Monthly Archives: March 2019

What Will It Take?

I am musing tonight … trying to understand the folks who continue to support Donald Trump. What low blow will be the final straw that shakes them into understanding just how evil this man is. In fact, he has said he could get away with murder:

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters,” then candidate Trump said during a January 2016 campaign rally in Iowa.

So why should we be surprised that he continues to attack deceased Senator John McCain. Republicans ‘en masse’ are still supporting Trump and not calling him out for this transgression … even though he is attacking a fellow Republican.

“I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank you. That’s OK,” Trump told workers at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio.

“We sent him on the way, but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.”

Donald Trump always thinks it is about him. UGH! Arrogant ASS!

This is not okay folks. This says a lot more about you all than it does about Donald Trump. This tells me that your sense of fair play is completely warped. YOUR own ethics are now being called into question. Your SILENCE tells Donald Trump that he CAN get away with it. If you can condone this thoughtless and blatant disrespect of a man that many consider a war hero and an honest man worthy of the highest consideration, and still allow that Trump insults McCain’s memory almost daily with his deplorable speech tirades and Twitter posts.

I am not a Republican, but many of you are. And yet, YOU ALLOW even this. Trump is corrupt in his heart and in all his dealings … beyond all decency. Donald Trump is exactly who he says he is and this is who you choose to represent YOU.

I cannot ever be friends with you. Seriously.

Please find your soul again and call this asshole out!

Advice I have heard from the Universe

This list of collected quotes.
It is my repository to collect the thoughts I need in my life.

  • “The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” – Thomas Paine
  • “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Ghandi
  • Don’t get in the habit of collecting red flags. You only need one.
  • Just because someone is creating a circus, it doesn’t mean you have to go.
  • Listen with empathy. No comment needed. (People need to not formulate responses while the other person is talking)
  • Smile, not everything requires a comment from you. You do not have to solve everything.
  • “Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Blogging vs Facebook/Twitter

It has been a long while since I have wanted to blog. But I have found a reason to come back to this format. I have spent a lot of time on Social Media like Facebook and Twitter and Instagram. I think that it is a wonderful place to share friendships and family relationships and celebrating life.

However, I have found it a toxic environment for discussion of Politics of any sort. If you value your family and friends above your opinions, I suggest leaving the social media format and move back to blogging. I want very much to “voice” my opinion, but not at the expense of my relationships. So I have come back to blogging as a place to put my voice on subjects of a political nature.

I think that this is where I can speak my truth.

I think this is where I can speak about my rage when I want to. The fact that I do not feel comfortable speaking my truth outloud without upsetting people I care about on Social Media is crazy, but I have lost relationships over this. So I have to be careful not to go there. If I do, some friends and family pounce on me with their opposition and to some extremes, unfriend me or argue to the point of uncontrolled anger.

My nephew J called me recently and wanted to engage me in discussion. He even asked me who I was leaning toward in the next election. Really? We are polar opposites in our beliefs. Why would I even consider going down that path with him. It is none of his business who I would vote for. I would definitely not discuss this with him on social media. I am not interested in debate. I have my own thoughts, I do not need theirs…and they don’t really want mine.

There is no real way on social media to find common ground. That is not what people do. They argue relentlessly back and forth, tit for tat, trying to one-up each other, there is no such thing as compromise. There is only making your own point.

And in an effort to be transparent, I am just as dug in on my point of view as they are with theirs. I don’t want to hear the other side. I want to give voice to MY TRUTH. So here I am, back on my blog where it is permissible to say exactly what I want to say and not have to defend my feelings or opinions. My opinions are my own. Feelings come from the heart. The heart knows what the heart knows.

That is all.