What I want to make very clear before beginning to discuss this subject is; I LOVE ALL PEOPLE AND DO NOT JUDGE ANYONE BASED ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE CONTENT OF THEIR HEART AND HOW THEY TREAT OTHERS! If you cannot accept this as true, then you will already be hardened in your heart to any real discussion and it might be a waste of time for us both.
Because this is my website, I feel free to express my opinion in a way which is not possible in the emotionally and confrontational atmosphere which has seized the country outside my four walls. If you are easily offended and react to your offense by being confrontational or ugly, this is not a place for you and you will simply be banned. If you are willing and able to have what can be greater understanding, share ideas, and respect other's opinions which may be 180° from your own, this is the right place.
During my 15-months in New York City all of 2018 and into 2019, I had the opportunity to meet and get to know people from many countries and backgrounds, as well as other Americans who are different than me in many ways. By mostly listening and observing their views, I grew to appreciate and understand so much more about people not possible during my upbringing in rural north Texas. The experienced opened my eyes and in some ways saddened me.
What I discovered most was everyone needs love. Love is missing in the world and it is the easiest emotion to find because it is always in us. Although it is impossible to offend me, what I saw most was lacking in a city as large and liberal/Leftist as NYC, is the lack of love and tolerance. Of course you will find a TON of love and tolerance if you agree with the most common beliefs and groups. But, if you are someone like me who is Conservative in many ways, believes Trump was a better choice than Clinton, and believes the opposite of others in the city on most issues facing America in the 21st century, tolerance is not practiced.
To be continued...