So a couple of weeks ago, I posted a vague facebook post about hard decisions and people being hurt but I was turning it over to God. AND I wasn’t ready to post anything else.
So now here it is.
It all started last summer, I noticed the election getting nastier and nastier, lots of untruths being spoken and written. Facebook was overrun with “articles” about each potential candidate. This got me to thinking about how terrible we can be to each other, and now that I think about it, it probably all started about 2 years ago with the Ferguson MO incident and expanded from there.
I had a friend on FB post that Black Lives Matter and I commented that All Lives Matter. Do I hate everything that has gone on in the world, Rwanda, Syria, Iran, Iraq? Yes that is my point that All Lives Matter. Her husband verbally attacked me and told me I had no idea what those people have gone through. First of all I take exception with the term “those people”. We are all Americans and our ancestors have suffered at someone’s hands at one time or another. Some of my ancestors walked the Trail of Tears. Anyone feel sorry for me? I sure hope not, because I didn’t suffer that.
of or relating to the social construct ofrace
: racial diversity;
(no longer in technical use) of, relating to, or characteristic of oneraceor the races of humankind.
This is from Dictionary.com
I guess the thing I hate most is the “racial stereotypes”, if you are Native American, “fire water” is a no-no because they can’t handle it, if you are African American “you are uneducated, lazy, etc”, if you are Irish American “you have to be in a service industry, fireman, police officer, waitress, etc”., Rural American “dumb, uneducated, unaware of the real world”
No Marc I don’t know what is like to be black, I do know what it is like to be poor and have to work for everything I get. I don’t think that is what Black Lives Matter should be about.
I do know if you are a democrat or a republican or an independent or any of the other parties and we are friends, I will respect your opinion UNTIL it violates Biblical teachings or the constitution of the United States of America.
This is how I determine how I vote for someone and I don’t need candidates or their party telling me what the other party or candidate is doing/not doing. I can figure that out my self. Thank you very much.
On election night the one thing I kept hearing reporters and news anchors say was “Donald Trump is carrying (fill in the blank here) because they are a rural state. We had no idea so many of the uneducated rural white males would come out to vote”.
Just a heads up to you city educated people (insert sarcasm here!!) we are not stupid by any means in the rural area, we listen all the time to the news, stock market, grain market, cattle and hog market and most importantly to world news, because all of that affects us in ways you will never know. My husband, my father, my sons-in-law and so many friends are those rural white males (and other nationalities and races as well). Do I know how they voted? Nope! Do I care? Not really as long as they thought about the candidate and their record of how they are on issues that are important to our country. Do I care that your vote may have cancelled mine out? Nope, once again, you need to vote based on what you believe is right. Do I care if they had to call off college classes because so many were too upset to function the day after the election? YES! If you are a student or a professor, you are an adult, act like one. Don’t hide out and use your coloring books to escape the reality of the world, stand up and work through this. That is the only way we are going to get through this mess we have made of America.
Now, saying that, decisions have been made, people are hurt but trust God to make things right in our Country again. He is on the throne and we must not forget that. Turn all your troubles and worries to him, he will give you peace and remember he sent a baby to change the world. What are you doing to make this a better place? So many people posted on my facebook status that they would be praying that the right decisions were made, they had no idea they might be praying for election rhetoric to die down, or if it was something personal, I even had one person pm me to make sure Jimmy and I weren’t going through something health or marriage related! They were all genuinely concerned and that one vague facebook post brought out the best in so many (and I have no idea their political leanings).
I love each of you for a different reason and you have been put in my life to teach me something, thank you for that. Let’s pull ourselves up and no matter who is in the White House or Congress, we are a group of individuals that can come together collectively to make this country the best the world has to offer.