Wednesday, January 13, 2016
I Am An Emotional Writer
It's true, most everything I write about comes from either a place of anger, fear, peace, or happiness. Sometimes there is even a post born of confusion. Once I figured this out, I stopped writing ... anything ... anywhere. Just stopped, completely. But all those emotions locked up inside of me just jacked me up and made me more emotional, irritable, angry and fearful. So, now, I don't really care if those who follow this blog understand, agree or even approve. I have said it before and I'm going to say it again. I write for me. I write to make me happy, to give me peace. If in the mix of all my ramblings anyone finds something worthwhile that resonates with their life and my thoughts might have made a change for them, that's a good thing, too.
Among these emotions I've been dealing with is the overpowering fear of what "might" happen IF a republican candidate happens to be elected to the office of President. Yes, you read that right, overpowering fear. Just a few short years ago I would be all like whatever, this one can't be any worse than the ones before. But I've grown up -finally- I've opened my eyes, I see what is going on in the world around me and yes, I'm scared shitless.
I cannot imagine living in a world where religion is the law of the land, Christian Sharia law is a real and threatening thing, especially IF someone like Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or Gods forbid, Mike Huckabee is the one elected. I can just see the burning times coming back and yes, it's a fearful thing to even imagine.
How about the ability to undo marriage equality? Yes, that is also a great fear for me. No, it doesn't directly pertain to me, I do have close friends who would be devastated by being told they are once again lower than second class citizens simply because they love differently than what is considered normal behavior.
And please, do not even get me started on Women's Rights, Planned Parenthood and who the fuck thinks it's a good idea for someone of the male species to think they have a say in anything that goes on with a woman's body. For example, just this week, here in NC, our illustrious governor signed into a law that requires doctors to send the ultrasounds of any woman seeking an abortion to state officials. I'm not certain how this gets around the HIPPA laws already in effect, but I'm sure they will figure out how to bypass those too. And also this week, women in NC have the longest waiting period in the country before they can have an abortion ... 72 hours!
So, maybe there are those who think my fears are inconsequential, I don't care. They are my fears and I have to live with them or figure out how to fix the situation. All I know to do is vote, vote for the candidate that I think will be the better for America as I see it. Not as it used to be, but what I hope America will become. In the meantime, I've done everything I can do to protect me and mine. Is it enough? Only the Gods have the answer to that question. But I'll keep reinforcing the protection I've put in place and pray ...