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Hate vs. Hate

There is sun and blue sky outside my office window, but it seems a thousand miles away.

I slept four hours, at best. I lay awake unable to stop thinking about the horror in Charlottesville, Virginia. Unable to stop thinking about Nazis marching with torches and lunatics running people down with cars. Unable to stop thinking about this death spiral of violence and hatred and fear. And today I am too heartsick to think coherent thoughts.

In the past half hour one person on Facebook unfriended me for being "racist against whites" and another for "defending Trump." One side sees me as demonically liberal and the other as demonically conservative, and that is why I try to keep my mouth shut. I am not playing these partisan "death to all who oppose us" games. Someone named Jeani Rector (connected to something called "Horrorzine") just accused me – seriously – of defending Trump. Then she blocked me before I could reply.

I can only pray for calm and peace and sanity as the world seems hellbent on self destruction.

"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~ Martin Luther King

Aunt Beast

5:18 p.m.


( 4 comments — Have your say! )
Scott Connors
Aug. 13th, 2017 07:57 pm (UTC)
You and I have seldom agreed on political issues. That does not mean that I value you or your achievements any less. It is a damn shame that people are so crazy nowadays.
Aug. 14th, 2017 03:56 am (UTC)
What Bizarro World are we in that you'd be defending Trump? And Jenni blocking before you can reply, that old passive aggressive bullshit move. The events in VA have weighed on me and I am weary of the violence coming to AL bc I know it'd be bad and there are T supporters wanting an excuse to kill anyone different.

My personal observations have been that it is even harder now to write clearly enough for people who really want to misunderstand and get angry. When someone looking for an excuse to shit on someone else and vent their anger/hate, it does not matter what they read bc it is an excuse to react.

Actually it is also hard to have a face to face discussion w. ppl now as many are determined to not hear any thing contrary to their set beliefs; they want to talk AT someone but the other person does not get to disagree or have a differing opinion. It is a one-sided diatride of their being right and others being wrong. Recreational outrage has become normal life for far too many and I was sad when a few years back we coined recreational outrage as something more ppl were doing w. their time - purposely being trolls and spewing anger anonymously so they can't be held responsible for their actions.

My daughter likes GW2 and loves that you have a dinosaur as a mount. I have no reference other than it's be fucking cool to ride a dino anywhere but she says definitely cool in GW2.

Dread Pirate Lydia is adorable. We have 3 kittens! 2 are 10 wks and 1 is 12 wks. The 2 were acquired on purpose and the 3rd was a Surprise Kitten Dropped in Neighborhood and brought to the local Cat Lady. It is entertaining but overwhelming but we're beginning to settle in more at 3 wks of them joining us and the other 3 cats. (2 older females, 13 and 18 years old, 1 male that is just over a year old).
Aug. 14th, 2017 02:37 pm (UTC)

Thank you for all this.
Graham 1973
Aug. 19th, 2017 05:30 am (UTC)
Thank you for writing this. It encapsulates so much of my frustrations over the last few years. The more online behaviors move offline the worse things become. But it is comforting to know that I am not the only one who feels this way.
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