Recently, a person of worth and credibility to the Vine, left because of hatred and abuse of their Political leanings and because they did not follow the rank and file philosophy of the Vine magority like a lemming to the cliff.
I want to repost an article I wrote some time ago as I feel it is pertinent to the events of the past weeks;
Perceptions of Hatered and Racism
I was reading posts this am and ran across a tongue in cheek article about Racism,hatered,and politics.Of course there was the obligatory I am not a racist the other guy is ,yada yada..BS. I stopped to read, because I have been seriously thinking of leaving blogging or at the very least divesting myself of anything Political..
In my usual computer ineptness I wrote a lengthy comment and then thought maybe I should just make it an article,as I said pretty much what I am about to say here,except when I went to cut and paste,or copy ..it did not copy but deleted the whole comment. I thought to myself maybe "My personal God", [since I do not want to offend the Atheists who by SLIM chance might be reading this] was trying to tell me something. Either make an Article people can throw verbal stones at,or not read at all...which I find is the course my posts usually are taken, as I find more folks are into the hate spewing,bile filled , castigation of their fellows over Politics and perceived Racism.
I have been thinking very seriously of leaving blogging or at the very least NEVER entering any post of a Political/Atheistic nature anywhere.. I mentioned in my deleted comment that I had an opportunity to visit the State of Georgia,which I grew to like very much. Being a born and bred Northerner,Georgia was my first taste of the deep South. I was overwhelmed at the OPEN hate between, Black and white. Blacks hated the whites;Whites hated the Blacks, Whites hated whites and Blacks hated Blacks...it was an equal opportunity hate situation and everybody got along.
Pretty soon you could joke about it and then you all could laugh about it and THEN you might get to be friends Black,White, White,Black, Black,Black, White ,white..JUST BECAUSE YOU LIKED THE PERSON. I found it refreshing after the subterfuge, and beneath the surface Black/White Northern communities I had lived in , in the North...especially the Politically Correct States of Oregon and Washington, who put their bodies on the train tracks of ,"ultra liberalism" and wear their philosophies like mantles of greatness around their elitists shoulders.
While filled with a consummate hatred of anyone who dares to not be "like minded"..or those who talk the talk so as not to be "stoned" by the "Politically Correct,liberal,tree hugger,Birkenstock wearing,butter would not melt in my mouth, [while stoning you], Yuppified generation and those even younger who are beyond the pale".
WOW that was a mouthful. This is not a META or however that is spelled article. This is general post about 'Hatred" where ever it is found and whatever venue it comes disguised in.I just happen to be a Vine member so I am writing about hatred, in general.
I am not knowledgeable about what I am allowed to write about and not allowed to write about,as I have been collapsed and screamed at for something I said or did and to this day have NO CLUE what it was about.
So I am going to post this and see if I am once again wrong. If I am sorry. All I want is to print my views about hatred wherever I find it.
The one other thing that has come to my attention in the past week is "the pledge of Allegiance" in our schools. I asked a friend ,after being told their school voted to not have the pledge, if that was what was happening in public schools today. My friend said she thought that was an option schools now had to either be an American pledging school, OR a school that squats on American soil and has allegiance to no one but themselves while availing themselves of American tax payer dollars.
I guess I am just putting in writing,some of the issues I have with continuing my blogging career.LOL I am an American Patriot. I am a Christian,living amongst Jews and Muslims happily, I do not hate my fellows for the color of their skin,but I do have issues with breaking the Laws of my county and being out right Subversive in open forum. Freedom of Speech has pushed its limits beyond what I can personally tolerate. So what happens to me here , after I publish this Article is in the hand of a few.
I have met some wonderful people here and I also have met some real ugly minds. To those who are friends, I am proud to have met one and all of you and to those others,may I never hear your subversive rhetoric again.