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A Sobering Conclusion…

I watched “The Arrival” tonight.  Amy Adams is gorgeous, but that has nothing to do with the post.

2nd thing:  I read a FB plea tonight to get people to have their representatives vote down HR 610.

These two seem totally unconnected, along with several other things I could mention, but it all kinda fell together for me and I have begun to really put some deep thought into a notion.

*Following may be some spoilers for “The Arrival”.  You have been warned*

The movie affected me deeply.  So has a lot of things lately.  The election.  The riots.  The violence.  People talking.  The lack of quiet outside.

As I take it all in and look at the big picture, what I see is that people are never united anymore.  No matter what is said, I mean NO MATTER WHAT is said, people will split on what it means and how to deal with it.

In the movie, the world was nearly destroyed because a few words could be taken a couple of ways.

I read through HR 610.  Not saying good or bad, just read.

I am realizing that, no matter what President Trump does or doesn’t do, he is nearly doomed to failure, at least, by the people.

I get up each morning and, as routine, do my daily things on the computer.  One of those is simply to log in to FB and scroll down 8-10 pages so it is loaded, then start at the top and read.  I don’t get on there to argue or dispute, simply catch up on what people are doing and/or saying.  What I find usually has me saying something in return, good or bad.

So, HR 610 is a budgeting bill for Federal Aid on education and mentions a voucher system.  Not commenting, just stating.  It was stated by someone and most of her followers will, probably, agree with her.  They may or may not (probably not) contact their representatives, but they will agree with her.  But, there will be those who won’t.  And, a few of those will disagree vehemently.  They may not even state this on her FB, but they will do something, say something, tell someone, tell anyone.  They will sow those seeds of discontent, just as she has with her initial post.

I have looked at a lot of things the President is doing.  One of these is the border wall.  Now, I make the statement that if President Trump gets the wall built, if the wall is paid for by Mexico, if the wall keeps drugs and illegal immigrants out of the US, if the wall helps with National Security by keeping ISIS radicals from getting in, if all of this is true, and if this is the extent I am talking about with this example, let me tell you where the US people are and what they have become…

All of those things are good things.  There is not one thing I have stated above that would be bad for America or Americans.  I did not mention anything except the wall.  However, if I put the above paragraph on FB what will happen is that there will be splinter groups.  And not only will there be splinter groups, but some of them will use outside logic to make their stance.  They will talk about all the illegals who are here now.  They will talk about the rich and the poor.  They will talk about voting rights.  They will talk about everything except the wall.  Why?  Because what I said about the wall, all the IFS, do not allow for an argument.  It’s like if I hold up a playing card so all can see and it has an ACE of SPADES on it.  I say “This is an ACE of SPADES.”  There is not much room for argument.  However, if some splinter group member says, “That’s not a real ace of spades.  It isn’t a registered copyrighted card for the abc company!”  Now, there is an argument. Now, others can get excited and say, “Yeah!  He’s right!  And I bet that’s not even a real card from a real deck!”  And off we go…

This post came about because of the movie.  It also came about because of all the things I have been seeing that show me how we have become people who simply like to argue.  We don’t want to fit in, unless we do…People have their opinions and they must be right.  It isn’t that they want to be right; they MUST BE RIGHT!  Any argument that keeps their side alive is valid, even if it has nothing to do with reality or even the point trying to be made.  It is simply an argument continuing means all sides are still alive.

“Do you have an apple?”

“Why would you want an apple?  An orange is so much better.”

“But I asked for an apple.”

“There you go.  You keep talking about apples, when oranges are so much better.”

“But I really need an apple!”

“Apples don’t carry the levels of vitamins that many other fruits have.”

“Just give me an apple!”

“In fact, apples are one of the least colorful fruits as decided by several independent groups.”

“I am doing a school project.  I need a fruit that starts with an ‘A'”.

“Well, why didn’t you say so?  Let’s talk about apricots…”

And so it goes…my point?…people argue.  The problem is that we have elevated that to the level that our arguments now carry violence and weapons and even global issues in them.  We almost argue without thinking…

“He can’t be right! He’s a democrat!”

“You are listening to him?!  He’s just another republican talking!”

It’s bad enough when it deals with political issues, but it spills over into arguments about:

Race, Religion, Sex, Gender, Medicine, Old Age…the list is nearly endless.

This has become serious.  If you don’t think so, just go to FB and begin reading for about 20 screens.  That should be enough.

I shake my head and find myself wanting to argue simply because I begin to hear every argument as coming from an idiot…

Help me, I am beginning to become a part of the swarming void…

Namaste,

Scott

A Look at Transgenders

I was watching a clip about a young, 4 year old, male who decided she is a girl.  For her it was such a natural choice and it would be difficult to argue with her.  Especially since her parents are 100% behind her.  The father is worried for her as life may be more difficult, but he still stands behind her.

I listen to all the talk and the arguments about how children should be “who God made them to be” or “they aren’t old enough to make that sort of choice.”  Really?  Are we always going to try and bring everyone to our “side” by stating that “God wants it so”?  My own idea of God has been that He (She? It? Other?) is perfectly okay with whoever we choose to be and however we choose to express that.  You can imagine the problems I receive with that from others.  I generally respond with “that’s your choice” or “that’s not how I believe”. I don’t care for arguing, especially about religion.  I feel very comfortable and strong in my own faith; I don’t need the faith of others.

But back to the topic.  As far as being old enough to choose,  in a sense, with a strong enough expression, 3- 5 may be the best age for expression of that type.  They are not yet conditioned to believe they have no choice in the matter.  And, a lot of the ridicule may well be gone by the time they are in high school.  Acceptance comes early when it is expressed early, in my opinion.

It doesn’t work for everyone, but think of this:  if you were born one sex and “knew in your heart and brain that you did not feel comfortable with that born-choice, what would you do?  Would you acquiesce and remain your birth gender and be miserable or try for a change?  If that seems too easy for you, pick something you love and ask what would happen if some seriously tried to take it away.  What if the law was on their side?

I have had the honor and privilege to have 1 transgender m-to-f  people in my life directly.  She is sweet and wonderful.  I have spoken to 2 others.  They were pleasant and nice, if a bit nervous and scared of society.  The one is a friend; we talk when we get the chance.  I like her.  She is unwavering in her decision and comes across strong in that area. I am very happy to know her and to call her friend.

I have a lot of friends who society labels as “Different”.  I am certain that society, some of it, labels me as “Different”. I am comfortable in my shell.  I am becoming more comfortable as time goes on and I learn more.

Transgenders are p-e-o-p-l-e.  They have feelings and have lives.  If you don’t like the idea then simply don’t become friends.  Try to stay away.  But the ridiculous fear and stigma should not exist.  I am happy that so much of this last teenage generation is putting aside all of these biases and bringing bigger portions of the world together.

There may be some hope for us yet.  Biggots, racists, and all other people who are biased should simply step down and let the new world order take over, at least, as far as this is all concerned.  We have a lot on our plate in order to survive another 100 years.  Let’s take this one item, a big one, off and deal with the rest.

Namaste,

Scott

 

A Story Worth Telling – What Should You Be Afraid of?

Great Story!  Takes about 6-7 minutes to read and I am still packing in the real thoughts in it.

Whether you agree with the storyteller’s stance or not (I certainly do), it’s something you really should take to heart and sincerely think about.

Target Bathroom

Namaste,

Scott

Girls Scouts, Yeah!!! Way to Go!!!

I am not certain exactly what the status is for the Boy Scouts right now.  I have read they are against gays, so I assume they won’t care much for transgenders either.  It angers me that they are this way.  If this is no longer the case please let me know and give me sources.

However, things are always different between boys and girls.  Read this, watch the video, and I would encourage you to give a little if you can.  This is a great point to drive home.

http://www.upworthy.com/a-donor-gave-100000-to-the-girl-scouts-to-exclude-1-group-of-girls-they-gave-it-right-back?c=upw1&u=1892431c5ce445e49bf0599387580301a273a898

Namaste,

Scott

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