I was invited to speak at an event this past weekend at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. The event was basically about our freedom as Americans. It was a privilege to be invited and I’m glad I was able to be part of it.
Before our lunchtime keynote speaker spoke on Saturday, we all stood up, and with hands on hearts, we recited the Pledge of Allegiance. When we got to the part that says, “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”, I was struck at the irony of it all.
I know people meant those words sincerely. But to me, it seemed more like we were just repeating something we memorized as kids in grade school.
One nation, under God, indivisible? Indivisible means our nation cannot be divided. Yet divided we are, very much so, and in more ways than one.
This event I was at was sponsored by all good people with good intentions who genuinely care about our country. But the speaker sounded like she was born in the dark ages or something.
She was an attractive woman, I guess in her early 40′s. who has a show on Fox News as well as a radio program. I could not believe it when I heard her say that the “left” and Hollywood are trying to convince women that they don’t need men in their lives for anything, including raising a family. Guess what? We don’t.
Now before some of you guys get ticked off at me, just hang on a minute and hear me out. I appreciate both men and women.
She went on to say, “I love men. Men are this, men are that, blah, blah, blah”, and continued to sing their praises. But she never once said how amazing women are. What she should have said is that she loves and respects BOTH men and women. And instead of saying that women need men, which really isn’t true, she should have said men and women need each other. Or even, people need each other.
Women are not weak, helpless little things who need a man to rock their world. Why couldn’t she just have honored both genders instead of glorifying the male as Hollywood and much of society do-constantly? I’m so sick of Hollywood acting like men are the only heroes, the only brave ones who can save the world, our country, or a cat caught in a tree. Sorry guys, but we women can do anything you can. Not one man in my entire life has ever “come to my rescue”. The reason being is that I rescued myself, as many women do. The crap we women have to tolerate in the movies is merely fantasy for men-and that is it. Not one of you is braver, tougher, or stronger than any single woman I know. Not one of you.
Why, when we are all Americans, does there have to be so much division? When people are in danger, do we cops only help Republicans or heterosexuals or whites? NO. We help every, single human who needs help. But in most churches, why do so many gays dare not proclaim their sexual orientation? Because they known damn well they will have grown a sudden case of leprosy and will then be made to shout, “Unclean, unclean!”. I know this from personal experience. All of what I just cited are examples of the great division the people in this nation, “indivisible”, create every single day.
So not only is our nation divided politically, with Democrats hating Republicans and vice versa, but it is divided racially, by gender, certainly by sexual orientation, and-the most disgusting and disturbing-by religion.
It grieves me to see anyone bullied. I must not be a political person at all. I don’t like to hear my fellow Americans trash talking the “other side” simply because of our different beliefs and opinions. We all have a right to our passions and what we believe in. The only time it seems we all come together in love is when there is a tragedy. In a tragedy, there is no color, gender or political party. There is only genuine concern for the livelihood and safety of our fellow man.
Wouldn’t our great country be amazing if we could live and love that way always-without tragedy creating unity?
Next time we see someone we don’t care for because they believe differently than we do, lets make a conscious effort to get to know the person rather than our differences.