So I just watched a little music video that made me sad and truthfully it disturbed me. Whether or not the creators of the video actually meant it to be positive was hard to tell because it was all about hate.
Hate is powerful as we all know, sadly. But LOVE IS MORE POWERFUL!
During this election time, as the days are counting down it can get scary, we see and hear things and we are not sure what is happening.
People do get afraid, mad and words are said. Words are POWERFUL! Many of you have seen this video but it's message is simple.
So I thought about things for a bit and googled the word Fear Mongering and this is what I found.
As we go into the election we are going to hear crazy things that will try to pit us against one another.
Please I implore you to keep an open mind. KEEP LOVE IN YOUR HEART!!
Please vote but do not let fear created by the politically parties turn you against your neighbours. It is their agenda.
Read this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_mongering
Probably the best-known example in American politics, pre-9/11, is the Daisy
television commercial, a famous campaign television advertisement
beginning with a barefoot little girl standing in a meadow with chirping
birds, picking the petals of a daisy while counting each petal slowly.
When she reaches "9", an ominous-sounding male voice is then heard
counting down a missile launch, and as the girl's eyes turn toward
something she sees in the sky, the camera zooms in until her pupil fills
the screen, blacking it out. When the countdown reaches zero, the
blackness is replaced by the flash and mushroom cloud of a nuclear
As the firestorm rages, a voice-over from President Johnson
states, "These are the stakes! To make a world in which all of God's
children can live, or to go into the dark. We must either love each
other, or we must die". Another voice-over then says, "Vote for
President Johnson on November 3. The stakes are too high for you to stay
Please, I implore you, do not fall into the hate and fear trap.
Vote because YOU CAN!! Vote for Change! Vote because you love your children, family and friends and this beautiful country we live in. Vote to for climate justice, social justice, gender justice and racial justice. We ARE ALL ONE! We are all indigenous. WE MUST WORK TOWARDS LOVE and not hate. Hate is what people who are hurt and challenged want to feel so you will react and hurt others. Please do not go that path.
Choose Love! Vote for a party that is about love and fairness and cares about this planet and all the people and creatures that inhabit it. Chose Love because you want your children to follow your example and not fall into rage because someone is pushing you. Be strong. Look to leaders like Martin Luther King Jr, Ghandi and people who have peacefully brought change.
You can peacefully bring change too! Easily! With a vote. My heart tells me to vote Green. You must vote who you think will achieve that, it is your conscience that you will have to live with after election day. Vote with your heart. But make an educated vote.