What About Me

I am nearly 50 years old and I am lost. More lost than I when I was teenager back in the 1980’s. I feel as though the world has reached a breaking point, talk about a cold war. Everyone today runs around shouting about #This and #That. We have people starting movements for every damn thing except those that matter; food, shelter, clean water, government intrusion into our private lives. Movements that frankly make we want to have a damn bowel movement and that is exactly what they are worth.

#MeToo

I was molested and raped by a man 3 times my size when I was a child. I have not let it control my life or dictated the way in which I act and interact with others. To do so would allow that person to control me after all these years. This was not something that was easy to get over, not at all. I don’t run around whining and complaining about it. I don’t scream at the top of my voice how I was the victim of injustice. I just don’t.

This Me Too movement has gotten way out of hand. Just because some ugly guy hit on you at a damn bar doesn’t mean you were raped, molested, or violated in any manner. Stop your damn bitching, tell the troll no, and move on with it.

#BlackLivesMatter, #BlueLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter, #GLTB

Everyone of us has had encounters with the police at some point in life. Maybe it was a traffic stop for running a red light. Maybe it was because we had the wrong color skin to be in a certain area at a certain time. Maybe it was a million other reasons. The way the officers react to us is a direct result of how we reacted towards them. I have always choose the moral ground and complied with the instructions given to me. I have never once, nor would I ever become confrontational to these officers. I did as I was told, just as my parents had taught me, received my citation and moved on. No I wasn’t thrilled about the situation, but I was in the wrong and broke the law.

Laws exist so that we are protected from governments and others around us. They are the framework by which we have organized and civilized societies. If we did not have them then we would all be living in Somalia. Have you seen the news? Do you know what that nation is like? Do you want to live in a world where any can take what you have earned through your sweat and labor? Do you want to live in a world where the government can storm into your home and place you in captivity just for having beliefs that are not in line with what they propagate?

In my eyes, all lives matter. Black, Whites, Chinese, Russian, Muslim, Jew; we all matter. We all have something to contribute to this world. This is why we were born. Be it someone who’s sole purpose in this world is to bring forth children and do their utmost to provide for these future generations. Be it the singer who writes the song that stops a suicidal person from swallowing those pills or pulling the trigger of that gun. The play write whose mind creates a story so compelling that generations talk about it for decades to come. We all have value. We are all worth something.

In what scenario does any one human have the right to extinguish the flame of another? No where in the collective consciousness of humanity is it alright to take another’s existence to suit your own personal desires. Not what damn bit of morality or justice would ever condone this behavior. If your son was somehow harmed while he was committing a crime, it was his fault, not the person who hurt him; we are allowed to defend and protect ourselves and our loved ones. Stop blaming others because you raised a criminal. Look into yourself and figure our what could have been done to stop these types of situations to begin with.

Why is it that the world must accept your sexual preference? Who the hell are you that it is everyone else’s responsibility to accept you as a man, a woman, a drag queen, or transgender. I have never demanded anyone accept me based on my gender or sexual orientation, only that they accept me as I accept them. If you act like and asshole you get treated like an asshole. I do not associate with those who do not agree with my beliefs, this just asks for confrontation. If you seek out problems, they will find you. I am me and there are those that love me. There are those that hate me. I am me and that is all I can be. #WhatAboutMe