People constantly complain about the corruption in our politics and in our media. Who has allowed that to happen? We the people outnumber those scumbag politicians by millions to one. Yet there they are, in charge and debasing our country and it’s people.
We the people watch the liars in the media and many swallow the swill they serve up as “news” hook line and sinker. Yet when polled people say they don’t trust the media. Anyone besides me see a disconnect? Or am I having a senior moment that doesn’t ever seem to end?
Are the politicians not a reflection of what our society has become? If not how do they get returned to Washington D.C. year after year? Why do polls say that a vast majority of people do not approve of or support the congress or its actions yet incumbents are usually re-elected.
Some are re-elected in spite of being proven unethical, if not criminal. The people in their district or state send them back to congress. Does any person with any claim to integrity vote for a man like Charlie Wrangle?
So what are we going to do about it? In the presidential election in November we will elect one of two of the worst people to ever run for high office to the highest office in our country.
How’s that for corrupt?
If we say we won’t vote for one of them the meme is that we are voting for the other one. How’s that for stupid?
I know that old women like me are supposed to hate progress. We are supposed to be shocked when everything doesn’t stay the same as it was back in the dark ages when we were young. I’m sorry that so many of us don’t fit that stereotype. That stereotype doesn’t work when many of us were young back in the 60s and that was not an age of innocence. Our youth was spent among those advocating sex, drugs and rock and roll.
We grew up seeing more than our share of nudity and it didn’t shock us. We didn’t approve and neither did society but we didn’t head for the fainting couch. We accepted that a certain percentage of society would always be fundamentally indecent. We watched as the menfolk cheered the sleazy womenfolk on. After all what young man doesn’t approve of willing women?
One of the things that is surprising a lot of people, myself included, is the Trump phenomena. His supporters hear and see so many bad things from and about this horribly flawed human being and they don’t care. That’s the difference between back then and now, we cared and most of us didn’t approve.
Religious leaders who should be preaching the word of God and the love of Jesus are preaching the word of Trump and the love of the Republican Party. It is an affront to all that Christianity stands for and is. They worship the golden calf and see nothing wrong in that.
This is where a corruption leads. If you remember your bible, if you remember the book of Exodus, the Lord was not forgiving of his people. Many died and the rest wandered in the wilderness until the generation that had been corrupt had all died and the people that were left were innocent of that corruption. I fear we are heading for a lot of wilderness wandering of some kind. And not all of us deserve it.
I don’t mean to be preaching a sermon, I’ll leave that to Rev. Amy who has the training and the talent for it. I’m just saying what I’m seeing.
What I am is frightened. Frightened because when I was taught of a loving God I was also taught of an angry God. A God who gave us free will and then punished us when we allowed ourselves to become corrupt. Free will is his gift, corruption is a choice.
I’m not a prude and in my day I loved pretty clothes and clothes that made me look attractive. But I wouldn’t have dreamed of running around with my boobs hanging out above and my bottom hanging out below. I don’t think you need someone to tell you that isn’t right. It’s a thing you feel within. If you respect yourself then you respect your body. You respect it too much to make it a free burlesque show for the world.
If you feel there is nothing wrong with showing the world all ya got, then have the guts and let it all hang out. Don’t hide behind a few teeny little scraps of cloth and pretend that you aren’t an exhibitionist. And don’t whine about being objectified. Have the courage of your convictions or cover up and shut up.
If I had to use one word to describe my feelings about this election, this society at this time I would say: disgust.
I am not saying that there aren’t millions of decent hard working people that feel as disgusted as I feel. I’m not saying that I don’t have some small amount of hope somewhere deep within. Deeper and smaller by the day. I’m saying the house is on fire and we’re worrying about some damn tweets.
Donald Trump is not the worst thing to ever happen to this country. Neither is Hillary Clinton. What is the worst thing to happen to this country, in my opinion, is that so many people will actually vote for one of them.