The Olympics have brought many surprises.
First the number of World Records that have been broken. Can you believe it.
But Second, the mean and nasty comments that have been aired to the world at large.
Gabby Douglas was attacked by African Americans because her chemically straightened hair did not represent the natural condition that God had given her.
Lolo Jones was the subject of an unwarranted attack by a New York Times writer who thought that she was more concerned over her appearance than winning.
These criticisms gave no credit for what was important, their accomplishments. The years of training and sacrifice that brought them to the Olympics as designated representatives of the USA; the very best that we had to offer.
Then there is the political scene with the GOP demanding that Obama show an official copy of his birth certificate and the Dems insisting that Romney produce his tax returns.
While I would like nothing better than to discover that Obama is an alien, maybe even from Saturn or Uranus (no pun intended, yeah right), does it matter?
No, what matters is that the country is suffering. Suffering from ideological and economic divisiveness. What is important is to work together to heal our wounds actual or imagined, and bring our country out of its doldrums.
I won’t discuss who are the winners and losers, only that the arguments are so deeply ingrained into our mentality and the chasm so deep that there must be some losers and some winners.
Again, what is important is Knowing What’s Important!
I don’t often get on my soapbox but I’m really tired of the fighting.
What do you think?