Are we as humans doomed to forever finger point, blame, and bad mouth each other? I am so tired of it all. I am tired of feeling like I have to defend my beliefs and views. I am tired of feeling like my beliefs and views are being trampled. Or where I am from, or who I associate with, or what my ethnic background is. I consider myself a liberal conservative. That means I lean to to the right in the way of supporting the military and a smaller government, but I believe in a woman's right to choose and gay marriage. I also am in favor of repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell. I'm a Christian, but I don't believe it is right to instill prayer at school. If you want your children to pray, send them to private school- OR pray with them at home!
Democrats and Republicans share responsibility in all this mess we are in (economy)- yet they are too busy blaming each other to work together for a solution.
When I was a kid, people went around saying that if you didn't go to church you were a heathen and going to hell. Now, if you go to church, you are an idiot sheep and are probably from Texas. By the way, I was born in Texas. And you won't find me running around screaming "get a rope!" every time someone says or does something I don't agree with.
Somehow it feels like if you take one stance- to the far left or far right- then you have earned the right to judge the other side. We are all about free speech until someone says something we don't like. Or, people will abuse their right of free speech to trample on other rights. For example, the lovely people from that
I read a quote today (sorry I can't remember who said it)- it went something like this:
"A satiated man will look upon a loaf of bread differently than a hungry man."
Are we so satiated that we forgot and/or take for granted what rights we do have?
And then there are the women who bad mouth each other. One camp says women should stay at home with their children, don't let someone else raise them. The other says women need a career, only women who are dumb and useless stay at home with their kids. How about we do what's best for our situation? How about we support each other? It's like breast feeding. I whole heartedly agree that breast feeding is a wonderful thing to do for your child. But the pressure that is put on women to do so is simply ridiculous. I don't care how many solutions you can come up with- it is just not going to work for every woman and family. I think it is lovely that some women nurse for two years, that's great. But don't judge others because they don't follow suit.
What else can I bitch about? I know, this is not my usually kind of post. I try to stay away from politics and anything too controversial. But is it just me, or have people lost all tolerance for those who don't think the same exact way? Every time I hear or see someone say "I hate Republicans, or I hate Democrats", I just want to scream. Know what I hate? I hate all the energy that is wasted bashing the President- regardless of who holds that position. How is that productive I ask you? I am not saying that if one disagrees with the actions and/or policies that President has set forth- that he or she should not say anything. But let's not take things out of context to suit our own political agenda. I know- that is the nature of the political beast, isn't it? I am just wasting strokes on the keyboard, aren't I?
I really don't like it when people get so judgmental. I suppose that makes me a hypocrite- since I am judging them back? Maybe I am wrong, maybe it is a good thing to judge each other? What do you think?