I've given it a lot of thought recently - the difference between Republicans and Democrats. I've concluded that it's empathy!
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Her first experience with sexual molestation
came at the age of 4.
It happened again at the age of 6.
Her mother yelled at her for allowing the boy to 'tickle' her.
In other words, it was her fault.
When she was fifteen, a police officer picked her up in a bear hug and kissed her fully on the lips.
She told no one, who would believe her?
At seventeen, a stranger stalked her while she walked to the bus stop.
She told her mother.
Her mother said she'd asked for it.
She tried to hide from her abuser behind a locked door.
He took the door off its hinges and dragged her by her feet to his bed.
Her boss raped her.
She told no one but left her job.
It changed her life profoundly.
Fear of men became the norm.
I am all these women.
Men have been taking advantage of women since the dawn of time.
For years it's been a given that if you're a woman, men will accost you.
But what hurts the most is that when you do share your experience or fear.
Others will dismiss the occurrence or place the blame for it on you.
Soon, we've accepted that blame, and when the unspeakable happens, we suppress it, learn to live with it, and the rapist goes free.
The only way this will change is if we keep talking about our experiences.
We can't let these men off the hook, even while judges are reluctant to punish them fully.
Even when the first response is, why did you wait so long?
What were you wearing?
Why were you drunk?
Or the worst expression of all.
Boys will be boys!
Please don't elect this misogynist.
This view of women, his view, and the views being expressed by his supporters will become the norm.
Then we all pay the price!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
In my opinion, what's happening to the Republican Party is karma.
What goes around comes around.
In December of 2008,
former Congressman Eric Cantor
hosted a meeting to discuss:
Mitch McConnell called a similar meeting on the day of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
These men set the stage for the 'do nothing Congress' and made racism acceptable.
What's happening now is going on because of the failed leadership of the men in that meeting.
The outcome of this election will either bring us a
a Hell of our own making.
Because it's an election and majority rules,
well, most of the time.
These men wore their racism like a mandate from the American people, forgetting that the American people voted for change and elected a black president.
Men such as these are still running our government because of a political system that allows money to buy the elections and unless term limits are instituted,
men like this will be there until they die.
Our only way of firing these miscreants is to vote them out of office like we did Eric Cantor!
Despite the money flowing, please do your part and vote – it's our right – it's our duty!
Sunday, October 9, 2016
I've been silent with regards to the election process for a while now because each day it just gets crazier and crazier. The language, the lies, the continued repeating of the lies, and then there's the truth.
The truth that the man running for the job of president of this great country is, well, he's beyond description. The way he treats others is repugnant, whether you're a woman, disabled, or simply different from him. And let's be clear, everyone is different from him.
Then there's the treatment of Hillary Clinton. It's a sad reflection of the attitude that women are still second-class. If, and that's a huge if when it comes to the norm for our country where an election is won via sound bites that are devoid of any truth.
To know a candidate, all it takes is a bit of research, but so few will do the work required. Instead, they rely on Facebook, outrageous online stories, and the famous if completely devoid of the truth – sound bite.
Should I comment on the latest news regarding DJT? Honestly, it's too ridiculous! It's beyond sad for our country that such an individual as DJT, simply because he has money, continues to represent the basest of the base.
He continues to spout his lies, repeating them over, and over again to the cheers of his supporters. It sickens the soul.
Am I disgusted with the lack of government action for the last eight years? Yes, more than I can even express.
Congress, which is made up of mostly old white men decided after the election in 2008 that they could not, would not, allow a black man to succeed in the job of President.
However, these folks need to go. We need to vote them out of office since we can't 'fire' them any other way. They are the ones who ruined our economy, destroyed any possibility of jobs, kept our infrastructure from being rebuilt and made health insurance barely workable. This Congress has held us at stop for eight years, not President Obama.
Respect used to be a given when it came to the President. Not anymore! These men, in that restaurant in Washington on that inauguration day changed that! They showed the new President zero respect, and it has snowballed!
In my opinion, he's one of the greatest Presidents we've ever seen or will ever see. My God, the man's patience, and humility are unbelievable! And he has, in his own way done more for our country than that group of sit on their hands (asses) do nothing Congress!
Our nation has made steps forward despite the lack of movement by these men. However, the truth is their attitude toward our President fueled the racism we now see. Including all the violence against the police, and the violence against our own population - it all started with that backroom meeting.
Was what he did treasonous?
Instead of a trickle down economy, we got trickle down racism. These men decided not to support a black president, and that gave the rest of the country the right to do the same. It started with the Republicans, but Democrats climbed on board too, after all, many of them are just as racist. Racism is not partisan.
If these men had seen the greatness of this election for what it was. OMG – how different things could have been. If they had acted on all the positive, things President Obama wanted to achieve, again how different the world would have looked. Instead, they stopped all movement forward. Determined to destroy the man before he even started and all because he is black!
Shame! Shame! Shame!
This is a fact, never spoken, never ever voiced, even by all the talking heads, because accusing someone of being racist is bad manners. However, folks we are all racist. It's the way we were raised.
Can racism be overcome?
Of course, but it takes work.
It takes purpose, and it takes understanding.
Mostly it takes leadership. Something we had and have now squandered!
The fact is, all humans are racist, ALL!
But we also all have the ability to rise above it!