I have hesitated with writing about this because I try to leave my politics out of my blog. However, what is going on in this country is so terrible and empty of love that I must try to express myself here.
The hate and anger that is so pervasive right now towards the democrats, liberals, news media etc. is frightening. I believed that such distain and hate for other humans in our country took its last breath decades ago.
Watching and reading about groups chanting “Lock her up” and “CNN sucks” at a presidential rally and the president not stopping it was so dissappointing as a American. Death threats and pipe bombs are becoming common in my country.
I am not sure I want to live in a country that does not have love and compassion for others. I know some of you would say, “Then leave” and I am seriously looking into it but I am an American and lived here all of my life. I don’t want to leave my homeland but I don’t want to live somewhere that doesn’t have healthcare for everyone, doesn’t support equal rights for women, doesn’t provide for the less fortunate, and education is not a top priority for our children.
I want to be somewhere that I can participate in the universal support and care for the environment and know I am making a difference because the people around me, the country I am living in values education, women and men, healthcare for all, and the environment. I want to live somewhere that is working towards a strong, healthy, educated future for all. I hoped that was the United States but each day that passes lessens that hope.
Here’s to tomorrow and a loving and compassionate homeland wherever that is.