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
Clear and strong... hoorraahh!! YAM xx
Our part of the world needs more hugs (another 4 letter word) and lots of purr therapy Noodle.ReplyDelete
We agree.. purr therapy is even more essential right now.ReplyDelete
TBT here: Words are such unreal things. They are just spoken noises or written squiggles that mean nothing of themselves but represent deep thoughts in the brain. Some are good, some are bad.ReplyDelete
But they reflect the worst and the best in us. They come from within us. In some ways of thinking of the how the brain works, the meanest words come from the inner oldest part of our brain showing our fears and instinctive reactions. In an newer part, they represent our more rational thoughts, social abilities, and tolerance of stresses.
I sometimes think that some people have more of one than the other. It would explain a lot!
For some of us, our brains think more of "what is causing this, how can things change to help most people, how do I talk to people to improve things"? But in some other people, their brains think more "how can this help ME, is that person a threat, how can I get ahead, what words do I need to gain an advantage"?
Donald Trump is among the latter...
One more word: Resist! People have the power.ReplyDelete
Oh, you inspire. But the people who need to read your great blog are not reading it. How to reach them has been the problem during this whole debacle -- THEY of the narrow mind, THEY who are not seeing how their rights will be taken away, THEY of the Fox-News-Watcing masses, they do NOT read Noodle. How to get to THEM?ReplyDelete
AMEN, Noodle !ReplyDelete
I'm with Suzanne Dunaway above...ALL THE WAY catchatwithcarenandcodyReplyDelete
We never thought our country wasn't great before...what makes anyone think we had to make it great again???ReplyDelete
We agree! And loved that baby photo of you on Wed!ReplyDelete
Good words Noodle GREAT WORDS. Can we hammer it into the right heads? No they are all geared to maximise profit for a few and what do they DO with all this money?? If you could hear some of the comments about America now, in places like the UK, and here in New Zealand. Your comments about greatness have huge relevance.ReplyDelete
The British are the same, selling of large bleeding chunks of what used to be the world's finest public health care system. We ALL paid - we ALL got healthcare NO-ONE was left out. What's the issue with caring for your country's health. If I ever met a member of the British Fovernment I would happily break their jaw.
Happy Sunday Selfie
Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew
If only there were enough of us who would step up. Mom is so embarrassed that we live in Virginia just two hours from Charlottesville.ReplyDelete
"I'm afraid when he's finally gone we will have to make America great again." This line totally resonated with me. I pray that the American people come to their senses and this happens sooner than later. I'm not that young. Thanks for hopping and always sharing your opinions with us.
Couldn't put it clearer than or better than that. Now to get those with closed ears to hear and act....ReplyDelete
noodle....haz we ever said knot onlee iz ewe gorgoeuz...but ewe R veree wize....♥♥ReplyDelete
3 monthz N countin ~~~~~
Wise words, Noodle!ReplyDelete
Athena and Marie
You are a wise and wonderful kitty. XOReplyDelete
Noodle mew are indeed a supurr smart kitty, great post!ReplyDelete
Basil & Co xox