Thursday, November 1, 2012

November... Are You Kidding Me?

This is a picture of Zachary and me in  front of  the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. It was at least ten years ago and the water I drank hasn't kicked in yet. I keep waiting...

Number one I can't wait for this election to be over. I am so tired of robo calls. When you get more robo calls than collection calls at our house we know we are in trouble!

Number two ALL politicians tell you what you what to hear then do whatever  they want to do once elected. This country is in a sh*t load of trouble and all the infighting is doing absolutely nothing to help the problem...only adds to it.

Number three everything you  read on  the Internet is NOT true. People post articles, pictures and comments  believing them to be true simply because a website says so. That , in my way of thinking is pathetic. I have also been duped by  pictures and articles but at least have the common sense to realize I have been duped.

It's down to two guys running for the highest office in our land. As my youngest son pointed out just the other night "It's hard to believe out of over 300,000,000 people these two are the only one's qualified."


I am sure both men have a vision. I am sure both men have good intentions. I am also sure that no matter which one wins,  the infighting in not only the congress and senate but between the lobbyists and big business still seem to somehow dictate our future...or lack of one.

People with money, corporation power and lobbyists seem  to rule our country and take away from US to insure their own advances and stability.

My next  sore point is the lack of supporting a chosen leader.  I never voted for Bush.  I thought he was a doofus, still do. I like his wife Laura a lot and even her mother in law.

I have voted for both parties.  I vote for the person not their party affiliation. When Bush was re elected I thought  to myself..."He is MY president now and I will support him."

My nephew who is a Democrat put an Obama sign in his front yard a week ago down here in Georgia. He went onto his front porch  to see a truck  screaming by after stealing his sign and screaming out the window "Fu*k that  Nigger." I started to not use the whole "N" word but thought it relevant.

Granted I have been disappointed over the past four years at times but have also made personal and financial  strides and finally come to grips with the horrible  realization that most people hate him because he is black.

He is not  Muslim...but what's the big whoop if he was? Are you  so narrow minded  you  think no one will EVER be elected to office other than a Catholic or Protestant?

Our country was founded as a melting pot. We all came here. Georgia was originally a debtor's prison (guess that's why I live here :)

We took the country from  Native Americans and plopped our butts down with a turkey, pilgrim hats and a musket.

We called them savages... which literally means they fought stinking hard to keep their land.

If I was a Native American...I would STILL be pissed.

Then we brought over Africans in chains and treated them as animals and servants...sometimes even sexual slaves.

I remember years ago hearing a comedy routine from "Sinbad" who said it was no wonder most black people don't swim...that first big boat ride pretty much  ruined it for us.

My question is when are we going to return  to the melting pot this nation was built upon?

My second question is when are we going to quit playing the race card?

When are we going to quit hating Latinos for wanting to do the same thing we did hundreds of years ago...flee oppression to  live in a better place?

I know there are all kind of issues. Forms to be filed, hoops to jump through and papers and papers and papers to be filled out.

I just think we all need to take a step back. Look where we all came from...look how we all got here and most together to get where we need to be.

Might lose a few blog followers over this one but I don't care. What I do care about is my country. What I do care about is my life.  What I do care about is the future my children will inherit.

Let's stop the fighting. Let's stop the accusations rumors and  inaccuracy. Let's begin to find a solution...


Til next time...COTTON


Ésprit said...

I wish blogger had a "LIKE" button like on Facebook. I LOVE this post. I'm the product of interracial relationships and I personally don't understand racism...I really don't UNDERSTAND it. Oh well, to each their own. Thanks for a great read.

Cotton said...

Thanks! You keep reading and I'll keep writing :)