Nov 062012
 
"Maybe Angels" painting by BZTAT

“Maybe Angels” painting by BZTAT

At the beginning of a football game, players from both teams say prayers. At the end, they shake hands regardless of the violence that may have occurred on the field.

An election is often compared to a football game with fans lining up on both sides for THEIR team.

A lot more is on the line in an election than a football game, though. The emotions raised in the election occurring on today’s date have certainly shown how important this one is.

Regardless of the outcome, I hope that we can literally or metaphorically shake hands and work towards peaceful means of resolving conflict in the future. The rancor that has permeated the airwaves and social media of late tells me we have a ways to go.

As I post this, the polls have closed in my state of Ohio. What is done is done, at least we hope, if it was done in a fair and effective manner.

May the angels have our backs as we go forward form this point.

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  1. The Woman is always amazed when she says something that is a fact, that seems blatantly obvious but is taken as a “political statement”. She was once accused of political leanings when she corrected the grammar on a Right Wing Meme (it was a photo so not much writing). This got into a long political discussion when she wasn’t even arguing that, although she didn’t agree. We will be merrily going around doing our thing and see some of the posts (like Obama as a divider) and think–what planet are you people on? It’s hard to come together when it seems okay to not agree on facts. It has gotten so that the Woman sometimes wonders if she really has the facts she has because the other side is so convinced they are right. She ends up at the same place but it makes her suspect EVERYTHING or like she is being gaslighted and doesn’t know where to turn exactly.

    • Indeed, the facts have suffered in the latest political cycles. The mix of entertainment and the news has led to punditry that defies the truth. People become so passionate about the “facts” they believe, because they fear the reality of reckoning with the real truth. Ultimately, that house of cards falls. My hope is that the fall will be gentle and that people will grow into truth instead of clinging ferociously to myths that serve no purpose of sending things forward.

      Thx for your comment!

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