Monday, February 6, 2017

Observations: Unfriending from Newly Empowered Hatred

  Since November 9, we've noticed many of our friends have received nasty notes from people they were associated with (either acquaintances or even old friends) on Facebook, who support the new President. We assume they feel empowered to be hateful to people unlike them, now that they have a platform.

  It seems apparent that those people have had hatred locked in their hearts have decided they now have a "right" to show their hatred. If you read legitimate news, you know it has become a national epidemic. 
   It's okay to not like someone for their personality, but to not like or even hate and harrass them because they're not straight, white, or conservative christian is NOT right. In fact, it flies in the face of what used to be christianity (to love all). 
   It appears that anger, fear and hatred of others who are different now has a new platform and those who have that deep seated hatred, fear or insecurity about those who are different from them are now lashing out.  
    We have disconnected from or have been disconnected from quite a few people from former high school friends to acquaintances on Facebook including people who also rescue dogs or are also in the paranormal field. Suddenly, it seems, since the new President was elected, these people we are no longer associated with felt the need to show hatred to gay people, Jews, African-Americans, Muslims, Latinos, Asians, or anyone who doesn't look like them or anyone who doesn't practice Christianity.    It's appalling that these people have lashed out at us for being a progressive, gay married couple. 
   So if you have lost acquaintances and friends and neighbors because of this election, you should know you're better off without the negativity in your life. It's better now to see those people's true colors before you spend a lot of time with them. Focus on the Good people in your life instead.
   Sadly, we think it will continue until the right wing nuts are ousted from Congress and the presidency. It's going to be a hard four years combating prejudice and bigotry, and although I'm an optimist, I don't see it getting better until the new regime changes completely. 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14