Good Evening, Dear Readers! Cinder here with a little rant.
Autumn is a time that many look forward to. The leaves begin to change, the air becomes crisper and the days shorter. It is a time to harvest and enjoy everything pumpkin spice flavored. But it also a tremulous season. Herds must be culled, fire wood gathered, food preserved,
blankets must be shaken out, and new leaders chosen. Winter is coming – and that’s not just something they say in a popular TV series.
This fall seems to be even more chaotic than most. And from the fae perspective, it’s very perplexing. American’s will choose a new leader – not a new event by any means, but this year the contest has become more than just a simple choice based on who’s pro-this or anti-that. Hate and fear seem to be ruling this election. Why? Are you not all the same? Sure, some of you have darker skin than others. Some have red hair, some blonde, some black. A good 99% of Americans are at the very least, descendants of immigrants. So why do you have each other so? And why do you treat those truly native to this land with such disdain? Are they not the care-takers of this land?
The fae do not judge each other on how we look. How can we? To say that those with wings or warts or six legs are better or worse than those without is a strange concept to us. The brownies might have a long standing feud with the ogres, but it is because of some slight of honor, not because of looks that they fight. And even then, it’s a ritual skirmish once a year, with much feasting afterwards.
And your disdain for female leaders – where does that come from? You used to worship goddesses, and some still do. Female humans have led wars, been declared saints, and many have ruled empires, yet Americans seem to think women cannot be effective leaders in their own government. Have you forgotten where you came from? Who gave birth to you? Are those females not worthy of your respect? Many now seem to think not.
I cry for you humans, especially Americans. You are members of one of the most free societies in the world, but you seek to limit those freedoms for those who you think are different. Those who’s differences are literally only skin deep.
I hope that fear and hate will not rule your heart when you vote for your leader this year. Let compassion and empathy for your fellow citizen rule your heart. Do not seek to limit the potential of your neighbors, or your children. Think not only of yourself and your limited, short-sighted world view. Think of the legacy your vote will leave for the future.
Please, do not make us destroy the orange-skinned, muppet-haired monster masquerading as a candidate. For we will, if you are short-sighted enough to elect him as your leader. (No, he’s not fae – we suspect he’s some form of demon-spawn.) Humans weren’t the only ones to die by the millions in WWII. We fae paid a heavy price as well, and we will not let it happen again.
Remember, be kind and respect one another. Those two simple things will go a long way towards healing all the hurt this year has brought us all.
Be well gentle readers.