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An open letter of much gratitude that I have, regarding #MeghanMcCain…

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Important Disclaimers: I do not write blogs about famous people with the expectation they will ever read them, as I’m not that delusional (actually not delusional, like at all).

I also as a disabled  non monetized blogger who values privacy, it’s never my intention to capitalize or try to become famous based upon famous people I admire that I blog about, as I’ve written blogs about John McCain prior to and after his tragic passing, as well as blogs about Meghan, who is a strong, brilliant, beautiful inside and out activist and much needed conservative voice, who can and should be admired for her intelligence, strength, passion, bravery and her desire and being fair as well as insight to political candidates on the left that her insight could help them, to say things that if people pay careful attention is valuable to them, and is willing to put herself out there in ways that she shouldn’t be so harshly judged by both those who to  left and right and those who are haters who are probably intimidated by her intelligence, passion and willingness to do what she feels is the right thing that can help others, even if it’s not popular or people aren’t brave enough to say it or support it.

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Dear Meghan, (or anyone who feels the same way about her, as far as admiration, even though they may be afraid to say so, given how unfairly she’s treated by a lot of people in society and in the media, to the point where it’s heart wrenching and terrifying to see the hate she she’s been subjected to, even though there’s a lot of people but not as many as there should be, who admire and respect her like I do and I’m sure many others and while some speak up, as well as as the support she gets from loved ones,friends and peers, I wish more people would speak out in support and if they can’t find anything good to say, keep their mouths shut for once ),

I just want to thank you for your strength and bravery and being a great voice not only for conservatives, even though my politics, I tend to be more of a centralist democrat.

I want to thank you for that strength that allows you to passionately hold on to your convictions knowing again while you have had a lot of support, you’ve had a lot of unjustifiable hate that’s repugnant.

I want you to know that beyond politics, you’ve been a tremendous sense of support about being open about your grief about your father’s illness and passing and being an amazing activist regarding the need for more resources and research to help those who get diagnosed with Glioblastoma, in addition to being a safe person to help and support those grieving who lose their loved ones.

As well as being a safe person and a source of support and comfort for women who’ve experienced miscarriages.

You’ve in addition been an amazing support and ally to the LGBTQ+ comunities, as well as well to veterans.

You’ve also done an amazing job in trying ot get across to not only millenials about the importance of people doing their part to take COVID-19 seriously about how necessary social distancing is to help save people’s lives  and you being a great example of how supportive you are of the medical profession and first responders of showing your gratitude to them.

I happen to love what you bring to The View and truthfully it’s hard for me to watch it when you’re not on it.

I also respect you being so vocal in pointing out how quick people blow out of proportion the differences you may have with the other hosts and the fact that without androphobia that you keep reminding people, that this doesn’t happen to men on television who have differences of opinion and it’s not blown up at all, let alone to the degree of everytime you differ in opinion with the other hosts of how much it’s blown up on social media.

I’m sorry circumstances being what they are, that you had to announce your pregnancy perhaps earlier than you would’ve wanted to,  given the circumstances with COVID-19.

Congratulations though on your pregnancy!!!

While I’m glad you’ll be able to be on The View from the safety and it being best foryour wellbeing from your home via satellite, also know that if for some reason it stops working being in your best interest, those of us will understand, caring about your wellbeing.

While it feels yucky, as again, I’m sure you have better avenues of support, again I’m saying this, not thinking you’ll ever read this, but on the off chance you might or again others who feel like me but don’t feel safe expressing what I’ve said in a public fashion, this is why I did this.

Wishing you continued good health, success and much happiness and a safe pregnancy and delivery, and the blessings that motherhood brings with confidence that you’ll be just as wonderful mother, as you are personally with your loved ones and what you are as writer, activist, television contributor to the public.

Regards and much gratitude  from a disabled activist in Minnesota, Lisa

Important Note: Anything not constructive will not be posted, depending on the stupidity of a hateful comment if there is an absent of a threat to myself or anyone else, it may be posted, if it is threatening, as death threats on a small scale aren’t new to me, they will be reported to the proper authorities.

Being GRATEFUL that there is a John McCain in this world, is NOT a partisan issue…

I’m not trying to digress or gain sympathy, just establish context.

This has not been an easy year for me, as a poor complex disabled person, let alone as an activist.

And I know that times have been way tougher  for a lot of people, regardless of socio-economics.

I do come though from a conservative Republican family, even though I’m more of a “centralist democrat”.

I also do manage to catch the show “The View”, when it gets posted on You Tube.

December 13th, 2017’s episode with Joe Biden, is NO exception, I saw that yesterday morning.

Including the segment with Joe Biden and Meghan McCain (who in her own right, I think is AWESOME)  that made me cry, when discussing glioblastoma  and I’m sure I’m NOT  the only person, to see that exchange, as well as other things that they both talked about, who was extremely moved by it.

And truthfully, I didn’t realize the longstanding relationship between Joe Biden and John McCain, until yesterday morning, which I’m kind of embarrassed to admit.

And truthfully, I’ve wanted to, but didn’t have the right words, for awhile, this year, to write a blog about the gratitude that a man like John McCain exists.

While I talk about extremely serious topics in my blog, that the type of activism I do, puts me in the middle of stigmatized topics or topics regarding issues that put people in crisis, this kind of blog, is so way out of my comfort zone.

I seriously doubt that any McCain or anyone in public office, a celebrity of any kind, will read my blog.

I don’t have that kind of reach or social media influence, nor would I ever want to.

But if I had a chance to thank John McCain (and the McCain family for sharing him with America for so long I would) for his selfless sacrifice, devotion and  public service, for his decency, kindness, intelligence, sense of humor and grace, that’s not just lacking in a lot of politicians regardless of party affiliation, but in human beings, in general, I would, so I’m doing it, in the only way I know how, as a blogger.

That he’s proved in politics, people don’t have to agree on anything, to be decent about it, that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to fight for what they truly believe in, in fighting a good fight.

I do this, again, extremely uncomfortable, knowing this is not something that I’m looking for attention in what I’m writing.

As well as I don’t think John McCain does what he does for adulation. He does what he does for great good, for his constituents and the United States of America.

But because of that and his life being dedicated to serving and protecting our country, with such grace, is what makes him, such a lifelong HERO, to me.

And I couldn’t NOT say it, any longer.

Again, I’m only putting this out there for others, who might feel the same way as me, but don’t have the means to express it, to know they aren’t alone.

The only thing I’m not totally sorry for, in writing this, other than, that I wanted to say to this earlier this year, is that I didn’t want, once John McCain’s diagnosis of terminal glioblastoma was made known, to write this after his death, which I hope is not for a long time.

But he’s in the hospital right now (this blog is being written and published early Thursday morning 12/14/2017)  and I feel for his family and friends and others, whether it be constituents or anyone, where they’re like me, and they’ve been so moved and inspired by John McCain and his family (and while I think the Bidens are an amazing inspiration, too, they will be a positive subject of another blog) and need a safe place to talk about it, is catalyst for this blog.

And I’m praying, based upon that inspirational exchange between Joe Biden and Meghan McCain, this will only lead at this point to a hopeful conversation or a conversation about inspiration and honor, as it applies to John McCain, his family and Joe Biden and his family, too, if you want to include, which while I don’t think they want some blogger talking about this, so many other people are doing so, but with some kind of bias.

To honor them all, should there be a discussion, lets take the bias and politics, out of the discussion and concentrate on all of them being such a good, decent and inspirational people.

Because honestly, because of people like John McCain and the exchange I saw between Joe Biden and Meghan McCain, I, for the first time, since 11-8-2016, saw some kind of potential small glimmer hope of that the country can find common ground, even though I voted for 44 in 2008 and last year, it was for HRC.

Thank you.

Note: Any comments that are NOT constructive, will NOT be posted.

Also note: While my intentions are to start a dialogue without partisan politics being discussed, if it can be helpful, who I voted for, is somewhat relevant.

I can have an enormous amount of respect and reverence for John McCain, as exhibited above, want to show gratitude, but it would be disingenuous, in some manner for me to give the impression I voted for him, when I didn’t.

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