There are Haters out there!

I received a really snarky comment on my art blog the other day. Me. On my blog about art. It’s not the first time, but this one had a particularly hateful tone. She was going to follow my art blog, but after she read my political blog, there was NO WAY she would EVER follow my art blog. Now I will admit to using sarcasm when I write here at Watching the Nation. But I don’t use hate. I actually refuse to be hateful. I really work at putting facts out there, and yes, my opinion about them is in there too. I really want to enter the debate, which is why I started this blog. And debate needs to be fairly unemotional. Just the facts.

But it’s my blog and I have an opinion on our world. And it is a conservative opinion. Everyone else seems to claim the right to speak. So how come I (who would be accused en masse along with all conservatives of being, of all things, a HATER) am being attacked in such a hateful manner? I don’t get it. Except to say this: I’ve been around the block a few times, and here is what I see….those who accuse others of being HATERS are themselves hateful. (And the commenter didn’t actually accuse me of being a hater, but her vehemence against me seemed to leap off the page, so that I could see the accusation coming). Those who so easily judge others (and I am guilty of it too; it is a constant battle) are guilty of the same things they say others do. For me, it is no longer about Republicans vs. Democrats; it is now about Right vs. Wrong.

I responded pleasantly to the commenter, lamenting that I was sorry she felt that way and couldn’t separate my art from my politics. I said it was too bad, and that we probably could have learned things from each other. Indeed. That is what debate is about….in my opinion.

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When Will The American Electorate Say…Enough?

We’ve got  the VA scandals, where veterans are not getting timely healthcare and are dying (this speaks volumes about the future of Obamacare), Benghazi scandals, where no one is willing to admit fault for the deaths of 4 Americans, and the cover up and stonewalling has gone on for over a year, IRS scandals, where conservative groups were targeted to stifle tax exempt status, and thereby voice, (although I would certainly not let that stop my voice), Obama Care, where the regulations keep changing every time an election comes around…and the hits just keep on coming. When is the corruption enough? When are the people ready to confront the tyranny, soft or otherwise, that we see taking place?

We’ve got a mainstream media, yawning every time the administration makes decisions like refusing to prosecute election crimes when blacks are the perpetrators, refusing to prosecute illegal aliens (there, I said it.), but yet setting their sights on law abiding citizens who believe in the Constitution. I could go on…but if anyone has been paying even a modicum of attention to any sources besides the the Yawning and Fawning Lame-stream media, they are not unawares of the state we now find ourselves in.

Rick Moran has an article today over at americanthinker.com, “Obama administration creates slush fund to bribe insurance companies to keep rates low.” It’s about new regulations buried in dozens of new rules released last week. They must have made a quiet  media dump on Friday afternoon again. Sigh. Did they think we wouldn’t find out? Obama is equal to death by a thousand paper cuts, except for some of us. We may go quicker with him at the helm of the (VA) Healthcare system. Just hold on to your seats, everyone….it may get a bit rockier before his term is up.

And those vets that died? If I was a betting person, I would check to see if they had an R by their names in their voting records. Somehow I just can’t see him letting vets with the D by their names go…

Monday is Memorial Day. We commemorate our soldiers slain in war. Do something nice for a living vet. They deserve it. Especially now.

IBM and the Holocaust

It occurs to me this morning as I read about Belgium’s struggle to deal with anti-semitism in their country, that “bullying”, or any condemnation of, “picking on”, or intimidation using superior strength or power to coerce or to condemn, make fun of, or even do violence to, anyone can eventually lead to something greater.

We all start life at public schools (at least most of us do) and there is a, for want of a better term,  “pecking order”. It’s a barnyard term, I’m sure. Throw any group of people together and there is an attempt to set up some type of order, or at least an attempt for the stronger to set up a system whereby they rule over the weaker. That weaker group is almost always looked down upon by the stronger, ruling group. It’s in our nature. There are those compassionate ones who seek to lift up and assist the weaker ones, but there are always the ruling ones in the group who don’t care about that. One may call them uncaring, if you will, or they may simply be intolerant. Unless one is open to change in their attitude toward others, this will progress to something more narcissistic.

A while back, I read the book, IBM and the Holocaust. You simply must read the history of this American company who defied American law during the war SO THAT THEY COULD PROFIT at the cost of human lives. Without IBM, the Nazis could not have located all of the Jews and others they murdered so heinously.

Review of the book:


One will never think of IBM in quite the same way. I know I don’t. Now put this all in context with our modern computer and spying technology…any people group could be targeted, and will, I’m sure. After all, as tolerant humans, we haven’t progressed that much from 1933. Just look at who is in power.