Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mothers Do Know Everything

I was having a conversation with my mother today regarding how I don't want the election to come down to voting White or Black. How I was tired of hearing about anything that distinguished us all as anything but part of the human race. I don't see people in shades of color or who they sleep with or what religion they want to worship. I see them simply as my friends and loved ones. I'm sure my thought process would upset some, but I'm tired of black pride, women's pride, gay pride, Jewish pride and any other kind of pride you can think of. I have gotten to a point where I hate the topic pretty much of such things as we are discriminated against because we are women. Yeah well join the world. Some are discriminated against for being too vocal. Some for being too fat. Some for too skinny. I guess I was just having one of those days in my mind where it struck a nerve, mainly due probably to sleep deprivation. I said to my mother why do they have to have these pride days. I don't go around celebrating straight, 3/4 white, 1/4 Indian woman's pride day. Mothers wisdom once again prevailed. She said: Because it's their way of fighting for their rights. Now she wasn't taking a stand or even giving an opinion. But those simple little words put my mind in a better frame, with a better perspective. I don't need to fight for my rights for the female, straight thing I mentioned, but these parades, these days of expectation that I don't seem to get made perfect sense to my mother. They are simply fighting for their rights. How simple and yet my mind had never wrapped around it so profoundly as to help me understand it so completely.

1 comment:

ida said...

your mom said the truth. this election is coming down to a black and white thing. this is just how i see it i may be wrong in other peoples eyes. i do know one thing if obama dont get into office jobs in the federal government will not be here years to come. they will privatize everything. i'm not a rich man and i just cant afford it. the health insurance is getting out of hand too. like right now i am sicker then a dog. but i just cant call into work. done that 3 times this year. i have to call the doctor and get an appointment for the next day so it can be scheduled into the work schedule. alot of people have fmla statements on file so they can use fmla for sick days. go figure. i dont do that i try to play the game right. well, i plan to go to work and infect the whole work place becouse that is how the game is played when you dont use fmla all the time.