The Angry Man

Absolutely, positively one of the very best articles I have read since all this hullabaloo over the election began. I wish I could attribute it to its rightful author, but no one knows who it is., so I’ll simply award it to Anonymous. But who ever you are, you nailed it my friend. I would say that in defense of the ladies out there, you could simply re-title it the “The Angry Woman,” or how about simply “The Angry American”? Having said all that, I believe the original title carries some extra weight and emphasis. I don’t know about you, but I am The Angry Man, and darn proud of it. Give me some good responses to this is you agree. If you don’t, . . . .  well . . . crawl back under your rock and whine. 

For all the interest group pandering that shapes modern American politics, the group that may well have decided the election has come down to the demographic of “The Angry Man.”

The Angry Man is difficult to stereotype. He comes from all economic backgrounds, from dirt-poor to filthy rich. He represents all geographic areas in America , from sophisticated urbanite to rural redneck, Deep South to Yankee North, Left Coast to Eastern Seaboard.

No matter where he’s from, Angry Men share many common traits; they aren’t asking for anything from anyone other than the promise to be able to make their own way on a level playing field. In many cases, they are independent businessmen and employ several people. They pay more than their share of taxes and they work hard. Damn hard, for what they have and intend to keep.

He’s used to picking up the tab, whether it’s the Christmas party for the employees at his company, three sets of braces, college educations or a beautiful wedding or two. Not because he was forced to, but because it’s the right thing to do.

The Angry Man believes the Constitution should be interpreted as it was written. It is not as a “living document” open to the whims and vagaries of appointed judges and political winds.

The Angry Man owns firearms, and he’s willing to pick up a gun and use it in defense of his home, his country and his family. He is willing to lay down his life to defend the freedom and safety of others, and the thought of killing someone if necessary to achieve those goals gives him only momentary pause.

The Angry Man is not, and never will be, a victim. Nobody like him drowned in Hurricane Katrina. He got his people together and got the hell out. Then, he went back in to rescue those who needed help or were too stupid to help themselves in the first place. He was selfless in this, just as often a civilian as a police officer, a National Guard soldier or a volunteer firefighter. Victimhood syndrome buzzwords; “disenfranchised,” “marginalized” and “voiceless” don’t resonate with The Angry Man. “Press ‘one’ for English” is a curse-word to him.

His last name, his race and his religion don’t matter. His ancestry might be Italian, English, African, Polish, German, Slavic, Irish, Russian, Hispanic or any of a hundred others. What does matter is that he considers himself in every way to be an American. He is proud of this country and thinks that if you aren’t, you are whole-heartedly encouraged to find one that suits you and move there.

The Angry Man is usually a man’s man. The kind of guy who likes to play poker, watch football, go hunting, play golf, maintain his own vehicles and build things. He coaches kid’s baseball, soccer and football and doesn’t ask for a penny. He’s the kind of guy who can put an addition on his house with a couple of friends, drill an oil well, design a factory or work the land. He can fill a train with 100,000 tons of coal and get it to the power plant so that you can keep the lights on while never knowing everything it took to do that. The Angry Man is the backbone of this country.

He’s not racist, but is truly disappointed and annoyed, when people exhibit behavior that typifies the worst stereotypes of their ethnicity. He’s willing to give everybody a fair chance if they’re willing to work hard and play by the rules. He expects other people to do the same. Above all, he has integrity in everything he does.

The Angry Man votes, and he loathes the dysfunction now rampant in government. It’s the victim groups being pandered to and the “poor me” attitude that they represent. The inability of politicians to give a straight answer to an honest question. The tax dollars that are given to people who simply don’t want to do anything for themselves. The fact that, because of very real consequences, he must stay within a budget but for some obscure reason the government he finances doesn’t. Mostly, it’s the blatantly arrogant attitude displayed implying that we are too stupid to run our own lives and only people in government are smart enough to do that.

The Angry Man has reached his limit. When a social justice agitator goes on TV, leading some rally for Black Lives Matter, safe spaces or other such nonsense, he may bite his tongue but, he remembers. When a child gets charged with carrying a concealed weapon for mistakenly bringing a penknife to school, he takes note of who the local idiots are in education and law enforcement.

But when government officials are repeatedly caught red-handed breaking the law and getting off scot-free, The Angry Man balls-up his fists and readies himself for the coming fight. He knows that this fight, will be a live or die situation, so he prepares fully. Make no mistake, this is a fight in which he is not willing to lose and he will never give up.

Obama calls him a Clinger

Hillary calls him Deplorable

Bill calls him Redneck                                            

BLM calls him a Racist

Feminists calls him Sexist

ISIS calls him an Infidel

Donald Trump calls him an American

and so do I!!!

7 thoughts on “The Angry Man”

  1. Colonel, you are right again and the author should be greatly commended. The piece presents truth, as it is, in itself. A blessing by definition. Thanks.

  2. I am an angry man too. I cannot do all the things listed above, but I pay my own way and never get money back for taxes…but always have to pay more. I believe in compassion and give to worthy charities (there are many that are scams). I think we ought help people that are in dire straits, especially through no thought of their own. However, those that insist on making bad life choices and expect me to pick up the tab…..I do not want to do it. Make good choices. Do not attempt to work the system for your benefit. Make moral decisions. Work. Save money. Only buy what you really need. Can it be done? Yes, I know as I did it. I married only when I could afford it. I bought things when I could afford them. I never run up big credit card bills as I know the horrid interest on them. I learned more and more skills and was able to “sell” my knowledge instead of just my time and my sweat. If you cannot read….learn how. People that do not read but just watch tv and films are going no where in a hurry. End of Rant. Good Luck. Note: Most people that have Good Luck are the ones that Work Hard.

  3. Fantastic article! It spoke for the largest portion of this country if you discount the liberal hotbeds of major cities. It did speak for real women too. I can attest to that. We are the quiet ones. The people doing what they must day to day that don’t go on tv with vulgar signs and screaming tantrums. We just abide and vote. And that’s how our voice is heard.

    1. It amazes me that so many, less than us, who cannot see the truth. Self-centered, people who only think of themselves and not the USA. Those who have not done anything at all for this country, except pay taxes . . . . well, maybe some of them.

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