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Kill the Hate

Published August 13, 2018 by Maryanne

Kill the Hate

I’m currently editing a book written by a black man growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. He spoke about transferring from an all black high school to a school that was 90 percent Caucasian. He was shocked by how much prejudice there was from white people against other white people.

I have experienced this growing up in the 1960s and 1970s being called a “wop” and “guinea” by white children of other nationalities and will be addressing this in my upcoming book, “I Don’t Want to Be Like You.”

There’s so much hatred in this world, especially among children, which they learn from their parents. And then they grow up, but don’t really grow up because they use every excuse possible to spew hate.

No one is exempt from hate, whether it’s race, religion (it never ceases to amaze me how all forms of spirituality are okay, but God forbid you say “God”) age-ism, class shaming, fat AND thin shaming, jealousy, homophobia, tattoo haters, political beliefs, shaming the childless, even how people eat with vegans against meat eaters, people hating each other only because of what they “HEARD” and so on and so on and so on, people have to fight — and by fight I mean relentlessly harass — with anyone who is not like they are! And it SUCKS, I have been on the receiving end myself over and over again. And talking to all types of people, most people have experienced EXTREME hatred and hurt to some degree — more than once too. For one person to tell another person, “You don’t know how it is” is so wrong.

I don’t know where I’m going with this, I’m just so fucking drained of people hating on each other. We all have more in common than not in common. Doesn’t EVERYONE want prosperity, a great career, recognition for a job well done, love, sex, good health and wonderful friends?

You don’t have to love everyone, but by turning to the gray area of at least liking or respecting, the world would be a better place to live, I truly believe that.
PEACE, OUT.

All in the Family, When Everyone Was in on the Joke.

Published February 28, 2017 by Maryanne

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Archie wasn’t PC — but his lessons were learned via REAL humor, not hate 

I am friends with one, two, three, at least, couples who have an autistic child; and had the honor to write articles about their triumphs and struggles. Years ago, people who had autism were referred to as “retards.” Sadly, it’s an ugly word that people are using today, especially in the political sense when they disagree with people. The word “Libtard” (meaning that a person who has liberal views is retarded) is ugly. I don’t do ugly.
I am not a “snowflake” as I’m been called. Nor am I PC obsessive.I just have compassion and will definitely stand up to something I don’t think is right, especially when I see it in my news feed.
Years ago, you had celebrities joking around name calling, like on the Dean Martin Show and on All in the Family. But in the end, the one who was wrong was made the buffoon and a lesson was taught. Just like in modern shows like “Superior Donuts” and even going back a few years to the movie “Zac & Miri Make a Porno.”
On these television shows and movies, everyone is in on the “joke” and they are written with humor — not hate. There’s a punchline, people laugh, and no one is bullied.
Hatefully using a word, comparing a person to someone with autism is more than not right — it’s scary, condescending and insulting on so many levels. What really gets me is that I’ve heard so many parents say it. How would they feel if their son or daughter was autistic and they had to hear that nasty word on a regular basis?
I do not have children, but I’ve spoken to friends who have and both Republicans and Democrats views and agree that it’s not cool to say that unkind word.
I’m just really shocked at how many other parents think that word is “okay.”
It’s NOT okay.