The Rogue Speaks:
Wow!! Am I ever getting old! I find myself becoming more and more rigid in my thinking, which really isn't supposed to happen at this time in my life. I don't have a lot of patience with people lately, and as many of you know, I have never suffered fools gladly, or any other way. I am way more content to just paint, play golf and bridge, sit and read, or watch my recorded drama shows at night so I can skip all the commercials. I can definitely do without any more political news in my life. Despite all that, for some reason I am still HOPEFUL that some sane individuals will take the reins and steer us away from free-falling into the abyss that seems sure to come. Despite all that, I am still hopeful that America can turn itself around and become the sane, kind, and giving country it used to be (at least in my own mind). This used to be a country that welcomed immigrants to its shores, abolished slavery, opposed racism, helped the poor and the needy. In short, it did "the right thing" for humanity.
Between the years 1949 and 1976, America was pretty much a good place for the middle class, with their income rising at a steady rate. Then came "trickle-down economics," which is a catchy little phrase that some people came to believe in. Unfortunately, it was at that time that the rich started getting richer and the middle class started getting screwed. It was a policy that never, ever worked the way we were told it would. That trickle became a drip, and then it dried up altogether. By 2008, our 401K had disappeared entirely. I was REALLY mad! The banker guy, who was still getting paid the fat bucks, eventually lost his job, and then had the gall to call us and say he was starting his own company and wanted our business. "What business?" I asked him. "Your greedy incompetence lost us all our money! You're an idiot!"
So here we are in 2016, and the "American dream" has become "Nightmare on Elm Street." A fascist pig is running for President, and urging his band of miscreants to punch people in the face, and they are actually doing this!!! The rest of the world is laughing at our stupidity.
The other GOP candidates hoping to stop the "false god" are not any better than he is, since what they want for America is exactly the reason that the Founding Fathers came to this country to avoid in the first place. They are all worthless, power-hungry, polluted pond-scum.
Speaking of pond scum, the kind that DOESN'T pollute, is actually floating on the little ponds on the golf-courses right now in the form of pine pollen. It is bright green, and will eventually dissipate when the weather gets warmer. It's kind of pretty, in a nature sort of way. Saturday, we saw seven deer, running and prancing along the trees at the edge of a fairway. There were herons skimming the lakes, looking for a quick meal, and even an alligator or two, sunning their armor on the banks.
It was a little slow playing out there, because there were people actually older than we are, playing along and enjoying the first actual days of spring. I seem to have an awful lot of patience with those folks, because that could be me as soon as tomorrow. In the meantime, I don't have to think about all the political crap we are standing in, and my only concern is why my second shot ricocheted off a pine tree and ended up in the middle of a palmetto. One day, I will understand.
This post is in response to Warm Heart Wednesday. We love you, Jenny!!!