Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Call for Change

This might be construed as a nonmedical commentary, but it is and isn't at the same time. It's a call for a change in the fractured mindset we can so easily see in America right now. A call for a lowering, an elimination of the hate-filled language we continue to see and hear, espoused and encouraged by the various hate-mongerers out there.

We try to portray ourselves as a Christian nation which supposedly wishes to create a situation which follows the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who promoted the "turn the other cheek" mentality.

I do not see the Christian ideal evidenced by all the hate we see in the news on a daily basis. I don't see it in the opposition to some kind of universal health care --" yes, you may need health care, yes, you may not have insurance, but I will not help you get it, I will watch you die first."

This is not a healthy environment in which to raise our children. We cannot advocate hate, and acting on hate as a sensible way for us to live our lives. If we say that hate is Ok, then we say that it's Ok to spew hate at your doctor, your boss, your spouse, your neighbor -- where does it end?

We must begin to speak out, and speak out in unison, that all this hate-mongering, all this hate-tolerance is unhealthy, it's bad for our country, and no good will come of it.

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