I need a break. A break from the world really. This season, when fall becomes winter, always seems to trigger a little depression and I have to be careful about what I choose to focus on. I don’t see the dark cloud yet, but it is in the forecast.
The current climate of things, socially, politically, is too much for me right now. I am not a sore loser because I did not support either candidate, but I feel the hate in the air so acutely. The “other-izing” of people makes me sick. When we look back on human history, the worst atrocities have always started with negative campaigns against others…in Germany, it was the Jews, in Rwanda it was the Tutsi, and even here in America, it was the American Indian. The others are vilified and propaganda is spread to ease the public conscience so they feel comfortable with their hate. This negative “other-izing” taking place in America today can easily morph into violent extremism if we are not careful. The Cambodian genocide started out with the Khmer Rouge expressing the same sentiments. Their mythic past and our making America great again.
And I know some people think this type of thinking is overreacting. That Trump isn’t really that hateful. That plenty of Republicans don’t support the racism, bigotry and misogyny that were witnessed throughout the campaign. And I am willing to believe those statements are true…BUT…why do they not speak up? Collectively, why doesn’t the republican base denounce the extreme sentiments running through their party? They have won their platform, now step up and be leaders for this democracy.
It is just really hard to stay uplifted right now, so I think I can use a social media detox and unplug from things for a while. I don’t really want to use this blog as my personal vent space or soap box, but I can’t help it today. And I just wanted to explain why I might not be posting as much for a bit.
Take care everyone ❤