another rant

so much going on in the world
 such craziness

 last week
 i was going to do a silly post 
about
 coffee cups 

the insanity 
of 
the argument 
against
 starbucks red cups
 finally seemed to be forgotten 
when the horror 
of 
terrorism in paris
 pushed it from the top of the list
 of 
whines
posts
 on
 facebook 

the terrorism wasn't enough
on its own
 no
 it brought out 
all the nasty 
all the bigots
the racists
 those who are 
anti anything and anyone
 not 
like them
 not
 embracing their values 
no matter 
how ugly
 those values may be

it gave me
 a good feeling 
to
 unfriend
 some of those spewing their ignorance 
by
reposting
ignorant statements
others of their ilk posted

enough

lets look toward this week
a time of thanksgiving
a time for families 
for friends
to gather
to be grateful
to live in a country 
founded 
on
 religious freedom

or 
have 'we' forgotten how we came to be?


12 comments:

  1. so true... I never thought of my childhood as
    the good old days until now ...

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  2. I think a lot of people don't know their history. I'm going to try to find you on Facebook...

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  3. Oh my gosh, I know! That was a brilliant idea to just unfriend them and be done with it. I was so upset by some of the people's reactions that I put up that FB post trying to be a little voice of reason. It may have helped because quite a few people appreciated it, so good. I was talking to R and the plain truth is exactly that: in the North American continent, unless one is indigenous, one is here because of someone in their lineage seeking some sort of refugee status. Maybe unlike me at age nine, but still. I can't believe the stupidity out there. OK, getting of my soap box too before I get a sliver. X

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  4. I second your sentiments from the southern end of the world. Terrorism spreads panic - it is so important to hold on to what we are, not become what war-mongers want us to be.

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  5. Very cool photo - symbolizing so well the darkness that has spread throughout our land and the light that continues to plow through the darkness, bringing a modicum of hope.

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  6. I feel very fortunate that none of my Facebook "friends" have expressed any negative beliefs. All have either been silent or very positive and supportive. Some of their friends, mind you....

    Have a great Thanksgiving. :)

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  7. Agreed. Does it not state on the Statue of Liberty: Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
    Send these, the homeless,
    Tempest-tossed to me
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

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  8. I pretty much ditched Facebook in the last week after I started seeing so many bigoted comments.

    It's not as if Facebook ever once takes flagged comments expressing bigotry seriously.

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  9. And the leader in pre-election races is a danged Facist!

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  10. they have already won if we let 'terror' decide how we are going to live our lives. if we can't have hearts like children then we need to stop having tantrums when we don't get what we want. i love the unfriending idea, next on my list. may your thanksgiving be blessed and full of wonderul happy, healing light.

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  11. I'm so glad I don't really facebook ... There are enough troubles in the world and in our lives without the poison from hateful minds.

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  12. I didn't unfriend anybody but I couldn't believe the hatred that poured from the current contenders for the nomination of one political party in particular. Even Tulsa's mayor and Oklahoma's governor got into the act.
    I couldn't believe it when one of Oklahoma's mad dog tea party US Senators reported in the paper that the vetting process is pretty thorough and it would be at least two years before any Syrian refugees set foot in the US.
    I was interested to learn that even today about 70,000 refugees from all over the world are accepted by the US and our President is proposing to expand that to 85,000.
    All the stupidity sickens me.

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