Trump on the Vietnam War:
“I was never a fan of that war, I’ll be honest with you. I thought it was a terrible war. I thought it was very far away,” Trump said. “At that time, nobody had ever heard of the country.”
It seems to me that the men and women who chose to do the honorable thing during the Vietnam War were probably not “fans” of war either. They were aware that it was a “terrible war” (Like all wars…) and yes, it was far away (Not many recent wars have been fought in the New York metro area).
If you need to understand the cowardice, privilege and arrogance of Donald Trump, you have only to listen to his own words.
Toni Grace 🇺🇸🥀
Memorial Day: Parades, barbeques, parties, sales, and all the trimmings. Great. Enjoy yourself, but give a moment to cut past the superfluous rituals and think of the thousands who have died serving this country to protect your freedoms.
It doesn’t mean you celebrate war. It means you are humble enough to be thankful for people who did what they thought was the “right thing” despite the personal cost to themselves.
As a veteran, who happens to be a transgender woman, I’m well aware of the meaning of the concept of sacrifice. My sacrifice was not on par with my sisters and brothers who gave their lives when called, but nevertheless I “get it”.
Pride, loyalty and admiration are earned…not by waving a flag or screaming opinions louder than your detractors. They are earned though quiet, unselfish actions that put momentum behind your beliefs.
Be a hero in your own heart though your courage and steadfastness in your daily life.
Toni Grace 🇺🇸🕊🏳️🌈
Ill tell you what my mantra is going to be for next week:
*WHEN WE’RE HAPPY AND ALL IN LOVE WITH OURSELVES, WE CAN’T BE BOTHERED WITH THE BULLSHIT.* (Our own or other people’s)
So YOUR HAPPINESS is your own responsibility. Not your family’s or your bosses, your girlfriend’s / boyfriend’s or (God forbid) the idiot you sit next to in class or at work.
*THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL IN THIS WORLD THAN A TRAIN FULL OF “FUCK YEAH”*
…and nothing more pathetic and doomed than a person who cries over her failures and is guided by a voice that tells her she “isn’t good enough”.
Make your mind up what type of woman you want to be and just remember this… Its a lot more fun being the fucking freight train!