“Don’t shut yourself up in a bandbox because you are a woman, but understand what is going on, and educate yourself to take your part in the world’s work, for it all affects you and yours.” ~Louisa May Alcott

I’m certain I’ll get a lot of flack for this post, but I’m going to write it anyway.  I am so tired of all the protests going on in this country. We are a nation of free people, who have the right to express our feelings, our causes, our hopes and dreams in public – yes!  We have the freedom to speak our minds and do so in great numbers.  Amen!  The causes spoken for are not in themselves wrong, but the fact that they have become a way of life is.

Either there are a lot of people out of work and have nothing better to do than demonstrate, or there are a lot of very unhappy, dissatisfied, angry and disgruntled folks in the United States.  I’m certain there are paid activists in these demonstrations inciting the crowd and stirring emotions.  Maybe it’s time for those of us who are sick of this behavior to rise up and march for freedom from protestors.

We tend to blame others when we don’t get what we want.  We strike, we complain, we  paint ugly words on signs for what purpose – to get attention.  It kind of reminds me of child’s tantrums to raise the ire of their parents and, in so doing, get what they want.

Most of the protests are demands for selfish reasons.  I’m wondering if the energy and zeal of the protestors wouldn’t be better served if they got physically involved in some of the things they’re demanding.  For example, those who are pro-abortion should volunteer at an abortion clinic so they can actually see what happens.  Perhaps those who are complaining about equal pay should educate themselves on the plight of the homeless and those who have been jobless for years.

Protests can be useful, but for the most part, I think they are becoming the fad of the day.  What it all boils down to is becoming aware – educated – involved in solving the problems rather than creating more of them.

There are many of us who are proud to be women.  We feel our successes are measured by the building of a nation – not by destroying it. We cling to the fact that we are honored by our spouses, our families, our communities.  We aren’t afraid to work hard to bring home part of the bacon. I know that even as an older woman, doors are open for me. I can still pursue my dreams and many opportunities are still available to me.

It’s really time for this country to sit back and relax.  We need to give our new president support and a chance to prove himself rather than throwing stones at him.  We will never become a united nation while we are so inwardly divided.  Destruction will come from within unless we put our differences aside and begin to work together.


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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9 Responses to WOMEN ON PARADE

  1. I’ll be right there with you Kathy, marching… marching to stop all this ridiculous idiotic current state of marching.
    Protests use to be a powerful tool of the “little”man…those who felt voiceless and wanted to help write a woeful wrong such as segregation or the endless war in southeast Asia—
    now however, it has become the new vogue and social thing to do.
    No longer are we learning how to live with things we may not necessarily like or agree with, rather we are finding that a temper tantrum is more to our liking.
    We are not teaching our children to deal with what comes our way, rather we are teaching them to kick and scream till they get their way…
    That whole concept of “paid demonstrators” is egregious as it is a scourge to real protest and real democracy.

    This whole woman’s march, election march, confirmation march, inauguration march business is just about to send me over the edge—women who are living in the most free nation and secure nation in the world…those who have been educated, many on the tax payer’s expense (we call that Hope scholarships in GA), those who are well read, well versed…protesting what? Anger that their candidate lost? Anger that they want to continue using abortion, the systematic killing of a living being, as a mere means of birth control? That if it is just a means of birth control, demonstrates the lack of desire to be proactive with ones sex life and actually abstain from pleasure if the notion of pregnancy is too much….if they want to be empowered, be empowered by thinking less of your self—don’t say this is for your children because it is not—it is a need of self absorption annealed in the fires of rage and angst …
    Why “demasculate”the men in your life with your wrath and anger—why not use the innate nurturing that you were hardwired with to soothe and caress those who need to be nurtured and loved so that they can in turn pass on to those who come after them that same sense of nurturing…
    Oh my friend I am sorry—for as you see this is a topic that has left those of us who yield to the centrality of conmen sense in a place of sheer and utter tiresome disgust—write on Kathy, write on!!!!!!

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  2. SharaC says:

    Amen!! It’s been an embarrassing spectacle to watch on many fronts.

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  3. Lord Jesus, unite this nation under Your will and word. Amen

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