There is no question this country is in unrest. It feels like we are the the edge of something great but there are still a few too many people who want to live life in the past. There are still a few too many people who are one issue voters. There are still a few too many people who are too selfish to understand that the world does not revolve around them – and that the reasons they are voting for a particular candidate are to benefit themselves and only themselves. American values are the freedom for all (right?!), not freedom for some. It is hypocritical. Period. ALSO, I don’t think that the politicians on that “side” understand the actual values of the founding Republican Party.
Lately I have been seeing a lot of posts or responses to posts about choosing love and happiness over hate and anger. Which got me thinking, is happiness a privilege? Is “choosing love” a privilege? I would love to wholeheartedly say the answer is no because we all deserve safety, love, happiness.
But what about the parents of the kids who have lost their lives because they’re POC? What about the POC people who have lost their lives because of police brutality and racism? What about the kids who have to ask their parents why the people “like them” are getting killed? And beyond racism, what about all the people who had to die alone during COVID? And their families? What about the women who were beaten and battered with no where to go? What about all the people who lost their jobs because of COVID? I could ask a million more questions of this manner but then I would have a novel and not a blog post.
I don’t think they wake up thinking, “I feel like I should just choose to be happy today so I’m going to be”. They wake up in utter sorrow. They wake up wondering if they are going to survive the day. I don’t think it’s fair to say that people should just choose to be happy when there’s millions of people worried that they’re going to get shot for just driving their car. I don’t think it’s fair to say people should just choose to be happy when as my best friend put it, “I have to teach my daughters and son why people hate them”. I don’t think it’s fair to say people should choose to be happy when 200,000 people have lost their lives because of the incompetence and idiocracy of the “leader” of this country. And those people have families too, BTW. I don’t think it’s fair to say people should just choose to be happy when the future of this country is a big fat question mark.
“Choose love not hate”
Are we really going to go there? Like, are we realllllly going to go there?! I don’t even think I should have to elaborate on this but sweet baby Jesus.
There is a large number of people in this country who are voting for a man who supports the following:
- Suffering of black people (all BIPOC)
- Suffering of LGBTQ+
- Suffering of women
- Suffering of children
- Suffering of refugees
- Suffering of every other religion beyond christianity
How can you say to choose love not hate when that is all this world has been for 4 years? That is a privilege.
For those of you who read this and believe that you’re truly a man of Jesus / God, please take a step back and try to get your head out of your ass. Take a step back to see that what you think is the right way is not always the right way. That what you believe is not the only belief. And that when you say this is the land of the free, you’re not talking about freedom for all. To you all lives don’t matter.
This Masshole doesn’t want to be nice anymore.