What is there to say?
When I have the urge to write lately, all I want to do is dislodge the lump of disgust I have caught in my craw regarding what my country is going through. Venting my anger at least used to make me feel better, if only for a moment. Now, I know that venting will only fire me up even more to the point that even a second doober won't bring back a smile. Because of this, I have refrained from blogging.
It is not even about Trump anymore or the morally / ethically challenged Right and their spineless ways. I have grown used to the "fuck the country, we want what we want for us first bull shit" Right Wing policies and two faced rhetoric from so called conservative mouthpieces.
And to be fair, I am even more than a little disgusted with the Democrats. Now is their chance to take away the message from the Right and they are sitting on their side of the aisle, wringing their hands and mumbling among each other like a bevy of grandmas hard into a group quilting bee.. And in the meantime, the Right is still able to control the narrative.
Yeah, seems gutless is the one recurring theme on both sides.
I had a conversation with a friend who is a registered Republican, but who is actually closer to a Bernie Democrat. Hates Trump and most of the madness playing out on the Right. He thinks the biggest problem is polarization. Neither side willing to give an inch. Yet, he feels the Democrats need to be more willing to compromise just to get the bipartisan train into gear.
I said, "Fuck that."
"Well, the Republicans do have the majority, ... uh maybe the Democrats should...." His face told me he was reaching for any straw in sight. " ...... aw, fuggit, yeah fuggit." My friend never said "fuck". It was always "fug" and all the derivatives he could turn.
Again I said, "Fuck that. ..... And fuck the Republicans. ......... Ever since Newt Gingrich and his "Contract with America" cronies in the 1990s, the party most likely to compromise has been the Democrats. Maybe the Republicans need to step up and moderate or , here's an idea, drop their "my way or the highway" attitudes. That the Right cannot get anything done is more about their inability to govern than anything the Democrats have done............... The two of them have served this country poorly for years now."
As I filtered this conversation through my undependable memory banks, the answer for it all again stood out just as it always does. Not just one answer but a multitude of answers that need to be recognized by the largest group in this shit fest.
As long as the American Public prefers to walk around clueless to the manipulations carried out to control them, we will always have sleazy leaders who have no morals or have no ethics other than their own self interest. Our leaders are but reflections of ourselves. .......... We buy into the fear our favorite blowhards regurgitate instead of recognizing the real threat that is buying into over the top imagined worst case futures. But it is easier to be afraid than show any composure at all.
Suck on that America, you bunch of chicken-shit apathetic hateful jerkwads.