Our Human is taking over our blog for today. She has something to say that is important. She says it may cost her followers, but it has to be said and she’s tired of not speaking her mind. We’re hiding.
I’m Diana. Aka “The Can Opener.” I have watched our country and our people suffer through a pandemic for almost two years now. I’ve seen them fed a constant diet of fear and paranoia. I had started a diary about “the Pandemic” when it first started- but soon I abandoned it. Because I could not bear thinking about all the nonsense that has been happening in our country ever since any more than is absolutely unavoidable.
Normally, I’m not one to voice my opinions, unless I’m asked for it. And normally I only share my faith in my Lord when I feel it’s welcome. But times have changed. I grew up in an abusive home. I was not allowed to speak my mind freely. I learned early on that if I dared object to something I got a fist in my face from my Dad. But I’m not a terrified child anymore.
Now I’m done being quiet and keeping my opinions to myself. I’m old enough to realize that my opinion, my faith, and my values deserve the same HONOR and RESPECT that I have always given to others. And as I see our police, and (esp. today), our MILITARY being abused by many, I realize that if I don’t speak up now, I would be part of the problem. I will not be silent any more.
I don’t want to offend any of my followers and I know you may have different views. But some things are not a matter of opinion. They are a matter of giving HONOR where honor is due. They are a matter of HUMAN DECENCY. Of respecting and valuing others the way you yourselves want to be honored, and to have your opinions, and your faith respected.
It appears, that honor, respect and dignity have also been victims of the pandemic.
When did the country that loved freedom and the military that fought its battles suddenly decide that those brave men and women who fought in foreign lands (separated sometimes for months and years from their loved ones), were our enemies? It is a national disgrace that our own military and veterans have been dishonored, slandered, and their daily sacrifices and needs ignored.
A heartfelt Thank You to those who fought and died, suffered life-long trauma, loss of limbs, and the horrors of war, so that our country could be free. Thank you to your families who suffered also because of your sacrifice. You ALL deserve the honor that you paid such a high price for. God Bless and keep you all.