The hate bombs are back. I talked about them here. It seems some friends and relatives think it is okay to send really nasty, mean-spirited, ugly "forwards" from some really sick individual working on spreading as much fear and animosity as possible. Why do people feel the need to do that? Do they really think that "just forwarding it" doesn't have the same impact? As if they are not responsible for it, after all they didn't write it - only forwarding on someone else's work?
Yesterday I received an e-mail regarding Obama's mother that was so vile, I have not discussed it with anyone until now. I refused to give it any energy. This from my cousin, that I have loved, admired, and looked up to, all of my life. This was the third hate bomb from him in a week. I no longer feel the same way about him. I feel sorry that he has reached the age he has with such negative energy eating him from the inside out.
I can't change my friends that feel this way, and I can't change my relatives that feel this way. I can only work on me. I'm a big enough project as it is. But slowly, I'm backing off from people that are part of the problem, the ones fighting any and all solutions. The ones forwarding these e-mails despite knowing I don't share their opinions. The hate-pushers. I'm putting space between us. I'm moving on.