I’ve been asked why I haven’t blogged in so long…well, my brain is clogged by this election. It’s been so stressful and contentious and it has been hard not to be distracted by all that. I mean I carry on with life and the things I need to do for family, home and work. However, my blog is an outlet for my thoughts and interests. It’s a random conversation about whatever happens to be going on in my mind.
These days…my mind has been cluttered with fear of the future and shock at the things going on in this election. The nation is so divided and both sides seem strong in their convictions. I’m pretty openly a Hillary Clinton supporter and have always been a Democrat. However, I’ve never been terrified of seeing the Republican candidate win until now. It was just a matter of not agreeing with all the policy ideas but I still had respect for the candidates (except maybe the Palin part). This time I am not happy about the proposed policies, or the lack thereof, but I am more worried about this volatile and hateful candidate who always thinks he is right. Trump is a very inexperienced candidate but maybe if he showed he was a team player he wouldn’t be as scary. Instead he is narcissistic and vows revenge on anyone who doesn’t agree with him. Our government is a 3 branch system which means they need to work together and seek compromise.
He also scares me with his racism and outright disrespect of women. The unfortunate part is that almost half the country seems to be able to ignore all that. Maybe people just want a change and they don’t think his hatred of minority groups is such a big deal. There are many who have their own prejudices and this is just what they wanted. While others are choosing to believe that it’s not as bad as the media is making it seem. How convenient! Maybe the civil rights he wants to stomp on don’t affect you right now so you can turn a blind eye, but it’s a slippery slope. You may be included in the targeted group down the road and then it will be too late to complain.
Anyway, I didn’t mean to go into all the issues but this is what has been clogging my brain. I’ve been shocked and saddened seeing people I know support Trump and wondering how we could be so different in thinking and have been friends. Political differences never upset me so much about my friends or family in the past, but this time they do. I am disgusted but don’t want to fight with anyone so I keep it to myself and therefore haven’t been blogging. I pray for our nation and our future and hope that our country can come together after tomorrow. I hope to be unclogged and able to write about family and TV and movies and a happy future! Til then…