It’s never been my intent to harm or knock anyone down, rather to build others up. But angry and hurt people will take from your words whatever they want without hearing what you’re really trying to say.
And I get it. I do. I feel angry and hurt too.
There’s a lot of terrible things going on. Here in the US, immigrant children are still locked in cages. In Italy, the Roma deal with oppression and eviction by the police force. Spain failed to treat their urban waste water, effectively poisoning their own people and polluting their coastline. Greece, with it’s very real modern people and very old and fascinating history, is now in flames due to possible arson. The government of Morocco is claiming there’s no economic crisis. And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
The world seems to be going to hell in a handbasket, with corrupt political leaders at the wheel.
I keep up with the news as best as I can, but I don’t have eyes everywhere and the constant influx of information can be overwhelming (which is why I’ve been off of Tumblr and Youtube for a few days, for the sake of my own mental health). And, though I craft my words as carefully as I can, I’m not always on point with my… well, point. But that doesn’t mean I don’t care.
I’m tired of being angry and afraid. And I’m tired of being told my intent was wrong because I misspoke… or being told that I deliberately misinformed when I did the best research I could and spoke with my heart. And I stand with my ace and non-binary friends every day, not just during Pride Month.
We have enough to be angry about. Why start fights with each other?
I’m sorry if I hurt anyone’s feelings, as it’s the farthest thing from intentional. But we’re ALL hurting.