First it was my passion to stand up for teachers. Read more, learned more. Then it was my passion to stand up for unions. Read more, learned more. Then it was my passion to stand up against dictatorship. Read it, learned it, lived it. Now, I simply stand up for what is right. And as it turns out…they all represent the same cause.
There is no question that I have had a one track mind lately. I haven’t even blogged about the Kathy Griffin Bravo taping yet. (I will, I will) This story, these events have unleashed my OCD in full fashion. It has helped distract me from missing my Bob…which hits me now and again and when it does, I reach for the computer or remote. It has lit a fire under my ass and I don’t really think there is anything wrong with that. Yes, when it is over I will have to deal with my grief. But I will get on with my life as it was lived before only now maybe a little more active in the issues I care about.
I have been having a hard time with the knowledge that people I know and care about are for this bill and for Walker. This pangs me because I really do see this as a right or wrong moral issue. I couldn’t be friends with someone who spouted the words Niger or Fag. I couldn’t be friends with someone who neglected animals. I couldn’t be friends with someone who stole money from old people. And while certainly I cannot correlate supporting Walker to kicking puppies…I kind of have that same dichotomy within. I respect the right to one’s own opinion. I believe people should feel free to express said opinions. But I cannot seem to get passed this thought of, “How can they, these people I love and care about, these people I respect and like…how can they support this corrupt, evil man?”
I don’t get it. This has divided families, friends and even Facebook (I have lost several friends in the past 2 weeks). And I wonder how many of these divides will be permanent.