My Hurting Heart

I’ve been trying so hard to see the world in a different light. Am I being real with myself? Is it even possible to “think different” in these times? I know there are organizations here in this country who are doing some real good in the world, but I don’t hear it in the news. Or is it that I am not listening? Can it be that I am looking for what I want to hear, which is what?

I am concerned with the direction the world is dangerously taking, something I can’t ignore. Deep inside my heart I fear how my own homeland might destroy itself and take the whole world with it. How could one man, one presidential candidate who now occupies that office, resurrect what many of us believed to be in the past? Can he really delete the accomplishments of one black president? Will we let him erase what one black first lady achieved? Why should our mistakes overshadow the good my fellow countrymen and women have done in science and philanthropy, and among other areas of life?

Our mistakes? There are things in our American history that the white man has done. And I suppose the white woman is partially to blame as she passively looked on while the wicked deeds were being carried out. Is that a fair statement about the women of those times? Back then they didn’t have the rights or the power that the men had. And they weren’t the ones who instigated what the white man did. So I suppose not. Yet ever since slavery, racism has been gender neutral.

In the beginning, the white man came to the “new world” to claim it as his own. But the indigenous people were already here. They were living their lives while the white man called them savages. Or were the savages really the white men themselves? Correct me if anything I say here is inaccurate. I am afraid my understanding of history has dimmed a bit. Yeah, I could google it, but right now my heart is hurting and I just don’t have the energy to do so. So if I am mistaken in any way, feel free to call me out on it. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear that my understanding of what I think the white man has done is totally wrong?

Years later, the white man went to Africa and kidnapped a huge number of its people. They lost everything. Blacks had no rights where they were going. Many died on the way to the land they would have been forced to till. Those who survived the voyage to America suffered their way to freedom. But it took many, many years for that to happen. Even after they were freed, it took many more years to get to where they are today. Yet as of this writing, the blacks continue to fight for their rights and respect. But they are not alone! They are us! We are them. The majority of us care about the welfare of the blacks. And we care about those who were here before us.

How do we as a people overcome what is happening now? The liberals vs the conservatives? What ever happened to common sense? Can’t people respect the personal boundaries of others? Why not come together for the common good? In my opinion, the white men of any kind of power here in our country ought to acknowledge the wrong that has been done to these races and get over themselves.

I’m sorry. That was a statement made in anger. This isn’t about all white men. The majority of you guys I do believe are terrific. So if you are one of the white guys who are contributing to the good of the country and to the human race, that is just great. This is not about you at all. It’s about those white supremacist men of today who ought to bear the responsibility of the white men of long ago. The young can change. The old need to set things right.

The world in a different light? I’m still working on that. Care to join me?


Edit on January 27, 2018 — The internationally known spiritual leader and author, Marianne Williamson, recently visited Unity Church of Christianity here in Houston and asked white people to apologize for racism. What happens next is amazing. Read the emotionally charged article in the Houston Chronicle: #IApologize.

About Mindy Ogg

Mindy is a writer, amateur scientist, & an advocate for peace & equality. The direction of her blog is to acknowledge our chaotic world while discovering other ways of looking at things in a different light. "Life's problems can be like questions. Once resolved, we can learn from them. They can open our worlds." ~Mindy Ogg
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4 Responses to My Hurting Heart

  1. Susie says:

    Bravo, Mindy! That was great, and I agree! I honestly thought we had come so far with electing President Obama twice and the 2nd time by 5,000,000 more votes. That was, what I thought, was the turning point. Then the Republicans started their, we are not going to pass one thing on his agenda….not just the first 4 yrs, but also the last 4 yrs. That was 8 yrs of oppressing his agenda. How the ACA ever got passed is beyond me. Now the hate of President Obama, and all who are not white Christians, are being condemned. That is not what America is all about. This President has unleashed all of this hate, I don’t care how many say he has nothing to do with it, he has everything to do with it with Bannon and Miller in his White House. I am saddened by our Country losing it’s great place in the world. We could be on the brink of nuclear war because of this man’s ego, and he doesn’t seem to care. Sad!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mindy Ogg says:

      Yes it is very sad. I’d like to hold onto the hope and say that America is better and stronger than this and will get back on track. But each time I hope, something like Charlottesville happens! Chuck Todd was on Nightly News tonight and said he thinks that maybe there might be resignations from cabinet members tonight, and that John Kelly might have problems with a bunch of phone calls with people wanting to resign. So I wonder how things might look like when the sun rises in the morning. And I’ve got to tell ya, I tend to dream that the Obamas, the Bidens, the Clintons, the Bushes, and others have plans to rescue us when the time is right! That is my American dream. Thanks, Susie, for your kind words. ❤️


  2. Mary Lyn Belden says:

    Oh my gosh, you sound so much like my daughter too. My daughter, Mindy Ogg, passed away back in 2009. I came across your articles this morning, and they touched me in so many ways.
    I will continue reading.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mindy Ogg says:

      Thank you for your interest, Mary. I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter. Years ago I googled my name and found her, and learned that she had died. She was too young.

      Wishing you and your family the very best. ❤️


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