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.

64 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. Amen. I lost a long standing US friend over a disagreement about Trump’s immigration policy as they are fine with it whilst I think it’s a terrible thing and dared to say so. Not that our policy is much better … It is truly sad what’s happening in the world right now. Sending hugs. In the words of the March of the Women: “March, march—many as one, Shoulder to shoulder and friend to friend.”

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  5. It must be hard to want to celebrate your country but not liking the state it is in right now. We can only hope for a better future and that either Mr T is thrown out or voted out next election! I hope you had a good day anyway! Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

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  6. Seeing it from afar is bad enough!
    I’m Hopeful it will reach a point and change will happen again. There are decent people they just need to be the ones in power #dreamteam

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  7. I hope you enjoyed your day, despite the atrocities happening around you. I know I’ve said this before, but I am still dumbfounded about the whole thing. How are there people out there who let this happen? I’m forever hopeful goodness will prevail.
    ~Jess xo
    #StayClassyMama

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  8. 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

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  9. 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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  10. Dear Lisa. I’m over in the UK as you know and your excuse of a leader is heading this way this coming weekend. There are protests planned and although i am nowhere near them i am planning on getting to one. I cannot sit by and continue to watch in horror, fear and disbelief , what tRumpet is doing to your country and the whole world. What scares me the most is the amount of Americans (and Brits) who think he has a point… I see USA as being several steps along the same path as the rise of Hitler and it scares the shit out of me #blogcrush

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    1. Dear Rose, the comparatives to the rise of Hitler are scaring the shit out of me too. Make America Great Again. Make Germany Great Again. A narcissistic egomaniac at the helm. We have to stop this – and I fear he will be re-elected. I hope we can stop the madness and course correct, befoe he erases all that Obama has done for us. #blogcrush xoxo

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  11. I feel your pain and concern and can totally understand why you are not feeling particularly patriotic right now. I am feeling less connected with my country of late due to Brexit and that pales into insignificance compared to some of Trump’s rhetoric (and actions). He is in the UK this week – there is a march I am tempted to go on on Friday…. he – and what he stands for – is not welcome here. #thesatsesh

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  12. This 4th of July definitely seemed very low key this year. We took our kids to an American diner to celebrate (they were born in the states but we now live in the UK). cheers #KCACOLS

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  13. In a fb group for queer parents I’m in everyday someone is asking about whether they neednto shore up their rights to their own kid or what things are like in another country. It’s scary. I’m scared for you all. And never happier that my wife never has to leave the UK and go back there to live. #kcacols

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