An Open Letter To the Rest of You

I don’t care how you swing politically. Liberal, conservative, anarcho-syndaclist, socialst, communist, capitalist, Republican, Democrat. I just don’t care. I’m talking to you.

Our politics have gotten quite corrosive and infuriating lately. I am tired of it.

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I had a conversation on this Facebook thread with a Republican yesterday. And basically we’re in the same boat. We both feel as though we aren’t represented in any meaningful way at present and we both feel as though we can agree on three general goals and work together to achieve them.

Here is what we want:

  1.  A return to a rising standard of living for the general population of the U.S.
  2.  More and better opportunities for young people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and economic conditions.
  3.  A rational foreign policy.

If you want these things, I don’t give a damn where you fall on the political spectrum.These are only general agreements and we will have profound disagreements about how this stuff gets done. I understand and accept that.

I am willing to negotiate in good faith, and I think the way these things get done is through negotiation.

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Meme discovered at Eco-Style Life Beau Monde

If you are a beleaguered Republican moderate watching your party implode before your very eyes, I am sorry this is happening to you. All I want, in the simplest terms, is these three things. And I am totally willing to negotiate when it comes to how they get done.

I am extending my southern leftist hand to you, Republican moderates. You kinda want to take my hand. This is the best offer you’re getting this election cycle.

Done.

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1000 Speak: The Compassion and Connection Linkup

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I really, really wanted to write for this one, and may still squeeze it in before the linkup closes, but I don’t have it done at the moment, so I’ll send you over to Lizzi’s today. This month’s 1000 Speak theme is “Connection.”

You can add your posts via the linkup button below and connect with 1000 Voices Speaking for Compassion around the web at the links below.

Join 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion on Facebook

Visit the 1000Speak blog

Follow @1000Speak on Twitter

Use the #1000Speak hashtag across social media.

Happy blogging!

Loads and Loads of News!

survivor-atoz [2014]Registration is open. If the page displays “Coming Soon” when you visit it, use this linky link.

Registration for the Blogging A to Z April Challenge goes live sometime today.Here’s the registration page in case you want to sit and refresh it until the list appears. I plan to register this a.m., add the art to the at Sourcerer after work tonight, and do the announcement on Thursday.

The 1,000 Voices Speaking for Compassion Facebook group passed 1,000 members sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning. There’s also a WordPress blog for it now, and I have confirmed that there will be a linkup for it on Feb. 20. Not bad at all for two weeks’ worth of bloggers chattering about this on the social media.1000speakLizzi

My friend Gretchen of Drifting Through My Open Mind published an awesome guest post at Hasty Words last week. She’s also joined The Sisterwives Speak. I’ve been following Gretchen and chatting with her almost since the day I started my blogs. She’s one of the most talented and generous bloggers I know, and I am pleased to see her finding ways to widen her audience.

Feminist Fridays return this week with a kickoff post by me at Part Time Monster and move to Victim to Charm the week after. You can find the spring schedule here. I’m glad to finally get these rolling again, because I have missed the discussions.

Featured Image -- 3218We had another awesome #WeekendCoffeeShare last week. I don’t know how many bloggers we’ll end up with this week, but the list included 25 blogs when I put this post together.

Even though the linky closes on Sunday, the links remain active and you can use the list to visit the posts at your convenience all week long. We’ll be back with another coffee share this weekend.

Last, but certainly not least, Suzie81 has graciously offered me a guest-hosting gig for #SundayBlogShare this Sunday. Those of you who have been reading for awhile may remember that I did this back in the fall. I loved it, it was an awesome experience, and I am looking forward to another awesome one next week.

Happy Blogging!