I was “visiting” a friend’s page on a social media site this afternoon. I just wanted to see how he and his wife were doing, and how their adopted kids were…he’s fine. The wife is fine…the kids are fine.
I scrolled down a bit through some posts people had sent him and came upon one that just made me curious. It was a post that said “TRUTH” then went on to “quote” President Trump’s comments to the gold star wife in Florida…
The White House has stated what was said (three different versions so far) and the gist of it all is that Mr. Trump didn’t remember the young man’s name and his remarks didn’t make the young widow feel any better. The family is consistent in what they said the conversation was all about, as were the people with the family during the phone call. Okay, enough background…………
The comments on this supposed quote from the President ranged from “see, we KNEW Mr Trump didn’t say anything bad” to “All liberals are Pieces of S***”: to “we need to just kill every M***F*** Liberal on the planet”.
The very next post was a “Christian” post praising Jesus for throwing out the money changers in the Temple and had the following comments (with the cursing deleted..well, modified with symbols)
“Jesus would have voted for Trump! He’s a good Christian man trying to do a job that those F*** Libtards keep F*** up”
“We need to round up everyone that doesn’t believe in Jesus and just hang them all”
“You can’t trust anyone anymore. There should be a law that says love Jesus or get out of this country” with the answer…”You can’t do that. Just bash their F*** brains out instead or hang em all in the middle of town as a example”.
Now…granted this person is not responsible for posts people send to him and I doubt he believes any of the things people were posting…but, by not remarking about it, isn’t that just condoning what was said? Isn’t that just giving permission for more people to go off the rails?
Is this is the way are going to be treating each other from now on? calling each other horrendous names? threatening each other with mutilation and death?
Everyone that reads my junk KNOWS I absolutely hate the fact that Trump is our president and I seriously believe the man is as flawed as a human can be. I know he is at a minimum extremely mentally ill and I know his behavior and attitudes are a clear and present danger to my country. Everyone should know that I think the people who voted for this horrid man are at best misinformed and uneducated and at worst bigots or racists. I DO NOT WANT THEM DEAD.
I do NOT want them tortured, sent to a deserted island or jailed for their beliefs. I don’t know of any person that leans left in their political thinking who DOES. I’m sure there is one or two, but please don’t tell me who they are. it’s bad enough I know who the people are on the opposite political field who want me dead because I dislike intensely the administration.
My own son has accused me of “hating” President Trump. I do not hate the man. I hate his policies. I hate his inability to be rational. I hate his lack of empathy or judgment.
Yes, I am afraid of what my country will ultimately become should Trump manage to remain in office for four (or Dear Lord more) years. All civil rights will be flushed if he continues the way he started. But I don’t want the man DEAD. I don’t want his deluded followers DEAD.
I haven’t seen this kind of open hatred since the 1960s to tell you the absolute truth.
We all need to start speaking out against the hatred. I don’t care WHICH side politically, religiously, or any other -ly you can think of…this is an American problem and it needs to be stopped by Americans.
I left a comment on one of the “worst” remarks I read. I said simply “I don’t wish harm to anyone. I don’t like Mr Trump’s policies, but I do not wish him OR YOU to come to any harm. Why do you wish it on me?” and left it at that.
20 minutes later and I have 14 remarks back. Most, granted are horrible and I won’t repeat them. TWO of them simply say “I’m sorry”.
Every time we make a post…or read a post…we can make a difference in how others see it. We can stop the name calling and the threats. It isn’t easy…we have to actually DO something. What will you do?