Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The More Things Change...

 Last week three different friends lost their mom and dad. Covid being the reason for two of the deaths and the other one I am not sure what happened.  Indeed, it was a very sad and painful start to the week. Two of those friends I've known since grade school and the other friend, I met her through work, over twenty years ago.  I can't even begin to imagine the pain they must be going through.  And even though they are adults, some with children of their own, it still does not diminish their grief.  I pray for their comfort and strength to endure what they will be going through in the coming days and weeks ahead.  And I pray for the souls of Mr. R, Mr. G and Mama Synthia.  One of my biggest fears is losing a parent.  I'm fortunate to still have both with me.  But I worry for them every day.  

I wish I could say that that was the end of tragedy last week but as most everyone knows, it was not.  Last Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the United States Capitol was overtaken by domestic terrorists.  In what has been one of the most disgusting acts of violence against Americans I have been witness to, I had not felt so helpless, sad and enraged since 9/11.  As I watched in horror and disbelief at what was taking place, I feared for our country.  For my country.  How is it that the strongest, most dominant and revered countries in the world, could be reduced to our very own fellow Americans pitting themselves against one another?  What kind of fabled reality were they living in?  

I'm still disgusted.  I am still angry and I'm still sad.  There have been many an argument, many excuses, many lies also, as to what really happened, who was really behind it, etc.  All I know is that I watched with my own eyes, a bunch of despicable, poor excuse of human beings, beat up police officers, each other, destroy property, steal, and ultimately cause the death of 5 people, one that included a police officer that was there doing his job.  These savages had total disregard for law and order.  It makes me sick. I hope and pray with every fiber of my being that they are all caught, thrown in jail and serve time.  

And before anyone throws the "free speech"  argument at me, don't.  This had NOTHING to do with freedom of expression.  This all came down to an outcry because the masses did not like the outcome of an election.  An election that was ruled fair by the Supreme Court.  An election that was legally won.  That's how stuff gets done in America.  At this point, I don't give a rat's ass if people are offended or appalled.  I'm angry dammit.  I'm ashamed.  I'm frightened for not only our country, but the world we live in.  

It was not enough to have this ridiculous virus come into our lives last year.  Oh no.  Now these ingrates want to destroy our country too?  Yeah.  Not on my watch.  I will do everything I can to ensure this does not happen.  And as so many people told me over and over and over again when Donald Trump won in 2016, "Leave this country if you  don't like it"  - I say the same thing to them.  "Get out.  You're not wanted here".

-peace.

9 comments:

Sandra Cox said...

Well said and well felt. It's obvious your words came from the heart. What's next, a plague of locusts?

CWMartin said...

If you have seen my Sunday posts, you may have the impression I feel the same way, and I mostly do. However, as I told someone before- the current POTUS is only a symptom. The disease is much more widespread, and it starts with any one who says, "I hate you because..."

Janie Junebug said...

Freedom of speech ends when it is used to harm others.

Love,
Janie

Yvonne said...

Sandra- ha! No that already happened this summer when there was killers bees remember?

Yvonne said...

CW Martin- yes I totally agree with you. How can we fix it?

Yvonne said...

Janie Junebug- agreed.

Sandra Cox said...

I'm so sorry about the deaths of your friends parents. There are so many dealing with loss right now.
Regarding the capitol, one of my many concerns is the congress people that are refusing to use the metal detector and pack heat. I hope they get a handle on that and quickly.

CWMartin said...

What I am doing is avoiding politics and keeping a daily journal of trying to be a better example, called "The Better part", on FB. I collect them on the blog on Sunday.

Yvonne said...

Good for you, friend. I have decided to fill my life with positivity and love and to just be happy. Because really, that's all that really matters. And I know that I serve a loving God and he will always steer me in the right direction. :)

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