Wednesday, November 04, 2015
I have worries -- big worries -- about our nation. Since the late 60's when I was imbued with great hope, when voices like the late Howard Zinn influenced me like no others could I had the bright enthusiasm of a 20 year old who thought all things humane were possible. Prof. Zinn always said change comes from the bottom up but judging by yesterday's 2015 state/local elections and if one wants to use it as a bell-weather election which I did, very very few bottom up efforts won. In Kentucky my yardstick for a bell weather state saw a Republican governor elected for the first time in many years, turning Kentucky more red than ever. Other states hopeful of obtaining Democratic majorities in state legislatures did not such as Virginia. Moreover, equal rights including LGBT rights lost in Houston as did the legalization of marijuana lose even for medicinal purposes in Ohio.
Where is this nation headed with its steeped in gerrymandered Republican districts and a Republican Party soaked in cash and allowed to use it?
When I look at the 2016 presidential slate especially on the Republican side I turn white with fear nauseated by what I see and hear. It could happen that either a wild Trump appealing to our nation's worst racist instincts actually could win. Even worse than he, in my opinion, is the horrific brain surgeon Carson proving that you don't have to be a brain surgeon to be smart. He is simply the worst of the worst and more frightening because he is a person of color who just may take some African Americans votes who voted for Obama away because they do not realize how extremist Evangelical fanatic this guy really is and many persons of color are very religious which may be his appeal to them. Imagine a man of science believing in Biblical creationism and eschewing the science based truth of evolution. Is that possible? I say only in America.
Is there hope or should I simply take my toys and go home, hide under the covers and forget the hope that once burned so brightly in me?
I WILL NOT SAY AGAIN AFTER THIS AS I AM TIRED OF SAYING IT GET OUT AND VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS AS IT SHOULD BE CONSUMMATELY OBVIOUS BY NOW WHAT WE ALL WILL LOSE. IF YOU DON'T YOU WILL GET THE VIOLENT, RACIST, HEALTH CARE AND MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY REPEALING NATION ONE DESERVES IF ONE DOES NOT VOTE DEMOCRAT ACROSS THE NATION!!