Why, must this great nation of ours continually fuel the fires of hate, diversity, social/economic status, racism, sexual orientation and burning bridges that have been rebuilt.
I, being an American citizen, born and raised in The United States of America, have had many opportunities to complain about the weather, the president, bullying, gender inequality, global warming and the constant media hype of "Blacks vs. Whites", natural born citizens vs. immigrants, "the gays" vs. the straights.
But I choose not too.
I choose peace.
I choose to keep an open-mind and a closed mouth about subjects that I know not of, I cannot make a judgement on someone without walking in their shoes, hearing their story and casting a stone.
I choose to accept the ever evolving American choices and step above the hatred, self-righteous hypocrites that surround me and others on a daily basis.
Why? Because, I want my children, future grand-children and beyond to know peace, love, acceptance and learn to enjoy what they have, earn what they want, accept others for their differences and speak up for those that do not have a voice.
The constant hatred towards the aforementioned stereotypes are in abundance in our daily lives via radio, television, social media, life learned habits and history.
Why must we as a society constantly take the bait?
Are we that close-minded?
Have we not overcome all of the obstacles over the years such as slavery, woman's rights, diversity, immigration and no-child left behind?
Must we always take two steps forward and three steps back?
Are we as a nation really trying to annihilate what freedom we have left to fight and argue over petty negativity fueled by various closed-minded outlets such as CNN, Fox News, City newspapers and National News?
You all do realize it is 2015, right?
As we continue to feed in to the constant naysayers and negative commentaries we are failing as Americans.
We, as a nation have overcome so many obstacles, to now be set back by the ever so mentioned, "race card", "gay marriage" and illegal immigration.
What are we getting out of this?
We are all human.
We all bleed red.
We all have brains for thinking, mouths for speaking, and insight whether educationally learnt or achieved by living on the streets.
Why believe the hatred towards all?
Why hate one another for whatever flaw "you" think "they" may have.
No one is perfect.
Everyone has flaws.
Take a look outside, do you see our streets being roamed by ak47 armed guards?
Because we live in a free nation.
Do you see divided bath rooms for "color" and "white"?
Because the "race card" has already been played, the cards were delt and we are all free as Americans.
Do you have food in your refrigerator?
The United States of America ranks #1 in obesity.
Do you spend money on stuff that isn't a need but a want?
Are you reading this on a fancy iPhone or using your portable laptop or iPad? Do you own a television? Do you own more than one? Do you own a car? How about two?
Here in this day and age, with everything we have built up, sacrificed and overcome why must we still hate each other and try to tear the bonds we have created within our nation and tear them down?
So, that "gay" guy talks like a girl, and? Is it hurting you? Maybe he/she is too scared to come out and because YOU choose to discriminate, he/she commits suicide. How do you feel now?
So, that little girl at the age of 15, dresses like a prostitute. Is she hurting you? Maybe, she is reaching out for attention, maybe she is abused at home and runs into the arms of older boys to obtain the love she has never had. What do you do? Call her a "whore", "slut" and "skank" because she doesn't fit into your perfect model of what a 15 year old should be like, act like and do?
How about Harriet Tubman in 2015: would she have been thrown in jail and beaten by police officers or shot by "accident". Turning others of "color" to riot, because she was black and she decided to do something for others and assist in freeing slaves. Would you picket the whites and police for racism and start riots amongst your own to prove nothing?
What about the Hispanic family at the grocery store with 5 kids, Using food stamps and wic to feed their family. They both have jobs but it's not enough, so they must have assistance or they would lose their children for malnutrition or neglect. Is that fair to judge them?
How about the white mother of two, working two jobs, going to school full-time that cannot get public assistance because she makes $3 more than the poverty level set by the government. Is it fair to set limits when clearly she is trying to do what's best for her family yet you report her to child protective services because she isn't their for them all-day, she doesn't fix every meal for them and relies on a babysitter to help?
Open your eyes people, there are so many things wrong in the world.
We, as a nation can help.
We can decide against negativity and help others.
Just because one person does bad things or says bad things does not make it right.
Open your eyes and realize, not one person in The United States is perfect. Not one.
Open your eyes and realize that hatred and chaos fuels our great nation and it has to stop.
We are damning ourselves, poisoning the minds of our children and increasing the chance for a repeated history filled with negativity and hate for future generations.
Life is a present not a time bomb.
We need to listen to the wise words of our forefathers:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
In the words of Thomas Payne: "I believe in the equality of humanity and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy and endeavoring to make our fellow creatures happy."