Thursday, November 05, 2020

Who We Are

I'd like to say "I don't know what to think", but in reality, I've made the conscious decision not to know. 

Here it is, 24 hours since I drafted my last post and I know very little more than I did the prior evening. 

News has not been turned on, at least while I've been home. NPR doesn't play on my XM radio. I've avoided Facebook, the newspaper and people in general. Even yesterday, I went to my secondary office where there are very few people in the building - and I shut and locked my door. 

I have gotten texts here and there, so I know - or think I know - things. 

I have nothing to base this on, but I think - think! - my lack of knowledge and my angst is less stressful than my reading / watching everything and my angst. 

I think these last four years has proved that ignorance is bliss.  All those dumb fucks seems ok with their choices. 

Should, by some weird miracle, Pappy Joe pull out the presidency, it will be by the hair of our chinny chin chins. And without the Senate, he'll be forced to be a do-nothing president, though I firmly approve him doing nothing by writing 2,091 Executive Orders to by-pass those motherfuckers. 

....but I'm getting ahead of myself.......and doing some wishful thinking, which I can't / shouldn't. 

But IF he should win, that hair / chin situation has shown us that roughly 50% of this country is absolutely fine with being and supporting a racist, homophobic, anti-semitic, misogynistic, science-denying liar and thief. 

I would kind of - but just kind of - give it to the voting public that they might not have known ALL of that in 2016, but they do now...........and it didn't matter in the slightest. 

So we, can no longer say, "we're not like that as a country".............because clearly, we are. 

Sure it's a blanket statement, but this is now what our country represents and how it is represented. 

With or without BLOTUS at the helm, this is who we are. We've been unveiled as a country of hate. And to be fair, the haters have made me hate. It's not pretty and I'm not proud of it - but it just is. 

How, or if, we come back from this perception and reality is well beyond me. If it can be rectified, it won't be in my lifetime. I don't think it can be in that amount of time. If ever. 

Song by: Imagine Dragons


James Dwight Williamson said...

Who knew 8 years of a black president could unglue 50% of the Country, Go Joe!

anne marie in philly said...

as of 8a this morning, 86% of PA mail-in votes have been counted. uncle joe still has a chance to take PA. "keep the faith", as we are in this state. and mcturtle is already making noise about not confirming uncle joe's cabinet choices.

Mistress Maddie said...

A brilliant post! You took the words right out of my mouth. I'm just so stiff with dumbfoundness. It's been a struggle between good and evil with me. Try to be good and pleasant with all. But with this revelation, it's it evil and hate they want, I'll give to them. It's a disgusting country.

uptonking said...

Breathe. One step at a time... we live our lives, we love our lives... take good care of you. Take good care of those you love. That 48%? They choose to be ignorant. They choose to be uneducated. They choose to be evil. Don't engage. And when they insist - stare at them with lidded eyes and say nothing. F them. This is their country, too. They have responsibilities - like educating themselves. You can't fix stupid when it insists on remaining so.