I was going to write a ‘kumbaya’ post yesterday suggesting that all of us drop our politics and meet in family unity at the table of brotherhood and love. On my Facebook page I posted a musical selection of Laura Nyro’s Save the Country covered by the 5th Dimension. Glad I did, great song of hope.
The more I thought about it the more I thought, ‘why be a traitor to your feelings? Why be silent when the people you love and care about are under attack? Why sit quietly munching a turkey leg and being quiet when there are people around you who support the very things that threaten you?’.
I love people, I truly do, and more often than I like to admit I am harmed by my own hopes that people will overcome their base instincts and rise to the unity we need, which is a hope I wear proudly on my sleeve.
I have a dream where there is love and greatness, where we come together in the moment, hold hands, express love for each other, our fellow man, the universe and where we all live lives of delight and satisfaction.
Well, Thanks Again, Trump’Murica! That’s not happening any time soon, it seems.
The Electoral College refuses to stand for reason and change the election to reflect the desires of the majority of the American voters. The president-elect chastises and bullies our free press. The president-elect shows himself to be a liar and cheat and in fact used the very people he courted (and I use that word intentionally) and instead is in the process of creating a cabinet filled with liars and deniers, who are socially backward-pointing and filled with a self-aggrandized view of their disdain for anyone who disagrees with them, who show a marked preference for an America that quite frankly will be more divided, more hateful, more exclusively white, more open to accepting Nazi and blatantly racist values and ideology — in fact, a country made poorer in funds, in spirit and in hope than we have seen in our lifetimes.
This attack on basic human rights and values, this refutation of mercy and a spirit of inclusion and giving the less fortunate the help they need, the return of the Church and distorted Christianity as the basis of governmental policy, throwing citizen’s lives into turmoil and uncertainty is the new and moreover intentional direction of this country. And forget those who have mental or physical disabilities, Donald Trump has shown us exactly what he thinks of people like us.
Trump mocks not only a disabled person of intelligence and integrity, but a REPORTER.
What is a thoughtless, nasty, racist, mean, divisive, unintelligent, castigating and worse, unprepared and incapable horror show doing to this country by being proclaimed its next president?
Why, taking advantage of all of you. Stealing from your pockets. Minimizing services to the needy, many of which, I remind you, are rural whites.
He’s making sure that everyone is confused and upset. Making sure that those who question and are responsible for getting the truth out there – the free press that is protected under the First Amendment – feel his wrath and are branded as unacceptable to His Royal Highness Donald Trump.
Thanks, Trump’Murica. This is where those votes for this horror show left us. This is where the Electoral College abandons reason and defies not only rationality but turns its back on the reason for its own existence:
As Alexander Hamilton writes in “The Federalist Papers,” the Constitution is designed to ensure “that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” The point of the Electoral College is to preserve “the sense of the people,” while at the same time ensuring that a president is chosen “by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice.” – FactCheck.org .
Thanks, Trump’Murica. This is your future PRESIDENT, the man you believed in and trusted, lying his ass off to you:
PROMISES BROKEN, BUILD A WALL, LOCK HER UP, BAN MUSLIMS FROM ENTERING THE COUNTRY, BRING BACK JOBS, RENEGOTIATE OR WALK AWAY FROM EXISTING TRADE NEGOTIATIONS – take your pick, all back peddling and an arrogant stance against not only middle class white workers with their heads up their ass – ENRICHING THE VERY PEOPLE YOU CLAIM TO BE AGAINST. Smell the bullshit yet?
‘Drain the Swamp’ my ass. Do yourself a favor and listen to Elizabeth Warren explain just why your delusional support of the ‘King Of Swamp Monsters’ has left you facing a bigger than ever swamp – with big ass monsters that don’t care about YOU. Not one bit.
Don’t care to listen to a Democrat explain it to you? Then how about that most Republican of Republicans, David Frum. Maybe he can explain it to you.
Yeah, thanks, Trump’Murica. You’re suckers. You fell for it. No more ‘kumbaya’, no more of your bullshit. I predict that you are about to see something you never thought possible: your fellow Trump supporters abandoning him and maybe even working with your political opposites to get rid of the new King of America and those other monsters that you voted in.
TIME FOR YOU TO BE REALISTIC AND FACE WHAT YOU HAVE UNLEASHED AND COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT IT WON’T JUST BE PAINFUL FOR WE ‘LEFTIES’ BUT FOR ALL OF YOU THAT VOTED FOR TRUMP, TOO.
So – what are you going to do about it? I know what I’m going to do – continue to raise my voice against tyranny and injustice. That’s what.