Monday, August 20, 2018

The right wing left

It is a pity that you have to be conscious of taking  life into your own hands when you wear or demonstrate anything that identifies you as a Trump supporter.

Conservative people are being accused as being bullies and a threat to democracy while it is the liberal left that demonizes conservatives. It are not the liberals who are refused service in restaurants, are accosted in public, receive verbal abuse, or get honked at or get the finger for supporting our duly elected government.

I can only imagine the furor if such behaviors were demonstrated towards our previous administration.   

While there are extremists within the Republican party, they are not in charge of the party and should be condemned for their views and actions.  Still it are not only the left wing extremists but also some mainstream Democrats who spew hatred and condemnation and even suggest violence against  those who do not agree with them. 

We may have a President in the White House who should never have been elected but he was. A person as egotistical and narcistic as him may not be good for the United States but he is the duly elected President.  

The far right reeks of totalitarianism and the far left reeks of socialism.  Both would be a disaster for the United States.  Extremists on both sides try to control their respective parties.  That's scary.. Hatred has no place here or anywhere.  May more reasonable voices sustain, and let us be reminded that we are a government of laws, founded on our constitution. And let us continue to allow freedom of expression without the fear of reprisal.  And yes, let's put America first so we can continue to exist as the country we were.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Equal before the Law, Equal in the Eyes of God

Let's face it.  Discrimination is wrong.  Racial bias is wrong.  And no matter how hard we try to eradicate discrimination, it will never go away.  There will always be those who think they deserve more that others, be it because of race, religion, size, economic stature or age, it is just a fact we need to recognize.  Call them anything you want, but they exist and will continue to exist.

Why are we focusing on the bad behavior of a few, when mainstream America is doing its best to accept all races, people of all colors, people of all kinds of backgrounds?

We will never live in a perfect world, but many of us make serious efforts.  We want to live as one nation, a nation of many colors and ethnic backgrounds. What's stopping us?

There are many who try to divide us, currently because of the color of one's skin. I'm not one of them.  Who cares how light  or dark skinned you are, what your ethnic background is,  we live in a country that believes and confirms we are all created equal.

Still there are those who want to separate us, white vs black, black vs white. This only adds fuel to the fire.

We need to eradicate hatred. Condemn it.  Don't let it take control anywhere. Kill it when it flares up.

 Please adopt me, I desperately want to be your brother or sister, not some distant relative  whom  I have to treat differently.  You don't have to conform.  You don't have to change the pride you have in your ancestry. Just accept me as I am.