and God bless America.
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