The Good, the Bad, and the Heinous of New Mexico

With the winds of Taos and a lingering sense of contentment, we departed and headed toward Colorado.

My world was enveloped by 360 degrees of vast, open countryside and breathtaking beauty.

It was good.

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I like quirky road signs. It’s not the first time I’ve seen a road sign with bullet holes in it, but it is the first time I saw a road sign with a UFO. This was bad, but in a not-so-terrible naughty way.

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And then I saw something that I wish I hadn’t. There was a part of me that thought, “oh hey, this is just about that outrageous old west lynching for murderous bank robbers thing they did in the olden days.” I thought, sure, weird, inhumane, unsightly, but not ridiculously heinous – unless of course it was an actual dead person hanging there. Just odd.

But there is another part of me, the more intuitive part, that believes this display was more racially driven. It was so ugly, so hideous, that I could not fathom how a fellow human could possibly be deplete of soul to such a colossal degree as to advertise his ignorance in this deafening way. This variety of ugliness smears a hideous stain on a landscape that should be pure and untouched. It speaks volumes to intolerance and hate.

This was the heinous. Ugly beyond compare. I left New Mexico with a nasty taste in my mouth, because of this one ranch of hate: Dad’s and Sons Dream Ranch.

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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Our Journey West Across the US

Our Journey West Across the US

Post #1: Macon Music in Georgia
Post #2: Boy from Tupelo, Mississippi
Post #3: Two Must-Sees in Memphis Tennessee
Post #4: Mosey Through the Arkansas Ozarks
Post #5: Gettin’ Our Kicks on Route 66 from Missouri to Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Post #6: More Route 66 Kicks from Sapulpa to Oklahoma City
Post #7: Don’t Mess with Texas on Route 66
Post #8: Route 66 Texas Panhandle
Post #9: Bound for Tucumcari, New Mexico
Post #10: Santa Fe’ed Your Soul
Post #11: The Winds of Taos
This is Post #12: The Good, the Bad, and the Heinous of New Mexico
Post #13: Dusky, Durable Durango
Post #14: Cliff Dwellings of Mesa Verde Colorado
Post #15: Moab Rocks
Post #16: No Clever Title for Richfield, Utah
Post #17: Leavening Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

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