I love my country. It's not perfect, but no place is. Negative people can find faults and problems wherever they look. It takes a much BETTER person, a person with an open-mind, a person with INTEGRITY to see the good in their fellow humans. The emotions of CNN news anchor, Victor Blackwell, as he recounts D. Trump's tweet attack on the community of Baltimore, demonstrate that he is one of those better people. The hurt he feels for his home community, and the attack of it from our NEGATIVE, racist, self-serving president, is genuine and heartfelt and tore me up as I watched.
I can't stay silent on this.
We are ALL Americans. Even the ones who live in the "infested" areas with little or no resources. We all love our families. We all want what's best for them. Does everyone do the right thing? No. Is there crime? Yes. Are there people who work the system who need to do better? Of course. But we as a country can't ignore the needs of those who are trying and brush them off as part of the "infestation" because we think our lives have more value. And I don't think this is completely about race. If you think the current admin thinks those of you white folk living paycheck to paycheck are equally important and valued, then you've definitely swallowed the Kool-Aid and are part of the problem. The admin isn't fighting for you either. It's that 1% that is their goal to protect and help prosper, they just know they need your vote to do it so they keep feeding you the bullshit. Be smarter than them. Educate yourself on issues and don't just take some player's tweets as the only truth. Discover for yourself what is real and what is "alternative". Trust me, he knows what he's doing and how to make his followers jump through the right hoops.
I know some of you who read this think I'm just a liberal. You think I'm just mad my party didn't win the last election. That I don't know what I'm talking about because I'm just a woman. Well, I am a liberal, and I am mad about the last election. And yes, I am PROUD to be a woman. But none of that has a thing to do with my opinion of the current president. I have heard too much from his mouth, seen too much in his tweets, read too much about the proven uptick in hate based crimes since 2016 because of the seeming acceptance of bigotry and racism from our "leader". THAT is why I'm angry.
Maybe these problems have always been there, but what alarms me most is the fact that some people feel they now have the freedom to say and do hateful things because we are being de-sensitized to it by the very person who is supposed to protect the American people. I refuse to be de-sensitized. I refuse to be forced to choose a side. I refuse to allow my country to continue to become the laughingstock of the world and regress by repeating the mistakes of our past that others fought and DIED to change.
Badmouth me if you want. Call me a "snowflake". Whatever. But JOIN ME IF YOU DARE and PAY ATTENTION! Learn for yourself and then go out and make a difference