I get it now.
After being in “shush” mode for several months, and at the prompting of several people (“never shush, Seleena, ever!”) I’m now feeling like it’s safe to “speak” again. And, strangely, the US Presidential election is the catalyst.
No, I’m not a Donald J. Trump fan … quite the contrary … but, since the US election, I feel exonerated to some degree for my feelings about the hateful left. I now realize that I’m not alone in my disdain for them, or rather that my feelings might very well be shared by the majority, many of whom I respect immensely.
In my opinion, hatred and divisive feelings have grown exponentially in the last 8 years to a point worse than at any time my life and it weighs heavily on me.
I cherish nothing more than democracy, and the behaviors we’ve been seeing from the so-called “progressives”, especially post-election, indicate that a great many feel that democracy only works if their views rule supreme. Not exactly progressive at all.
It will take some time to undo the “thought police”, politically correct. my-way-or-the-highway society they were able to build in 8 years but the ‘undo’ has begun.
Even Oprah Winfrey gets it. (‘Gave Me Hope’ – ‘Everybody Can Take a Deep Breath Now’)
As I travel through life, disagreeing with more of my “sisters” than I agree with, please know that I would never want to change how you feel. I respect free thought too much to ever do that.
But in expressing how you feel, and hearing my feelings, it could very well indicate that we have little in common. And that’s okay too!
So Brexit has happened, a bit of a revolution has started in the US, and there are enough-is-enough rumblings along this line in France and Italy too. So in the near future, it just might be okay to come out of the repressed shadows with our own personal feelings without being labelled a hater. Though labelled I was.
I don’t need a community to hide behind. Millions have spoken .. the vast majority aren’t radical monsters or religious right extremists at all .. and my feelings of love and hatred have been validated. I will no longer be judged … for my age, my ethnicity, my nationality, my political views, how far down this path I plan to go, for how much of my time I spend in girl mode, nor where (and how often) I’m out in public, or how I choose to dress when I’m out there.
And a silly man in the US made it happen for me. Yikes!
So, have a nice life and I will too. And avoid my blog if it offends you.