I’ve got to blow off steam, and you are the unfortunate recipient of my rant.
There’s still hope as counts continue. Indeed, we should all be hopeful and think positively.
It would be hard to tell you how much I want to be wrong, but in truth, however, I don’t expect a miracle. It seems to me that, in past elections, when there is a trend affecting key states, like Florida and Ohio, it continues into others. I and the inaccurate polls were convinced of a Biden win. The trend has been away from that, by a long shot.
No matter the final outcome, I am deeply disturbed by the views of a large segment of my fellow citizens. They have shown their preference for a man who:
- Lies, cheats, and demonstrates incompetence
- Internationally ignores friends and courts dictators, setting us on a path to becoming a second-class nation
- Distrusts scientists and medical experts resulting in a poor attack on the pandemic and a scorched earth policy that in four more years will place the environment past its tipping point
- Wants to eliminate Obamacare without even a poor replacement
- Attacks the ideals of our democracy and constitution including the media and an independent judiciary
- Takes every opportunity to divide our country instead of uniting it and thereby encourages the strengthening of hate groups
Is this the type of nation we are destined to become?
Last evening I heard several say this isn’t the country they grew up in. Well, that country wasn’t so hot either with its racism and secondary status for women among other ills.
But for decades our country has been trying. Relations were improving. Women have become more independent and assumed leadership roles in businesses and organizations. Our prejudices were still there, but we were learning to hold them in check. Younger people were growing up having closer contact with ethnicities other than their own and acceptance of female equality. And not thinking much about it.
Then 2016 occurred and our latent anger has been given free reign.
I could list many reasons why Biden has not done better. But there’s enough negativity in this piece already. We don’t need more.
Instead I’m going to try to remain hopeful until there is a resolution to the election.
There’ll be plenty of time to assess blame later.
Or maybe a miracle will occur!