I laid here today thinking about all the hate that seems to be in the world today. You can not go on the newspaper sites, on social media sites, any site without seeing it. Our world is being taken over with hate and anger…which accomplishes nothing. Only in calmness can we accomplish anything.
I do not call myself by any party name for I am ashamed of what I see in the politics of late. I call myself an American. We really have to stop being complacent and saying oh that is just how it is for it is not working. We need to make our leaders be accountable and we need to set the tone for what we as Americans accept and that is a tone of compassion and love and of caring about the people of this country. If we are cynical, filled with anger and hate, then we are teaching our children and those around us to be that way.
I think about our politicians..the senate..the congress…who has fought the President and yes, I do believe a lot of it is because of two things…he is a democrat and he is black. And I think about our president…who has attacked back on the congress and the senate. The constant fighting and bickering and no one is thinking about the people they represent. Who is standing for us anymore? I can answer…no one.
I remember growing up in racially tense times in the sixties and remember hearing over and over…that only we could change the prejudice and anger by changing what we do and what we teach our children. I wonder…is it time that the American people start infusing love into this world and work to regain what we once had.
Part of this song below says “when we stand together it’s our finest hour” and how true that is. Look at what this country did after 9-11 when we came together as one. Politicians put aside all the ugliness and joined with each other to help this country heal. People came together and there was none of this division for we were standing for our country…as one…not as this section and that section.
video by EmoNinjaVampireWolf
But somewhere…along the way..the past few years…that has all changed and I see so many people who are so angry and filled with hate and only want for themselves. I hear comments mocking helping those in need, helping animals, helping people who are starving in other parts of the world.
So, I wonder…if we can replace the hate with love…bring back the love for our country and for each other..can we once again swing the tide back to a country that is “for the people”? This is our country and in spite of all that is going on, I am proud to be an American. I love my country. I am ashamed of those running it and of all the fighting and bickering and racial tensions that I thought we left behind twenty years ago. Is it possible for Americans to take back the country and infuse love and respect for each other in the atmosphere? Can we repeat our “finest hour”?
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If you could take one step to help our country become more unified, what would it be?
- Comfort foods
- Dreams for the future
- Eating Out
- Etta James
- Female Impersonators
- heart center
- helping others
- Native American
- New Year's Resolution
- Protection from fraud
- Rocky Mountains
- US Military