Hello All. Yes, it has been quite some time, almost a year infact, since I last posted. I have, in that time, changed jobs twice, isolated and ignored my family, lost my one Big Love, tried to assimilate another innocent female in her place, failed miserably in that endevour, spent 8 days in an induced coma, and thus found myself now in a place of deep self awareness.
As I attempt to find myself at 46, I have come to understand that my best thinking has left me at a point in my life where having zero expectations and playing my cards day by day is my only option. In walking this new path, I am re-aquainting myself with family and building better, healthier relationships with the people that matter. That being said, there is a part of me so deeply wired in my moral conscience that no amount of character course correction will alter.
I am a Republican!
As much as I upset the apple cart on both sides of the Aisle, I most redily associate with the Right. I may seem a social fence rider on occasion, a closeted Liberatarian even. But in the grand scheme of things regarding fiscal responsibility, national security and the conditional protection of the unborn…I am a Republican. Especially, now, today and each day we move forward to a surge in our populous, A La Syrian refugees and a census reduction, A La Terrorism on our soil. Moreover, we look forward to the cost of caring for an influx of consumers of whom will not be capable of contributing to their own wellbeing for a good long while . We, I assure you, will be transporting, housing, feeding and providing health & child care for hundreds of thousands of people who will undoubtedly include small sects of radical Islamic fundamentalist. We WILL be harboring terrorists. It may only be 10 out of 100K. But that’s enough to do plenty of damage in the name of their skewed beliefs. These are not faithful Muslims. Allah, or the God of Abraham, never commanded our obliteration any more than Christ spoke to the inquisitors of Spain.
Yes, we here at home grow our own brand of crazy like Timothy McVeigh. Yes, more Americans are killed in Chicago annually than in Iraq. Yes, school, college and military base shootings plague this country. And yes, we don’t do nearly enough for our service men and women upon return from service- past and present. And this is one issue of which even Spike Lee and I can share a platform. We have plenty on our plate, no…our plate runneth over… with correctable issues right in front of us. We don’t need to import terrorists and assassins; however few, among refugees needing food, shelter and clothing we have proven we don’t care enough to provide our own citizens.
Today I was blessed with a curious bit of trivia and other insights that inspired me to blog today; 0.04% of the United States does not have running water or sanitary facilities. That’s over a million Americans that do not have a toilet or a faucet to make the absence of a toilet less disgusting. Think long and hard on that.
Before the full moon passes tonight and the sun rises, sleep on what gratitude as A VERB would mean to your fellow Americans. Think of the disheveled homeless couple pushing their grocery cart around Midtown (we’ve all seen them). Think about the American serviceman that works at a menial job to support his family when his MOS doesn’t translate to any applicable civilian trade. Think about the children in eastern Kentucky that will wake up in the middle of winter, walk down a frozen mountainside, break ice over a deep, unfettered stream and draw water to be used for food, drink and personal hygiene. Then think twice about increasing our numbers with those who’s Devine calling is to reduce ours.
May God- and those charged with civil peacekeeping- protect our misguided American souls and peaceful American Muslims against those that have hate in their heart. And may God Bless America.
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