I’m tired, my friends. To my core – tired.
I feel my Country sinking into a hole that I’m not sure we will ever be able to pull ourselves out of. I mean, how do you pull yourself out of a hole when there’s nothing for you to grab on to?
This morning I found myself unfriending another person I’ve known for over 35 years. He had posted a meme about how awful it was that illegals can cross the border and get health care, and Vets don’t get any care, but Donald Trump was going to fix that (let’s see how that works out!) and then he posted an article by Franklin Graham about LGBT activists going after Chip and Joanna Gaines, and my lesbian self thought: “I’m done.” This “friend” is a retired minister, a so-called man of God, and his page is filled with racist, anti-gay rhetoric? Yes, he’s entitled to say and write and post whatever he chooses, I’m just done having to have it show up in my life. Done…
I don’t want to engage with these people. I don’t want or need to find a way to communicate. I don’t want to find middle ground, because for me – there is no middle ground when it comes to human rights and equality. You can’t pick and choose who gets equality – it’s either for everyone, or it’s for no one. Period. I don’t understand the mentality that you can do or say whatever you choose, but certain other groups of people should not have those rights. I don’t get the arrogance, or should I say ignorance, that permeates the mind and hearts of these people. The Constitution is for everyone – You can’t pick and choose who gets life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
And No, it’s not that I’m a sore loser – this isn’t about Hillary’s loss – This is about humanity’s loss.
We shouldn’t be afraid to live our lives openly. We shouldn’t be afraid to speak our minds. We shouldn’t be afraid to exercise our God-given rights. We should be afraid to express our opinions. We shouldn’t be afraid to disagree. We shouldn’t be afraid of our government. We shouldn’t be afraid of our President and what he’s going to do or say. We live in the United States of America, we shouldn’t be afraid…
And yet – here we are.