Let’s Put The “We” Back In The People

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If this gem doesn’t just scream my name I don’t know what does. That’s right folks, I’m officially hanging with the pigeon squad. 

I am EXHAUSTED!

Not by the hamster wheel of life, but by the behavior of my co-humans.

By the increased hatred and decrease in common decency.

By the lack of truth and over indulgence of misinformation and lies.

I am EXHAUSTED!

By the loss of common ground and the divided beliefs.

By the daily negativity of he said she said while important issues sit silently.

By the rise in civil obedience and the lack of active participation in the process.

I am EXHAUSTED!

By being told who to hate by our televisions, while books collect dust.

By judgments, labels & stereotypes in one hand and bibles, flags & hypocrisy in the other.

By the absence of faith, hope & charity and the escalation of greed.

I am EXHAUSTED!

By the Social Media scholars and their ignorant followers.

By the callous treatment of the less fortunate and the misguided definition of fame. 

By fear dictating our decisions, while common sense faces extinction.

I am EXHAUSTED!

By the abuse of our first amendment and the over extended defense of the our second.

By selfishness leading the way, while collaboration sits on the sidelines.

By the misconception that strength is loud and quietness is weak.

I am EXHAUSTED! 

By the thought of war being the answer and not giving peace a chance.

By the short memories and selective truths.

By the thought that I’m too optimistic, while others have surrendered hope.

Let’s TRY to celebrate our Independence and our Interdependence today by being free from our hatred, fears and differences. These are the freedoms that lay out a strong foundation for our future. These are the freedoms that unite. These are the freedoms that will thrive. 

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the Common Defense, 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.

Now, I’m not going to lie, I will have to remember all of this when my beer induced, wanna be pyrotechnic neighbor starts setting off fireworks from his weather-beaten, one spark short of an inferno deck this evening. I NEVER SAID IT WAS GOING TO BE EASY…anything worthwhile rarely is easy.

We’re all in this together, so hop in and Enjoy the Ride!

 

18 responses

  1. Oh, Lisa, well said! May I join your pigeon squad? Have a happy Fourth, my friend! xoxoM

    1. All welcome on the Pigeon Squad. Same to you!

  2. Awesome. Thanks for being a voice of reason.

    1. You’re vey welcome! Now, if I could only get on the news 24/7 like the others we might have a chance.

  3. Brilliant! (And I’m not just saying that!)

  4. Excellent post! I loved this. Well said, well written and it is so true. Thank you for putting these thoughts to words. So appreciate you. Cathi

    1. Thank Cathi and happy you stopped by.

  5. Lisa, these are all excellent reasons to be exhausted. And, you know, I am pretty damn tired of this crap as well. The answer to WWJD is move to Canada. Keith

  6. So true! How did we get here? I also hate fireworks set off by neighbors. It’s disturbing to most pets. Want to see fireworks? Go to the community ones done by professionals.

  7. Amen – I’m in board the train with you!

    1. Auto correct – ON BOARD

  8. And things haven’t improved in the month since, have they?

    Time to turn off any news having to do with the election! Everything that’s reported will filter down to you almost as soon as it’s out because the news stations, which are multitudinous and now have to fill 24 hours a day, massage every detail to death.

    All we can do that might make even a bit of difference is canvas to get out the vote, but even that is probably spitting into the wind. So! Turn it off, go outside for a swim.

    Hope your neighbor didn’t burn anything important down.

  9. I share your exhaustion, my friend.
    We live in a crazy age.
    To say the least.

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