Right Wing, Left Wing, Conservative, Liberal, the Far Right hates everyone who's not white, the Far Left hates everyone who doesn't like pure Socialism. But somewhere in the middle is about 80% of America.
WE choose to adopt philosophies, right and left, that reflect what we believe. The trouble with that is that we can also be manipulated by outside sources through means that only a few know. That's why there is so much hatred in our country right now, we are being manipulated to hate.
Think about it. 75% of American families are living paycheck to paycheck. Wages are stagnant, yet corporate profits are through the roof. 1/2 the country can't afford rent, food, and other necessities.
So what are we to do? Stop hating, for one thing. Beneath our skin, we are all the same. We all want security, whether it be financial, medical, social, whatever.
We all want a better life, whether it be family, housing, money.
But it's not going to happen if we don't tune out the poison fed to us each and every day. When you become angry, ask yourself why, is this worth escalating?
I had my signs damaged by morons. Does it make me angry, yes. Should I retaliate? I did for a while but then realized that I am acting on their ignorance. I know I can't change them, but I can control me. I was going to move them anyway, but to let them win? If I act out, they win! So, under the circumstances, I will do what I originally planned for my signs (home-made, by the way). I will meet more jerks along the way, but as long as I believe in me, I'm OK with that!
May peace be with you, and may good luck shine upon you!
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