The Thing About: Uncomfortable Truth

Truth is uncomfortable. Hearing things you don’t wanna hear is tough. So often we seek comfort in life so the unpleasant stuff we don’t have to deal with. Yeah its human nature to avoid things. I am one of those who doesn’t like conflict or anything like that.

However in the days in which we live we need to hear the truth of others who are oppressed and harmed daily for their skin color, their gender, their sexual orientation and their physical disabilities. Prejudice is not fun. It’s something that people live with their entire lives. There is a intersection of racism, homophobia and classism being explored and navigated.

My friends all that is wrong. There is a reckoning going on right now and its making systems that have kept the status quo very uncomfortable. It’s past time it happened. As a white person I am learning more about the lives of others and how lucky I have had it. Seeing people for who they are and their experiences can help all of us learn and grow.

Truth will set you free but it will also make you face things that you have long wanted to avoid. It is time for all of us to be uncomfortable so that others might have a better life. Facing the facts of reality is hard and it won’t be easy but now is the time for the world to get it self right and seek reconciliation. The fight for the future is a noble pursuit. Now is the time to make that change. What are you going to do?

Health Care In Peril In The USA #ACA #ObamaCare

The attempt to take away people’s health care in this time of pandemic is cruel and evil. Some of my friends rely upon it for their only source of medical coverage which keeps them alive and functioning. Without the ACA it is safe to say many people would have died. Is it perfect? No. But it’s better than nothing at all which is not an option in what should be the 21st century. This opinion is not up for debate or argument because of its truth in how it will impact people from blue states and yes red states.

This is in a way bullying and I hate bullies.