realize your worth and ask for it

"They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find...and it's themselves." ~ Rod Serling, genius!

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one picture worth a thousand words...we humans overpopulate to proportions way beyond that of rabbits...but we clear out animals and sentient beings of all varieties whom we judge to be in our way or who inconvenience us or whom we eat or whom we only view as entertainment or whom we victimize with our faux "sporting" mentality...

I looked for this over and over...because 4-H has been a mystery to me all of my life....some of us are outsiders and always think our own thoughts...as the "fair" opens, I am honor bound to register my sadness at the auctioning off of living beings...who pay with their lives. this must be read and maybe some converts will happen...I have always felt empathy for the frightened and the suffering...not for the mean...but for the downtrodden victims of apathy.

I am livid over pig wrestling "entertainment" next week at our "fair"...nothing fair about it...four human beings wallowing around in the mud like morons tormenting a helpless pig...bullying crap from adults for little kids to witness...in a churchy town. dammit. if we care about children, these demonstrations of crass cruelty must stop. wholesome "fun"? NOT!

please consider that these farm animals are NOT oblivious to the fate that awaits them. this is a special animal...they all are...who is telegraphing an important message to us all. I cannot look away...I cannot ignore this sadness. I am hopeful that the human animal is beginning to empathize. else why would we be blessed with the ability to think and with sensitivity...we must begin to use both of these abilities before we destroy the earth and ourselves.

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I am heartbroken from the jabber-jawing spins and the selfishness and the apathy. must be grand to be able to just look away and pursue one's own happiness whatever the cost may be.

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove ... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth." - author unknown

furthermore, the gun nuts are causing an epidemic of belligerence and stupidity...this fireworks jazz is within the same category...

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I am facebook friends with the former mayor of ft. wayne who was also a state legislator, and he contends that the fireworks lobby finances a bunch of TURDS (my word, not his) running for office ... therefore anything goes all year round and until all hours of the early morning

...like spoiled brats proving a point...

and some of the gun-loving (violence-loving) types also excel in bible thumping simultaneously? the world is going backward rapidly....to the dark ages. and I ain't just whistling Dixie!

never could abide fireworks...just odd concept...the "industry" (via humongous pressuring lobby efforts) funnels cash to the politicians who assure fireworks and explosives every day of the year crackling and exploding...and of course the retailers/wholesalers who count the money in their cash registers...and the fact that all of this creates a country of non-thinking zombies...those are folks who benefit...pretty huge crowd...the majority rules.

what and who suffer? intellectual activity, positive progress, the wonders of nature and animals whether domestic or wildlife (already at the bottom of the barrel), and kids who should be following more noble callings-- and deafening silence from folks who fear retributions for not following the crowd off the cliff...again...just like in high school/junior high...which way too many people never grow beyond.

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amazing...sometimes ... really very often...I know that humans are the most clueless and stupid and mean species on earth...and the animals have to compensate for our ineptness. they are superior to the animal called humanoid. no question about it...my heart goes out to them every second.

awww, good luck, world...tough to figure you out sometimes...but tomorrow is another day...keep on turning! maybe peace can happen...nice thought!

"Keep your watch, Susie Sexton...with your keen vigilance we are all better informed, and perhaps, a bit better off..." - Drex Morton

if pastor drex were my minister, I might cooperate with Christianity. I am sure that I would!

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p.s.

"My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet...is that they all realize their worth and ask for it." - Taylor Swift

you know...nobody ever suggested that to me...except my dad and my son...thanks to them for that...I love them both.

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thanks for this feedback!

Jo Powers Biddle: "I feel the same about fireworks in their myriad forms. It has been 20 or more years since I have observed them. Not certain that anyone benefits from them; but I know who suffers from them."

Drex Morton added: "Susie, A beloved weather forecaster in our community was severely injured from a fireworks display gone wrong in Iowa. If some could be inspired to take the money they would spend on armaments next Fourth and instead invest in a rescue, maybe we would be better served as a populace. Maybe if every Christian and/or compassionate person of conscience would be willing to sponsor/adopt a child coming across the border (with no record of criminal activity), we would be seen as a people of hope... Take the monies we will exhaust housing and deporting and process those who are truly persecuted into loving homes..."

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Drex is going to revive my Christian upbringing if I am not careful...where has he been all of my life? Yes, love and graciousness and generosity and speaking up for what is correct need to make a comeback in this strange era in American history...we must leave the dark ages and remember goodness and a spirit of cooperation and inclusiveness. so sorry about the injured fellow...fireworks should absolutely be banned. just like war. I am impressed with neither...never have been...never will be.

nor tours of duty...tours of duty needed every second on the streets of this country...not poses...the real nitty gritty...those kinds of tours of duty. reaching out to the disenfranchsed...and the poor and to, yes, animals who are imprisoned on farms and in shelters or braving the elements as well as caught up in our ridiculous heavy traffic patterns...we "paved paradise and put up a parking lot" and we are all paying the price.

Tammy Marshall: "I want to read your comments, Susie, but the little I read brought me to tears... I have a lot of personal changes to make so that I will feel like I have made a difference in the world... It's easy for me to feel overwhelmed because I refused for so long to share what I learned with others because I did not believe in myself... But while I was comforted in self-pity, there was a lot of injustice in the world.... There is no time to get comfortable about speaking out, or sharing what you know.... The time is now because tomorrow is not promised... I know that you are not sharing just for me, but your words speak to me in a way that make me confident in the things that I've always known to be true... Thank you so much for making me cry and helping me realize that my beliefs aren't garbage, just because others don't get it.... I don't live a lifestyle that you would be proud of but I get the lessons you want to teach.... I'm flawed, but I'm ready to teach what I know.... Thank you, Susie, for letting me feel loved and safe enough to not ignore things that I can change!"

oh, tammy...thanks for those words! they are wonderful as are you! and we do indeed love you!

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hallelujah...while we are in the midst of animal auctions and "fairs", and judging whether or not a living being labeled "livestock" is to our culinary liking or not, this event shows us the way. THIS is a blessing...yes, THIS rescue of a deprived living being ...THIS is a blessing.

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message 1: by Beth (new)

Beth Kennedy such powerful questions you have asked here susie, and answers that should be obvious, but are not to so many, or they choose to ignore what they know to be the truth, and that is sad and so many suffer because of it. rod serling is one of my all time favorites and i love his quote and taylor's quote and the two wonderful men in your life who have reminded you of this. )


message 2: by Susie (new)

Susie Sexton I am adopting you, Beth...you are an O:)! What a special response! THANKS SO MUCH!


message 3: by Susie (new)

Susie Sexton O:) (trying that angel again!)


message 4: by Susie (new)

Susie Sexton ah, well...you ARE an ANGEL!!!!!


message 5: by Roy (new)

Roy Sexton Beth wrote: "such powerful questions you have asked here susie, and answers that should be obvious, but are not to so many, or they choose to ignore what they know to be the truth, and that is sad and so many s..."

oh, how I love this comment! so right, Beth!


message 6: by Roy (new)

Roy Sexton Susie wrote: "I am adopting you, Beth...you are an O:)! What a special response! THANKS SO MUCH!"

amen!


message 7: by Beth (new)

Beth Kennedy thanks sexton2 )


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