I have noted with a sad resignation the number of bloggers that have a seeming hatred for the McCain-Palin part of the election. Not merely an affection for Obama. I find it a tad upsetting, as it is of such vitriol and venom that I’ll just avoid that post and check in a couple of days later.
I may as well cut to the chase. I am not going to be voting for Obama-Biden, for reasons that are valid to me. That’s the entire statement I’ll make on the election. I’m not about to litigate as to why I will vote the way I will. I have a modicum of intelligence and rational thought. Certainly I have the capacity to make my own mind up.
This has NOTHING to do with race. I am disabled with muscular dystrophy, technically a quadriplegic. As such, I deal with discrimination and human devaluation on a daily basis. So race is not part of this, so no one should ever view it that way.
Even more interestingly, I am dealing with many social service workers and there is a visceral hatred of (in no particular order): Republicans, W, Palin. They have a serious point of view that differs from mine. Last week in a meeting, a group of 20 or so were joking about W to such a degree I was truly uncomfortable. IMO, they were wrong to do so with such hatred in my presence. Yet, I was certainly so outnumbered that the safer course was to say nothing. I can’t imagine how this group would view a guy in a wheelchair who wasn’t voting for Obama. As if I don’t have the intellect to make a rational choice. On my own. My sense of reason is far stronger than my legs...
On my own. My sense of reason is far stronger than my legs...
But why hate? Can there ever be respectful disagreements? Polarization is the norm these days, and I don’t care for it. But I have never advised people to vote one way or the other. We have always taught our children to have their own views…that are theirs and nobody else’s
My hope here is twofold:
- I encourage all who have the franchise to exercise it and VOTE.
- That I can still visit the sites I enjoy
That's all for tonight. Thanks for listening.