Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Are We Taking The High or Low Road?

After cleaning up the mess a small tornado named Patton had made in the house this morning, my human sat down at the computer with her cup of coffee and the news.  It took all of about 2 minutes for me to hear, “Good grief!”

“Shasta, what is wrong with Americans?  Why do we, as a nation, thrive on ugliness?  I will never understand this childish need to tear one another down so that one person can feel better about himself/herself.  And people wonder why I prefer the company of you and Patton to humans!”

Once again, my human was on her “soapbox” about the childish behavior she witnesses daily.  What started it?  Seeing status updates on Facebook complaining about “attack ads” on the radio and TV.  The very people complaining about this are the same people who say rude and ugly things to one another because of the candidate the other supports.
Everyday Candi shares with me these Facebook status updates and comments that are at best opinionated and at worst, just downright hateful.  As conservatives, do we really want to bring ourselves down to the same level as liberals like Wasserman-Shultz, Garofalo, Maher and others?  Shouldn’t we take the high road and set the example, not only for our fellow conservatives, but for the candidates and liberals who are watching our behavior?

We are NOT perfect by any stretch of the imagination and certainly have moments when we rant and are not nice.  But we do try to lift up others.  We do try to spread the conservative message without resorting to name calling and ugly behavior.  We are not always successful and our sense of humor, as well as our sense of right and wrong, sometimes gets in the way of our attempts to be respectful.  Candi is only human and I am only a canine.  How many of you can honestly say that you are “trying” to take the high road and not resort to childish behavior and/or comments?

1 comment:

  1. Shasta, I so agree! I was listening to a show today, and people in the chat room started bad-mouthing not just the other side, but OUR side. ::sigh:: We need to all stick together, not be divided.