- We won’t put an end to racism by tearing down monuments or building walls.
- We can’t be lazy while complaining about lack of job or money.
- While arguing your constitutional rights, respect my constitutional rights.
- Don’t be a sucker for catchy headlines and propaganda.
- Nowadays it's counter-intuitive to single out a group of people and expect them to follow separate rules or laws.
- So if you’re offended by a word, stop using it, then encourage the people you hang out with to stop using it as well.
A fatuous, rich guy spews outlandish claims, false accusations, contradicting promises and mundane catch phrases. His local audience once entertained, suddenly can no longer get a grasp on how to process the absurdity of his antics.
When that same obnoxious, rich white guy becomes the leader of a nation, a now global audience stands paralyzed, watching more closely, unamused, horrified.
What seemed so surreal before, so ludicrous, so impossible; has indeed become an irreversable work of historical nonfiction.
This kind of reality warrants escape. The convoluted web of selfish, greedy, closed minded, hate mongers that make up local, city, state and federal government is too tangled to cut through. Let Washington fuck up Washington.
Resurrect the hippy movement, organize peace rallies. We must gather together with positive people who truly care about the well-being of The PEOPLE.
Abandon the pull off social media, trashy television programming and soulsucking video games. Focus on our children, teaching life lessons and lost skills... like patience, tolerance, work ethic, accountability for ones actions, and how to cope... with loss, with life and with general disappointment.
It does not matter what color your skin is, who your parents were, what country you were born in. If you stand for peace, freedom, love, honesty and kindness, you are one of us.
We can join together and become large enough to make a difference in this crazy world.
Most of my life, I have been told to “let it go” or to “practice acceptance”. Some things are just the way they are; I ‘can’t fix it, change it or influence it’. I’m wasting time and energy on things outside of my control. (Yes, you probably did utter one of these phrases to me at least once before).
- Do you have standards or will you settle for anything that works in the moment?
- Do you encourage yourself to learn new things or would you rather get told about things from someone else’s angle?
- Do you read about current events, foreign relations, international news, or science from reputable sources, or do you just skim over headlines in social media before you react?
I woke up one morning and realized the bar had been lowered. Mediocrity was the new standard we were setting for ourselves.
I later moved to Florida.
They had raised the bar.
... just high enough to trip over.
It can't be real, I'm stuck in a parallel universe... right?!?
How the @%!# did I get here?
I wanna go home!
... to a time and place that didn't include seeing the faces of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton day after day.
I've been in mental hospitals with less depravity than this!
Get me outta here!
I have always felt alone and helpless.
Since I was 7, when my mother watched me press a butcher knife against my own throat. Her reaction was not to help her child, but to hide the truth from the rest of the world. This would ultimately fill me with shame, far too young to understand.
I never felt like I fit in where I grew up.
I wasn't white, I wasn't black... I was mixed
I didn't have straight hair, I didn't have curly hair... I had frizzy hair.
My mother appeared to be ashamed of her heritage. UNLESS of course there was a way she might benefit, as with her career.
I grew up with no culture or education of my ethnicity.
I was raised in a small WHITE, Massachusetts town.
Today, I don't fit in with the people most like me, they don't understand me, they seem to know more than I do, my ignorance embarrasses me and causes me shame.
I don't know who I am supposed to be and I don't feel like I am worthy of love.
I guess I just feel like I don't have a beginning or a foundation... and I know that nothing without a foundation lasts for long.