November 11, 2017 – The Holidays
Another year, another holiday season.
Hmmm… Not really.
This one is different.
We're on a threshold, have you noticed? I'm not too sure what year it is anymore. I thought it was 2017 but it looks like we're going backwards and there's just no telling how far they're willing to drag us.
1960, 1939, 1861... What, what?
This year has been a stomach-retching study in American behavior hasn't it? I can't speak to the world at large, only my microcosm of friends and acquaintances here in North Florida.
I've witnessed coworkers and neighbors say hate-fueled, nasty, mean-spirited things and I've observed mass denial in the face of towering evidence.
I do not understand why someone, anyone, would cling to negative, disparaging and blatantly false concepts in lieu of facts, comprehension, and inner peace.
Almost daily, there's another presidential tweet that will sicken one's stomach or shred one's heart. The Republican Houses appear hell-bent on killing us all but in the most miserable and degrading ways possible.
Good deeds are overlooked and bad deeds are denied, no, worse than denied…
Censured Via Deceit.
There can be no moving away from this darkness while so many embrace it, rely on it, even.
Why would anyone choose pain and suffering over health and prosperity?
Yet, that is exactly what is happening. So many are promoting gun violence, confederate bigotry, healthcare eradication, villainizing our poor, abusing our women, agonizing our minorities, terrorizing our immigrants, degrading our citizens for sexual orientation or gender or handicaps and gutting our planet for personal gain.
It boggles the mind.
Why are they doing this?
Why are they killing us?
Now I am seeing a trend of illness blanketing my inner circle of family and friends. I'm talking depression, exhaustion and disease but not just any old run-of-the-mill disease, no.
Cancer, and plenty of it.
Ovarian, lung, breast, prostate, pancreatic, colon, the list grows long and the suffering keeps boggling. Sure, some of it is a result of lifestyle and diet but how much?
Yes, such a wonderful time to gut Medicaid, Medicare and torpedo any and all reasonable healthcare options the public deserves.
Let me ask you this…
How much darkness, gloom, deceit, aggression, hate, and beligerent ignorance can a body take?
We're about to find out…
I don't think our immune systems can handle much more.
Verily, verily, I say unto you…
The results won't be pretty.
Oh, yes, please…
Give him his bonuses…
And give the rest of us the boner!