I’m having a horrible time wrapping my head around politics lately. I have friends on both sides of the aisle…I say this because I love all of you…
Many of you don’t walk in my shoes. And I love these differences. But you.don’t.walk.in.my.shoes.
Before you cast a ballot, or post something nasty about the other side, remember, we are friends.
Before you call all gays welfare sucking, mooching, pedophiles that cause tsunamis, war, Ebola and earthquakes in Texas, remember, we are friends. Oh, and I’m gay but none of that other stuff.
Before you call all conservatives rabid, hateful, elitist that have caused the breakdown of common decency, fear mongering and war, remember, we are friends.
I have seen more hate and fear posted in the name of God, family, love, the church and fellow believers. Thing is…God isn’t about hate and fear. I also don’t think God gives two hoots about politics. And I am certain He doesn’t vote. Ever. Our job, on this rock, is to be good to each other, to learn, to teach and to love. Period.
I don’t know any politician that doesn’t have an agenda. Politics isn’t about the people any longer…it’s a career for these people. It’s a way to gain power. Unnecessary power that is used against others to keep them down, power corrupts. Politicians lost the heart of what they do years ago…they forgot about the people they are supposed to protect. To serve. Politicians serve themselves and big corporations. Until everyone understands that, it won’t change.
Take it back to student council elections….if Senators could promise softer toilet tissue or pizza on Tuesdays, then I’m all in…but stay out of my bedroom and out of my religion.
I promise, my relationship hasn’t ruined yours, or your neighbors. It hasn’t led to famine, disease or war. There is nothing sadistic or dirty about it.
If you say it’s wrong, that’s YOUR hang up. NOT MINE.
if you throw religion at me about it, that’s YOUR hang up. NOT MINE.
My private life is NONE of your business. My private life is between me and one other person. It’s not yours to judge. It’s not yours to tear down, insult or mock.
When I take my last breath, I will be judged, by God, not man. You won’t be worthy to judge me anymore than I am worthy of judging you.
Let’s just love each other and embrace our differences. It makes the world a better place. And isn’t that truly what we all want at the end of the day?
We have to get this message out…love is love. Love is better than war. Love heals. We have to heal, together…as citizens of this Earth we share. We need to move together, as our hearts beat in a human symphony.
We, as humans, need to be better.
We, as citizens, deserve better than what we vote into office.
Folks, be kind. Just love.