I’ve spoken to a lot of exhausted people this week, even with the good news that many of us have experienced through this country.
Though, nationally there was no massive Red Wave as predicted by the pollsters and the media, these activists and caring human beings have been battered by the surrounding flood waters for a long time now.
They are self-proclaimed blue dots living in red areas who are tired of fighting what feels like a losing battle.
Our country is heading towards an Autocracy! Is that a bad thing? Yes! The leader of an autocratic county doesn’t care about its people, and if you are against that leader and his party, you stand the risk of being jailed or worse.
The GOP proposals sweeping the country that restrict the teaching of race have an obvious purpose: to make teachers feel perpetually on thin ice, so they shy away from difficult discussions about our national past rather than risk breaking laws in ways they cannot themselves anticipate.
Our Democracy is in serious risk of failing! It’s easy to see how it happened, why vote when it seems like nothing ever changes. So, twenty percent of the population isn’t even registered to vote! Our voting system is based upon one person, one vote. And of the voting population, only sixty-seven percent of those eligible voters voted in the 2020 election! That was the highest voter turnout in the 21st century. Many third world countries have voting participation approaching 90%. The largest number of people who didn’t participate in the voting population was our youth.
These were a couple of opinions recently published in the Palm Beach Post.
2022 is the year THAT WAS. It was the year that we retained our democracy; or, it was the year that we lost our democracy. The words of Thomas Paine, the famous pamphleteer during the American Revolution, ring true today:
The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years of incidents of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority, and the division of the country into warring red and blue enclaves. The warning signs may be obscured by the distractions of politics, the pandemic, the economy and global crises, and by wishful thinking and denial. But about these things there should be no doubt:
I’m not pro-murdering babies. I’m pro-Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life sustaining organs.
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