Blogging has brought me many friends, some from different cultures, and some with different belief systems. We share our deeply held convictions via a mutual respect that grows out of our sincerity. I share this column today by one of those dear friends whom I value for her honesty. I ask you to read it with compassion and a desire to understand.
I was going to do a cheeky post on Taylor Swift or something, but…I just couldn’t. As much as I realllly didn’t want to write about the election, ignoring the state of our nation right now just didn’t sit well with me.
Scrolling through social media and watching the news today, there was definitely a tone. An overwhelming consensus of, almost arrogant disbelief in our country that manifested in highly divisive and passive aggressive comments.
A few highlights: written by my friends on Facebook or sent directly to me:
Trump supporters are “dumb, uneducated, delusional idiots pushing for change, regardless of what disaster may entail. This country is breeding ignorance.”
“If you voted for Trump, explain to me why your female, black, latino/a, LGBTQ+, and Muslim friends don’t matter to you.”
“Trump Supporters: racist, xenophobic, sexist, homophobic, misogynist clowns with an affinity for orange spray tans.”
“Wow. There are racist…
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