I'm sick and tired of being called out, sometimes by my own family, for having and voicing an opinion. I'm tired of being silent. Of bowing my head whenever something happens. Over this week and most of last week, I've seen and heard things from so called friends and acquaintances that leave me speechless. And that's hard to do. -gotta keep the humor going. I even let myself get caught up in the proverbial Facebook discussion about DJT's abhorrent decision to separate children from their families. It wasn't pretty, friends. Not pretty at all. But because of that so called discussion, I was able to see people's true colors. Their essence, if you will. Like I said, it was not pretty. I quickly removed myself from the situation, but not before damage had been done. By both sides. I felt almost dirty afterwards. As if I had done something terrible. But, I hadn't. I just voiced my opinion and came to the defense of the defenseless. How could that be wrong?
After the last presidential election, I thought to myself, "Surely, this is the worst of the worst." Well, Surely, was wrong. -again with lame attempt at humor. Work with me people.
Now I know, I know we don't live looking out through rose colored glasses -maybe just a few, and we don't walk in harmony all day errday but can we agree that ugly has reared it's disgusting head and has a death grip on us? If you don't agree with me, that's fine. Just don't try and convince me that I am on the "wrong" side of the fence with my beliefs. As I told someone today, this is still America and I have the right that freedom of speech gives me, to speak my mind, not yours, to be as passionate as I want to be with my beliefs, to stand up to injustice(s) and have differing opinions from yours and at the end of the day, still meet you maybe for a drink or lunch or take in a movie. Just because we may disagree, does not make us enemies. Well, theoretically anyway.
Maybe I should have stopped at glass of wine number 1 before I started writing this. But I'm on glass of wine number 4 and well, you see the end result.
It's been fun kids, until next time.