All Hell Has Broke Loose in America

 

The sh*t has officially hit the fan. That’s considered good or bad news depending on who you ask. But it’s just the beginning of hell to come.

We will see war, whether a civil or world war, or both.

To say we are a nation divided is an understatement. We were at that point even before the election in November. Political parties, race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and religion is something to argue and fight over.

Treat others the way you want them to treat you

The golden rule isn’t very golden anymore. It’s rusty orange and dingy gray. It’s sat in the garage of consciousness for so long, it’ll take an empathy battery to jump-start it again. At least for some.

For some reason, that I may never come to understand, some people aren’t comfortable with others who look, think, live or worship differently than they do.

Just so we’re clear, I am neither Republican nor Democrat. I see the flaws in both parties and consider the whole political system as reeked with corruption and greed.

The truth of the matter is that we haven’t been a united country since 9/11. Remember how we all came together? People of different backgrounds and religion? It didn’t matter then and we were one.  It took something really drastic and awful for that to happen.

Well those days are long gone. Ideology trumps humanity. Never mind the fact that we all yearn for safety. No one condones any form of terrorism. Whether domestic or from abroad. Surely there’s a way to protect ourselves without making innocent people suffer needlessly.

But I digress.

The most important thing that you can do now is to protect and prepare your loved ones. They are counting on you.  Failing to do so would be extremely unwise.

What are your thoughts on the current state of affairs in America?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “All Hell Has Broke Loose in America

  1. Very well stated Tasha, for I feel the same way. Without getting into the particulars of politics and ‘who you voted for’ the real problem in this country is that we do not communicate with one another, and the anger is used to further the divide. We need to get back to a place of respect with disagreement. Now everything is disagreement and disrespect. I’ve had to remind people on both sides that I understand the anger and fear but at the end of the day, if you feel so angry that you will refuse to help your neighbor because he voted for (so and so) then we have real troubles. I see people on social media saying the problem with liberals/conservatives/Democrats/Republicans is (choose any issue). Which can certainly be true, but when we start off with that kind of negative assessment of someone, condemning them and everything they believe because of their particular affiliation, we are doomed. Are we going to drive by a car accident because we see a bumper sticker we disagree with? It feels like we are in those times now, and I am genuinely fearful that we are headed for darker times.

    1. Those dark days are definitely here already and will only get worst. I think most people can feel what’s on the horizon…and it’s certainly not tea and roses. War will happen….and unfortunately, many will not survive.

  2. I am so glad you wrote this post Tasha. I hope I can word this well and do your amazing justice. If anyone knows my family, they know they have opinions about anything there is to have strong feelings about….they usually do:) I have a very sound and solid stance on some things that I do not move on, however other things I usually take lots of antacid as my family members give their view to the world, which is easy to do with social media.

    With the last election it became quite heated in our neighborhood as people expressed their views and comments went back and forth on FB, my family in the center of it, and me taking lots of antacid.

    I worried about it quite a bit and what the repercussions would be in the after math.

    We have hosted many events at our home with anywhere from 40-85 of our neighbors coming. I wondered if anyone would come to this last one because of the expression of opinions and how honest people were in how they felt about the election, particularly with an extra candidate here in Utah.

    It was very, very amazing to have over 70 people come to our home, some of the most outspoken in their opposing ideas; shake hands with my family, with each other and for everyone to see that we are all in this world together. We have to work together when all is said and done. We all want what is best for our families, ourselves and communities. No one wanted malice or harm, just opposing beliefs.

    It can be done, it just takes the foundation of knowing that the other person/people really do care and having an open-heart to the others involved. That’s what keeps peace while allowing others to express themselves and their viewpoint.

    1. This is what we need more of Carrie…open dialogues without the anger and hatred. I love talking to people with opposing views because it broadens my horizons. But only if it’s done in a respectable manner and a safe place. (Which the Internet is not known for lol). I love what you’ve been doing in your neighborhood, you are a wonderful example of what we should all be doing….reaching out to others and making them feel welcomed no matter what they believe.

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