Wednesday, March 02, 2016
The victors yesterday blessed their adoring crowds with heart filling slogans to make us feel proud that our land of the free and home of the brave is going to be, not just great again, but finally whole also. The losers, well, who cares what they said? Just more sniping bullshit no one wants to listen to. After all, this is a great country that has no time for losers, has beens, and whiners. Right?
I was labeled a cynic recently in a comment on a previous post. When it comes to American politics, I have many years of dashed hopes behind me. It amazes me I have not just given up and joined the majority of American Homers who watch Housewives of New Jersey instead of watching this political joke we deal with every four years. It really does not matter that the idiots we allow to lead have real impact on our lives. As long as our cable still works, we can access Facebook, and tweet to our heart's delight, whatever else happens is of no concern.
Wow, That last paragraph was damn cynical. Okay, I am going to try to find a ray of hope and puppy dog goodness in recent political events. ............... Uh ............Hmm ......... Hey, I'm working on it. Back off.
Okay, I walked away from the computer to allow my mind to take a breath and relax. I engaged in mindless routine. I scooped poop from the litter trays. I loaded dishes in the dish washer. I filled the ice cube trays sitting sink side. All the while, doing my best to find one small smidgen of Hope in the scam we call our political process. Sadly, at the moment I just do not see any. Until we insist on better leadership not tied to a rigged two party system, we will continue to elect people who serve interests other than ours. Voting for those who tell us what we want to hear rather than electing those who tell us what we should hear ensure the same old clowns control of our lives.