I debated whether to place this post in the Friday Follies section, or in my IMHO (opinion) area. But Friday Follies won out, if only because what happened today encapsulated what has to be the biggest Friday Folly I’ve seen in a very long time.
I’m not going to recap the past year and a half of American politics. If you’ve read a newspaper, watched TV news or hung out on intelligent social-media sites, you’re up to here with it all. I will just say that I’ve never felt so pessimistic since, well, maybe the day Nixon was inaugurated. So that’s going back a ways.
What an inappropriate inaugural speech! It took my breath away with its inaccurate characterization of the past eight years, during which a brilliant man overcame the worst odds against him and established huge domestic improvements (crime rate, unemployment rate, auto industry etc.). Yes, it’s not all perfect, but definitely better than what he inherited! But listening to you-know-who, you’d think the US is ready for the trash bin.
What hypocrisy – America First? Made in America? Guess you’ll have to move all your factories to the US, Donald, and get a(nother) new wife, plus all new construction contractors – if they haven’t quit yet due to non-payment of their wages.
We’ve got to keep our voices heard, and call out injustice whenever apparent. Whether we’re American, Canadian, British, Australian, or from any other country where civilized people live, people who want peace and progress, not stone-age policies: we must shout from the rooftops when necessary – don’t let this ignorant fool ruin the USA, and by extension, the rest of the world.
We must stay strong.