Anyone who knows me knows I don’t have hate in my soul–So for someone to say that sparked something in me. “Hater” — What a harsh word for someone who sees themselves as an open, loving person. I spread love and light whenever possible–not that dreaded, ugly word: Hate. The world has enough of it, why would I ever add to it by even uttering the word?
My mom always said, as a kid, “You don’t hate anything! Don’t say Hate” — How right you were Mother..Thanks for the life lesson early on–I truly don’t hate anything. How powerful. I disagree with a lot, my emotions take over and I get angry more than I should, impatience is a weakness–but hate is not in my vocabulary.
Let me start again..I was called a “Hater” because I continually post things on social media sites stating my contempt for the way the United States, my motherland, affects other countries with its immoral hidden agendas for power, wealth, and sustainability (of themselves).
I don’t Hate America. I’m thankful for my passport and the easy access I have into other countries. I’m thankful for the lax attitude for women, so I can travel, be independent, and forge my own path without my ”society” thinking poorly of me–and the fact that I was raised in a society not to give a S*** about what other people think (if you’re happy and doing nothing destructive to others)–I’m thankful for my education, health care facilities, freedoms, and rights all provided by the US of A..so why then do I continually post things that would lead someone to call me a Hater..?
Well that’s simple. When I started traveling, I, like most Americans, was proud to be an American. I defended our land to the death when the topic came up–and mind you this was during the George W. Administration (Not easy to defend!) Slowly, years of programing that America is the best, America is the strongest, America is the caretaker of the world–melted away.
I saw the motives for helping poor indigenous people with roads, schools, and nutritional aid–So we could rape their fruit and other crops while paying them meager wages–They owed us though. And I saw why we helped throw out that dictator in the Middle East so all those poor innocents could be spared–and gain access to their oil field at a very low rate–They owed us after all. And I also saw why we send billions in aid to Africa–so people read about that and not the mineral/natural resources we’ve been enslaving people to take from the Earth at alarmingly harmful rates–I mean, we did give them a lot of aid, no?
So, do I Hate my country? No. They are actually quite clever–and even more so for making almost an entire nation buy into it. But I got out–and it is my job–as well as other Americans and other powerhouse country citizens–to put these truths out there. People have to know not WHAT is going on in the world..but WHY.
Don’t Hate- ADVOCATE!