Please excuse our wonky line breaks again...
Its a small word that encompasses great big feelings.
Feelings that can fester and grow and rot away the core of who you are.
Four little letters that can destroy civilizations
Hate can kind of sneak up on you.
It can lay dormant for years smoldering away in some deep dark corner of your heart.
Until someone or something opens that Pandora's Box and releases all the wickedness it possesses
There is only one way to combat hate...
It's another 4 letter word; LOVE,
Call it what it is!
It's not just 9/11 or the attacks this week in Spain.
It's not just Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein and Isis
It's white supremacist's in Charlottesville.
It's a young man filled with ideological hatred who took the lives of 9 people in the midst of prayer in
It's a couple guys who hated the government so much that they killed 168 people including children in Oklahoma City.
It's people in power who stoke the fear and anger of those around them,
these too are terrorists.
Let's call them what they are.
Let's not let others pick and choose for us.
It can be flat out, in your face.
It can also be subtle and devious
It's shooting first.
It's assumptions about people you do not know.
To those who experience it, it's HATE and it's TERRORISM
There has been a lot of talk since what happened in Charlottesville about statues and the history of
There are those who want to take their country back.
Take it back from whom?
He ran on Make America Great Again.
And that's the problem...
with all our faults and messes and naivety we are already a great nation.
No one gets to just say we aren't to win more votes.
But, bit by bit we are watching as a group of individuals replace our greatness with immorality and
With divisiveness and fear.
I'm afraid when he's finally gone we will have to make America great again.
Which brings us to my final word of the day;
Stay focused! Stay vigilant!
Don't be distracted by all the bright and shinny objects like Steve Bannon being fired or the last
They are NOT important.
Watch what they are actually doing.
Things that are shrouded in secrecy and passed without fanfare.
The bills that take away voters rights and de fund the arts.
That take away Social Security and Medicare and meals for the elderly and children.
The potential of a private, for profit military.
These are the things to watch, not the loud and raucous show everyone is watching now.
Change the channel.
Before it's the only show there is left.
It's up to us...
Have a wonderful, love filled weekend!
Noodle and crew