Who is it that raises people to hate?
Yes, this is me, forcing parents to take responsibility for their child’s actions.
A SHOCKING suggestion!
I’ve been asked several times over the last week why I’ve suddenly taken on “the whole gay thing” as my cause. It’s not a new thing for me; it’s been in my head for years, but until now, until people have started paying attention, I didn’t think I had a place in the mix in which to assert myself.
Now that I have asserted myself, and many Awesome people have encouraged me to continue, I’ve taken on “the whole gay thing” as my deal. My cause. My “does she every stop talking about that?” thing.
I was lucky enough to grow up in a house where I learned that people are just people. It wasn’t something that we built bon fires around and sang Kumbaya for. It was just an understanding that people are equal. All people.
So when I read and hear about people who have hate in their heart and hate spewing from their mouths, it’s incomprehensible to me. I just. Don’t. Get. It.
I ask in my wee brain, “What’s it to you?”
How did this happen to these people? How did that grain of hate grow into full-blown mongers of fear who use their loud voices to protest WHO other people ARE?
So many people use their book of worship to justify their feelings, but really, it comes down to who raised them. Who made the choice for them to learn what they believe. Who planted that grain of hate.
If your child bullies another child for who they are, I blame you. YOU failed all along your child’s life to teach them that people are people. YOU failed at guiding your child’s self-esteem to be strong enough to support his or her own self. YOU failed.
If your kid is an asshole, blame yourself.
“Good kids” don’t accidentally become “total fucking assholes.”
And this is just the start.
(I SO almost typed “fart” there, which could have made sense since I did just that.)