May 302016
 

PRESIDENTIAL RACE – NEGATIVITY THAT AFFECTS US ALL

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Paula here.   The Presidential race is on. I refuse to limit watching television stations like Fox News and CNN.

If Donald Trump worked with me or was my neighbor, I would distance myself from him. This has nothing to do with me, a Canadian, taking the side of either the Republican or Democratic parties. I do not do well around negativity; it enters my mind and darkness surrounds me.

 

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Most of us want to live positive lives. We want to help others and heal the planet. When negative name-calling and accusations arise constantly, it is like a verbal nuclear bomb exploding. When I watch Donald Trump hating minorities – it is like he is wearing a suicide vest and blowing up people’s minds and souls.

The saying ‘birds of a feather flock together’ is a well known sayiing. Watch a new kid, with negative and behavior problems enter a class and by the first class break (recess) he will have found kids similar to him/her.

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In this presidential race, there are the extremists on both sides. It doesn’t take much rhetoric to have them gathering momentum. Many of these people need a cause to vent deep anger and to bond with others like them.  There are many great people who have warned us about the lust for power.  Jesus said, “What does it profit a man (or woman) if he/she gains the whole world and suffers the lost of his/her soul?”  CNN and other major television networks needs to present an alternative view that negativity in this race is affecting each one of us.

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All of us, no matter which country we live, are IN THIS RACE. We have to decide which side we are on – and I don’t mean Republican or Democrat. We have to decide whether we are people of hate or people of love. We have to decide to embrace diversity or to become verbal or physically violent towards others that are different from ourselves.   Here is a life lesson played out on the world stage. If we can win there, we can win in our own lives.

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