A new week begins and let us hope a better one. Bombs, stabbings, thugs trying to kill police officers – where will it end? Will it end?
With the bombings, the stabbings, and thugs trying to kill police officers the fact that two people running to “lead” this country only found those horrific acts as a way to promote themselves tells me not much will change. Not with either of these two people in the White House. Meanwhile the man currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue fans the flames when not busy fundraising or golfing.
Expecting two people of Hillary and Trump’s age to change is not realistic. Some people do manage to attain some wisdom, correct some of their faults and strive to be better as they grow old. Most simply become aged images of who they always were. It is doubtful that these two arrogant, entitled people even want to change. The need for power combined with a sense of entitlement or narcissism only expands.
I expect Hillary wishes she could make herself appear more likable. Not be more likeable just appear to be. Is this woman is as cold hearted as she often looks? I suspect she is. There are some things you cannot hide. There is a reason that even the spineless liberal media doesn’t like her.
Then there is Trump. What can you say about putting a man with no morals, no integrity, an extremely limited vocabulary and the temper of a spoiled toddler in the White House? I find this buffoon no more likeable than I find Hillary.
How did we get here? Couldn’t a nation of 360 million people find two better people to represent the major parties than two, old, corruptocrats? This is the best we’ve got? Then damn, turn out the lights the parties are over.
Everywhere you look you see evidence that neither the Democrat Candidate nor the GOP Candidate is worthy. The truth is not in them. Integrity is not in them. Only a lust for power and a sense of entitlement.
The Libertarians in their wisdom nominated a Dem retread who seems to be trying out for a part as the Hippy Dippy Mailman not POTUS. Rumor has it that his running mate wants to bow out because he doesn’t want to be Ralph Nader. WTH? Did he want to be Ralph Nader when he decided to be Dippy Johnson’s running mate? What changed his mind? Are they trying for the Stupider Than Trump award? Wouldn’t you like to print out a couple of thousand of those signs and mail them to most politicians, most media types and a whole lot of “activists”, left and right?
Everyone you talk to, except for the members of some cult or tribe worshipping at the alter of their candidate is tired of what seems like an endless campaign season. The sane people are tired of dishonesty from politicians and media. Tired of the mudslinging. Tired of campaigns with no substance.
Trump, Hillary and Johnson didn’t spring from no where. American voters built them election by election and choice by choice. Americans created them by every vote for a candidate they knew was unworthy but got their vote because of the magic “R” or “D” after their name. Every tribal vote that never took character into account. Every ignorant vote that didn’t bother to find what the candidate did instead of what they said.
American voters built these two dishonorable people and now all those bad choices have come home to roost. All the lessor of two evil votes embodied in two contemptible choices.
The latest buzz words are binary choice. What is binary choice? It simply means choosing between 2 alternatives. Those who would try to convince you that their choice is the better choice must convince you that you have to choose. Because if you don’t, gasp, you will be voting for the other. What claptrap. If you don’t vote for either you don’t vote for either.
I am adamantly #NeverTrump and just as adamantly #NeverHillary. Yet I know that over the years I voted for my tribe too many times. Just because I am not willing to continue to support undeserving people with my vote now doesn’t mean that I don’t hold myself accountable for where we are. If we ever voted for someone just because of the magic “R” or “D” then we own this too. The difference is that we came to our senses.
We have allowed our once great education system to become a joke. We have allowed some of our great cities to become cesspools of corruption and crime. We have allowed our government to trample on the Constitution.
I start this week hoping against hope that there will be some voices of reason and honesty raised. I have moments of optimism when I think that perhaps a majority of our people will realize that a nation that has nearly 1/2 of it’s citizens unable or unwilling to work cannot stand.
I was raised to believe that God takes care of those that help themselves. I start this week hoping that there are enough people that still believe that to rescue this great nation from those that don’t.
I start this week, as I start each day, with a shrinking hope that more people will come to their senses. I start this week in spite of my diminishing optimism telling me that the most exercise many people will get this week is shaking their head in disbelief at where we are and who we have become. Hope may spring eternal but in my case, starting this week, it isn’t springing as high as it once did.