It has been a while since I have put fingers to keys to write down what has been going through my mind and I think I have sat on my laurels long enough so here we go.
There last few years have had me scratching my head. People in the world and more so here in the states have, in my humble opinion, become less and less good. Cruelty is on the rise and the advent of the internet has fanned that flame more than any other medium in human history.
You see, in this day and age anyone can from almost anywhere sit down and with no accountability, write or comment anything that they want to say and while I am for freedom of speech I am not for abuse.
I think I became more aware of it when Gabby Douglas, who is a Olympian, was taken to task about her hair in 2012 and some of these commentators were from the very same race as Gabby was.
Same thing when Marc Anthony sang “God Bless America” at the 2013 MLB All Star Game and people has something negative to say and many of those comments were just plain ignorant calling him Mexican or not American. (His parents are Puerto Rican and he was born in NYC.)
If you want more examples, go to any Yahoo news item and just read the comments, you will find some sort of cruel and/or ignorant comment from someone hiding behind a screen-name.
It is so much harder to be mean, and it has been proven that you actually spend more energy being mean as opposed to being nice which has been proven to be beneficial to one’s health.
So again, why?
Signs of the times?
It has been said in the Judeo-Christian faith that people would be more insensitive to each other as the End Times was drawing near.
And that has seem to be the case as days go by.
Well it seems that people have lost their minds again when Coca Cola ran their superbowl ad with many different people in different languages singing “America the Beautiful”.
I just do not see the problem, Coke is a American country that has gone global, why would they not celebrate their diversity. Yet the Xenophobes always have something incredibly stupid to say, and it has not been the first time.
When Marc Anthony sang the national anthem, another group of people also lost their collective minds.
So, what I did was email Coke and asked them to do another commercial with the same song but have Naive Americans sing in in their particular dialects.
What do you think?
Well Father’s Day has come and gone and every time it does I become just a little bit sadder.
My son did not call me today.
He is 7 years old, I am sure he knows what Father’s Day means.
Or at the very least his mother would have told him to call.
But that would be just a little too much to ask for.
But this blog is for me to wail and lament over, it is a wake up call to those people who are selfish and keep their children away from their other parent.
People, please push your children to have some form of contact with the parent that is not there. You will never understand the damage you are doing to these kids. Even if the other person is no good, does not pay child support or what ever excuse (non excuse really) you can think up of.
I never met my father.
It ALWAYS bothered me in school when we had project to do for Father’s Day and I would make something like the other kids but unlike the other kids I would make things for naught.
They would get thrown out in the garbage before I arrived home.
Now some people would say, “You should have gave it to your mom.”
But I didn’t want to give it to my mom, I wanted to be like everyone else and give it to my dad.
Now I wonder if my son thinks this way.
So please let a kid have a mom and a dad, even if you are not with that person anymore.
Keep your ego by the door, for the child’s sake.
Well another Mother’s Day is here and another quiet and lonely day. My mother died back in 2001 due to the ravages of breast cancer.
Now people tell me that is better that she is not suffering anymore and that she is in a better place, but you know what, I am feeling selfish.
I want my mother to be alive, I want to here her voice, taste her cooking, and see her spoiling my son who she never met.
But no, I have to remind myself daily that she is gone and will not return in this lifetime.
I just pray that she made her peace with God so I can see her again.
I miss you Mommy.