Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm thinking again and I don't know if that's a good thing


Diversity ~
Compassion ~
Tolerance ~
the end of Ignorance
the end of prejudice
the ending of battling one another
the coming together for one purpose
supporting one another for a goal
Open Minds
Open Hearts
these are the things I want for this world, for this country, I am sad to say that what is going on in this country today shames me, it wounds my heart and soul.
Politics? I am coming to hate it resoundingly.
The bickering, the one upmanship, the lies, the false platitudes...the scheming for power for oneself instead of for this country as a whole.
Democrat? Republican? what are those? in this day in age it is a extremely divisive issue. When it comes down to it in my mind, is nothing but a longing for power, the struggle for it for both parties.
The Religious Party's interests are for the same, their own message, their own needs to force their beliefs & ways of life onto others, no matter that there are differences ~ face it, we don't believe the same, we don't worship the same, we don't understand the same.  To me? and I am extremely for this - the original intent of the forefathers of this country "separation of church and state" there was a reason this was written, created.
Propaganda is foolhardy, truth is what is needed.  Not hearing words that the politicians THINK we want to hear.
I know in the past I have made no effort to conceal, hide or otherwise my opinion of the President at this time, that feeling is still the same, hasn't changed. What has changed is the fact is I am almost tired to death, to the point of not caring anymore.  I can't do that to myself though because that would make all the sacrifices that have been made for the military in vain and I will NOT do that to them.
I believe that I DO have hope, I believe that I do have my rights (though by any day those could change) I have MY voice, which I will use to at least say what I feel.
I want people to get along with each other, to love each other no matter what their differences are ~ whether it is the matter of the color of one's skin, their religious/spiritual doctrine, who they are sexually, whether a woman wishes to have the control and RIGHT to say yay or neigh to their rights of abortion, the control of their OWN bodies, not something that is taken away because of religious ideology. 
My simple solution to that is ~ if you are against abortion? don't have one ~ if you are against birth control?  don't use it. period.
Hell, I don't know what to say anymore, or think ~ all I know is what is in my heart of hearts and that is the hope that this country will pull itself together as a WHOLE and put all the cultural, religious, political differences aside and realize that no matter what that we are as a country ONE people.  And no one has the right to take the rights away from another individual or group of people because of your personal preferences.
Sorry if this makes no sense, but it was something that was hurting my heart and I needed to talk about it. Disjointed as it may seem.
THINK before you speak, THINK about your actions~ teach your children love and acceptance ~ "out of the mouth of babes" ~ don't teach them hateful things, don't teach them to HATE because they don't know how unless parents show & teach them this... teach them to love themselves and each other, no matter the differences between them.  No matter what, we are all one.



mleighin21st said...

{{{Teresa}}},  this entry touched my heart.  
What the world needs is more peole doing this same kind of thinking.  And then acting on it.  Even in your smalll corner of the world, these actions make a difference.  One small ripple, and on, and on.  
                                                              Namaste,  Leigh

chat2missie said...

This was an awesome entry!

rdautumnsage said...

A beautiful message. The sad thing is far too many people won't get it. You and I do....I hope someday more will. All we can do is try and keep doing what we do. Love Ya Hon! (Hugs)Indigo

sunnybethe said...

What you've written makes perfect sense to me.  I am so sick of people trying to shove their religious views & political views down my throat.  When in the big scheme of things we are all one, living, surviving, working.   Christian religions I've found divides more than it unites.   hugs,  Bethe

dsonney01 said...

Wonderfully put. I agree 100% on these issues with your thoughts. Blessings ,hugs , Dannelle

indigosunmoon said...

I think you said it beautifully...and I agree with you completely!

jjdolfin9 said...

Very insightful entry Sweetie and it makes perfect sense.  The world has gone crazy and we can only hold on for the ride and pray it all turns out OK in the end.
Hugs, Joyce

amy122389 said...

I agree with everything you said.  I'm tired of it, too... :-/


lisa41076 said...

Amen to everything you said !!!!!!!!!!! Love Lisa

nhd106 said...

Makes 100 percent perfect sense to ME!     And I agree more than that!