On Sunday mornings I watch the political shows. It is both the highlight of my week and a source of a major energy boost. I do get excited, whether I agree or disagree with the pundits and politicians. Either way I am filled with energy and usually at the end of the Meet the Press my wife will suggest we go shopping. By the time I get home I am wiped out and ready to crash. Basically, these shows are like feeding candy to a little kid and shopping is the equivalent of letting that same wired kid punch himself out.
These shows are not my wife’s cup of tea. She has opinions but doesn’t feel comfortable talking politics. I will say that she has come out more in the past few years and has on occasion sat with me to watch the Sunday Morning Shows. This weekend was one of those occasions. This weekend was also the time when Kelly Ann Conway was interviewed by Chris Wallace. That was a difficult one to watch for both of us.
Kelly Ann Conway avoids the questions that she doesn’t like, she lies, and she misdirects with Obama and Clinton “what aboutisms” to deflect what Trump has done. I literally exclaimed “That’s rich” three different times at some of the things she said. I find it appalling that she is not bothered by Trump’s sexism and misogyny while talking about Bloomberg (literally stating “in this age of the Me Too movement”). My wife was pissed at Conway as well.
When it comes to having trusted sources of information, things have become real fucked up. So much so that we may not be able to un-fuck the situation. Our president weighs in on everything over Twitter, including calling his real (and perceived) enemies names like an emotionally immature teen. This is Goebbels wet dream come true. We fight amongst ourselves because we cannot agree on what is factual and what is fake. Meanwhile Russia just keeps pouring gasoline right onto that fire. Then Kelly Ann Conway and the FoxNews maggots crawl out of the burning embers to blame Progressives, Democrats, non-Christians, the LGBTQ, immigrants, people of color, women, and anyone who doesn’t Sieg Heil! Trump’s lies about achievements. And Trump bellows above them all, unmoved by facts, unable to change his mind, unwilling to admit faults, and unable to stop himself from Tweeting his diatribes.
This has made open dialogue very difficult with people who love what Trump says and does. They are very angry, very abusive, and very butt hurt because they have been told that their racism, their conspiracy theories, and their clinging to antiquated economic views were wrong (and still are).
What can we do?
I am very disillusioned by the social media outlets and have turned back here, to my website to express my insights, my opinions, and my have a voice. I implore you all to join me here, or in your own spaces. We can un-fuck this if we all work together. That is my hope and that is what I will strive for.
This post is basically a rant. I am frustrated and I just needed to let it out. However, I will strive to be more constructive in my future posts. For now, sleep well because tomorrow will be a new day to conquer.