You all know that I do not get involved with politics. My "About Me" on the sidebar of this blog says it best. Yet as much as I try to hold to my mostly conservative views, Rush Limbaugh is certainly the one person who will drive me Left. I avoid listening to his show but the internet caught my attention with this one. In a time of crisis, sadness, reflection on mental illness and depression, he chooses to make it a political issue. After making some fairly decent and respectful comments about the death of Robin Williams he had to turn it into a Liberal issue instead of an issue on mental health by saying:
"He (Robin Williams) had everything, everything that you would think would make you
happy. But it didn't. Now, what is the left's worldview in general?
What is it? If you had to attach not a philosophy but an attitude to a
leftist worldview, it's one of pessimism and darkness, sadness. They're
never happy, are they? They're always angry about something. No matter
what they get, they're always angry."
.....and Rush Limbaugh is saying WHO is angry???
I have just returned from the West Coast and saw my goddaughter happier than she has ever been in her life. As much as I regret it, I know she will never return to Oklahoma. It was also a privilege to meet her happy co-workers and friends. Polite in the horrible traffic jams, kind to grocery store clerks and waiters and waitresses. Calming my angry comments that erupted by the fast paced, crowded, drought ridden and bankrupt state. It would be a horrible inconvenience for me to live on the west coast because I would have to buy my grocery bags or bring my own and learn things like tolerance for a woman with a grocery cart in the middle of an intersection trying to be a toreador while a motorcyclist (her imaginary bull) was simply trying to pass through.
This is not a political statement it is simply a statement that we have wrapped too many issues in politics that actually have nothing to do with the governing of our country but with simple kindness, tolerance, understanding and freedom.