Why is there so much hate today?

News Clip Art
News Clip Art

I was reading through the Facebook page of my local channel 9 news station and I came across the article they did about Heather Heyer’s (The poor woman who lost her life in Charlottesville Virgina) Mother and her refusal to speak with Trump after she saw him on the news and heard his own words. There were 162 comments on that article and a huge portion of them were denigrating the woman, accusing her of being paid off and a number of other insults were heaped at this poor mother who recently went through the horror of losing her daughter to hate. I just don’t understand how people can be so filled with hate and Anger. You don’t fight hate and anger with hate in anger it never works and it’s a horrible thing to propagate.

I also can’t believe how well that south has done at selling the story of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy So many people, even people who have never been to south have bought into this narrative that the south fought a heroic battle against great odds. It has definitely had a lasting effect on our social conscious. The Confederates were not heroes they were enemies of the state and they should be remembered for that alone.

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Voices from the Days of Slavery – Faces and Voices from the Presentation (American Memory from the Library of Congress)

Fountain Hughes
Fountain Hughes

This page from the Library of Congress allows you to hear in their own words the voices of those who were enslaved, who the confederacy fought to keep enslaved. It’s surreal to me to listen to Fountain Hughes talk about how his grandfather was owned by Thomas Jefferson. I’m so glad that slavery no longer exists but we still have a long way to go to remove the stain of hate from such a legacy. Removing monuments & plaques which seek to honor those who fought to preserve such an oppressive existence is just the beginning.

The Voices from the Days of Slavery Collection provides sound recordings of former slaves describing their lives. The former slaves discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, how slaves were coerced, their families, and freedom. Those interviewed spoke sixty or more years after the end of their enslavement, and it is their full lives, rather than their lives during slavery, that are reflected in these audio interviews.

Source: Voices from the Days of Slavery – Faces and Voices from the Presentation (American Memory from the Library of Congress)

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Sign placed where Confederate monument was removed in Franklin – WCPO Cincinnati

A Picture of the Sign, The monument was hauled away overnight. Image Source: WCPO
A Picture of the Sign, The monument was hauled away overnight. Image Source: WCPO

As an Ohioan I’m utterly ashamed of anyone who would advocate for anything honoring the confederacy. Ohio raised nearly 320,000 soldiers for the Union army, third behind only New York and Pennsylvania in total manpower contributed to the military. Ohio played an important part in the Underground Railroad prior to the war, and remained a haven for escaped and runaway slaves during the war years. Several leading generals were from Ohio, including Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and Philip H. Sheridan. Five Ohio-born Civil War officers would later serve as the President of the United States. Anyone fighting for the confederacy was a traitor to our country and while we shouldn’t forget what happened we should not honor them by giving them monuments and plaques in places of honor, those things should be in museums where people can learn & ask questions.

Someone stuck a sign in the ground where a Confederate plaque once stood in Franklin.

Source: Sign placed where Confederate monument was removed in Franklin – WCPO Cincinnati, OH

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In 1943, the US War Department released this video to tell Americans not to fall for fascist rhetoric.

Please take a few moments and watch this, then share it.

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Ronnie James Dio Hologram Plots World Tour – Rolling Stone

Scanpix Norway / Reuters
Scanpix Norway / Reuters

Maybe I’m weird, but the whole idea of this just gives me the creeps. Why can’t they just let the guy rest in peace & quite trying to make money off him.

A hologram of Ronnie James Dio will tour the world beginning later this year.

Source: Ronnie James Dio Hologram Plots World Tour – Rolling Stone

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President Trump says liberation from ‘Obamacare nightmare’ is close | PBS NewsHour

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump take the stage for a rally with supporters in an arena in Youngstown, Ohio. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump take the stage for a rally with supporters in an arena in Youngstown, Ohio. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The only nightmare I have is one of going backwards where I manage to rack up thousands of dollars in medical debt and am Once again forced to file bankruptcy.

I don’t want Health Insurance I want Health Care and I want all my fellow Americans to have equal access to that health care. We need single payer so that people aren’t forced to choose between their health and their bills.

Insurance on health is a losing bet. It’s us paying into a company hoping we don’t need it and then expecting it be there when we do. The problem is unlike car insurance, Homeowners, or renter’s insurance which you may never need, we will all need health care at some point.

Insurance companies want to make profits, that’s what companies do, that’s why prior to the ACA they would do things like deny people with pre-existing conditions, and set life time limits so that you and your sickness wouldn’t bite into their bottom line.

We should be fighting for Medicaid for all, not trying to bandage what was made into a crippled system because of partisan infighting.

Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the “Obamacare nightmare.”

Source: President Trump says liberation from ‘Obamacare nightmare’ is close | PBS NewsHour

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‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39 | Hollywood Reporter

Nelsan Ellis Courtesy of Emily Gerson Saines
Nelsan Ellis Courtesy of Emily Gerson Saines

This is so sad, He was so young and seemed like such a nice guy. His character in True blood has always been one of my favorites. You will definitely be missed Nelsan, Rest in peace.

“He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed.”

Source: ‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39 | Hollywood Reporter

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NPR tweets Declaration of Independence, and Trump supporters are angered | The Kansas City Star

Illustration by Leah Becerra, Twitter
Illustration by Leah Becerra, Twitter

NPR tweets Declaration of Independence, inciting an outcry from some on Twitter who called the tweets “trash” and said they incited revolution. July 5, 2017

Source: NPR tweets Declaration of Independence, and Trump supporters are angered | The Kansas City Star

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When did it become okay to hate people because of their circumstance?

Students retrieve their lunch at Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas, Virginia. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Students retrieve their lunch at Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas, Virginia. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture.

So I was reading through an article on PBS about School lunch’s. It’s a good objective article, nothing wrong with it. Then I began to read through some of the comments on it. I honestly can’t believe how many people would be okay if we stopped providing free/reduced lunches for children in school. It’s the same scenario I see played out all over the place. People angry at the poor. As if they somehow wish to be in that situation. I just don’t understand it.

U.S. schools rethink 'lunch shaming' policies that humiliate children with meal debts | PBS NewsHour

U.S. schools rethink ‘lunch shaming’ policies that humiliate children with meal debts | PBS NewsHourhttp://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/u-s-schools-rethink-lunch-shaming-policies-humiliate-children-meal-debts/New Mexico this year became the first to outlaw school meal shaming. Several other states are weighing similar laws.

 

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