I read an article earlier this week that some people and policy makers are very upset that President Obama is welcoming Myanmar president, Thein Sein (pictured above), to the White House for a visit and some diplomatic conversations. The reason for the uproar, in the minds of those roaring, is that back in the day Sein was a part of a well known junta in Myanmar, and was eventually blacklisted by the US. That ban was lifted in 2012, and Obama has decided to engage the president. Sein has recently taken steps to not only distance himself from his past, but reform the Myanmarian government.
But at the end of the day, this post is not about any of that. What this post is about:
What has our country come to that,
a) people with a terrible past cannot be potentially forgiven and have the right to change; and
b) an in-person conversation is deemed evil?
If we cannot have the right to be forgiven, nor have the right to simply talk with one another in-person, then what is there in life?
A bunch of extremists who don’t know anything but how to complain about everything, having their voice heard over all of the reason and balance in this world.
Stop. Listening. To. Them. And. Giving. Their. Irrationalities. Unnecessary. Attention.
As Fred Phelps, the founder of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church (which PS isn’t a church, it’s a family of about 15 people), once said:
“I’ve never spent a dollar on advertising, and yet all these national media outlets give us front page coverage. You couldn’t buy that type of placement to promote our message.”
For once in his life, Phelps makes a legitimate point. #pitiful