Don’t Call Me A Liberal. I’m a Humanist!!!!!!!!

Ever since I’ve been associated with my desire for either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders to be elected President of these already great United States of America, I’ve been labeled a Liberal.

I’ve also been called a “Snowflake”.  A term I actually had to research and found this description: An overly sensitive person, incapable of dealing with any opinions that differ from their own. These people can often be seen congregating in “safe zones” on college campuses.

Apparently, “Snowflake” is used to describe the generation of spoiled, overly sensitive young people who were raised by overly sensitive, overly politically correct parents. I’m flattered that others would think of me as being so young and youthful!

I’m veering off topic here.

Because I did not vote for Trump seemingly makes me a liberal.

Let’s get this shit clear right now.


No. I am NOT a “Liberal” I am a Humanist.  I care deeply about people. I am self-centered–NOT self-righteous. And self-righteousness is a trait both Liberals AND Conservatives share too well!

I am not a liberal.  I do not believe in political correctness. I  do believe in being polite and gracious.   I do not get insulted if a man calls me “dear” or “honey” or tells me that I look nice or pretty. I’m mature enough to realize that it is a compliment. And those compliments come from men of a generation or two ahead of me. Generations past when little terms of endearment such as “dear” and “honey” were not harassment.


And I’m that girl who calls the mailman “sweetie” and he doesn’t get upset. And I call the lunch delivery guy “toots” and I haven’t been arrested for harassment!

You know what harassment is? Harassment is when a man debases women. Men such as the president-elect. He grabs women by the pussy. And he’s proud of it. He said those words in a video that the entire world saw. And yet, he was elected president. That is the sort of character people voted for. I’m still puzzled how any woman could vote for a man who speaks like that about women.

And because I mentioned that Trump is a debasing and filthy pig for speaking about women in that manner, I am labeled a “liberal”.   Um. I think not. I am merely a person who would never, ever speak about any of my female counterparts in that way.  I’m a Humanist.

And because I thought it vile and disgusting and inhumane that the man who is our president-elect spoke before a crowd and mocked the disabled, I am labeled a “Liberal”.

I guess I’m a real snowflake because I took the president-elect’s mocking of the disabled personally.  I had a sister who was physically and mentally disabled. She died.  In the world of our president-elect and his cronies—they love when disabled people die because they won’t need government “entitlements” as they get older.

Because I’m compassionate and feel for the disabled, I’m a liberal.  No. I am but a person who cares about those who are limited in their development both physically and mentally.

People I know who voted for the president elect also call me a “bleeding heart liberal” because I believe in medical insurance for all citizens of these United States.  Why is that such a liberal way of thinking?  Why shouldn’t all the people of our country have health insurance?  Why should superior health care only go to the wealthy?  The political mafia doesn’t sleep with the fishes—they sleep with the healthcare CEO’s and lobbyists.  The president-elect and his ilk are creaming in their polyester trousers over the dismantling of the affordable health care program, aka “Obamacare”.  While I realize Obamacare isn’t perfect, it does work and millions of people who could not afford healthcare now have it. I am one of those people. Obamacare could have been perfection had the Republicans and Conservatives in Congress embraced it and truly cared about We the People. Instead, these politicians were so full of hate for President Obama that they stymied every move he made.

They hated Obama because of his black blood.  Those pasty white crackers most likely hated Obama even more so because he is bi-racial. And in their fish-belly white world the thought of a white woman and a black man making a little café au lait baby who would grow up to be President was more than they could handle. Imagine. A man of “tainted” blood becoming President! I’m sure those conservative congressmen and women went to their houses of worship on Sunday and prayed for the KKK to really make that big house on Pennsylvania Avenue the Whiter house!

And because I wish the best of healthcare for all of the citizens who share my roots of being American, and because I love, admire, and support our wonderful President Obama, I am labeled a liberal.  In reality, I just want fairness for everyone.  And I think Obama had a rough time from the get-go. I am proud and happy that I voted for him twice.  And because I voted for Obama does not a liberal make me—it makes me a woman who does her civic duty and gets out there and votes! Voting is a privilege that I do not take lightly.


Yes. I can hold a grudge longer than Harry Houdini could hold his breath. And I’m snarky. And I complain. But you know what?  I truly, truly care about people. 

I do not like extremes. The extreme right sickens me because they hate and despise any one person or group who isn’t like them.  They hate gays. They hate Catholics (except for the extreme Catholics like the very dangerous vice-president-elect Pence) and Jews and Muslims and Atheists and Hindus and any person who isn’t “Christian”. They can go to church but they can’t pray that hate away!

The extreme right hates all the people in this beautiful America who receive “entitlements”.

The extreme right believes the all people who receive “entitlements” from the government are all either black, lazy, drug addicts, alcoholics, single mothers, and people who don’t want to work.

I’m labeled a snowflake because I believe in government assistance for those who need it.  I’ve been with the unemployed and I can vouch for every single one of them. They would rather work.  Sure, a small number of people take advantage of the programs. But the numbers are so small and so miniscule that it doesn’t even put a dent in the government spending. I don’t refer to government assistance as “entitlements”.

You wanna know who the truly entitled are? They are the angry people who can’t stand the fact that someone else is receiving any sort of aid.  They are the ones who “assume” everyone is cheating them.


No way can I understand that people think don’t think the wealthy aren’t entitled. I have a bridge to sell ya!

But these same people never question the entitled attitudes of the wealthy one percent.  The one percent who cheats the government of billions of tax dollars every year!  The wealthy who vote with their purse strings only.  The wealthy that own large companies and outsource cheap labor as their employees.  These are the truly entitled and our government has made entitlement programs for them so their taxes are cut and they can use cheap labor instead of hiring Americans.

And I’m the liberal because I can’t stand the thought of outsourcing?? Wow!!!

Oh the extreme left doesn’t get a pass from me either.

I’m sick and tired of their overtly “do-gooder” policing. Guess what?  It’s ok for someone to leave their dog in a car with the window cracked while running into the store for a container of milk.  That person’s dog won’t die in the middle of winter if its owner leaves the vehicle for a two-minute transaction.  And thanks to the extreme lefty politically correct, I now have to drive a half a mile in a parking lot to find a space because of the great number of “special” parking spaces.   I see people running out of cars with handicapped plates faster than superman outflying a speeding bullet.  And the parking spaces for “women with small children”?    No.  Get out of the car, take your child by the hand and teach them how to walk properly in a parking lot!! Telling a woman her dress is beautiful is not harassment.  A parent disciplining their child in public is not abusive.  A parent beating the living shit out of their child is abusive. Get your priorities in place!

Because I feel that the president-elect needs to stop his immature rants and babyish bullying on Twitter, I have been labeled quite the falling snowflake.   Not quite. I just believe that a man who is going to be sworn in as the leader of our already great country should be focusing more on what is important for our country. He better get those “pussy-grabbing” fingers off his phone and perhaps grab a pen instead and take notes on how to behave like a mature adult.

The extreme left and the extreme right are both very, very dangerous groups of people. We need to get back to being a moderate and bipartisan society.

Because I believe very strongly that religion has absolutely no place in politics, I’m labeled a dangerous and very bad liberal person.

Really?  Our Country was founded by men who couldn’t stand organized religion.  I’m still trying to figure out just how and when Jesus unwillingly got involved in all political goings on.

Our America is not a Christian country in exclusivity.  We are a melting pot of religions and religious ideologies and not all of them are Christian.  We are Atheists, Agnostics, Baha’i, Buddhist, Confucians, Hindus, Islams, Jains, Jews, Sikhs, Shinto, Taoists, Universalists, Scientologists, Rastafarians, Muslims, Pagans and Wiccans.  And I thank the good Sisters who taught me in Catholic School; they reminded us that not everyone shared our beliefs and that we should accept and respect all religions and all beliefs.

Because I’m respectful of the ideologies and beliefs of others I am labeled a liberal.  Not really, I’m just intelligent enough to realize that not everyone believes in the Jesus and God that I believe in.   I’m also intelligent enough to pray to St. Anthony every time I lose something. He helps me find things. Lots of things!  I’m a Humanist who loves me my Saints!


Thank you St. Anthony for finding my long lost lipgloss. Can you help me find my Alex and Ani bracelets tonight? Can you tell St. Jude I need him for a request…and St. Dympha…

I am a Humanist.  I believe in compassion and empathy. I believe in humility.  I believe in respect and kindness.  I believe in equality. I believe that no one person is better than the other.  I believe that people should be treated with dignity.

And today I am a Humanist who is so very afraid of what will happen to our great country and her people come the day that vile man is sworn into the Presidency.  His companionship with a Russian dictator will have an effect on our country. Good and decent people will suffer. And those who voted for this awful specimen of a human being will also suffer. He is not a Humanist, nor a liberal nor is he a moderate. He is a vicious, deceitful and dangerous man and he built an entire campaign around anger and hate.

I am a Humanist who is asking all my friends on Friday, January 20, 2017 to pray to their God; be it Ra, Yahweh, Mohammed, Bob Marley, Buddha, or Hipster Jesus.  Pray for America. Pray for our people. Most of all, pray for strength—because we are going to have to be strong during the darkest political days to come.


My beautiful country and Liberty Enlightening The World both weep because our great country is about to fall on dark days. What happened to the real America–the America who welcomed and loved and cared? She’s dying..

I Ask you to listen to this song by George Harrison.  The melody is haunting but the words are so incredibly true.  “Beware of Darkness”



About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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51 Responses to Don’t Call Me A Liberal. I’m a Humanist!!!!!!!!

  1. doodletllc says:

    Yes, Catherine, I agree. In fact, I don’t know anyone that doesn’t Agree. Stay Strong. Stay Positive. Stay Human. Stay Real.

    • Catherine says:

      Hey Jeanne. We all have to band together on this one. We all need to stay strong and postiive and human and real. It’s gonna be a hard ride but we have each other!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  2. Marysue says:

    Great post Catherine! Thank you for saying it and saying it with intelligence, spunk and heart. I don’t know how I found your blog, but I enjoy every post.

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Marysue. I’m quite glad that you did find my blog and even MORE glad that you agree with my words. I just don’t know how we are going to live through the next four years with that vile pig in charge…XOXOXOXO!!!

  3. mareymercy says:

    That’s what we’re down to, it seems, as a nation – if you’re not on one side, you must be on the other. And yes, snowflake is the new knee-jerk term for anyone not on the ‘right’ side – interestingly, though, Trump is the biggest snowflake of them all. Aside from the college campus part!

    • Catherine says:

      Cynthia. RIGHT??? Trump is the biggest snowflake on earth. And it’s too f***ing bad that he won’t melt!! I don’t think I’ve ever despised anyone the way I despise that subhuman. And to think, he went public with debasing women, mocked the disabled and became President. Hillary won the popular vote. America is NOT a democracy!!! I can’t even… XOOXOXOXOXOX!!!

  4. I’m with you all the way!

  5. T. Tribble says:


  6. Susan D says:

    Wow. A very well written piece. Straight from the heart. You never hold back,but are able to articulate your thoughts so well.
    Susan D

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Susan. Thank you. I’m glad that you appreciated my thoughts. And trust me, I do NOT hold back. I would have written a lot more, but if I did, the secret service would have been a knockin’ at my front door!!!! XOXOXOXOXO!!!

  7. Sharron from Oz says:

    I love that I can enjoy the writings of an honest, intelligent, articulate humanist from half way around the world. No doubt we would be wonderful friends were we to live nearby 🙂 It is indeed a sad day when such a lecherous creep is given such power, I shudder every time I see his face or name mentioned in our media. And he isn’t even ours!! Stay strong humanist.

    • Catherine says:

      Sharron. Had I been an heiress, I would have moved to OZ for the next four years. I LOVE Australia!! I think it would be difficult to find a job though!! He IS a lecherous creep. WTF?? He talks about dating his daughter?? And gets elected President?? I don’t know what’s worse–him or the vicious people who actually voted for him? Did they not do research? America is dead come the day Trump is sworn in ! #notmypresident

  8. hipchick66 says:

    Well, I’m a liberal. Always have been, and proud of it. I’m a liberal in the tradition of John F. Kennedy. We liberals take a bad rap, but we’ve done a lot of good for the world and it’s people. Yet somehow, the label has become an insult. That’s sad. Because one label does not describe each of us in full. But, I’m glad you found a label that you can embrace and be proud of!

    • Catherine says:

      Lori! I love your answer to me! You hit all the points on the label “Liberal” and how it should be. It’s a shame that this 2016 election has given us all labels that have evolved into the negative. Yet another example of how that vile man has divided a nation! I’m glad we both agree on many thoughts and wh n we don’t quite, we know that we are still friends!!💗💗💗💗(from my phone–I hope these heart icons make it through)!!

      • hipchick66 says:

        The hearts made it through! You’re right, and we are all tired of the negativity aren’t we? We have far more in common than we have differences. Friends…always! Xoxo

  9. Denise says:

    I differ my from you on only one thing: I proudly and loudly call myself a liberal.
    Bleeding heart, in fact. Love this post, regardless of our “differences!”

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Denise. And that is the difference between you and I and those who support the AmericanHItler. We CAN agree to disagree about our “labels”. The neo-Nazis and Trump get all bent out of shape and need to have that last word. Oh..they will find out what a cheating POS that man is. And they will make excuses. It literally sickens me!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  10. suzyjbarker says:

    Excellent post Catherine straight from the heart as per usual. I enjoyed reading it. You do definitely have a serious dilemma in your country’s politics. I despise the left and the right and can relate to your thoughts on both. A prayer it shall be on 20th XX

    • Catherine says:

      Thank you Suzy for your prayers on the 20th. Even Pope Francis will be praying because he isn’t fond of that orange orangutang either. I honestly don’t know where my country went wrong by electing a rapist, a cheat, a liar, a man who would F*** his own daughter, a man who cheated small business men, a man who debases women, a man who mocks the disabled–only in America!! My heart is broken!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  11. martha Welch says:

    Thank you for the excellent post. I feel exactly the same way. I have never felt the fear and anxiety that I feel for the future of our great America. I would never want this man to be president of our homeowners association much less president of the United States. I have to admit that I lost a lot of faith in my fellow Americans when he was elected. Politics aside, how could anyone be ok with him mocking the disabled, spouting racism, sexism and hatred? Of course, he denies a lot of this even though there is video of him in the act. Amazing! Obviously I am disgusted by this man and his behavior. But it is the fact that others are not disgusted and have chosen to side with this bully that makes me very sad.

    • Catherine says:

      Martha–I swear to you–I haven’t had a full night’s sleep for over a week thinking about this skel president-elect. I’ve completely lost faith. He’s a LIAR. He mocked the disabled then came out and said he never did. He’s a piece of sh*t. And Bonaparte’s son-in-law voted for him. Don’t even get me started on THAT one….XOXOXOXO!!!

  12. Bridget says:

    I had to laugh at your comment about parking spaces for women with small children. Over the summer, my husband and I went to check out the new outlets shops at the Gloucester Town Center. They have parking spots marked “For Pregnant Women.” My husband saw them, and said, “Uh, oh here we go,” because he knew a rant was on the way … it was … 😉

    • Catherine says:

      Bridget. Funny you mention the spots marked “for Pregnant Women”…I was at my OB/GYN’s office for my annual lady parts visit. Naturally the office was mostly pregnant younger women and THEY LOOKED MISERABLE> My doctor validated that they were miserable. WTF? Pregnancy isn’t a disease–it is a great time of your life–embrace it–and waddle your water-filled legs up the parking lot to the store. Walking is GOOD for you. What a spoiled generation we have. I’m with you. Don’t even get me halfway started on this “parking spot” issue. I’m a lunatic!!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  13. sorrento15 says:

    Well said!!!!!! Glad you’re standing up for your self and these very important values! Thank you for speaking clearly – you speak for me!




    • Catherine says:

      Thanks Helena! I’m hoping I speak for many women and many other people. I’m sad and scared and am researching ways to stay healthy despite doctors. And I cannot believe the physicians are NOT protesting against Trump! Doctors will suffer because people will stop going to them because they won’t be able to afford it. WTF?????? Oh I despise Trump so very much #nevermypresident

  14. JulietC says:

    Amen – I and almost everybody I can think of will be hoping and praying for the USA, personally I wonder how he will last 4 years – OK stranger things have happened but I think he will go sooner than that. I know this is mean spirited but maybe this hideous man is the wake up call for all those people that value goodness and decency etc to actually claim their territory and just say enough is enough to all the nonsense going on at the moment and realise that pushing back doesn’t make you a bad person it just means you have reached that point when it is necessary to say enough.

    Excellent and passionate post

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Juliet. Trump is beyond hideous. This is a man who was SO racist. SO bigoted against a man of color in the WHITEY house that he made an issue about a birth certificate yet he won’t show his tax returns. He won’t publish them because he is a criminal. And the morons in this country who voted for him are fine with that. No. Trump is NOT decent. He is NOT a good person and he is certainly NOT a humanist..and his supporters will find out when they all get nothing. XOXOXOXO!!!

  15. Susan says:

    Great post, thanks for saying it so well!

  16. Nancy Bennett says:

    Hello Catherine– I had hoped this day would never come, or that America would wake up from this “long, national nightmare” and get a do-over for the whole election debacle. I can’t even deal. I can’t even. The whole bull%#$+ of the transition has only been a prelude to the four year shi$show that I’m expecting. I hope to be proven wrong by the new Pres and the cabinet, sand I wouldn’t even mind eating my words to my whole family and most of my friends who are Republicans and who just wanted to get the Dems out of Washington. Sigh. What. Ev.
    I am thinking that He Who Shall Not Be Named won’t last six months without some hugely wrong ethical violation that will end in removal from office an (he’s the sad part) Pence being Pres (I’m originally from Indy, and people just wanted him out of that state, believe me).
    I have never had so much angst about the country. Even W had fairly smart advisers around him, and a lovely, educated wife and some basic sense. And a Dad who had some ethics.
    Your post emphasizes what I believe, too. Let’s pray that good sense will prevail. Where that good sense will come from remains to be seen.
    Nancy from AZ

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Nancy! I’m so glad that you share the same sentiments that I do. I’m still shaking my head that my four siblings would be so racist and bigoted and so moronic to vote for this vile shitbird. Bonaparte’s SIL included. I have NO mercy whatsoever when it comes to who voted for this subhuman creature. I thank God that my three children have inherited the humanist gene from me because their father voted for Trump. I won’t go there.
      But yeah. I’m OUTING every single person I know who voted for the man I didn’t vote for and I don’t have to be nice about it. I’m human but when it comes to the man who is out to destroy America..I ain’t too sweet! I LOVE my country. And Trump and Pence (who IS hands down, THE most dangerous Roman Catholic on earth) and their supporters are NOT true Americans. I need to take a Tylenol now. I have a headache. LOL!! XOXOXOXO!!

  17. Juliapoulos says:

    Go girl. I love ur post. I agree with it all but I don’t think there r any real liberals left in the USA.
    Healthcare is a basic human right. I can’t understand how anyone would want to deprive others of health care. I like your assertion of humanism. Some of my family who boast of their Christianity r truly uncharitable to everyone. Too sensitive? Is the American value “to each his own and screw everybody else”.
    Compassion is strength not weakness.

    • Catherine says:

      Thank you Julia! Oh..don’t even get me started on those who boast of their Christianity. I have some family members who claim to be true Christians and are the most angry and hateful and bigoted people on earth! Healthcare IS a basic human right and in Europe–it is but not in America. Our country is in dire trouble and I cannot believe that people are so hateful as to support that filthy, disgusting pig. He isn’t humane. XOXOXOXO!!!

  18. Adrienne says:

    Thank you for your post. And your subsequent responses. What has happened defies logic. It defies morality. I pray that as our country goes down this road (operative word: DOWN), all is not lost. Your posts are always a bright spot in my day!

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Adrienne. Yes! What has happened DOES defy morality–and that is why the so called “Christian” contingent is so full of shit. They are the same type of liar as Trump and I hope they are willing to meet THEIR maker–Satan when the time comes!! Their morality is a bona-fide hypocritical joke!!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  19. Renee says:

    Catherine, OMG….I just want to go underground and hide next Friday! I’ve been plotting ways to avoid my computer, TV anything “News” regarding that horrible spectacle of that UN-inauguration. In my 60 years..I never remember feeling so frightened for myself, family and our great country. Good God…that A$$hole just twitter-ranted about our iconic-civil rights hero John Lewis “all talk, talk, talk – no action”…there is just no limit to what that un-human will say..Yeah…I’m gonna be praying…and writing checks and protesting and donating my time to causes, groups in hope that we never see this happen again. Hopefully, I live long enough!!

    Thanks for your awesome post!!!

    • Catherine says:

      You’re welcome Renee! Trump is a moron. Plain and simple. A moron. And his supporters despise civil rights just the way Trump does. Like-minded individuals stick together. What kills me is that Hillary still won the popular vote. America is NOT a democracy and we are not in the stages of dictatorship. It is sad and repulsive!!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  20. Christine G says:

    Excellent post! We have to resist the best we can. People will suffer because of these deplorables. Stand strong and #staynoisy.

  21. Q.D says:

    As an Australian, with universal healthcare, I just don’t understand (can’t understand), the objections to Obamacare, it keeps people alive so I just can’t object!

    I laugh because we have liberals, who are the liberal style people you describe here and Liberals, the political party who are our conservative party, so sometimes I find myself saying “not a capital L Liberal! “

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Q. I still cannot get my head around the fact that America, the great( soon to be formerly great) country does not have universal healthcare. That is because way too many Americans have become so disgustingly selfish–and you can thank Ronald Regan’s capitalism for that. He may have helped the economy, but Regan’s after effects caused damage that will never go away. Now with Trump at the help, we ARE on our way to third-world countrydumb–because of an American and Russian co-dictatorship. I can’t wait to say “I told you so” to all those who thought Trump would be their savior!!! XOXOXOXO

  22. Deborah says:

    Catherine, you said it all! Thank you for sharing your opinion which is so totally on target with the way so many of us feel. I’m very afraid for America.

  23. Catherine says:

    Reblogged this on Politcal Nation USA and commented:

    I wrote this blog post just before 45 was sworn in. It still rings true. I’m sick and tired of being labeled a “Liberal” because my politics and ideologies aren’t the same as the thinking of those on the extreme right.

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  25. emmaleeshall says:

    Great post! I didn’t vote for Trump either. In fact I was so frustrated with what was and is happening in the US right now that I made a t-shirt about it. I hesitate to share it cause I don’t want to look like I’m plugging my own merch. But I’d also like to share the shirt idea with like minded people so I’ll go for it. Here’s the link.

  26. Enid Hogrobrooks says:

    CATHERINE that was an amazing peice. I’m so glad that you’re my Sis and ❤

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