I am going to come straight out and say it. Some people in this world are just despicable people. Some people in this world just commit despicable actions. What is the difference, you might ask? I'd like to think that the people writing the horrid things that they are about me are, in the real world, good people; They stand by their beliefs and care very much for their friends and families. They give to charity and care about their fellow man. They love and they cry, and they dream. They are people. Their actions may make them look like despicable people, but they aren't. They are defending what they believe in, in a convoluted way. They are fighting for what they think is right, in a very nasty way. They are people who committed a despicable action, in my opinion, but they are still just people.
I know that in time, I will fade once again into obscurity. This story will be forgotten, while others remain and that is just fine by me. Wonderful, really. I would much rather be known for the fiction that I create rather than articles. I wrote for my college's paper. I was, in point of fact, the Editor in Chief for a time. I disliked politics of any kind because of the animosity it creates and this is a perfect example.
I know that I didn't lie, though I have been accused of lying. I know that I am a decent person, a kind person, a compassionate person. That's why all of this has affected me so personally. Because people are attacking me. They attack my character. I am just glad that the rock I have to cling to in this raging river of animosity is the fact that I am a good person. Anyone who takes the time to know me outside of a blog would learn that as well.
This is a very hard time for the State of Wisconsin. Things are crazy in ways that we have never seen before. People are watching their politicians now! They are paying attention to law and by-law. Civics are alive and well and people are paying attention. There are things to remember in a time like this; Have a stance but don't allow it to make you stand over others. Bend like the willow, and do not break. Be kind to others. Listen; not just with your ears but with your heart. Do not dismiss things as hoax just because someone more fanatical than the next tells you to, because they know it will create a sensation.
I am not telling anyone to take my side or stand with me. I am not telling anyone to believe what I believe because each person must believe in themselves first. I will not be forced to hate Republicans or Tea Party members because a large group of them decides to darken my blog's door. I will stand with those I feel are right, because it is my right... just like it is yours to stand against us because it is your right. I will not out-shout you. I extend my hand in greeting to speak with you, to be open with you, to truly listen with my ears and with my heart. Show me more than statistics. Show me your heart.
I feel that Governor Walker is crossing that threshold from despicable action to despicable person. Why do I say this? Because he refuses to listen. He refuses to back down, and therefore propagates the refusal to back down on the left. There's no reasoning with a person who considers their own stance "THE ONLY" stance. To have someone like this in office is terrifying. I did not vote for this man. I know that some of you out there agree with his stance on things and that is your right to do so. Do you also agree with his stance on not talking it out with the other parties involved? If so, I have to say that you and I would not make great friends.
I have never been a person to judge others. I am a live and let live kind of gal except where it affects my family and friends. I have several friends and family members who would be affected by this. As a Democratic voter, I too will be affected by the crippling of unions. I side with those at the capital; my friends, my family, my kids' teachers, my local police officers, the laborers, the firefighters. I side with them because I side with those would who have our Governor listen. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that stance, and anyone to argue me on it is not worth my time.
I thank you all for taking the time to read this. I thank you for your support, your kind words, and even your arguments with me. You are all people. Go live. Go laugh with your friends and love your lovers and hold your children close. Go dream dreams and stand by your beliefs. Remember this; Your enemy today may be your friend tomorrow so choose your words wisely.
Much love to all of you.