Quiet No Longer

Published January 27, 2017 by It's me!

I have been very quiet lately. I have been watching everything that has been going on and absorbing it as it happened. I have to admit that this is not coming easily to me. I am one that expresses herself through writing. I have been having a hard time trying to come up with the words to express myself right now.

I am sickened by what I have been seeing. Prime example: I saw a post the other day posted by a guy that was just trying to sit in his seat on a plane. He was wearing a Trump shirt. The woman who was in the seat next to him went crazy. She was rude. She was ridiculing him over his choice. She was yelling at him like he was less than human because he was a Trump supporter. (Before I go any further, I am going to say 1 thing–this has nothing to do with who I voted for or who I support/ed.) Everything she said was uncalled for. She ended up getting kicked off of the plane by the captain. I respect the captain’s choice. Moving on in the post, I looked at the comments. I knew better, but I did it anyway. All I read in the comments was hate. Hate from both sides. Trump supporters bashing the woman and those that don’t support Trump and vice versa. How is this hate going to “make America great again?!” I will answer with this:

IT’S NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How does anyone expect anything to change if all we are doing is spewing insults at each other? I had someone tell me that it shouldn’t be considered an us vs. them situation. Everywhere I look, that is all I see. You are either a Trump supporter or you are wrong on one side, or you are not a Trump supporter or you are wrong on the other side. There doesn’t seem to be an in between. There will never be unity as long as this continues. I don’t see anyone trying to unify anyone. All I see is bickering about who is right and who is wrong.

That being said…no, I am not a Trump supporter. I will respect him as I have been taught to do. I will respect him because he is in authority over me, and God has asked us to respect those in that position. Do I like what he is doing? No. Do I feel that he is creating more of a division in our country than I remember ever seeing in my lifetime? Yes.

I have never seen as much hate in my lifetime than what I have seen over the last few months. If I weren’t a Christian, I would truly be scared at the turn that humanity has taken. Not fearing the end of my time on this earth doesn’t keep me from wanting to change things. It doesn’t keep me from wanting to make things better while I am here. I want my children to grow up surrounded by love. Right now, the love is not as rampant in our country as the hate is. I just don’t understand. I wish I did.

Although there is so much more I want to get out, I am going to en here for now. I am at that point of writer’s block that is preventing the words to come to express myself again.

I pray that something changes for the positive very, very soon.


One comment on “Quiet No Longer

  • Thank you for your thoughts. Very well written and well expressed. I feel likewise and like you, I decided to write. In my case I chose to write about how we need to really take the time to understand each other’s perspective rather than trying emotionally attack another person. We’re in some difficult times for sure. Glad you took the time to write…I really enjoyed your heartfelt thoughts.

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