What a whirlwind this has been. By now, most everyone knows very little - a lot about Rachel Dolezal
(http://www.today.com/news/rachel-dolezals-parents-we-taught-our-kids-always-be-honest-t26141). Without being too lengthy and long-winded, I'll add my two-cents and keep it pushin.
I've read, commented on and laughed hysterically at the #AskRachel hashtag via Twitter and Instagram memes. But, in all honesty, I can only empathize with her and not judge her harshly. Because of how irrational and the nature of this giant of a lie, I know there are some very bizarre, bits that lies deeply within. My dual concern, are the only ones I have regarding this matter.
For starters, her lie was farrrr too much. And, she didn't just lie, she created such an elaborate, in-depth, and layered mess of a lie. I'm no fan of lies, period. But, I could have forgiven her for that, had she come forward of her own free-will and claimed responsibility for her recklessness.
Now, that brings me to the manner in which she was exposed. Her parents. Her sapsucking mama and daddy. As parents we're to protect and guide our children. It matters not their age. They're flabbergasted at her "betrayal of her origins". Really? I'm outraged at your betrayal of your daughter on a world-wide platform.
As a mother, I would have encouraged my child to expose themselves. To hold themself responsible for their actions and the whirlwind of shit they'd created. By any means necessary (in private), I would have encouraged my child to make better of himself and mess. I would've assured him that I will be there by his side, the entire time...to help him pick up the pieces. But, for him to gain any kind of respect that he'd have to respect himself enough to speak the truth. Which takes me to my prior statement, I would've forgiven and respected Rachel had she come forward of her on free will. It saddens me that her progressive work for HUMAN rights have been vastly overlooked and negated because of this outrageous, debacle.
Now, even in my incredibly impassioned opinion, I do also know that Karma can NOT be blocked (whether the karma is good, bad or indifferent--it's coming). The outlandish way this story played out, certainly have Karma's unique fingerprints and touch all over it. She created, maintained and LIVED in such a massive lie, that the only way it could have been exposed was on an even greater stage. Her lesson is to live in truth. The moment she asks for forgiveness (from herself and all those she hurt), and heed the mess(age), greater will be bestowed upon her.
God bless us all on our very unique journeys. None of us know what the other's journey consists of, looks like, nor any of the "whys". Love, tolerance and respect are keys to, "Live simply, so others can simply live".
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