Well life ain’t no joke

by davebarclay1954

I wish you a very Merry Xmas, dear reader, and a prosperous and healthy 2019. Music to accompany this post is from an Australian group you may have heard of, called INXS, the video is provided courtesy of YouTube and I hope you can watch it and enjoy the music. I cannot guarantee that it will play wherever you are, but you can always do a search if it won’t.

Today, I just want to write a few words to you, dear reader, thanking you for all the support and good wishes you have sent to me throughout the past few years while I’ve been blogging on here. I wish for you all, an enjoyable end to the year, good health and good fortune to come in the New Year and throughout 2019. I have seen a lot of things in my lifetime, most good but some terrible.

I have seen people being victimised for who they are, because their skin is a different colour, their beliefs are different, or their sexual partners are different from the norm. I came to realise early on in my life that none of this matters. We are, each and every one of us, human beings and no matter what differences we have, visible or invisible, we are all special and deserving of love.

In this life, however long or short it is, no one deserves to be hated for being who they are, not even POTUS45. However, no one deserves to be cruel to others and get away with it forever. If someone denigrates my brother, they denigrate me, if someone hates my brother, they hate me. My brother is every male person on this planet, black, brown, yellow, red or blue with purple spots. My sister is every female on this planet, same rules apply. If you were born in the wrong body you are still my family, regardless of which gender you occupy or want to occupy (trans male, trans female, non-binary, gender fluid or none of the above).

We are all in this together, and if anyone denigrates any of you and threatens you, know that I have your back and will do everything I can to protect you. If you are ill, I will do everything I can to make you better. When you feel under threat my brother or sister know that I will not support them. I want you to know how much I respect you and will do anything I can to give you a safe haven when the haters get too much.

The important thing is that we are all linked, everyone is never more than 6 links away from us. I hope you get to know a world where everyone is accepted for who they are, no one is made to feel ashamed because of who they love. I thought I might live to see these things come to pass, but there are still too many around too eager to put others down, too prejudiced to know love, too eager to hate because they are hateful. I have no room in my life for hate, prejudice is wasted energy like hate.

If you take anyone at random and cut them, their blood will be red, it will clot and go black when it congeals. I don’t know why this upsets some people, I don’t care whether or not you know me, if you like me or not. Only know that sometimes I am here and others I am there. If you find someone who makes you happy and gives meaning to your life then don’t ever give that up. You need something to get you out of bed in the mornings feeling glad to be alive for another day.

I hope you find peace, love (if you’re still single) and that reason to be happy to face each new day. Once upon a time there were men taken in war to be slaves, today there is still slavery. Today we can fight to end racism, slavery and poverty, using every means at our disposal. In the past there was no social media to make things easier to expose, with social media we can spend time keeping in touch with friends (some of whom we have never met). With the internet no-one can keep their illegal, unlawful or disgusting habits secret. We can expose their lies and hypocrisy and keep them honest, or at least try.

To close this, probably my last post of 2018, certainly the last this side of Xmas, have a very happy time this holiday season and embrace the New Year with hope for the future, hopefully we will see the end of the darkness and the beginning of the light.