We hold on to tomorrow instead of living in today.
Instead of living in the present, we wish for the future, for a better day.
We want to hurry up and grow up.
Hurry up and graduate.
Always wishing for a later date.
Hurry up and find that soulmate.
Hurry, hurry, hurry!
We’re too busy pushing fast-forward when we should press play and enjoy the movie.
Time is a thief and life is too brief.
Before we know it, we’re forty, fifty, then seventy-five.
Gone is the time better spent enjoying being alive.
At the end of life, we dream about the past.
Now, we only wish we could rewind.
We held onto tomorrow, only to end up wishing for yesterday.
The Jewish people and other minorities have been bullied worldwide, down through history, as have women. They’ve been intimidated by individuals, groups, corporations, schools, communities, and governments!
Recently, there has been an uptick of antisemitism from individuals, interest groups, certain celebrities, even government officials, such as Ilhan Omar and several others! They have also been attacked right here in America by Radical and Extremist Groups.
Understand that antisemitism, racism, and sexism are all forms of bullying because there is a clear-cut power imbalance. The evil committed against the Jewish people has been repetitious for so long!
People may disagree with me and may even get angry. But it is what it is, and I’m not going to hide it nor sugarcoat it.
Most bullies are bigots and racists because bullies are known to have hatred for anyone different from them in any way, although most of them would never admit it for fear of losing face. However, bullies must always have a target to degrade.
So, they prefer to bully someone safer to bully and not as legally protected, such as a person on the autism spectrum, who’s mentally ill, or an older person.
Understand that bullies despise differences from them in any way, and you can bet that most bullies are only closet racists and sexists. Still, because they choose to go the “lesser of two evils” route and be more politically correct to play it safe, they only bully those to whom they can do it and get away with it.
Understand that racism is wrong, no matter who it’s aimed at! Antisemitism is wrong! Hate is wrong!
Just because someone is different in race or skin color, in the religion they practice, or lives a different lifestyle, it gives no one the right to mistreat them!
Eliminate the hate!
“Haters are cowards. When confronted, they often back down. We must resist haters.”
– Janet Reno, former U.S. Attorney General –
Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting what happened.
I don’t forgive to let anyone off the hook.
I don’t forgive because what the person did was okay.
I don’t forgive to give the person a free pass.
I forgive them for my benefit.
I forgive to set myself free- free from anger and the need for revenge.
I forgive to give myself a gift.
Forgiving means that I can feel good about myself.
Forgiving means that I don’t have to think of the person anymore.
Forgiving means that I can walk away- make a clean break.
Forgiving means that I can sever ties with the pain and leave it behind.
Forgiving means I can move on.
Forgiving means that I choose to be happy.
People burning and stepping on Old Glory,
Dissing the soldiers that fought and bled,
Rewriting history and changing our story,
Hating the country that’s kept them well-fed,
As I see the cities burning, I scream at my TV,
“If you hate it that much, pack up and leave!”
How can it be- people have turn to sheep,
With eyes wide open, yet still asleep,
Believing everything, all of the media lies,
The spin, propaganda, and alibis,
Rich fat cats claiming to be oppressed,
Participation-trophy generation raised not to try their best,
Meritocracy replaced by hypocrisy,
Freedom requires too much responsibility,
So, they’d rather have security,
They should get a one-way ticket to their chosen utopia
Maybe to China, or Cuba, Iran, or even Venezuela!
With fists raised high in the air,
They moan and cry “life’s not fair,”
Life losers with no communication skills,
Making their point with only violence that kills,
The only way they can get their point across,
Is by wearing victim-mentality and entitlement as their albatross,
Mad at the world, claiming they never got their share,
Jealousy and hate toward the successful hard-worker, and the heir,
Screaming, “Gimme, gimme, gimme! You owe me,
Everything should come to me for free,”
“Death to America” is their chant
They have a life-long attitude of “I can’t,”
Spoiled, rich, college kids thinking they’ve got it so bad,
All their whining makes a working-class girl so mad,
They call themselves warriors, they claim, “I’m a star,”
But they aren’t half the men our serviceman and veterans are,
(Which one would you call, “a warrior?”)
Social justice warriors aren’t warriors at all,
Only those who served, fought, and died- all who answered the call,
God bless America and let Freedom ring
Your whiney, crybaby opinions don’t mean a thing
My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty
Life is what you make it, not what you think it should be
If you want to see social change, then start with yourself,
And put your hate, bitterness, jealousy, and class-envy all on the shelf,
Replace your baditude with gratitude,
And get over yourselves.
“I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”
– Booker T. Washington, American author and civil rights leader –
You will never see a bully alone. Why? Because they could never handle being by themselves. Peer-abusers are cowards! Wimps! Wusses! They always attack in groups because they need their wingmen as a source from which to draw and re-enforce power.
Without their backup, bullies are just as powerless as you are. A bully is too afraid to attack you one on one because they fear that you would bury them where they fall.
Yet, victims are (mistakenly) branded as cowards, although they are the ones who come to school or work and face bullies…alone, no matter how viciously they get brutalized. Through all the name-calling, the taunts, the brutal beatings, the threats to their lives, targets manage to reach within themselves and push through another day.
To endure that every single day for several years and still find the resolve to soldier on? Now that takes courage! These people are the real warriors!
It takes bravery to be a target of relentless bullying and remain standing tall. To be a victim of daily and constant abuse and make it to the finish line of high school graduation or the end-of-week paycheck?
To stay in the race, while most bullies drop out of school or quit their jobs when the going gets tough? That’s not only brave, but it’s also heroic! To be your own hero? That takes bravery bullies will never have!
Now, will the real wimps in the workplace or classroom please stand?
I rest my case.
If you are a target, know that your bullies could never be half the man/woman you are! You have more heart, more soul, and more strength than they ever will!