We all wear masks; it just depends on what kind of mask. To fight this pandemic, we all need to be wearing protective masks until the virus is contained and eliminated. But what about the mask under the mask?
I’m talking about the fake smile mask worn by disingenuous people. The wan smile frozen on too many faces in this world. The smile that conveys hate by the absence of emotion. Unspoken racism is way scarier; it just simmers on the stove of ignorance until it boils over and hurts someone.
Come on, people.
We’re better than that. Expend your mental efforts on things that have weight and bear fruit. Positive, non-divisive things. Things like removing your shades and taking a look around.
Do you like what you see? Do you enjoy the opportunities you are afforded here? Do you think another country would provide you with a better life?
Life’s too short not to live and be where you are happy. You’ll not only make yourself happy, the rest of us will appreciate your move.
Go test the waters; try a totally different country and culture. You are not owed anything here.
I’ve heard some very frustrated people say, “This is not my country anymore.”
Well, by your own logic, if this is not your country, you are an outsider here in our country, just like the people you hate which appears to be everybody but yourself.
Now I know someone somewhere is cringing because of what I am suggesting, but I am getting frustrated too. People are talking as if Republicans somehow have an inside track to being frustrated with how things are. Democrats are just as frustrated. And the real problem is the slowing down of getting anything done for The People.
I think two things need to happen:
1—Republicans, realize your four-year run is over. The election was not rigged. This is America. You will have another shot but until then shut the fuck up and do what you are paid to do.
2—Democrats, yes you won back the White House after being badly outmaneuvered and out-campaigned by the Republicans in 2016. What you do now will affect your tenure, but until then shut the fuck up and do what you are paid to do.
While you self-serving politicians are complaining and boo-hooing, who bears the brunt of the dysfunctional non-productive legislative branch?
Yep. The People.
I was somehow under the crazy impression that elected officials were supposed to be beholding to their constituents.
I don’t know; call me crazy.
So as we head into winter and the shorter days, it is with great hope I approach the season. Hope for a reunited America. It hurts my heart to see us on TV, a riotous band of looters and narrow-minded fools operating with no moral compass, united behind racism, exclusionary practices, and hatred.
That’s just not us.