What follows is a whining blog from a bitter clinger. You may wish to skip it.
Being interested in politics and the world my grandchildren will grow into, I read a lot of political “stuff” and Facebook postings. In addition, I try to maintain a circle of friends and acquaintances with different viewpoints. This from my belief you shouldn’t spend all your time with those who already agree with you.
What I’m hearing and reading from the women’s point of view is I’m irrelevant. We (women) are going to win, you (men) are going to lose, so just shuffle off somewhere Grandpa and shut up. Oh, but feel free to keep your wallet open so you can expunge some of the guilt we’ve assigned you.
Given the results of the last two Presidential elections, they may be right. As they savor their victory, they will ignore one of the founding principals of this country. That is protection of minorities (of any kind) from the tyranny of majorities. We are a Republic, not a Democracy.
In almost every situation where there is a winner and a loser, the winner, if wise, strives to keep the goodwill of the loser. It seems to me that our country has become a land of scorched earth, winners take all, and losers get fucked. I hear this loud and clear from Shillary's supporters.
As sure as the sun rises, there will come a time when national unity will be needed for us to survive as a nation. My fear is national unity will never again occur. I can't see any President, current or now in the running, who has the stature to accomplish it.
As I look around, I realize the country I grew up in, worked and paid taxes, voted, served in the Armed Forces and all the other citizen’s punch card requirements is gone. What it is now is not something I can believe in. I’m rapidly reaching a point where I will look after me and mine and the hell with anyone else.
That I can even contemplate that attitude saddens me more than I can express. I’ve always believed if you are going to bitch about a problem, you damn well should be able to offer a solution or just keep your mouth shut. I have no solution other than to continue to protest, vote for those candidates that pass my smell test, and rant on social media. YMMV