I am absolutely appalled and heartbroken by the direction our country is taking. Call me naive for being shocked by the explosive rise of blatant racism, xenophobia, bigotry, etc., but never in my lifetime did I imagine I would ever witness what I have in these past months - both nationally and very close to home. It's not just about black vs. white, or Jewish vs. Muslim vs. Christian... it's not just about any label someone can think of that divides people. What it is coming down to is a spreading lack of integrity, honor, respect - the most basic of human decencies - mixed with a growing acceptance that treating someone as "less than" is OK. This idea that anyone is "superior" for having a specific set of traits, or for following a certain religion, or whatever it may be, is just shameful.
Someone I spoke to the other day made a very good point - where does it stop? Let's say suddenly the white supremacists got their way and America was all white, it stands to reason that it wouldn't stop there. So, who is included in the next group that would be selected as "inferior"? Who is included in the next group after that group has been removed? Eventually, in that cycle of thinking, the people who currently think they are "superior" could easily find themselves to be the next in line to go... so again, where does it stop?
I generally don't like to post things like this and have on many occasions chosen not to post anything stating my opinion about current events, because, to be honest, with the way things currently are in our country, I fear a backlash for openly expressing my opinion - and it's something I know others can relate to. Admitting to feeling such a fear makes me deeply sad. Yes, everyone is free to speak their minds, I do not argue that point, but it's not just opinions that people are posting anymore. More and more often people are resorting to personal attacks and are using their comments to degrade others and to be intentionally hurtful. I cannot understand, nor do I want to understand, how a person can rationalize such behavior and deem it to be an acceptable way to speak to or treat another person.
All of that said, I'll leave you with this...