I want to set the record straight. I’m seeing on Social Media that the folks that did the saving in Harvey’s aftermath were folks who “voted for Trump”, from many circles. Depending on which state your in, I’m a “far left” or a moderate or a conservative.
I want you to know this isn’t about politics. In fact, it’s about people. It’s not a democrat or republican issue. It is kindness, selflessness and good old fashion human ingenuity issue.
I’m a Harvey survivor.
The problem with this country, primarily in my humble opinion, is that people like to place labels instead of seeing people.
I thank every damn one of those folks who have helped and are still helping. Both men AND women. So far I’ve survived a flood, looters, lawlessness and watching neighbors being air lifted from the roof of their homes from my own front porch.
I have strange men from a distant state walking my neighborhood at night to keep me safe. And I can damn sure tell you that they don’t ask me if I’m on the left or right, democrat or republican, or if voted for Hillary or voted for Trump when they have my back.
I am a proud Texan, by transplant. I am a proud American. I have seen Harvey bring out the absolute best and the absolute worst in people.
I ask you to re-read what your writing. To re-think what your thinking. Look at it from my point of view. When it was 3 am and I was wondering how I was going to get my dad, an 87 year old man who has problems walking with out wheels, into waist deep water then into a highly elevated vehicle, do you think I was wondering who the person who might be rescuing me voted for? Do you think I was wondering “are they a republican or democrat”? No. I was thinking, please dear merciful God, don’t take all of the things I love in this world, because I can’t take it if you do.
I title this photo “Things that are matter”