I was watching a YouTube video a few weeks back and on one of those talent shows there was a comedian making jokes about a fat woman, I don’t remember the joke but I remember he was from Africa and was asking where she got the food.
I sat down here to wright a short blog about the holidays. Most people love the music the lights and all the other pomp and fluff that comes with this time of year. Even on the farm most families look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas when family and neighbors would gather for a festive meal and a chance to visit. The holidays brought special performances at school, music and singing, even church programs of hope.
I’m sorry, I just hate this time of year. I guess it’s not the time of year that is the real problem, it is the arrogance of people that baffles me. I never have been able to put a name on it but I think it’s the same emotion you get from the poor people of the United States when they truly feel the oppression of poverty. In my opinion racism is primary gone in the US but that feeling, the one I’m talking about is alive and well and no one talks about it. I have looked and can’t even find a word for it, but I think everyone knows exactly what I’m talking about.
The best I can do is try to understand it.
The division is primary between the people who have what they need and the people who do not. At first you would focus on money thinking someone who has enough money that would fix it. Unfortunately, history shows us giving people money only make things worse for the people who do not have what I am talking about. The government is trying this solution to help the people. But the problem is still continually getting worse.
I do not know how to help the people who do not have what they need, I wish I did. I assure you hanging up lights and have a few huge meals is no solution. It is just another way for the people who have what they need to feel good about themselves. The families who don’t have that, end up spending money they don’t have to buy stuff they don’t need to impress people who don’t mater.
I guess what I’m trying to say, this year when you bow your head to thank God for what you have, remember the people who don’t have what they need. I will be asking God to help those people who the rest of the world tries to ignore.
In conclusion, I know this is not I well written blog but it is what is on my mind this week. I don’t think making fun of fat people is ever a good thing. When I see people make fun of others it makes me sad. I get that same sadness this time of year because there are so many people in the world who do not have what they need, while others have so much excess.
For real, I love the holiday time. But as a country I think we could all stand to walk a few miles in someone else’s shoes. From time to time maybe if we could also celebrate kindness to other people, that would be a holiday season I think everyone would enjoy.
God bless and have a merry Christmas and happy New Years.
The Old Man
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig tight and bull-strong.
Keeps skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.