If you’ve read many of my posts you’ll notice a couple of things about me. I’m a music and nature lover first and foremost. I hate politics and more than that I hate talking/writing about politics. So it’s no wonder I’m politically INcorrect. I am of the mindset that political correctness stifles and even kills free speech. I am a shoot from the hip, tell it like it is no sugar coating it kind of woman.
I am not a racist, homophobic, sexist. misogynist, Islamophobe. I am not a Democrat, a Republican, a Conservative, nor a Libertarian. I am not a member of the Green Tea, Alt Left, Alt Right, Socialist, Fascist or Communist parties. I vote for the best candidate that I feel will best serve the people. I am a person who looks at information from all sides and then I come to a reasonable conclusion. I have pretty much considered myself a follower and normally I would never written something like this, let alone post this for the world to see.
I am a typical white woman with mixed nationalities who has lived an average life with a family history of legal emigration. I was raised in a blue collar family, in a blue collar small town who got average grades all thru school. I have seen and enjoyed the best in life and the worst. I have struggled in life and I have been given rare opportunities. I am a woman who attempts to be a friend to all regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion. I don’t care how much money you have, who your friends are, or how you’ve lived your life.
I am no better and no worse than anyone reading this – no matter where you are in the world as you read this. I give respect when it is given and I can be disrespectful if I’m disrespected. I just find myself so disgusted with everything I’ve seen and heard with this election and the months since then.
Even tho politics makes strange bedfellows, it also causes major fighting. Despite all of this, I can’t stand to see what’s going on in our country these days. Yes, OUR country – yours and mine. This dissemination from sanity has reached an all time high but it’s not only because of the results of the 2016 election. No, this has been going on for some time now. When exactly it began I don’t know for sure nor do I care. I also care nothing about playing the blame game. Doing that just adds to this culture of victimization. I care more about solutions before something really terrible happens…something as terrible if not worse than the 9/11 tragedy.
“It’s all President Trump’s fault” is basically what I hear people yell. That or he’s whatever “-ist” or “-phobe” word in the dictionary. I vehemently disagree with statements like this. I have kept up on this whole election cycle since the day President Trump came down the escalator and announced that he was running. I’ve read various news articles and watched the different shows. I’ve read and watched journalists, reporters and pundits report on all this political stuff. I am disgusted by the hatred, vitriol, vilification, slanderous defamation, and downright disrespectful comments and discussions that have been written and said.
I’d like to make one thing clear. Yes, President Trump has his faults and I admit he was not my first or second choice. Since he’s been elected – even before his inauguration – he’s been hard at work fulfilling his commitment to you and me. He’s begun to keep jobs or, bring them back, in this country. He’s also begun to protect us, decrease the size of government and it’s overreach. Crying out loud, the Dow has hit and stayed at record high levels.
I’ve asked in previous posts that no negative or hateful comments be written. This blog is to carry on the memory of a man who did his part in making this world a better, brighter place by spreading love and peace, not anger and hate. In the events following his passing I was gratefully granted permission to share his words and add my own thoughts until I felt comfortable doing my own freestyle writing. Someday I hope to publish some of my writing that I haven’t posted here or on social media. This has become a new goal for myself. Tho I don’t like the idea of fame and fortune I do want to share with people what my spiritual mentor had shared with me. His wisdom, experience, strength and hope.
Although I detest political “stuff”, I’ve found myself writing more on it. Yet at the same time if we don’t talk about this stuff how can we bring about change or the very least, an understanding of how we each feel about certain hot button topics. The key to having meaningful discussions tho, is for each of us to listen to each other with an open mind and listen to understand, not respond, react or yell at each other. There is a saying that I’ve worked at adopting into my life, “If you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem “. I know my words may not change the world but if I don’t stand up and speak out then I play a part in the problem continuing to stay silent. And as another saying goes, “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.” Today I take a stand. I take a stand for peace, tolerance and working together.
I will be posting some posts that are a little more political. I hope you will take some time tp read them, think about my words with an open mind and open up lines of meaningful conversation without shouting down anyone. Don’t worry, I’ll still post on other topics too.