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Forgiveness

Or NOT…

Part of my ongoing, imperfect move toward self-improvement is to learn to ‘let go’ of others negative actions in the past.

And my own.  As for me, I’ve been making amends.  Mostly.

Other folks, well…

My roomie has been watching some comedy on our satellite TV network.  Apparently everyone is in it – so she recommends I watch it.

One of the noted cast members is J*** F****!

You remember:  that traitorous bitch actress who visited NORTH Vietnam while were at war engaging in a ‘police action’ against them, demoralizing our own efforts and (in my opinion) giving aid and comfort to the enemy!

I’m sorry.  She can rail against the capitalist system, all while making millions selling movies, and work-out videos.  And continue to appear in films and TV shows.

I’ve no problem with that.  (Hypocritical though it may be…)

BUT:

Giving aid and comfort to the enemy, for me, is beyond the pale.

Then, there’s that (then) 23-year-old guy who broadsided my daughter Molly and I. (in 1995)  I’m unable to forgive HIM, yet, either.

Frankly, I’m more likely to forgive HIM than Ms. F****.  He was speeding, rushing to get to his job when he ran the light and T-Boned us.  Accidents happen.  (A co-worker reportedly said he bragged about ‘getting away with it!’  He paid an $800.00 fine.  Stupidity and youth and all that.)

That traitorous bitch visited a country with which we were at war, actively supported them against us.  There are even stories of her betraying POWs she visited to their captors – although theoretically those stories have been debunked.

Regardless, if she had protested at home, as many good Americans did, I’d have no problem.  Protest is a fine American tradition.

Hollywood has produced some amazing talents.  J*** F**** and Sean Penn amongst them.

Sean Penn hugged Hugo Chavez.  While ridiculous and reprehensible, we are not at war with his country.

But:

She should still be in Leavenworth.  At least.  The car guy should have served time for vehicular manslaughter, and would probably have gotten out by now.

She did issue an apology years later.

He has not, except a mumbled “I’m sorry” in court.

Accidents are, sadly, accidents.  Treason is treason.

I’m still not watching that show.

Obviously, in the area of forgiveness, I’ve still work to do…

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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7 thoughts on “Forgiveness

  1. Agree with you on F**** and include her fellow travelers. I’ll turn my back to all of them and never spend a dime (willingly) on any of their enterprises.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | July 27, 2015, 2:42 pm
  2. Agreed… That b***h should be in jail…

    Posted by Old NFO | July 27, 2015, 5:29 pm
  3. Every day for the rest of her life, she should have to worship at the feet of those who were POW when she visited. She should also maintain the graves of those who’ve passed on. And may her shadow never darken The Wall, as, in my mind, she ain’t worthy of bein’ in the place that honors those who died while she was in North Vietnam.

    Posted by Inbredredneck | July 28, 2015, 2:41 pm
  4. I forgive you your inability to forgive, I have that trouble a bit, myself. A bunch of years ago, when I was having difficulty coming to terms with some things my Stepfather had done just before he died, a nonsense phrase popped into my head, and made me laugh, and that helped diffuse the anger, now whenever somebody does something that bothers me, I simply repeat that phrase to myself, and it helps me shake off the mood, a bit. The phrase? “I forgive the stupid, and the dead.”

    Posted by gfrancisbrown | July 30, 2015, 9:58 pm

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