Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 19, 2017: Politics Schmolitics

Hello dear readers,

I have become emotionally charged lately because I feel as if I am under attack for just having an opinion. Whether my opinion is based on facts or purely gut-feeling doesn't really matter. What matters is that I have an opinion and get the "poo poo" for stating one. It seems to me that the only opinions that matter are those who bully. 

I try to keep my personal thoughts about anything political to myself, as it tends to set people off. And with that said, those who know me know that I am NOT a button pusher, but merely one who watches and listens. I am also one to not follow blindly what others tell me and one who seeks answers to some of the most interesting current event topics being discussed.

I am not political but I support my president #donaldtrump. I have heard many people near and far call him some very ugly names. Whatever they call him is fine with me. I learned a long time ago that sticks and stones may break bones, but words won't kill you. (They may sting and cause emotional damage, but usually they don't kill). Free speech is just that- free speech, which is allowed in the USA. However, with strong, negative language or rhetoric, one must be prepared for consequences- especially if such speech is used as a premeditation to acts of violence.

I denounce the small percentage (minority) of extremist "hate" groups that the media promote to the world as a majority voice of the American people. (White Supremacy, BLM, KKK, Sovereign Citizen, religious zealots, etc). If all we have left at the end of the day are hate mongers then they become the majority in America. Do we really need that for the next generations to come?

My heart aches on a global level. I won't go into the "why" because I don't want to become a target for radicalized, one opinion only rhetoric. Don't follow my blog if you are offended by what I write. Being shallow, and narrow-minded, aren't very appealing traits I like for friendships or from my readers. 

If you claim that bullying is wrong but then push your way of thinking onto another who has a different opinion, or cause them to silence themselves because they fear loss of friendship, bodily harm, or some other type of threat, then you are no more than a hypocrite and a huge part of the problem facing our great nation. 

It's time for the majority to take a stand and say we've had enough. Tearing down or destroying historically important monuments throughout the US doesn't change the history. In fact, it can create more interest in what generations before ours failed or succeeded at, but only if they take the time to investigate, read, and educate themselves and not following blindly what they are being shown through a mismanaged media or through uninformed imbeciles. (Sorry, I know that was a long sentence.)

Yes, it is time to take a stand. Not in a bar fight kind of way, but in a rational, forward facing, positive way. We learn from our history, not tear it down. It is time to stop pandering to the factions, the paid protesters, the hate groups, those who threaten our peace on American soil. It is time for affirmative action of domestic terrorism. United we stand, divided we FALL. 

We create change by first changing ourselves. It took years to create our great America. Our forefathers/mothers were change makers. Those who came before them were also change makers. It takes hard work, dedication, a strong understanding of whats in our constitution, and pride in defending life, liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness.

I love the USA. I am a proud American citizen. 

Thanks for tagging along. I appreciate your stopping by.

Toodles for now,
The Guided Wanderer

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