Your Petition is Hate Mail

Burning Petition“Love your enemies”, is what they say.

“Nah, screw that, let’s burn them at the stake and piss on their ashes…we want a different color carpet in the building!” is how they live.

*Yeah, I’m ranting a little bit, but I’m more than slightly hot about this particular issue.*

This past Saturday my wife and I received a petition from an organization that we have not been apart of for several years. The petition was soliciting our vote to achieve a minority’s under-handed agenda and, as most petitions often are, is nothing more than hate mail in my eyes.

The envelope this document arrived in was hand addressed with a return address that I did not recognize. I opened it. The very moment I realized what group it was from and what its purpose was, I looked at Shaunna and exclaimed, “Stop! Don’t read it!”.

[I must admit, however, that I was semi-expecting such a petition as it pertains to an ongoing incident that has had a fair amount of slanted media coverage--as all media coverage is--over the last few weeks.]

Looking back, I realize that I perceived bad energy emanating from the envelope the second we retrieved it from the mail box.

This energy was so overwhelmingly negative that I refused to simply throw the petition and its packaging into the trash can in the kitchen and, without hesitation, took it outside to be burned.

Now the story gets a little freaky.

After the complete document had been consumed by the fire and was reduced to a heap of white ashes, I could still read the words on the page!!! I used my foot to break up the ashes and then buried it the hole where I burned it.

My question to you: “Is there any force in the universe that is more powerful than hate? If so, what is it and why do you think it is more powerful?”

P.S.: Why do people take such pleasure in the intentional demise and destruction of another person’s life?

  • Hilary Sutton

    Jeffrey, that is the question I’ve been asking all along. I’m pretty speechless. What’s more is the vicious comments on articles on the newspaper websites. It’s almsot as if people forget that those being attacked are real people. Really real people…