A blog, unless stated otherwise, is usually made up of an individual’s thoughts and what’s going on in their life. No one has to agree with them.
Every time I write something someone takes offense to, they tend to write something in the comments about how this particular type of post will mean I lose readers.
Well, if I do I do. But that’s something you’re simply surmising.
And frankly, it’s not your problem. If you don’t like the content you see, there are thousands of other blogs you can read instead.
Your Thoughts Aren’t Necessarily Appropriate To Comment:
Someone wrote: If you want this site to be political speak up.
Well, how could you think you’re qualified to make that statement?
Comments here are, by definition, your thoughts. But think, please, before you put it out there. You are a visitor here. And I let a lot go by, but I won’t pander to or address such a ridiculous statement.
I write about a whole slew of things: decorating, gardening, pets, life, reflections, and I could go on and on. But it’s hard to to ignore what will go down as a horrific day in history. It’s like pretending it didn’t happen.
Sure, I could have ignored it. I chose not to.
The Burgeoning Of The Word “Antifa”:
If people are going to keep mentioning Antifa in the comments, then I’m going to address it.
I did some research on “antifa.” Here is an article you can reference in terms of what antifa is and isn’t.
Did You Know? The vast majority of antifa militants are radical anti-capitalists who oppose the Democratic Party.
Well I know next to nothing about it personally. Only what I read. But it seems many are simply crying wolf when they get angry about something and then shout the words “antifa.”
What Antifa Is & Isn’t:
Antifa is not a highly organized movement, nor is it merely an idea. Antifa is a loose affiliation of local activists scattered across the United States and a few other countries.
In general, people who identify as antifa are known not for what they support, but what they oppose:
Fascism, nationalism, far-right ideologies, white supremacy, authoritarianism, racism, homophobia and xenophobia. Some antifa activists also denounce capitalism and the government overall. via CBS news.
I Oppose Any Type Of Violence:
Well, I’m opposed to far-right ideologies, white supremacy, authoritarianism, racism, homophobia and xenophobia.
What I oppose is violence in any form. And in the last four years I’ve seen more violence than I ever care to see again.
I think, and it’s of course just my humble opinion, that many have become so radicalized that they’ve possibly lost sight of what they wanted to stand for in the first place.
The action or process of causing someone to adopt radical positions on political or social issues.
I’ve heard so many lies in the last four years. Lies and politicians often go hand in hand. But it seems to me that honesty has been thrown out the window for all political persuasions.
Lying about the truth had a big part in what caused the mayhem and murder on January 6. Convincing people of something that is not true. And in turn, those people took to the streets and defiled not only a building, but an institution.
It was uncalled for, and I think the blame lies with the person who in essence called for it. It was wrong. It caused at least five people to lose their lives.
FBI Director Christopher Wray said this during a Homeland Security hearing in September: Individuals who self-radicalize online and take advantage of readily available weapons pose the most significant threat domestically.
The president’s own FBI director said that the greatest domestic terrorist threat is white supremacists.
None of us wanted what happened on January 6, 2021. I think we can all agree on that.
I hope one day soon when someone talks about America, it is to say that we stand for democracy and the sanctity of life. That we open our arms to people of every color and give protection to those who most need our protection.
That’s what we once stood for.
And now our country has a lot of work to do. I just hope we can do it peacefully, stand together, and love one another.
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln