Søker optimistens parti……..

It`s great, I tell you its gonna be great! Real great……..

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  • Det skulle lages bedre sykeordninger enn Obama Care for mye mindre penger – It was going to be a great combination!
  • Det skulle betales mye mindre skatt, men det skulle brukes mye mer penger på alt som gagnet Amerikanerne –  «I am telling you – its going to work out perfectly!»
  • Abortmotstandere ble høyesterettsdommere og retten til å bære våpen er udiskutabel!  «I am pro life!»
  • Newspapers not on my team? = FAKE NEEWS!
  • People protesting against me and my politics? = «Professional protesters paid by my enemies!»
  • Muslimer ble nektet innreise – murer skulle bygges mot naboland – Putin var den nye bestekompisen – «We will make Amerika great again!»
  • «It will work out perfectly!»

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Vi vil jo gjerne tro på det. At «det ordner seg» som Timbuktu synger. Men gjør det det?

Ordnet det seg for den lille gutten på stranden i Hellas? Ja, vi husker vel ham fremdeles?

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Har det ordnet det seg for det Syriske folk, hvor forskere mener krigen har kostet nesten en halv million menneskeliv? Hvor halve befolkningen er drevet på flukt?

Har det ordnet seg for  de 37 asylbarna Norge sendte tilbake til Afghanistan i fjor?

Har det ordnet seg for de homofiles rettigheter i USA?

Har det ordnet seg for den amerikanske kvinnens rett til å bestemme over egen kropp?

IS IT GREAT? REAL GREAT??????

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For de rike er det nok det – for de kristne pampene – for de mest egoistiske blant oss mennesker……

Det  som var skremmende med å vokse opp – var å innse at pappa og mamma ikke lenger bare kunne si at det går bra og så gjorde det det….

Men mange Amerikanere ser ut til å være som barn…..så lenge noen sier :  «it is going to be great – Real great»  så vil de tro på det.

Egoismen – likegyldigheten og mangelen på empati jeg opplever i samfunnet i dag gir meg kuldegysninger langt inn i sjelen…..

MEN heldigvis dukker det opp lyspunkter som:

  • En republikansk senator som nekter gjenvalg og holder en torden tale mot Trump;

Senators oppgjør med Trump

  • «Womens March on Washington» som spredde seg til 60 land og millioner av kvinner i over 400 protesttog.
  •  Justisministrene fra 16 delstater som jobbet på spreng for å få president-ordren de omtalte som; «uamerikansk og i strid med loven» omgjort.
  • Amerikanerne som møtte opp på flyplassene og demonstrerte.
  • Meryl Streep sin Golden Globe tale.
  • Eminem`s nye rap mot Trump
  • Et nærmest samlet kjendis USA som tar avstand fra Trump.
  • Min «niese» som tar oppgjør med homofobe prester;

prest sjokkerte konfirmanter

  • Deler av et kirkemøte som faktisk har fått gjennom retten til likekjønnet ekteskap i kirken.
  • Folk som slipper det de har i hendene og reiser til Lesvos for å hjelpe flyktninger.
  • Mennesker som åpner hjertene og hjemmene sine for de som trenger det.
  • Venner og kjæreste med gode verdier som sier: «Det ordner seg…» akkurat når jeg trenger å høre det.

Jeg vil gjerne tro at det ordner seg ❤

At amerikanerne våkner og kaster sin udugelig og FARLIGE mann ved roret..!!

At menneskeheten blir litt mindre egoistisk og mer villig til å dele på godene ❤

At vi blir mer opptatt av at mennesker faktisk elsker og ikke hater – i stedet for hvem de elsker.. ❤

At vi blir mer opptatt av å være snille og hyggelige med hverandre – i stedet for å finne det vi kan kritisere ❤

LIVE AND LET LIVE

Jeg ønsker dere alle en fortsatt fin uke

………på optimistens parti

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To wake up feeling «blue»

Todays post in English

Post election day in Norway….

Disappointed

Sad

A bit discouraged

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This didnt end the way I wanted it to…

I wanted change

to something better

A warmer society

A more including society

A society where we want whats best for everybody – not just for our self!!

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A society that doesn’t criticizes and diminish others love….

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I am surprised by some of the voters…

People I know who chose their politic party based on;

Who they like as a person…not their politics…

or a party that has one cause they agree on…..and just forget about the rest…

Or those who choose a party because they think one of the persons has gotten to much criticism??

Or like some of Trumps voters ( and some in this country to) said; «he speaks his mind»

Most people do! – They are just not as extreme int their views…..so it isn’t as spectacular when they say something.. (common decency some would call it…)

Where is the community-bond we felt after 22 july?

The time when our politicians agreed on a more careful politic criticism  and no harassment of people

 

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Many of our politician in many of our parties could do better regarding this..

I hope most of you who voted, know who  and what you voted for..

That you read their program…

Do they support the disability benefits?

What do they do for the elderly and the low paid- workers?

Do they «believe» in global warming? And do they have a plan??

Will they secure equal health care for everyone – both rich and not so rich??

Is the tax-cuts for you or just the richest among us?

How will they treat ( maybe your son/daughter – grandchild’s) future gay rights?

What are their views on human rights and dignity for all?

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I wonder

I wonder about our politicians

I wonder about those who has the power

They know whats the right thing to do

Still they dont

I wonder about our children

I wonder about those who trust us

What do they think about the choices we have made?

What do we leave them with?

I wonder about God

I wonder about the Almighty

Why does he let som starve

When others eat them self to death?

I wonder about us that has so much in life

I wonder about those who suffer

Why do we accept each others destiny?

What gives us the right?

 

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I believe in democracy

I am glad for everyone that voted

It is our duty

It is our chance to tell how we want things to be

As Frank Årebrot said ( a very well known election researcher in Norway who died 2 days ago):

«Sitting home is half a vote to those you like the least»

I manage the defeat as I should;

I bend to the majority…

I hope the majority doesn’t get dissapointed

Dissapointed like me

 

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I think Norway has gotten a bit colder

I am a bit scared

I still hope for change

I hope some personalities will be taken out of the government

I hope those who has the power – knows how to do the right choices…

And I hope for a better election in 4 years..

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I WISH YOU ALL WONDERFUL DAY

«wether its blue or not»

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A «homo» that doesn’t work!

Todays post in English

I read a post the other day, about how children are affected by our prejudices….

BECAUSE WE ALL DO HAVE THEM!!

Children come into this world not knowing right from wrong…

not knowing what’s normal or not..

It is the people around them that tells them this

either their parents

older siblings

grandparents

teachers

daycare personnel

neighbours

aunts

uncles

or complete strangers that state their meanings on the street, in media or at the store..

We are ALL responsible for what we say and we should ALL be aware of the huge impact we have on children’s mindset…

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Here is an example of how different children thinks and perceives their surroundings compared to adults – this story is 13 years old:

My youngest daughter; Juni started school and was put in the same class as Simen who are adopted from Korea. Simen has a younger sister; Louise who is also adopted from the same country. I addition the parents has an biological daughter; Malene who is the oldest of the 3. We know the hole family because they live near by and Malene also is in the same class as my older daughter Sanne. One of the first day at school Juni comes home bursting with news!!:

«SIMEN IS ADOPTED!!!» she called out triumphantly…

I could almost read her thinking: «THAT is something you guys didn’t now!!!

I was a little perplex and answered; «but we all knew that already??»

«NO!!» She called out indignantly, «Nobody told me that!!»

«But cant you see that he looks different than you?» I replied carefully..

She just stared back at me looking like a question mark. I went on and explained that Simen and Louisa looked a little different than us because they had what we called an Asian look. And my daughter cut me off by shouting:

«IS LOUISE ALSO ADOPTED???»she stopped for a second or so and continued: «MALENE AS WELL???»

Again I tried to ask her if she couldn’t se the difference between Malene and the other siblings and of course she did!! Just like SHE didn’t look anything like her own brothers or sister!!

I was pretty surprized – because I was so sure that she already knew this – even though we might never have discussed it – at least I thought she would recognize the different looks…….at the same time it was so liberating to experience how little children care or notice differences – or the color of our skin…jumping i zanzibar

But back to the heading…

I see my self as an unprejudiced person – but not all prejudices is negative or badly intended..It is just a mistake that we do when we assume, prejugde or generalize before getting to know… it can be ment as a positive comment as well:

All African American has an awesome rhythmic sense… ( not always true I think)

Or in a negative:

All muslimes are terrorist ( far from true as well!)

It has been important to me that my children  doesn’t grow up to be prejudiced persons and I have always talked to them about being open and including. That it is allowed to not like someone if they treat you badly, but that it is not OK to not like someone justbecause they are different…

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When my oldest son came home at the age of 7 and asked me what a » fucking homo» was ( some older kids at school had called each other that, he said), I had to sit down and have a talk with him.

I explained that he could not use the word fuck, because it was a bad word and it didn’t belong together wit any other words.. And than I explained that a homo or a homosexual was to people of the same gender that fell in love. Either 2 men being boyfriends, living together/married or 2 woman.

My son who was at the age were all girls was the worst, said quickly;

«Than I am a homo, because I want to live with Anders ( his best friend at the time) when I grow up!»

«Yes, you can if you both want to when you grow up» I replied.

It didn’t turn out that way 🙂 It turned out to be a Caroline instead… 🙂

…..but I did get some bonus-children after a while and my step son turned out to be gay.. We had some funny episodes ( well they are funny retrospective – at that time it was serous enough) when he was younger. He would call my other son a homo when he was mad at him…. Of course he got in trouble for that. Non of my children were allowed to use homo as an insult word. He got a long speech were I told him that homosexuals and hetrosexuals were equals and that he should not use the word in an negative way…

When he as a 15 year old boy «came out » I was the first he told. When I asked him later why? He replied:

«You are the only one I know that has less prejudices against homosexuals than I do»

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But now I am approaching the core of this topic….because it turns out that I DO have prejudices as well..

I actually was supriced when I learned that he was gay…because I dint think he had any of the typical gay manner ( talk about generalizing..:(

……but my dear stepson didn’t seem to be the typical gay boy. He had no sense in fashion, his room looked like a flee marked ( he collected everything!! – at one time he had 7 typewriters…non of them worked…) and he wasn’t particularly interested in interior design or flowers for that matter….

YES I KNOW THIS IS VERY GENERALIZING – I AM TRYING TO RIDICULE MYE SELF..

And I have many homosexual friends that don’t fit this description as well.

But to be honest that is what I was thinking…

It was such a good lesson for me to see my self in a different light – and to realize that even if I try to be unprejudiced I do prejudge from time to time – not necessarily in a negative way – but still…

meg tegning tristSo I had to come off my high horse and admit that I do prejudge sometimes..

Luckily I do not take my self so serious that I can’t make jokes about myself – and it is quite al right that others do as well…..

 

My stepson know me so well  – so we always kid around….

I refer to him as cinderella and my self as the evil step mother….

And I use to say that with a homosexual son I would think he would be able to help me with decorating the house , fixing my hair or help me pick out outfits….. but NO:

Typical!!! We got our self a homo that doesn’t work 🙂

I HOPE I DONT OFFEND ANYBODY BY OUR INTERNAL JOKE – IT IS MORE ON ME THAN ON ANYBODY ELSE… – MY STEPSON DOESNT GET OFFENDEN BY IT AT ALL

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I WISH YOUN ALL A WEDNESDAY FILLED WITH ANY KIND OF LOVE –

GREATEST OF ALL IS LOVE

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