In recent days, among a slew of many colorful words - most containing four letters and something to do with my skin color, I've been accused of being privileged. This came about because of my post, "I Miss America."I'd like to take this moment to say: Yes. Yes, I am....more
For the most part, I'd say that I am a fairly positive person, and in general, I believe the tone of my writing reflects this. I'm struggling to find positivity tonight, though... as a matter of fact, struggling to string together anything remotely meaningful or even coherent... after coming across an article this afternoon that completely threw me for a loop.
I'm not going to go into details as to what the article says, but I'll post a link and leave it up to you as to whether or not you want to read it for yourself.
by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com
How in the world does one explain a concept to a child that most adults struggle with? I am in that boat.
The alleged death of Osama Bin Laden is being greeted with cheers, anthem-singing and a host of other feelings of joy.
I cannot rejoice in someone's death --- even the death of a man linked to some of the worst crimes in human history. So I reserve judgment.
I cannot write coolly about the rising tide of hatred in America. I'd love to be able to come up with a rational journalistic effort that succinctly spells out the problem and offers some convenient solutions. But I am not there yet. I have torn up two dozen attempts.
Hatred has become a frightening part of everyday life. From the web to Congress, from casual remarks over paper cups of coffee to snide remarks over cocktail glasses, the shadow of hatred can be found lurking. Hate crimes in America continue to rise. It is time to step further up and to support positive change, both in our communities and in ourselves.
Over the past few days, a Biblical verse has reportedly topped the google trends charts. It is also turning up in bumper stickers and tee shirts across the country. It reads:
“Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8”
But what do you see when you look up that Psalm?
“May his days be few; may another take his office.”
I didn't want to write about the Holocaust again. It hurts too much. Surely with so many other things happening in the world, I could just let mention of the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht pass by unspoken, couldn't I? Just once?
Then I read this, reported in the Sacramento Bee about events this week:
It feels like the world has been morally burning these past few weeks. From the elation of Inauguration Day, we've all had to climb down from our hopes of some immediate transformation of the populace. We've instead found that those of us who felt joy are even more vulnerable to feeling the pain of recent acts of hatred.
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