“You make some good points, but you’re too controversial.”
The people who ran the underground railroad were controversial.
Elizabeth Smith Miller was the first woman to ever wear pants. Huge controversy.
The people who hid Jews from the Nazis were controversial.
Rosa Parks was arrested over the controversy she started.
Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated because he was too controversial.
Jesus Christ, himself, is probably one of the most controversial people who ever lived. They crucified him.
When people tell me my blog, my words, my cause, is too controversial I feel nothing but gratitude. That means I’m making a change in the world. I’m making people think. I’m doing something.
Those who sit on the sidelines to avoid upsetting anyone aren’t doing anything for positive changes in this world. In fact, they’re part of the problem. They want to avoid controversy and confrontation so much that they actively bring others down so as not to get dragged into it.
I’m an activist. I’m not here to make you comfortable. I’m here to make you uncomfortable, to bring you outside your comfort zone, in hopes that it will move you to join my cause.
You’re either actively helping my cause, standing by, in support, of what I’m trying to do, or you’re in my way. Choose wisely. I run fast and hard and if you’re in my way I will bull right through you. And, most likely, you need me more than I need you.
I’m not doing this for glory, fame, notoriety, or money. My drive is the passion I feel for those that will come after me. Those who had no one like me. Nothing can stop that drive because the motivation comes from a place of deep pain and the only healing is to keep going, keep climbing, keep fighting.
“You’re too controversial.”
And you’re in my way. This train doesn’t stop.