did it all begin with dogs?
the rancor, recrimination, disdain, and discrimination,
small versus large dogs.
talk to any owner of a German Shepherd, Rottweiler, or pit bull (which is not a breed, a bunch of bully breeds including American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrirer, Pit Bull Terrier, and others) are lumped together and called pit bulls, and they will tell you about how their dog(s) are vilified, demonized, shunned, and/or called mean, vicious and/or killer dogs, no matter the dog.
is it any wonder then now we have right here in America:
red vs blue
GOP vs Democrats
conservatives vs liberals
Bernie supporters versus Hillary
men versus women
white Christian evangelicals aka white supremacists against everyone
heterosexuals against LGBT folks
white people versus nonwhite people
rich versus poor and middle class
1% versus 99%
housed versus unhoused
child molesters and rapists versus transgendered
environmentalists aka tree huggers versus climate change deniers and oil companies, big pharma and nuke, coal, industries
vegetarians and vegans versus meat eaters
war mongers versus pacifists
north versus south
didn’t we fight this war before, I seem to recall something…
a nation in crisis
fighting each other and the whole world
when will we learn the lessons and stop blaming one another, pointing fingers, spewing hatred?
it is not the dogs, not the people…
a nation gone mad accusing one another for our problems
we are NOT NOT NOT going to solve anything with slurs, epithets, walls and bans
can we just agree to disagree and MOVEO N?????
on a different note, Cici and I are traveling and met with Howard Epstein in LA for lunch yesterday. It was fun and yummy and we grew up in the same neighborhood in NYC, went to the same high school at different times.