Like so many people, I am having a stressful night. It’s the US election, and as I am watching the results dribble in I am astonished and depressed. I’m consumed with questions, like:
Who would re-elect Mitch McConnell? He doesn’t have a pleasant word to say to anyone and you can see the lines of graft steaming off of him. Or is that brimstone?
But be that as it may…and I do understand that, living in Canada, I really have no say in the US election…what REALLY bothered me in this election run up was the number of people who ACTUALLY BELIEVED that Democrats are running a pedophile ring and or eating children.
I mean, really. Are these flat-earthers? How can they suspend their critical thinking processes to think this actually occurred? It boggles the mind. I went to school in the US of A so I know the education is limited (even in my swanky privileged town) but the level of ignorance is gob-smacking. Is it the lead in the pipes?
I also noticed that Trump’s campaign consisted mainly of accusing the Democrats of all of the things his administration has been accused of (and in many cases, found guilty and incarcerated for). Again, do his supporters really feel he is a goodly man, a Christian? Why? How?
And Biden, a Catholic, a church that stands firmly against abortion and birth control, was portrayed as someone in favour of those ‘late term abortions’ that never ever occur or or desired by anyone.
Biden has a plan, policies. Trump has blather. Has the US sunk so low as to prefer yelling to common sense? Why?
Again, I am stunned. I used to be proud to have lived in the US. I love the astonishing scenery, the cultures, the many and varied people. This administration has cut back on wild spaces, damned many cultures, and created hatred between all sorts of people.
It saddens me, and breaks my heart.
Praying for a reprieve…and may God save us all.
Makes me sad that you have so clearly outlined so much that has gone wrong with my country. I left off being a huge patriot decades ago (systemic recism and Viet Nam, for starters) and my old age is painful as I see things go from bad to worse. I could NOT believe what happened in the election of 2016, along with millions of other stunned voters, and cannot stomach the idea of another four years of the monster.
Thanks for speaking your piece. Your voice represents at least half of the people of this country, and heaven help us all…even if he is ousted we must come to grips with that fifty percent who support his thinking. Goddess help us…
Love you. The other Dorothy Ann of Shafter
On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 6:58 PM DA’s Ephemera and Etceteras wrote:
> dorothyanneb posted: ” Like so many people, I am having a stressful night. > It’s the US election, and as I am watching the results dribble in I am > astonished and depressed. I’m consumed with questions, like: Who would > re-elect Mitch McConnell? He doesn’t have a pleasant ” >
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