“When dealing with people remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. – Dale Carnegie
First I want to make it perfectly clear I am not taking sides with the actions I mention below. All I am trying to do is get people to look at these two conflicts through logic and not emotions.
At the moment this nation is so wrapped up in emotion that it has forgotten to use logic. It doesn’t seem like anyone can think clearly and it is really starting to show. Is there any end in sight? Folks are flying off the handle and doing things without thinking and having to live with the harm caused by their actions.
Football. Used to be America’s past time. The operative word is “used” because I think its popularity is waning. The debate can go on all day over whether or not the taking of a knee during the National Anthem is disrespectful or not. Debate all you want. The real problem I have with the NFL is not sticking to their guns. Kaepernick said he took a knee to bring awareness of racial injustice in the United States. Tebow took a knee to profess his faith.
The Dallas Cowboys made a request to the NFL to allow them to wear a decal with the words “Arm in Arm” on it during the season. Their reason was to pay tribute to the five police officers that were killed in an ambush. NFL said because of their strict rules concerning uniforms their request was denied. Really?
Then let me see. Seems some NFL players wanted to wear some cleats with a special design commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Williamson, a linebacker for Tennessee Titans was told he would be fined. Now keep in mind Kaepernick had worn some “pig socks” and the NFL said nothing. Six players, including Williamson wore their shoes any way and the NFL decided against fining them because of public outrage. Interesting to say the least.
Last but not least, Kaepernick was at work. He was representing a team he had been hired to play football for. Why should he be allowed to protest in this manner and be treated any differently than the rest of us. That was not the place or time to do it. He could have used any other venue not related to his job and he would have been a hero. Again because someone reacted with emotion instead of logic he has hurt a good cause and drove another wedge between individuals in this nation that could have been avoided.
Hollywood, News Media, and Politics: All of a sudden women are coming forward making accusations against prominent men within society. I in no way do I condone any of the actions they have been accused of but at the same time I have to ask why? Some of these accusations are 40 years old. Why not come out against them when it happened? It would certainly add more credibility to their accusations.
Most of these accusations are so old you will never be able to prove right or wrong and what consequences does the accuser face? None. Nada! Nothing. If they are true I would like nothing more than see the perpetrators staked to an ant hill, in the hot sun with their genitals covered in honey.
However what if the women are not telling the truth? What happens to them? There are people who have lost their jobs over these accusations and their lives ruined. Yes some have admitted to wrong doing so justice was served but what about those that deny it ever happened? We are now ruining peoples’ lives by just saying it happened and no way to really prove it happened or didn’t, because of the time lapse. Sad thing is if they are telling the truth, I shutter to think of all the women’s lives that were ruined because these women remained silent.
Maybe I am screwed up but in my mind by these women not coming forward when it happened are just as guilty of the wrong doings to the women that followed as the man himself. Yes I have heard the argument that it is hard for them to come forward when it happened and it would have had a negative impact on their careers, I get that. Why is it any different coming forward now than it was then? Oh please don’t tell me it is because society has changed and blah, blah blah. The time to correct that wrong doing is when it happened, not 10 or 30 years later. If they are guilty then they need to be punished.
I hope I didn’t offend anyone. That was not my intentions. My whole purpose of this blog was to hopefully show readers how this country has become a nation of emotional thinking/reacting and doesn’t even seem to recognize logic anymore. If I did offend you I am sorry but I just call ’em like I see ’em. I try to stay away from controversial subjects like this but I thought it was something that needed to be said.
Thanks once again for taking time to read my blog and I hope you enjoyed it. Remember, spread the love.
Note: I used the pics of the hummingbirds I had taken because it shows how sweet they can be but we have to remember how aggressive they can be and the chaos they create around the feeders is representative of the climate in our nation at the moment.