...are freaking crazy!
4:00 am and I am up for one of Joseph's night feedings. He has actually slept almost eight hours... yet another indication that things are on the upswing. And then, THEN, I decided to turn on 'the facebook' on the ''interwebs".
Here is the thing...I love me some FB. I criticize those that have bad things to say about. I make good use of the 'hide' button and the 'unsubscribe' button, and when things get REALLY bad, I make good use of the defriend button. I am sure that my social networking world is set up for the most positive viewing experience. And then, at 4:30 am...all that changed because CLEARLY things have gotten political.
Which led me to the conclusion that 'You People' are CRAZY!
The right...with the fear-inducing, misleading 'facts' that declare things to be true that might not be. Painting a picture of our current president as a real anti-Christ, or, at the very least, an up and coming Hitler. In the name of defending life and religious liberty (all very VERY important things), you begin to adapt to an ideology I don't even think you believe. Yesterday, someone...A GROWN MAN, posted a picture of a soldier with a gun and a slogan that said something to the effect of, 'Get ready'. IMPLYING THAT WE WILL BE SHOOTING EACH OTHER SOON. Om lower case g...are you for real?
The left...with your worship of the current president, assuming that anyone who might lean right of center is a selfish racist that does not care for the poor. Posting awful things about men and women that feel different than you. Implying that to be Republican is to be intolerant, awful, anti women and anti helping others. You people are CRAZY. Yesterday, I actually read something that said that Republicans purposefully put the economy in a bad place to advance their agenda. Do you REALLY believe that about people in this country? Is that really the type of world you think we live in?
You people are CRAZY!
And it depressed me. Pretty big time. At 4:30 am I was in a really bad place. I was wondering what kind of a world my sweet baby boys will grow up in. A world where we have become so divisive that true dialogue can't even happen.
But, then something wonderful happened.
It was about 4:45 am and little Aaron started crying from his room. I went in, to see that he had 'wet' the bed because I put his diaper on wrong. I had to pull him out of his crib and stand him up while I changed the sheets. He was so adorable. He was wiping the sleep out of his eyes and just smiling up at me. He started laughing because he thought it was hysterical that I was changing sheets, but he was still half asleep. As I went in and out of rooms/hallways to finish the cleaning job, he just kind of followed me around. It was QUITE fantastic. After the sheets were back on the crib, I scooped little Aaron in my arms and brought him to Joseph's new room (where we have a rocker) and rocked him back to sleep. He is SO freaking cute in the middle of the night (or early in the morning). He kept looking up at me and smiling, giggling occasionally. It was such a special, quiet moment. He drifted back to sleep and I placed him in his crib. I realized how GOOD everything is. I went back into my room, with the bassinet with Joseph, he was still cooing himself back to sleep. And I decided maybe the night feedings shouldn't be spent looking at the FB, but rather, should be spent 'goo goo ga ga-ing' over my sweet little angel.
See, the thing is, this political season...MAN! It stinks. Stakes are really, really, high. I think we can all feel it. So many left leaning people REALLY believe that right leaning people are crazy, intolerant, racist, anti-women, anti-gay, anti-poor people...horrible, awful people! So many right leaning people REALLY believe that left leaning people are out to destroy the family, the home, religion, etc...and that they are really horrible, awful people. I get it. Sometimes I even feel it.
But, let's remember that we know people on the 'other side'. Let's remember they are our family members, our friends, our coworkers, the people that sit next to us in the pew. Let's not be tolerant of ideas that we find offensive, but lets remember to always be charitable and loving towards the people that hold those ideas.
And for goodness sake...
STOP ACTING CRAZY!
We have babies we are suppose to be setting an example for.
That is all. Carry on.
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