A Message I think we all can understand.

Well….here in America we can replace his use of “Brexit” with our upcoming election. Actually this message is worth spreading in general.

There is common ground with all of us. I mentioned somewhere in the past I have been dating a Republican Lawyer off and on for a few years. We get along amazingly. I always joke around that I would never take the relationship further because he is a ::cough:: “Republican” but the reality is….he has young daughters and I don’t want to deal with someone else’s young children. My sons are grown men…and I am so happy to be finished with that part of parenthood. But we have so much common ground and have a wonderful friendship. I also have a few republican girlfriends who I have passionate debates with. But we know….LETS NOT GO THERE when we just want to enjoy lunch and talk family and life.

James (guy in the video) is Anti Brexit and he mentioned over a year ago that he has some friends who are Pro Brexit. And ever since he started getting harassed from extreme Anti Brexit people. But being a Social Media “star”….I feel you have to learn to take the negative with the positive.

Too bad Twitter isn’t like THOUGHTS. We are able to remind folks to remain civil. I know I may be so naive….but I truly believe we as humans can reach a place of understanding. It all starts in our own backyards.

15 thoughts on “A Message I think we all can understand.”

  1. I have always found it fascinating that we as humans can build fabulous bridges that span the banks of a river or gorge, but building one to span our own differences is so difficult and seemingly out of reach.

    1. No, I can’t, I tried but can’t just say no comment. I have to say that if a group of people, like those that support the current administration are intent on destroying my equal rights…I am not going to “reach across the aisle. i honestly believe that some people are, in fact, a threat to my well-being, and I won’t be what I consider dumb enough not to respond accordingly. If some one breaks into my home, I am going to try to get away from them and get the police involved, I am not going to set down and and try to reason with them.

      The same holds true for those who want to hurt me on the political and economic front, like, in my opinion those that support trump do. No, I won’t compromise, they are my adversary and I will avoid when able, discuss other things when I can and get along in that fashion, but I will not compromise my political beliefs.

    2. I believe it is out of reach with a “few”. With “most”….I believe it will take years of discussion to start to find common ground and new vision to grow from there. Maybe my great grandkids will see that happen ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Ok all of the above from me was meant for Monica, although It looked like some might have looked like it was Julie. To Monica, I would say, I have the experience to back up my statement. People that are gungho for trump almost always label me a commie, and I in turn see them as Nazi’s. Now do I have acquaintances or even “friends” that are republican, …probably. But we don’t discuss politics.

    When someone can only talk politics, and they are for trump and his administration, we do not, and will continue not to be friends…it just won’t happen. Yes, I have deleted some “facebook friends” because they are so far away from me politically that I see no point in communicating with them. I will simply fight politically for what I see as right and leave them alone totally. I have relatives that I am sure probably voted for trump, and may again this November…how do we get along? Well, we don’t talk about politics but then we barely talk about anything so that is no problem..

    That is the one issue that I do not see common cause with…I am for gay, Hispanic and Muslim rights and very very few of the trump supporters that I have ever met are. In fact I see a lot of hate and venom coming at me…even when they simply know who I am. I am human enough to feel anger right back…

    You will remember here that there at one time 3 of us that were political recently. One I agreed with, one I didn’t….vehemently didn’t. After one or two interactions, I simply adopted the “ignore” policy with the one I didn’t agree with, and stopped my own political posts…at least here on, I am plenty political on other sites, but even there I stay within my lane and don’t go “yelling at the unmovable on the other side of the aisle”…that just gets me as bruised as it does them. And the one that I almost totally agreed with….disappeared and I let him go without trying to hold on to him, because he kept talking…make that slamming the one that I ignore because I realized that he, also, was somebody I would never agree with.

    And the “one love” thing here….I can’t say I truly love those that I view as my enemies, but I can ignore them….and not bother them…I take the “I won’t attack if they don’t attack me” approach. That is the best I can do. ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially right now as I see our nation falling to pieces because of what is going on at the top of the structure in this country.

    I wish there was a way of deleting extra comments on this page…I would delete the other two I made. I admit, I am voliate, and react and then realize maybe there was a better way of expressing it…
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    1. ::: kicking my heels off::::

      :::Taking my earrings off::::

      :::pulling my hair into a pony tail:::

      You calling me out LEFTY!?!?!?

      BRING IT!

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Of course you know I am teasing. I am going to make a Starbucks run before they close but I will be back to rumble with you. You know I get what you are saying. But you are not getting all I am thinking because I don’t think I was very clear on that.

        1. No one asked you to compromise any of your beliefs. You have them…..we all have them. What he is asking is something that I do..and that’s just see each other as HUMANS. And that’s a start. Of course we can not reach the extremist. Extremist are on all sides. We can’t reach them….so if we are so lucky to work with a few on the other side…that few grows to a few more….eventually we leave those extremist in their own little corner to stew in their misery. It’s a long LONG battle here…one that we know we won’t see the end of in our lifetime. And NOT all Republicans are the same. I learned YEARS ago not to paint everyone in certain groups with a broad brush.

          Now I need to apologize for not signing back on after my Starbucks run. When I got home I had missed The Real Housewives of New York Reunion. And I also missed last weeks show. Luckily I had them recorded and needed to catch up. Yes Lefty….The NY Housewives are my guilty pleasure. I can’t tell anyone I watch them because I feel so silly to be caught up with them.
          Anyhow….AFTER I caught up with the girls I was HUNGRY. I am doing a few days of the Plant Based meals and vegetables don’t keep me full. So…I pulled out everything I could from the fridge and made a DELICIOUS salad. Luckily my son was up and ate half of it because it was HUGE and I didn’t want to have to feed the rabbits again.

          I don’t blame you for feeling the way you do. Every “people” has their soldiers.
          I have 2 gay sisters who I always stand up for. I stand for their rights. In our culture Two Spirited people have always been just a regular part of our communities. And to see people so against them is ignorance at it’s finest. And if we break that argument down it leads to belief systems. And yada yada yada……it goes on and on. Something you and I both understand and something I don’t want to get into here.
          As for our rumble…..I don’t rumble. But when I was younger and feeling feisty….I easily can toy with people. Geeez….I remember those days. I was young and bored obviously. And NOT on Thoughts. Anyhow….
          I do like the dramatics of the kicking my heels off and taking my earring off. I learned that from the housewives ๐Ÿ˜‰

          If I know someone is so set in their beliefs…..I can easily talk Unicorns ๐Ÿ˜‰

          1. I admit that I am pretty set in my beliefs, and my solution is to avoid those that I know before even beginning the discussion are going to be on the other side. But then, that is also a function of my upbringing along with my life experiences.

            As you say, there may be some “on the other side” that I could have a discussion….although I doubt that they are at the level of being pro-trump, but certainly at least moderate Republicans, but see, my experience is slanted so far toward those who immediately go to attack and hate, that I find it easily not to even engage…to stay in my roadway and ignore those on the other side as much as possible, which doesn’t mean the people all together but does include anything about politics or human rights.

            I went to a counselor one time who told me point blank, that I am the type person who will be caring and even loving and reasonable as long as the people around me are that way…but if they start “taking their earrings and jewelry off and getting to rumble”…for real….I am right there with them, ready to tangle. (verbally anyway)

    1. If I weren’t on the payroll I would dive into the mud with you….. ๐Ÿคฃ But I think our mud would be sauna mud because we pretty much see eye to eye for the most part.
      As for being a caring and loving person until we aren’t….uh huh….that’s also me. Just because we are nice and caring some people will take advantage of that. So we kinda have to keep some type of guard up just to show people…don’t cross my line.
      We could yell at each other…”HOLD ME BACK” ๐Ÿ˜ค

      Lefty… one day we really need to have a glass of wine. ๐Ÿค—

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