Today, in the United States of America, the land of the “free” and home of the “brave,” Women lost their right to choose. Today, a group of mostly men decided what was best for Women based loosely on the rules of law and mostly on the arrogance, insecurities, political compunction, and personal gain that many men live by. In the end, they disguised their decision as speaking for the lives of unborn children. (As if they will ever speak to them while they live. Go figure..). Nonetheless, today, Women lost their right to choose. Somewhere I read of the freedom of religion. Yet, the religious beliefs of some were directly imposed on the “freedoms” of others. Somewhere I read about liberty and justice for all. Yet, those liberties were taken away from Women today. How is that just? I am most certain that after I post this blog, I will probably be flagged or banned somewhere because I choose to stand with a Woman’s right to choose. In the words of Malcolm X, I’d rather die on my feet than live on my needs. Let’s be honest, men make choices everyday. Some choose to lie, some choose to steal, some even are willing to turn an entire Country on its head because of the small ego probably associated with the minuscule nature of his own manhood. Some choose to kill and scream self-defense in neighborhoods they don’t even reside in, visit, or have interest in. When I say that, I am boldly, honestly, and directly speaking of Kyle Rittenhouse. To me, he was a punk ass then, and today, he is still a punk ass with a dysfunctional microphone. There’s that. Today, I cry for my Mother. She loved this Country so much that she did everything that she could in order to make disenfranchised people of Color believe that their votes mattered. She raised me to speak up alone rather than remain a part of the silent majority. Today, I cry for my Sisters. Some decided when they were young that they didn’t want to have any children because of the some of the horrific things that were done to them. Today, I cry for my Daughter. Because it takes two to tango, what if one of the two wants the dance to continue while another wants the music to stop? Today, she lost her right to change the station. Today, I cry for my Country. We are no longer the land of the “free” because today, Women lost their most fundamental and God given freedom; the right to choose. What was once a Country of free people, in my opinion, is slowly, but surely, becoming a land so misguided by politics and jargon that it is willing to feed on itself in order to temporarily feel full. What happened today is wrong. This ruling doesn’t change the fact that Women will continue to have abortions. Today, this ruling only means that our government is willing to sit back and watch them die while doing so. Pro-life huh? How about beginning to show some authentic care for the lives of people that are here to live, tell, and share their stories? To all the Women of the Divided States of America, I am sincerely sorry. Joe Biden was right; today, abortion was inadvertently put on the voting ballot. The way I see it, we have one of two choices; we can complain in private, or we can collectively and publicly restore a fundamental God given right to the Women of this Country. If we do not, we deserve what we tolerate. On behalf of all men who stand with a Woman’s right to choose, I am so sorry…. Patrick
This week, please do something for someone other than yourself for no other reason than to make their lives better. As always, if you make it to where you’re going, please don’t forget to leave a map for the rest of us. Always Choose Love Because Love Changes Everything.