I do not have the chops to parse political assertions and viewpoints like some can.
I stop in here at times to read what has been said by some. I've almost always been able to learn something. Sometimes I even check it out elsewhere, but mostly I approach it like I might approach breezing through a copy of Reader's Digest. I even took one of those books with me camping. Read an entire novel in about 100 pages.
That was fun.
I'll tell you what is not fun though;
I am bothered by comments and posts I see from people saying the new administration is doing its best and trying to create diversity etc.
One poster carried on like a child in tantrum when I questioned a statement of that sort. I am just as appalled now as when I read it.
Really? Billionaires and people who want to destroy public education, the environment, and civil rights? That's diversity?
Not only is that as dumb as a box of rocks it is arrogant and privileged to say something like that.
Wait !! Wait,wait,wait....I know. I could just not read posts and comments of that sort then I wouldn't have a reaction right?
Knowing that here, and all across the nation, (forget the world for a moment, it's too big ) there are people who would espouse such absolute nonsense causes me an inner turmoil. I don't have to read it or hear it to know it's going on.
Have we not been down a path like this before? I don't mean a President-elect such as this. (please note I do not speak or type his name. It is my own moratorium and anyone going along with that will be extra appreciated).
I mean, what is it with adults who have had plenty of life experience that probably includes being swindled and/or lied to by a friend or in some minor business situation, that they cannot have the clarity to acknowledge that it has happened to them now on a grand scale?
Truly. Thinking that things could improve or might be better somehow? If it didn't anger me I would just laugh at them and tell them they are beyond hilarious.
But the sentiment does anger me even though it is devoid of merit.
Dumber than a box of rocks.