We would sleep better if we withdrew into our shells and tuned out all the negativity raining down on us. It would be so much easier to bury our heads in the sand. It would be so much easier to ignore the people reaching out to drag us down. We might feel better about ourselves if we tune out those who want to tell us how evil we are. I cannot be one of those people. I still believe there is light at the end of this tunnel. I still believe that this insanity around us is a phase, and the next one will be better.
We have weathered times like this before. We had lived through times when it seemed that logic and common sense had abandoned us. We survived the sixties and seventies when protesting was a way of life for some. Those protests were always about something that needed change—today’s protests are about changing us. It is far more personal today, and maybe why it is so emotional and draining. I still believe we are good people and not the racists and oppressors some say we are.
I still feel it takes parents to raise their children, not a village, especially when those villagers want to indoctrinate our children and turn them against us. I can only speak for myself when I answer the questions I have posed today. I care and I fight because I still see the good in people. I still believe in this grand experiment called the United States. I still think that we are strong enough to take the shots and come out the other side of the tunnel stronger and more united. I still have faith.
We began Black History Month yesterday. The idea of month-long celebrations to single out one group of society has always bothered me. I see these events as divisive and not unifiers. If I look upon Blacks as equal, and I do, then why do I need a month to sing their praise. If I look upon the LGBTQ community as equal, and I do, then why do we need a month to celebrate the life they have chosen to live? Just let them live. And let them let me live.
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By Ray Cardello
Ray Cardello is a conservative blogger at A Conservative View From New Hampshire who believes America is strong enough to keep us on track but making folks aware of the truth is essential to a successful and prosperous future for us all.
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