Wednesday 4 July 2018


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It’s a little known fact that I play harmonica. 
Get up and dance!

“Everybody’s kicking sand
even politicians yeah.”

Excerpt from Steve Miller Band- “Living in the USA”

This is going out to ALL sides of the divisions in the world, but on the 4 th of July, especially those in USA. Today I want you to THINK about what division is costing your country, possibly to the benefit of any enemies out there. 

There is currently too much hate and division in America, as I stated last 4 th of July. 

Acerules says it’s ok to share this meme. 

Perhaps it was a long time coming, from a great deal of change, too quickly. I think this is true in many parts of the world. However, you can’t stop change. You can slow it down, however, consulting with the people who are stakeholders, that is the ones that will be affected. Then moderation and negotiation is called for. 

Certainly alot of the hate is being generated by bots, and paid shills. Some of it is coming from people at the top of each side of politics. The person at the very top should never foster hate. Their job is to keep peace and harmony in the country among competing interests. 

“There ain't nothing you could ask
I could answer you but I won't (I won't)
I was gonna change, but I'm not
If you keep doing things I don't

You better think (think)
Think about what you're trying to do to me
Oh, think (think, think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free

People walking around everyday
Playing games and taking scores
Trying to make other people lose their minds
Well be careful, you're going to lose yours”

- Excerpt from “Think” by Aretha Franklin.

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A year ago I wrote this:

My friends could be friends with each other if it were not for Donald Trump. That I know for sure, I saw it happening, the anger they were expressing to me privately, the divisions gradually widening.  There were people who wouldn't speak to me much, because I was friends with one or the other. They are people I respect and want to know.

We around the world are seeing it happen online and on our TV screens, and newspapers. Hate.”

No Hate by Bizzle. Another one to dance to:

“Hated when I'm paid hated when I'm broke

They hating on my faith hating on my folks

See em drown in the middle of the ocean

When you pull up they be hating on yo boat


Homie you can hate me but you ain't gettin no hate back you get no hate back (x2)

Cause all the hatin in the world won't make me a hater (hater x4) X3

Cause all the hatin in the world won't make me a hater”


Where am I one year on? Has that improved? No, it’s got worse. The most “dyed in the wool” , intractable opponents are now not talking to me at all. They have no time for centrists. If you talk to their opponents you must be suspect, you lose their trust. If you can see a point to anything their opponents are saying, you’re a traitor. They only mix now, with people who think the same as them, regardless of their character. A term was coined for it, “echo chambers”, well its tribalism. If they talk to their opponents it’s to enjoin battle, and throw hate bombs. Propaganda abounds, as does awfulism and absolutism. 

American adults, you are too old to see things in black and white. I don’t mean racism, but rigid thinking. Bend a little toward the middle, and dance. 

It is a war AGAINST hearts and minds and I am in No Man’s Land. So are a great many independents in USA. Are they going to stay home on Election Day, because they don’t have extreme views for one of the two polarised parties? 

Maybe they should all get together and find a way to get their fellow Americans to THINK. Think for themselves, not what different polarities of the media tell them to think. If that doesn’t work, pray.

You know something? “They” can tell you to hate, but they can’t make you. 

Have a peaceful Fourth of July. 

“Think” lyrics - 

Bizzle-“No Hate” lyrics-

Last year’s post by me:

Last year’s (conservative ) reply by Lyn:

Last Year’s (liberal ) reply by Kathy:


Badger said...

With Trump in charge, lining his own pocket, America has become the most dangerous country in the world,, what is wrong with its people, are they blind to what is happening under their nose ? can't they see the division that is happening to their country,, wake up America,, its time to take control if you want a future.

Running on empty said...

That’s true, Badger. “United we stand, divided we fall”.