Unburdening

Over the past few months I’ve started and put aside at least a half dozen posts only to be distracted and dismayed by the latest outrage in this country.  At this point, I don’t know where to begin.  So, rather than trying to construct one coherent message I will simply dump the whole plethora of thoughts and unburden myself.

First, losing someone you love is harder than you can imagine, particularly when the depth of that love is not fully appreciated until they’re gone.  Life loses much of its meaning when you have no one with which to share it.  Worse, it is not certain that you will ever care again.   Now, that’s scary.

Speaking of scary; seeing so-called responsible Republican congressional leaders coddle their adolescent president in order to implement their tax cutting, corporate deregulation and destruction of the social safety-net agenda.  Those things have long been the core of GOP orthodoxy but to condone the castigation of brown immigrants, denigration of allies while cozying to despots and generally despoiling the office of the presidency is gross negligence and not befitting of someone calling themselves public servants.  Congressmen, “Have you no sense of decency?”

It is laughable to see GOP House members rail about the debt that would result from the proposed Senate budget agreement after they passed on a straight party-line vote a tax cut in a full employment economy that overwhelmingly benefits corporations and the wealthy while providing temporary meager cuts to average working-class Americans.  In the same breath that they champion spending on a bloated military they decry spending on “entitlements”, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  I guess when one has a major network willing to spread their propaganda one thinks one can sell any hairbrained idea.

A military parade in the US with tanks, missiles, troops in precision formation and planes flying overhead; a spectacle that rivals the likes of North Korea, Russia and China.  This is what we need?  Give me a break.  When will America put this adolescent child president in his playroom and make clear to him that he will not be allowed to ruin this country.  Better yet, Mueller, please complete your investigation and prosecute him for money laundering, colluding with a foreign power to rig an election and obstruction of justice.

Whew!  I feel much better.

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