There are days when I really believe that the Repugnants plan and try to push the sane people of this country over the edge. They have been running a full-on desensitizing campaign and truth be told I worry that people will eventually just be lost and used to it. It’s like that person who walks for miles with a rock in the bottom of their shoe. As they begin their journey it hurts…and they try desperately to remove what is causing them pain. Then as they find that their efforts produce no results they begin to shift the way they walk. Their put more pressure on one side of their foot and do their best to avoid that which is causing their agony. All the while a callous is building and they eventually become less likely to notice the rock.
This seems to me, to be a danger we face as time passes with this group of repugnants occupying congress and the White House. And to top everything off, there has been a quiet movement going on in the background, almost undetected. A group of repugnants have been needling away, meticulously working to get enough states under their control to amend the constitution. Let that sink in… they, the people who have historically put profit over people and have done everything in their power to turn the clock back 50 years…those people want to alter the constitution.
As I sit here thinking about it, it sends a chill along my spine. I find myself in a very bad place lately as I flip through the news each day. Every day has me feeling more despondent about the future of this country. I see it careening down a path that I truly cannot support and it makes me feel like curling up in my recliner and crying. Why is it that people are allowing this to happen?
Recently while reading through a few blogs on the internet, I came across a post by an individual succinctly titled, “Don’t like it here… get out.” They went on to say that we are in control of our own lives and that if we hate the place we are in we should change it. You know, I wish I could fully agree with that person. I would love to have the ability to pick up and move my daughter and myself out of the red state I am stuck in and head back to California where I grew up. But I am not able to, I am what you would call the typical “lower middle class” single mother. I have no savings to speak of, a house that I could not sell for near what I paid for it, and no way to just pick up and go. Any move I make, will have to be at the end of a long drawn out process… all the while leaving me more and more depressed with the state of the world.
Don’t get me wrong, California is not some golden escape door and the world is not going to be suddenly better there, but at least I won’t feel like I am trapped in a state that is swiftly going down the repugnant shitter. This state is caught in a nose dive fully powered by the “good Christians” who state that the answer to everything is “Jesus” all the while declaring… well I don’t think I should have to pay for… insert their selfish diatribe here. Frankly I have lost all respect for anyone who calls themselves a Christian and voted for the Tangerine. Their piss poor justification of why they voted for a pathological liar doesn’t stand on its own feet.
You know what gets me the most right now… the repugs KNOW how to exploit people. They have figured out how to push the self-centered button on the middle class white dude and his family. Each cut to programs for the poor is prefaced with a statement about how it isn’t fair for this person or that person to have to pay for another. What fries my ass about that… this is humanity… we are meant to be there for each other. We are supposed to be helping each other along the way and standing together as a civilization. Instead people are buying into the whole me, me, me verses that are being sung by the repugnant choir. They are looking around at their stuff and crying about the imagined thief who will take a few dollars out of their pockets.
We live in a world where people readily post on Facebook their latest need to add a home theater or some other random piece of garbage to their already overdone trophy house. We live in a world where people want to feel superior to others and they do it by bragging about their latest toys and how they have managed to figure out ways to avoid paying taxes because they write it all off as a “business expense.” After all, a $500,000 home should be a business expense and they should be able to spend their money exactly how they want…and avoid paying taxes because well…they are above all that. Shakes my head… people have really developed into some self-centered shits.
Don’t get me wrong… I know there are a lot of good people out there. I know that humanity is not lost. There were more people in this country who voted for Hillary than for the Tangerine. There are more people who actually care and who want to lift others up than there are those who want to tear them down. But for one moment stop and think… if I am feeling this way after just two months of that shitty Tangerine holding office… what is going to happen as it drags on and on? Is he going to simply become the rock in the shoe that we learn to walk around? Are we going to become so desensitized to things that eventually we just don’t notice Sighs…I sincerely hope not.