Because I am so politically aware, and because I take the long view of American progress and I have thought about this nation's political history I am usually the one my non-political friends come to for advise and comfort after a big election does not go as they (we) hoped.
On this blog I think my most used expression is "This great republic" and by that I usually mean - we are better than our current political leadership, we have survived a crisis in the past or just a general our country will be fine.
After Trump won enough electoral college votes to become President of this great republic I could not be the comforter to my friends. I could not promise them that this great republic would be safe or even survive under his leadership.
For the first time in my life I began to doubt that this nation's future was going to be better than it's past.
A racist was elected President
A failed businessman was elected President
A TV reality game show host was elected President
A man married 3 times was elected President
A man who bragged about grabbing women by the pussy was elected President
A man who did not understand why we did not use nuclear weapons more often was elected President
I tried to bring comfort to my friends, I tried to say this great republic would survive but I just could not.
But, then I saw congress was incapable of fulfilling his mission and I gained a little hope. Maybe if we just do nothing over the next 4 years this great republic will hang in there.
And, then Charlottesville happened this weekend.
Today during a summery of events on CBS Sunday Morning I started to cry.
It is 2017.
Racism is thriving in this country.
Bigotry is thriving in this country.
Often after overtly racist events occur politician and pundits say "We are better than this"
Clearly we are not "We are better than this".
If we were Charlottesville would not have happened.
I no longer have hope for our future.
I have given up.
We will no longer a great republic.
We will no longer be the indispensable nation.
We will no longer be Ronald Reagan's Shining City Upon a Hill.
Donald Trump and his racist supporters will destroy this nation and I can think of no way to stop them.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
Wow! Are you 12 years old? "Locked and Loaded" I am sure even the most radical member of the NRA is laughing at you for that. When was the last time a weapon was "Locked and Loaded"? It is so funny you trying to sound all tough and shit. You are a joke. You seem hell bent on taking this nation to war.
Why is that? When your nation called on you to serve you ran and hid behind your illegal immigrant mother and claimed to have problems with your feet, yet you played tennis and golf. You are such a weak coward. You claimed the military academy your parents sent you to (to get you out of their home) was better training than actual service in the Army. You are just pathetic.
"Locked and Loaded" every time I think about your fat little fingers on your orange little hands tweeting those words I convulse into laughter & tears and then I stop to think about the harm you and your grifter family is doing to this country, I get angry and feel compelled to write you again.
How much money has your filthy family made off your trips to your "Exclusive and Private" golf courses in the last 200+ days? The fact that you are making the taxpayers of this country pay for all of this just shows how little you really care about us.
Just writing this short of a letter is painful - the fact that someone as vulgar, crude, rude, disrespectful and childish as you is President of this great republic is even more painful.
You are weak.
You are a failure