Its Wednesday, I wish…

I wish… I wish…

Technically, it is July 4th, Independence Day in the states, and I couldn’t be farther from feeling patriotic, proud of my country or the people who are running it. Truth is, our country scares the shit out of me daily frightens me in a way I have never before experienced.

Today, I welcome the day off with my family. I welcomed sleeping in a bit, relaxing. But I am not feeling very red, white or blue — well, blue only in the sense of a deepening sadness. Human dignity and freedoms are now being stolen daily. The immigrant crisis, where children are being separated from their parents and sent to ‘camps’ technically for purposes of law! WTF and the parallels to the atrocities of the Holocaust haunt me. Please, dear friends, we cannot have another global miscarriage of morals, ethics, and values. Please, hear the cries, feel the pain. Act. Scream. Shout at the top of your lungs.

I move forward only by seeing the cries of injustice rallied far and wide. I hold strong and hard in my belief that we, the greater we of like minds, fairness, civility, compassion, and empathy can right this veering ship.

We must hold on this holiday, more than all others, the belief that the people of our world can and will come together and change the confluence of attitudes and events that are swirling together like the perfect storm. We have to raise the bar on just about everything in the world on human rights. We all need to care.

#NeverAgain #NotOneMore #NeverForget #MeToo #BlackLivesMatter #CivilRights #LGBTQrights #MomsDemandAction #Vote #worry #gunsense #Immigration #MuslimBan #SupremeCourt #Antisemitism #WomensRights

Yiddish Proverb:

I wish I could have the pain instead of you, my children. Mir zol zeyn far dir mayn kinder.

Friends, be safe. A bie genzunt. Go in good health.

30 thoughts on “Its Wednesday, I wish…

  1. We feel your pain Lisa… everyone decent around the world feels your pain … maybe we have to reach the nadir of Trump to stop and realise we have to begun to take better care of one another or we are in the total **** #DreamTeam

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  2. This is a complicated time to celebrate patriotic holidays, and I’m sure there were some awkward conversations around more than one picnic table yesterday. I’m keeping my thoughts aligned with Chesterton (or trying to, anyway . . ): “Can we hate it [our country] enough to change it, and yet love it enough to think it worth changing?”

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  3. I won’t pretend to know anything about US politics, but I know when things are just plain morally wrong. I hope you still managed to enjoy time with your family yesterday and thank you for joining the #DreamTeam this week

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  4. I definitely feels like the whole world is on a downward slide at the minute and it does worry me the future our children are going to have to contend with. And there can never be any justification for what is happening to those poor children.
    Thank you for joining the #FamilyFunLinky x


  5. I see such innocence in children then adults go and muck it up! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

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