When Did All This Become Okay?

One day, I was lying in my bed staring at the ceiling and my mind began to wander. I started to think when did certain things become okay?

When did it become okay to ridicule people based on their political beliefs? When did it become okay to tolerate religion, except the ones you don’t like? When did it become okay to say ‘God is love’ but preach hate for homosexuals from the pulpit? When did it become okay to omit facts from a situation to prove your point? When did it become okay to not say thank you anymore? When did we care about what side a company comes down on a particular issue?

When did it become okay to show lack of respect for the office of the President of the United States? When did it become okay for our government to treat us like children? When did it become okay to choose one thing over another? When did it become Android versus Apple? When did it become okay for political officials to act like second graders in government? When did it become okay to watch slanted news channels to fulfill your political point of view?

When did not liking someone automatically mean you were a racist? When did saying something you don’t agree immediately become hate speech? When did it become okay to talk about inclusion yet demean the other side by calling them stupid? When did it become wrong to believe in a deity? When did it become okay to speak your point of view when no one ever asked for it? When did it become okay to say you’re a vegan when no one cared? When did it become okay for Michael Bay to make Transformer movies? When did it become okay to believe that stricter laws will stop crazy people from doing crazy things?

When did it become Marvel versus DC? When did it become okay to like someone unless they lead an alternative lifestyle? When did it become okay for celebrities to talk and tell us how to think? When did it become wrong for people to speak their views? When did it become wrong for people to not fully share those views? When did it become okay to think we can’t learn from anyone? When did it become okay to be politically correct about some groups but not others? When did it become okay to think that law-breakers act the same way law-abiders do?

When did it become okay to delude our children into thinking that only if they try hard they will become something but shield them from the cold realities of life? When did it become okay to break-up with someone over a text message? When did it become okay to hate rich people but yet we all want to be rich ourselves? When did it become okay to think the world owes you something? When did it become okay to think that hard work is a fool’s errand? When did it become okay to think that a Democrat or Republican is the solution to our problems? When did it become okay for the world to lose its mind?

 

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