Time To Stand UP!
First of all I have a short rant, but the idea is to put forth idea’s and solutions, so in an effort to get people to make a difference, I am going to put this forth.
We created floatingboats.org after the election last year, as I wanted to start a place where we could tell inspiring stories and help to make the world a better place. I have worked in theater my whole life, I found something I loved doing, and they paid me for it. This is how it is supposed to work. I grew up in a middle class family, in an era where you worked your forty hours, had a family spent time on the weekends, and you lived your life.
I broke out of that slightly and worked and traveled the world, experienced, different culture’s, different people. I worked with people who had different customs, different views, different idea’s on what life meant for each of them. The big take away, everyone wants to enjoy life, family friends, work. We are all the same race, Homo Sapien.
So Now the big perspective. Labels are given to people, democrat, republican, liberal, alt right, conservative, Snowflake. One label does not define a person or is even remotely correct. If you know me, and some of my (republican friends) would call be a bleeding heart liberal. The real truth is like the rest of the country, I am in the Middle. I am a Union Member, I have not always been a Union Member, traveling early I was Non Union. I am not anti big business, but I do want fair treatment and wages. I have been a business owner, with A Warm Wish, which was a gift basket business. we had at one point in time around 5 to 10 employee’s who we paid above minimum wage, because we wanted everyone working for us to make a living wage. I can be considered, a fiscal conservative, I don’t spend money I don’t have. I believe everyone, man, woman, people of every race, have THE RIGHT to be TREATED equal, and with basic decency. As a small business owner, A single payer Health care system takes the burden off my business so my team members are happy and healthy.(more on this topic in future posts)
We all have common ground, and for a great many people, they have been on the sidelines, watching, or not even paying attention, while decisions on their future and their children’s future is made without them, maybe in direction, they really don’t want or know they wanted.
We CAN unite, around HUMANITY, no labels, no Political affiliation, because we all really want the same thing. However that does mean standing up to BULLIES, Telling the truth, Compromising on choices, that can be comprised on, and standing firm on Truth, Justice, and Basic Civility. Standing up to hate. I BELIEVE this is a crossroads.
This Fiasco of a Human Being called Trump, is the call to action, we needed. To be perfectly frank, Trump cares about nothing but adulation, for himself, he is mentally unstable, and should not be President. The question is what are we going to do about it, stand idle, do nothing. Or let your voice be heard.
Take the Wall Paper OFF!
You can let your voice be heard in a number of ways. You can Protest, or you can come up with a solution, to the problems, we face.
I live in Nevada, in Clark County, which is now mostly Democrat, with a Republican Governor Sandoval, (who I voted for), is doing the work for the people. He just negotiated with our healthcare providers to keep insurance for as many people as possible. Our Democratic Party, here is a joke and needs to be replaced with fresh idea’s. We need people like Governor Sandoval, who is stepping up and working for all of the people of Nevada.
Each of us, needs to take stock, and decide if we want to be a part of the game, or just watch this train-wreck happen. Each of us can make a contribution. No matter how small or large. Show kindness to strangers. Or strive to make everyone a friend, so no one is a stranger. Have a cause you feel passionate about, join a group, support a candidate, who wants to make that change, or MAYBE you decide to run and make that change. Become a Leader, Support a cause, we are not different factions.
Enough rambling for today, but there will be more, and floatingboats.org will continue to look for help, Leaders, Stories, Dreamer’s, Doer’s in getting our community invigorated.
Thanks for reading the short rant.
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