Let’s Pretend

Let’s pretend

Just for a minute 

Let’s pretend 

that I’m not a 

whiny, entitled, libtard, idiot. 

Let’s pretend 

Just for a minute 

That you’re not a

Redneck, racist, asshole. 

Just for a minute

Let’s pretend that there is more to your story than the soundbites the media feeds us about you and your kind acting with hate. 

Let’s pretend 

Just for a minute 

That there’s more to my story than the soundbites the media feeds us about me and my kind acting entitled and looking for a handout. 

Let’s pretend 

For a minute or two

Or maybe an hour

That the full complexity of you or me cannot be summed up in 30 seconds of yelling on tv in a volatile situation filtered by the powers that own the media who can’t stand the thought that we might stop fighting and figure out the wizard is behind the curtain frantically manipulating the special effects. 

Let’s pretend we’re humans who are in this together. Let’s pretend we don’t hate each other and maybe only misunderstand where the other is coming from. 

Let’s pretend we can talk to each other 

and listen to each other with open hearts and closed mouths and open minds. 

Let’s pretend. 

Just

For

Minute

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CatNISS
    Nov 11, 2016 @ 14:25:44

    I totally get where you are coming from. I am at heart a mediator. But if someone treats me as less than human because I am woman or black or gay, is trying to come to some sort of understanding an act of civility or an act of submission. Because I want to understand where people come from and not reduce them to nasty soundbites, but I refuse to let them make me a second class citizen no matter the origin of their beliefs.

    Reply

    • B
      Nov 11, 2016 @ 15:58:02

      I firmly believe there are plenty of folks that I’m going to love from afar.
      But I just think at this point the only way we’re going to somehow heal and move through is to figure out how to listen to each other and get people to stop yelling these hot button things. If a person IS actually a racist, sexist &$$@&&&3 then that’s different then someone who can just stand to have a genuine discussion or two.
      I just can’t see how we can fix this if we can’t even talk.

      Reply

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