the end

So I lost a few followers last week, not surprised. I’ll likely lose more this week. For some reason political correctness and cancel culture have become the norm, preying on the graces of people who know better.

I am troubled though, by the profound evidence of election tampering, whichever ‘side’ you voted for. Freedom is important to me. I have voted in every election since I was eligible to vote. Every one. Never missed. I will admit there were a few when America was so prosperous I did not give enough consideration to who claimed to do what and actually meant it.

It saddens me to think that votes do not actually matter in this country. We have always stood for the sacredness of choosing our leadership and strongly encouraged each other to participate in the election process. It never occurred to me to wonder who friends voted for. Our friendship was not based on political inclinations. Now, I have found, it does. A few months ago, having a conversation of current issues my “friend”, disagreeing with my thoughts called me evil and a problem.

When I recovered, I replied, “I guess this conversation is not going anywhere,” and the person got in my face to pursue expressing her rage. I excused myself from the conversation, shaking, more from fear than rage.

When did we become so politicized? When did abject hatred replace agreeing to disagree? When did a person’s hate for a politician translate to hate (or at a minimum dismissive disdain) for the politician’s supporters thereby justifying verbal or physical attacks?

This is just wrong.

In addition, a blogger I follow has been advised by WordPress that he has until December 2, 2020 before his blog will be ‘deplatformed’. He was informed that his values and views are out of alignment with that of the domain. His posts are factual, informative, well-researched, honest, thoughtful, inclusive, enlightening, and conservative. Hence the deplatforming.

So I will not be writing for a while. Yes, I am discouraged. Saddened. I will, in time, resolve to press on. And I am driving to visit family in Texas for Thanksgiving, after which I will be moving from my beloved home state of North Carolina.

It just isn’t home anymore.

I wish any remnant of readers I possibly still have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or whatever you may celebrate, and a joyous 2021. In the end hope and faith are all we really have.

God bless and keep each of you.

8 thoughts on “the end

  1. I am so sorry. I was told that “for an educated woman, you’re very stupid” because I asked a former friend – well, former since the “conversation” – to answer a simple question without mentioning the President. She hurled the insult, unfriended me, and still didn’t answer the question. I was pondering blogging about this very thing tonight. Thank you for letting me know that I’m not alone out here – and please don’t stay gone forever.

  2. I felt very sad for you when I read this post. If I only listen to people who have the same opinions as I do and shut out everyone who doesn’t, then I’m basically saying, “I know best. I know everything.” It just makes more sense to me to be open to other opinions and attitudes. Everyone has something to learn from every other person.

    • Please do not feel sad for the reasons you mention, it is voices like mine who are being silenced. Socialism is an unattainable concept. It is not saying, I will give all I can to help as many as I can, it is saying one permits (or not, they will do it anyway) a government to take and distribute, which only results in rich government employees and poor countrymen. Ask anyone who has ever endured this and was fortunate to escape it. Usually to America. As to your comment on learning, people never stop learning. If they do, they die. Good luck to you.

  3. This is heartbreaking, Edith. Sadly, yours is not an unusual experience. The entire country is being torn apart by political divisiveness. I believe it is the adversary at work. May you find a place of peace you can once again call home. Know that God is w/ you, wherever you go.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

    Your friend,

    A. ❤

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