By Carla B. Follow @EOTMPR
And before you think I’m just talking about the political process, the political parties, or the respective candidates, I was actually talking about you…me…us….and them…the people. And by people, I’m especially talking about black folks and how they engage in hatred…(I know that’s a hard word…but it’s the truth) towards the few blacks and other minorities that have not decided who they are voting for and/or the ones that have came out to say…they are NOT voting for Obama…or just plain not voting at all.
Whatever the case – we all have a voice…a choice? We get to vote however we want…right?
It’s okay to disagree – I’m totally fine with your opposing views – at the end of it all…hopefully we can still be Facebook friends and you will continue to follow me on Twitter…
Take a step back…marinate on this ….for a second.
Imagine going out to eat and ordering a salad, only to have the waiter tell you that you may not have it, that you must have the soup instead. How would you feel? The choice between soup and salad is a fairly benign one, but it demonstrates a characteristic of human nature: we don’t like to be forced into decisions we’re capable of making for ourselves. We resist compulsion. Even when we face more serious decisions, ones with moral implications, it is important that we choose for ourselves.
Why am I sharing this?
Because I really want you to still respect yourself the morning after the election season.
Because I really want your friends to still respect you, too.
Know what I mean?
What we should be doing is to remain “Independent” with a commitment to collaborate, listen, and engage the political system all while understanding that the political system is not our ultimate Hope or Answer!
It’s important not to trample on other people’s freedoms in pursuit of our own. Even when we feel our way of thinking may be for someone else’s “own good,” it’s important that everyone has the right to their own opinion and beliefs.
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