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I believe the only way to find common ground is to have uncomfortable conversations with people who disagree with you. Unlike the Joy Behars of the world, I speak to the to the black Israelites as well as the white supremacists. I speak to gays, lesbians and heterosexuals as well as socialists, Muslims, believers and atheists. We all have different views, but I don’t condemn them for not seeing things my way. I speak to them because I when I was abandoned and left homeless, I could have been angry and bitter and raged at society. God does exist, because for some reason I have no anger or malice about my past.

I never saw people I differ with as evil or wrong. But some progressives make me utterly detest them. Some progressives actually believe cutting taxes or reforming entitlements is the moral equivalent of sending people to concentration camps or incinerators. By calling people “fascist” or “Nazi” they diminish the abhorrence of real fascists and Nazis.

Democrats haven’t been this angry since Abe Lincoln freed the slaves. They went from behaving like a jilted lover to behaving like an obsessed, lovesick stalker who can’t get over being dumped. Progressives have become miserable people, full of bitterness, rage and hate. I admit I rarely watch shows such as “The View.” However, Behar and Ana Navarro recently went to a new level of Trump Derangement by asserting that living under Donald Trump was equivalent to living under autocratic regimes such as those in North Korea and Iran. According to liberal logic, forced labor camps or throwing gays off rooftops is the moral equivalent of entitlement reform or cutting taxes?

Despite progressives’ dire warnings and apocalyptic vision, since Trump’s election, the world has not ended. All Trump has done since being president is make good on his promise to restore America’s greatness. The stock market is rising, the economy is growing at a 3 percent rate, trillions of dollars of new wealth are being created, and Black and Latino unemployment rates have declined to 17-year lows.

African-Americans have been so fixated on racism and politics they fail to see the opportunities being created around them. White liberals such as Mika Brzezinski and Behar have instilled in African-Americans a dependency mindset, a belief that making money is immoral and wrong.

For all the time wasted marching, protesting and crying about racism, African-Americans could have created wealth for themselves by buying stocks, bonds and property to rebuild their own neighborhoods and communities. Instead, they beg others to help them, then complain when their neighborhoods gentrify. Identity politics went from having pride and dignity to a dangerous cocktail of low self-esteem, selfishness and narcissism masquerading as social justice.

You’ll find out your circle of friends will diminish when you embrace capitalism and reject being miserable. Progressives don’t see the big picture; it’s all about instant gratification. They see compromise or pragmatism as selling out. Everything to them is purity. They can’t take yes for an answer.

I don’t believe white people owe me, nor do I want anything from them. I don’t want their bowl of porridge, free cell phones or Obamacare. In the words of Patrick Henry, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.”