Sparrow R. Jones wrote a great post on FaceBook or in perhaps in his own blog that was shared around FB which is where I discovered it and I’m quoting him here:
I am not mad at you that Clinton lost. I am unconcerned that we have different politics. And I don’t think less of you because you vote one way and I vote another. No… I think less of you because you watched an adult mock a disabled person in front of a crowd and still supported him. I think less of you because you saw a man spouting clear racism and backed him. I think less of you because you listened to him advocate for war crimes, and still thought he should run this country. I think less of you because you watched him equate a woman’s worth to her appearance and got on board. It isn’t your politics that I find repulsive. It is your personal willingness to support racism, sexism, and cruelty. You sided with a bully when it mattered and that is something I will never forget. So, no… you and I won’t be “coming together” to move forward or whatever. Trump disgusts me, but it is the fact that he doesn’t disgust you that will stick with me long after this election.
It’s not unloading on them because you’re disappointed in the results, it’s unloading on them because you’re disappointed in their decision, which proves how little they actually care about people like you.
Who is the author of “I am not mad at you because Clinton lost?” It gives credit to Eric Berg as having written or shared it. Is he the author, and how can I get in touch with him? We would like permission to reprint this on HoldReublicansAccountable.org. Please advise.
Eugene the real legitimate author of the quote above is Sparrow R. Jones and I corrected the credit in the post above. You can contact him via her contact page at http://www.sparrowrose.com/contact.html
His. I am a guy. Thanks.
Sorry about that. I have an old old female friend from back when I lived in Katonah NY who goes by the name of Sparrow although it was a nickname in her case. I stand corrected,…again.
I thought the author was Phil Shailer of Hollywood Florida (as was in the Florida Sentinel): https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/letters/fl-letter-donald-trump-supporter-anger-20161130-story.html
Eric Berg did not write that. I wrote that and my name was removed from my words. Do not steal people’s words from them!
Sorry about that Sparrow R. Jones that was never my intention and you’ll notice I wrote in my origional post “Eric Berg shared or wrote:” He obviously shared your text and didn’t write it himself. I’m making the change to give you the credit for what I think is just a great commentary that reflects the thinking of so many of us.
You should fix/reply to this, it’s the first thing on your website and based on this I assumed you were female also.
“Sparrow shares her wisdom with respect and compassion. She has been a major influence in my
life and has helped me become a better parent to my Autistic children. […] Sparrow writes with
diplomacy and from a place of genuine concern for the wellbeing of the children in her tribe.”
– from Michelle Sutton’s introduction to “ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis” in The Real Experts.
This is the best thing I’ve read about the election. Thank you so much.
I saw this thread a year ago, but let it slide. FWIW, Sparrow is lying. I am the original author. Not looking for credit, just don’t want someone else taking it either. I have seen Sparrow taking credit on a couple different sites. I wrote it mainly because I was pissed at my mom for voting for Trump but didn’t want to call her out by name. Anyway, hit me up and I will show you the original post on Facebook if you want proof (which also has a final line missing from the screen grab that made it’s way around the net.)
Jeff, you can always link to your post itself but I take you at your word.
I’ve been given credit for something I DIDN’T write and it been weird how can’t seem to shed the credit I get even though I never wrote it nor ever claimed to.
I reposted this quote as well but would like to provide attribution; if you don’t mind sending me a link to your original FB post I will do so (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!
I know im coming in a bit late, as i recently saw this quote over at slashdot…
I was thinking it was very well phrased but after some time i reread the bottom and cant help but think the “wont be coming togather” part was disappointing. Im sure the other side also doesn’t think too much of Clinton’s supporters but if they still want to work together…. Why not? We dont have to like each other to work towards a goal. Right?
Do share your thoughts
*I’m not an American, a USA grad tho.
Ms. Sparrow R. Jones, here are your words while “rationally thinking out loud” with a bit more acceptance and understanding as I watch Inaugural prayer service:
I don’t gloat that Clinton lost. I am unconcerned that we have different politics. And I don’t think less of you because you vote one way and I vote another. No… I am concerned because you watched a woman laugh about getting a young girls rapist off with legal tricks and still supported her. I am concerned because you saw a woman accept millions of dollars from countries that throw gays off buildings without saying a word in response. I am concerned because you listened to her lie about abandoning our brave patriots in Benghazi, and still thought she should run this country. I am concerned because you watched her equate a woman’s worth on whether she has taken her first breath and got on board. It isn’t your politics that I find repulsive. It is your personal willingness to accept policies that lead to suffering, division and hate that I find worrisome. You sided with a liar when it mattered and that is something I find curious. So, yes… you and I can “come together” to move forward. Clinton worried me, but it is the fact that she didnt worry you that is Ok since a rising tide lifts all ships……
Everything you just said is bullshit. You’ve guzzle so much right-wing propaganda that you don’t know what reality is anymore.
This is the best thing I’ve read in a long time. I have so called friend’s that have thrown me under a bus, (or would if the could), for voting for President Trump! You put into words EXACTLY why I refused to vote for Hillary, even though I’m a woman! I’m going to borrow this, (I hope you don’t mind). Thank you for putting into words what I couldn’t!👍👍
Thank you Sparrow I read your moving words on FaceBook as well. You said exactly what I feel. Thank you for putting this into words. I was in the Women’s March in Austin, Texas this past weekend and we could have used your words.
1. Up top you say “Sparrow R. Jones wrote a great post on FaceBook or in perhaps in his own blog…” Trying to deduce someone’s gender from their appearance can be a bit iffy, but looking at http://www.sparrowrose.com/about.html I’m pretty sure that Sparrow Rose Jones is a woman.
2. Have you got a URL for the original Facebook post of the quote?
I thought Pastor John Pavlovitz wrote that – first time I’ve heard of this Sparrow person.
I think you are correct.