“Peace and kindness…but aggressive in what I believe in.”
Something I heard during an interview on NCRP news today. The man who spoke these words is an Oregon art gallery owner who, because of his own experience as a gay man, helped to promote female artists overlooked in their day, because of their gender.
I too subscribe to peace and kindness…and agression in what I believe.
I believe in Obama’s efforts as a public servant and leader for all classes, just as some of you are convinced that Romney will give the middle class and poor a new direction on the road to prosperity.
That we can be passionate about our political and moral views without repercussion is what makes America great.
Times have changed, however, with 24/7 news, the Internet, social media, and the birth of the Tea Party.
History shows we cannot return to Pandora’s Box…what we’ve already let out.
I’m hopeful the same isn’t true about our treatment of one another…one civilized human being…to another.
News pundits with their redundant questions that sensationalize and fan the fires of hostility, act as catalysts to incite the current incivility so apparent in our country’s political arena.
Like sharks in a feeding frenzy.
…don’t get caught up… in the bloodbath…
………hugmamma. 😦 😦 😦
Well said and amen, dear hugmamma. I really appreciate you and your blog. I am giving you two awards [One Lovely Blog Award & The Versatile Blog Award}—your compassion and loveliness deserve the recognition! http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/positive-boomer-and-believe-anyway/
Now that I’m back from the precipice…sent there by a bad cold…I will be by to collect my awards…
…and share hugs of gratitude, dear kate… 🙂
Yes, I wonder how much of the world’s trouble comes down to sensationalism.Cornered animals fight back.
I don’t doubt that CNN’s 24/7 coverage, as well as the spin put on the news by other networks, tweaks the course of history. Sensationalizing the news has a cause and effect pattern. The truth is stretched beyond recognition. And when the Internet gets a hold of the news…well, forget it.
…no cynicism here… 😦