That's right folks apparently egoism is "in" within our pro-America, legal immigration groups. Some within the movement are just in it for power, glory, money or their ego. Isn't that true with any type of special interest group though? There are those who are in it for the cause and others in it for themselves.
Recently I received an email from someone, whom I thought pretty highly of previously, that had the absolute audacity to claim that I am a hypocrite and thereby hint that they think that the whole point of me covering illegal immigration is some ulterior motive other than my patriotic pride in America and ending illegal immigration.
What was the basis for this claim? Because I didn't make a post about their rally in advance.
Yes, I am a hypocrite and now everything I do is suspect (according to them) because I didn't take the time to post about their rally. I literally receive hundreds of emails a day, comments, spam and have other assorted tasks relating to the website, in addition to everyday life, yet because I didn't specifically post on their rally - one of many that were going on that day - I am a hypocrite.
I explained this in a reply to the individual, but it wasn't good enough for them. Nope, I have an ulterior motive for spending hours a day reading and covering the issue. Not only that, but I specifically have a vendetta against them for some reason.
This individual seems to have gone as far as mentioning to others that I don't really care because I didn't post their rally.
Now I've been covering this topic for quite a while now and I can tell you that there certainly are others that I have noticed that seem to be in it for a paycheck or face time on TV, or even starting their own radio shows. While some seem questionable, I have never called them a hypocrite or said they don't care because they didn't pay attention to me, me, me! I have never taken a paycheck from any group. I currently don't work with any groups funneling money to me. I have not done any interviews to date. And other than posting my speeches and pictures of rallies that I've been to on my site, about my take on things I've never much looked for direct attention.
These calls of hypocrite seem to center around the fact that I announce and cover rallies that I am attending, therefore I must only be in it for myself.
What makes people, who are supposedly in the same cause and fighting for the same thing, go so far as to actually insult someone's beliefs and question their patriotism? In my opinion it is a direct reflection on their character.
I am not going to go into a list of all of the things I have been involved with in order to just help others in this movement. Those people I've worked with or helped know me well enough, but damned if I wasn't just a little ticked off that after all of the time I have spent in covering this issue - and asking nothing in return - my dedication is called into question by someone who has such a big ego that they call me a hypocrite because I didn't pay attention to them.
To all of you out there who have held rallies and sent me tips and information that I didn't seem to get around to, I apologize, I am only one man.
To the others who think I'm some selfish freak just in it for the money or power, you can kiss my ass!