So I’ve been thinking for the past year about leaving Texas. I’ve lived here over three years now and I kinda think I’m done with this place. I’m done with ridiculously hot weather; I’m done with xenophobes, homophobes, racists, racists that are unaware of being racist, the tea party, and Conservative Republicans.
Yes, you can and will find these kinds of things everywhere but here in Texas, it’s taken to a completely different level.
I’m tired of the damn Confederate flag debate. If you want to fly the damn the thing, then fly it – just know the REAL “Heritage” behind it. Aside from slavery, it actually represents treason. You can’t say you love America and you support the troops, when you fly a flag that represented a group of states rebelling against America. Read your history books. You lost. So enjoy flying your rebellious, racist, hateful, treasonous, loser flag.
Xenophones, stop telling Mexicans to “go home”. Know your history. This was their land first.
And Republicans, stop trying to associate yourselves with Lincoln. Yes, he was a member of the Republican Party but he wasn’t a 21st Century nut job Republican. Republicans today claim to be for “small government.” Lincoln started the Civil War to maintain federal authority over the states.That’s not small government. And the small government push has nothing to do with what’s best for the people, it’s about what’s best for corporations (The Koch brothers, anyone?) This whole party needs to reevaluate itself.
Democrats aren’t perfect either but at least they don’t make me feel like a second class citizen.
Speaking of which, I’m so glad to see that a lion that most people have never heard of, in a country that most people haven’t traveled to, on a continent that most people have never been – is so much more important than the life of a black woman. (Sandra Bland, anyone?) When that lion got shot, everyone forgot about her real quick. This is why #BlackLivesMatter is a thing, people.