Hurting people hurt people.

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Do you know how it feels to want to hurt someone? Hurt them so bad they can never get over it but they still have to live life in their own skin? You do, I know you do, because almost no one skates by without incurring collateral damage that nobody ever apologizes for. I loathe how powerless I am when events happen and life heads south and the person who instigated every bit of it is untouchable and not affected in any way by my heartache, indeed could not be less aware of my existence.

The fact that someone who will never lay eyes on me (it is to be hoped) holds the power of life and death over everyone I love seems deeply unjust. Unless we begin life as a proverbial Bad Seed we grow up wanting to do right and BE right. And then in some of our lifetimes a cataclysmic event changes us and sends us down paths we never would have chosen on our original trajectory. Inevitably, the world around us also swirls and heaves and splits at the seams, making it a challenge to find our footing again after the storm subsides.

My loved ones – a bigly number of people – were doing just fine until monsoon season hit, and it angers me that the current atmosphere is causing personal safety to once again be in question. It’s anger from way down, and it’s a new thing, and it scares me a little because I can’t afford to morph into a nasty bitter old woman, so my choice is to laugh at everything and everybody until life seems real again. Because right now – and I want to be very careful how I say it – this is horseshit.

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  1. Mr. Militant Negro
    Aug 25, 2017 @ 11:31:50

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  2. Joy Patton
    Aug 25, 2017 @ 10:53:15

    I don’t KNOW for sure what you are talking about, but the biggest hurt I feel these days is what our own government is doing to us. It is clear to me that our primary means of influencing that is to call, email, or visit our elected representatives and let them know exactly what we expect of them. And…persist. They work for us and they seem to have forgotten that because the vast majority of constituents complain and don’t bother to make their expectations clear to the representatives who work for them. And…of course, VOTE….paying attention to who you support and what they stand for. Get them to commit to something when they come to your door or call you on the phone or solicit contributions. If we don’t hold them accountable….then who will?

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