(RightIsRight.co) – Opinion pieces often show people’s true colors, as writers share thoughts they’ve been dwelling on for quite some time. But, these innermost thoughts sometimes face pushback from all sides, as one liberal realized this week.
On Friday, February 5, the Los Angeles Times published an opinion column by Virginia Heffernan, a writer who previously worked for the New York Times. In her piece, Heffernan said her Trump-supporting neighbors plowed her driveway “like a pro” during a recent snowstorm. Her response? I could say thanks, but “heck no.”
Heffernan proceeded to compare the Trump supporters and their “aggressive niceness” to Hezbollah and Nazi sympathizers. Thankfully, many Americans pushed back, including attorney and podcaster Megyn Kelly:
This woman compares her Trump-supporting neighbors, who plowed her driveway, to Nazi sympathizers & Hezbollah & wrestles w/whether to show them any kindness since she “can’t give them absolution.”
Note to Virginia Heffernen’s neighbors: don’t plow again. https://t.co/ZZCnPfI46S
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) February 7, 2021
While some readers desperately hoped the LA Times article was satire, it was not. Heffernan was truly unable to accept a random act of kindness because of the beliefs of her neighbors. But, instead of perpetuating intolerance like Heffernan, let’s choose to be good neighbors, whether we have snow to shovel or not.
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