If you're like me, you're probably someone assumes is a liberal because of your taste in music or dress... and has to "come out" as not one. You don't understand why everyone has to adhere so neatly and conform to group/sub-cultural stereotypes in the first place. Why can't people think for themselves? Why can't we be lots of things?
If you're like me, you over-hear Liberals talk and think, "I know what they're thinking- I would have disliked (the new, conservative) me too, but I didn't know better then", "I used to say things like that", "That used to be me, and I'm embarrassed for them to hear them talk/think that way".
If you're like me, you know that most Liberals probably would never understand the way you feel now because they haven't had the EXPERIENCES that drove you to change sides (so to speak) and think differently... and therefore they can't understand.
If you're like me, you find the stereotype about the angry, gun-toting, scared, shaking in their boots, afraid of change, unsophisticated, un-hip, uneducated, unworldly, bigoted (for no legitimate reason, just to be a jerk), mean-spirited conservative to be annoying and so not you. You think Liberals are the anti-intellectual, inexperienced ones and the nasty ones- the intolerant bullies.
If you're like me, you're angry about left wing media bias in this country, and the way history is taught.
If you're like me, you're FED UP with "Identity Politics" and "Political Correctness"/PC and you feel you're drowning in a sea of it- in fact, our whole national culture now revolves around it.
If you're like me, you might even think President Obama is the racist one...
If you're like me, it's really, really hard to find people who fit that match.
If you're like me, you feel like an ex-gang member, or like someone whom no one believes once was a liberal, in every way. You might want to say, "no, wait, I used to think like you, but I don't anymore, let me explain, here's why..." but you somehow never get a chance to.
If you're like me, it's hard to even swallow the level of change you've been through ideologically, even in the span of a few years.
If you're like me, it's hard to find friends in a city where everyone at least totes the "party line" and doesn't "get" where you're coming from, or understand the experiences you had that pushed you to switch sides.
You realize you're an ideological minority (and therefore, a target) in super liberal NYC... which is soooo hard, especially when it comes to friendships. A lot of liberals would not want you for a friend- they're embarrassed by you.
Let's hang out, have dinner at restaurants, drink a few drinks, perhaps have house parties, and most importantly, meet like, tolerant and understanding minds.