Like most people in America I have a Facebook account. I do not in any way hide who I am. I am a disabled school teacher. I do not work. I don’t have much to do so I like stimulating conversations. But I don’t like hatred. And unfortunately, we find it a lot on social media.
I am a liberal Progressive. I am pro-choice. I have never hid from who and what I am. So often my post are liberal and Progressive. I have many republican friends. I love having intelligent conversations with them. Often we don’t agree, but we agree to disagree. And those are the conversations that I love.
As of late I have had people call me an idiot. I have had people say I’m stupid. Simply because I don’t like that stupid border wall and other people do. No one is right. We just have opinions. Okay, I’m pretty sure I am right, but I enjoy a good debate! What the world needs now is a little more kindness. And I tell these people that. I say, don’t throw stones at me I would never call you a name don’t call me one! But it seems to fall on deaf ears. And it is truly making me a little sad. When did politics get so cruel? Politics can be dirty, we often will disagree, but this is America and we are entitled to free speech. Everyone seems to remember the Second Amendment but they forgotten the first!
At the time of a pandemic we should all be loving each other. Whether Republican or Democrat, we all need to remember that we are bonded by not only Humanity but being Americans! I am a school teacher, and it baffles me that the same people that call me stupid are the same people that have children I would be willing to die for if they were in my classroom. Somewheres love has gotten lost. I am not blaming the president, but he certainly did not help. He almost seems to Relish in the hatred. Calling this virus a democratic hoax hope and craziness like that no, I just have no place for it. So if we are not Facebook friends, please feel free to join me in the fun I have in a non hateful way. I simply won’t allow it on my wall. And neither should you! We need to let go of all this hate. It isn’t helping anyone. It is not healthy. All it does is breed more hatred. Please go in peace, my friend. John Lennon said it best, All You Need Is Love.
At a time when the country seems lost and in despair, there is hope everywhere. There is a couple in Upstate New York, that is putting their 3D printers to use. They are creating faceplate masks. They gave them to a local hospital, and the word spread that they can do that, and other hospitals in other states are requesting them. There is nothing more beautiful than people helping each other. Medical supplies are in short demand, and this wonderful couple did not despair. They put their heads together and said, we can do this!
There are numerous alcohol distilleries around the country making hand sanitizer. One company is giving away hand sanitizer with every alcohol order. These are just average people. The love across our country is astounding.
When I went on SSD, disability, I could have gone on SSI. I did not legally change my last name to my husband’s name, and when I call to report the birth of my daughter and my marriage, the Social Security speaker asked me if I was sure I wanted to report these things.? By reporting my marriage, I was now not eligible for SSI. I could have not reported it. I could have gotten money for free from my government. But I did not. I know that somewhere there are children and people that need that money more than me. It would be nice to have that income, but I do not need it. My family does just fine on my husband’s income in my small disability check. Taking that money would be scamming so many Americans. I know this is in no way comparable to things that people are doing for this country. But when JFK said, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country I do not think he knew of the Revolution those words began.
Today we are all faced with the same enemy. It is not an enemy of religion. It is not an enemy of different cultures. It is a virus. An enemy that all of us are not used to battling. We must take care of each other. Leave a little toilet paper for your neighbor. Buy food for your elderly neighbor. Say hello to your neighbor as you are social distancing. We will get through this. We are all together. In these times of strife, remember those words of John F Kennedy. No matter if you’re Republican or Democrat, remember that we are all American! There is no place for politics right now. There is only room for love. Thank you all, my fellow Americans. I am so very proud of my country. Just look at the love everywhere, from sea to shining sea.
Even when it’s just liquid I swing to the left. And I find that nothing changes but change itself.
I Ponder if I make the right decision by wiping the liquid to the left of the table. But it feels right. It feels like the beginning of a revolution.
Why are we so afraid today of a revolution? It seemed to go pretty well for the American Revolution. But today the word revolution scares people. When FDR invented Social Security, people thought it was revolutionary and scary. But it ended up being one of the greatest thing this country has to offer. Everything good in this world starts with a revolution. The question is, will we be brave enough to start the revolution?
So yes, my cup runneth over and I wipe the liquid to the left. It won’t start a revolution, but maybe my metaphor will.
I had a cup, sitting in the middle of a table. My cup runneth over. Do you think the liquid in the cup went to the left or the right? The funny thing is, is it’s all piled up in the middle.
Now I am a child of the left wing. I am very liberal. I am very radical. I want a revolution. But the liquid in My Cup seems to have a different mentality. My gut instinct is to force of the liquid to the left side of the table. But I did not do this. I just let nature take over. And nature let the liquid hover in the middle of the table.
Perhaps I am putting too much into my liberal ways. Just because I swing to the left, doesn’t mean my cup is going to. Nature has a plan of its own.
If all of us decided in November not to vote, what do you think would happen? Would it be Anarchy? Or what our government continue to function? I have a feeling that nature would take over. No matter what I do, things seem to balance themselves out.
So my cup runneth over and it all collected in the middle. No one was looking. No one was watching. So you guessed it, I wiped that liquid to the left side of the table. And I do not feel bad about it.
The biggest trick or scam that the devil ever played on us, was convincing us that he was not real. What a brilliant scam! Today the biggest scam that is being pulled on us is in the form of the news or media.
You can’t find news today. That isn’t biased. I watch CNN. But I am left with. Why would I watch Fox News? It appeals to the right-wing into Donald Trump supporters. So I watch news that appeals to me. But I am very aware that even this news is not accurate. No news is real news. It’s getting very tricky to figure out what is the truth. And what is not anymore.
I have decided to create my own news. That is the best way to go about the problem. Buy your own website. Then the news is whatever you say! Maybe if we all come together, collectively read each other’s blogs, The news can become what the new should be. Truth. Seeing you has how the news this day and age is all someone else’s opinion, Why not make our own news? Let us start our own scam. And let that scam ring with truth. If the devil could do it, so can we.
The biggest trick the devil ever played on us, was convincing us that he did not exist. This was a scam. One of the greatest scams ever to be performed on the human race.
Now there is a new trick or scam being played on us in the form of the news. Sometimes we call it media. It is getting tricky because it is on the computer, on your phone, on your television, everywhere! And we find ourselves picking our news based on which news suits Us best. For example, I watch CNN. This is because it appeals to the left wing. It appeals to Bernie Sanders supporters. It appeals to radicals and liberals like me. But I am aware it is biased. I am aware. It is a scam. But if I’m going to be scammed, at least they are on my side.
Some people watch Fox News for the same reason. They are right-wing. They are conservative. That news appeals to the right wing, So, of course they watch the news that appeals to them.
So which news is the truth, and which one is the lie? Who is the biggest scammer? The trick is, my friends, to recognize that all of it is a scam! The devil may have fooled us into believing he did not exist, But the intelligent ones know that evil is everywhere, and the devil is real. Sometimes he shows his face in strange places, but mark my word he is real. The news will try to play a trick on us Oh, but don’t believe it. All of it is a lie. You are just picking which lie you want to believe in. I choose CNN. But I know it is a lie.
So where do I get news that is true? Good question. The answer is, you don’t. You have to weed out the b*******. It is a difficult thing to do. In the end you have to just go by your heart, and pick the news that best suits you. Or you can do what I did. Sick of all the madness, you buy your own website. There you can say whatever you want. There the news is you.
So today I write this blog, with CNN on in the background. Totally aware that it is biased. Totally aware that I will probably never get factual news again. But perhaps, if we all buy a website, and talk about everything. , that will become the new news.
Let us go on a poetic Journey….