I can’t believe the things I’m seeing these days and it all boils down to one thing…
No one wants anything to change.
They will risk getting sick with a coronavirus so they don’t have to wear a mask that keeps themselves and others safer and healthy.
They don’t want to stay home for the same reason, despite everyone having take out/food deliveries, nonstop Netflix, and Zoom. They fucking want a hair cut and to sit on the damn beach.
They are sick of the white vs black and why the hell can’t we just say “all lives matter” and get back to life as normal.
They are pissed because SCOTUS ruled that LGBTQ are human beings like everyone else and deserve the same rights as they do. you know, the white conservative Christian Republican hypocrites who grew up learning about the Golden Rule but will do anything other than live by it.
They (especially white Christian men) are angry that women have forgotten their place to be silent and stay at home do “women’s work”.
They insist that “all lives matter” and that they are “pro-life” until it comes to feeding babies and children, providing healthcare for everyone, and helping all people have the same rights as they do… a home to live in and enough food to eat.
They are even having a fit because a bottle of syrup is changing its name and logo.
Change scares the hell out of them. When in reality it’s the change that affects them and takes away their white, straight, Christian privilege and entitlement that makes them angry.
They don’t care about helping anyone else, which has been the Republican way for 50 years.
They don’t care that black kids are dying at the hands of the police.
They don’t care that BIPOC are dying to Covid 19 at a much higher rate.
They don’t care that transgender people are being killed just because they are perceived as being different.
They don’t care that children are being abused by their parents because they were guilt-tripped by “good” Christians who convinced them that abortion was a sin.
They don’t care about their own children who come out as gay and are then disowned them for an inaccurate dogma.
It’s said that the only constant in life is change.
But we will have to drag these racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic people into the 21st century whether they like it or not, and they sure as hell don’t like it.
But change is happening. Someday all lives WILL matter, no matter the color of their skin, the person they love, their religion or lack of it, or even little things like how they dress, how much they weigh, and other judgments that too many find fault with.
Maybe if these people would learn about these changes, talk to people, and try to understand things from their perspective, these changes would be much less painful.