My Thoughts as I Watch the World these Days

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I’ve tried to remain somewhat quiet about this whole thing (admittedly not always successfully)…however, I would just like to put this out there to remove any doubt about what I truly feel…

I love England…

As many know (or not) I grew up in the deep south…unless you’ve grown up in the deep south you can’t possibly understand what that was like…

Once I moved away (far away), I can’t even express how I felt…how much a weight was lifted off my heart…

I always knew things weren’t right…I often felt uncomfortable with the things I saw and heard….but after moving away and distancing myself I really came to understand how truly fucked up some of the culture is down there…

When I moved to the pacific northwest I couldn’t believe how everyone was treated equally…then one day, some of my coworkers sat me down and explained how they were followed around whilst shopping in certain areas. How people looked down on them, although they were born and raised in the USA, just because they had a darker shade of skin or their parents didn’t speak English well without an accent.

Yes, I’m naive…even as an old(er) person. I’ve always assumed people are just like me…if you know a really cool, funny, and caring person it doesn’t matter what their name is or what colour their skin is, what God they believe in or don’t believe in, or what the gender of the person that they love is…

Moving to England was even more of a surprise…I couldn’t believe the diversity here…and secretly I embraced it daily and danced with glee…until one day it became the norm and I took it for granted…

Then this happened…this whole bexit…

Again, I can be a bit naive…daft even…

I don’t really care how you voted…we all make our choices and at the end of the day we all live by those choices…

What I do care about is WHY you make those choices…

So I should be very clear here…

If English Pride to you means White Pride, you can just go the fuck on…

No really….I wish you well…I just don’t wish you in my life…

If Southern Pride to you means White Pride, again, just go the fuck on…

If American Pride to you means White Pride, yes, you guessed it…I don’t want to know you…

I don’t know if you’ve ever realised this, but being born in America, or England, or Germany, or Poland, or Syria, or any other place on this earth…it’s all just a crap shoot…Where you are born doesn’t make you better than anyone else..the same of skin colour…it doesn’t make you more entitled to a better life…all of it’s just a big crap shoot and some of us are luckier than others…the luck of the draw…

This isn’t about the bexit vote. This isn’t about Trump (don’t get me started on that topic). This isn’t about where you stand on gun rights…or a person’s right to marry whomever they wish….this is about how we have an entire sector of the population now think they have permission to spew their hatred and intolerance of others based solely on their own racist beliefs…it’s about how people are missing the point entirely and instead of calling out this blatant hatred, they are instead pointing fingers at each other trying to deny the blame or to place the blame…

So finally, let’s get this straight as well…

Making anything great doesn’t take one race or one nationality, one religion or one skin colour to make it happen…

It takes good, honest, hard-working, accepting PEOPLE of all sorts to make anything great…be it America, Britain or the whole damned world…

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