If you are undecided, consider this vignette.  Somewhere in Delaware yesterday (purposefully vague) at a baseball game, the visiting team which was predominately Hispanic, was clobbering the local white team, and the chant got started and ran throughout the game…. “Build that Wall”….

In one sense it is kind of funny, considering that taunts have always been part of public sports, but on the other it has some very deep implications that are rather scary.

They are hatred and prejudice.

This is new.  We have become much more comfortable expressing hatred and prejudiced out loud, in public, than we have been for decades.

This was very common in the South when many of you were growing up.  It was open. It was accepted. But for most of our lives, it was put into a box and the lid was kept shut… That seems to be the case no longer…

Now there have always been people who hate.  But if someone is going to smack you down for uttering it, one tends to not spew it out from their mouth… One certainly doesn’t call ones boss a prick to his face, and the answer why one does not is readily obvious… You’ll get fired.

If one can be put in jail for uttering hate or inciting violence, one does not do it, except perhaps to be put in jail for reasons of protest…

There is a remedy against hate though…  and there is only one remedy…. It is in numbers…

If you hate the haters, they really don’t go away because they thrive on the attention and that makes them stronger… More people flock to their side and more people copy their actions seeing how successful they’ve become…

 

No.  It requires action by everyone who does not hate, who wants a world of love, to actively show that love to all is by far the better way.  As we divvy up our citizenry into two sides, those still undecided looking at both options, must then all decide that a life of loving, has far more benefits than a life of hate….

Inaction is not an option in this case… Inaction allows the hate to go forward, uncontested.  Inaction against hate, is as effective as inaction against ISIS for example.  No, …one has to start stepping up to hate whenever one sees it.

It will take bravery to do so at first;  it will first appear you are outnumbered because your voice will be the only one against a sea of voices intent on drowning you out…

But remember.  There are millions of silent voices who want to also speak out, but don’t want to commit their own suicide by doing so… As the first brave person, you need to be the one to do so…

“Hate is so communist and anti-Christian.  Your vision of America is not one I want for my kids…  sorry, I can’t support you or what you stand for.”

And there you go….  You’ve done it….  When they’ve thrown at you all they have in their arsenal, you get up and say, “that’s all you got?  That wasn’t that bad.” and it will be over…   Just mopping up little pockets will be all that is left….

There is a swing against political correctness by some in this country.  Political correctness is just another word for “R-E-S-P=E-C-T”….   If someone says they’re against political correctness or that political correctness is everything that is wrong with this country, just substitute in place of the words “political correctness” with the word: “respect”… You then see their true colors…

America as a democracy means we, the people, do get to chose the direction we want our country to go down.  Sometimes we get it right… Sometimes we don’t…

But when we start intimidating with racial threats of “Build that wall; build that wall” because we ourselves can’t play good baseball, we are saying much, much more about ourselves, than we are our immigrants…..

It is past time.  No more sitting on the fence.

Most of Americans are not hateful… It is us who aren’t, who need to be running the country.  We can only do that if we vote in people who profess love, and vote out those who signed up to hate…..

There are more of us than them.  Numbers is how our fate is decided… when it comes to good versus evil, sitting this one out, plays right into evil’s hand…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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