No Politics Here

I am not a political person.  I have my beliefs, of course, and I vote in every major election, but I try to keep my author persona separate from my personal life and one of the ways I do that is by abstaining from political proclamations in any public forum, like this one.

Today’s no different.  This is not a political statement.  It’s maybe a philosophical one.  But it’s not political.

I am in favor of love.  I’d like to see our country choose love over hate whenever possible.

That’s it.

Maybe it’s an oversimplification, but sometimes you need to step back and see things as simply as possible.

People know the difference.  They can come up with excuses and arguments and try to recast debates to make their choices look less ugly, but deep down they know when they’re choosing love and they know when they’re choosing hate.

Love is about acceptance and tolerance and inclusion and empathy.  Hatred is about building walls and calling names and finding ways to divide us all.

Choose love, not hate.

If you find yourself reading this and disagreeing with me because you think there’s a secret agenda here, then I’d ask you to look deep inside yourself and think about the choices you’re making.  Because hearing someone simply say, “Choose love over hate” shouldn’t make you uncomfortable.  And it shouldn’t feel political.  It should feel right.

It’s not politics.  It’s humanity.

Choose love over hate.

 

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4 responses to “No Politics Here

  1. Love this, Claire, sharing now. Thank you.

  2. Beautiful. Elegant.

  3. laurettedm

    WELL said.

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