More than ever this question has been on mind. With the events of this past weekend this is a question we should all reflect upon.
My childhood was much different from those of my peers. I grew up in a Jewish household in rural America on a farm. (Not many people can say the same.) My childhood gave me the opportunity to grow into the ‘tough as nails’ young woman I’ve come to be. But more than that, it gave me the ability to see the world for what it is.
Being raised in Jewish household with grandparents who were both German immigrants because of the Holocaust, doesn’t allow you to see things through rose colored glasses. For as long as I can remember I knew of hate. I’d hear of the horrors my Oma and her family endured. I knew why my Opa’s family had to escape nazi Germany. As a child my family would get prank calls asking how many Jews could fit in a Volkswagen. We had pig organs thrown at our house and placed in our mailbox. I’ve been called a “dirty Jew bitch”, among other racial slurs. And this is just to name a few.
For being a farmer or the daughter of a farmer I’ve been called a murder, calf killer, abuser…
The two things I have identified myself as my ENTIRE life, people have a problem with. What life have I lived?
I’ve always tried to live a good life and treat others with respect and build a stable future for Brandon and my future family. We all have a different story that leads us down different paths but we all have people we love. Would you sit idly by if that was your sister killed this last weekend? What if that were your daughter? Does your conscience allow you to make excuses for a punk kid who desecrated a Holocaust memorial? If you allow the hate of one group, it opens the door for hate of another group.
Hitler ruled by dividing the people of his country. This is the United States of America! The GREATEST country in the world! There are so many reasons I’m proud to be an American and this weekend doesn’t change that. We as a people may be confused but we haven’t lost hope. We shouldn’t be scared of our neighbors, we shouldn’t be scared to stand up for what we believe in! The only people who should be scared are those people filled with hate. Love will always prevail!!! There is NO room for white supremacy in my world. YOU WILL LOSE! And once you’ve fallen take the time to reflect and think… what life have I lived?