Why I Won’t Unfriend Trump Supporters
This week has touched on many emotions, not just for me, but most of our country. I was quick to want to unfriend any person who was a Trump supporter. I didn’t want to associate with any person who showed such a lack of understanding and empathy, in my mind, towards sexual assault survivors.
Every day that went by I pounded out my frustrations on my trail workouts, blasting my music as loud as I could through my ear pods. Every time I listened to those words of insanity around the issue that spewed out, what I believed was uninformed and uneducated information on the subject, a part of my soul was wounded all over again.
I wanted to post daily all over any social media outlet that I could find, and I did in some cases. But, then I found myself stepping back, before I was about to say and do something over the top when I saw people from my little town posting support for this excuse for a president. It got even worse when they went to support this narcissist at a rally in the next town over. (Okay, I let my words slip a bit there, but I needed to do so for context.)
Then, I thought to myself, these folks are not bad people. They do their best from what I can see to live a good life. Other than the support of hate, they don’t spew hate, from what I can tell. I believe that deep down I must turn around my emotions for those who support this person, for they are embracing the hate, lies and evil. I can’t meet them on their level. I need to be the bigger person.
You see, I have always said in my life and healing journey, that I would not wish my past on my worst enemy. I believe that today amidst this insanity. Why? I believe that every person needs to walk their own journey. They need to hit their own wall, at their own time. It pains me to think that these people may not hit the wall of understanding before a tragedy hits their loved ones or themselves, which will affect their core, as I have experienced. By, then it may be too late for them to turn their ways and thinking, when they realize they have stood by a person who doesn’t really support them.
But, I do know, that I can’t make anyone get it just with my story. It won’t stop me from using my voice loudly and fiercely. It won’t stop me for continually standing up for our country as it once stood under a better man in years past. It won’t stop me for those whose voice cannot be heard, as they have been turned away by this sorry excuse for a man. It won’t stop me. Ever.
So, no, I won’t unfriend trump supporters, but I will not support their beliefs either.
I won’t support hate.
I won’t support someone who degrades and shames women.
I won’t support someone who locks children in cages and breaks up families.
I won’t support someone who doesn’t believe in love for ALL people.
I won’t support someone who doesn’t believe in freedom of choice.
I won’t support someone who spews lies, disgust and violence for his own benefit.
I won’t support someone who doesn’t accept ALL races.
I won’t support someone who doesn’t support me.
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