Does it sound like I’ve run out of things to talk about?
I almost never leave my house.
That’s not entirely true.
I always walk my dog. I always go somewhere with Julie when she’s willing to see me.
And I did leave the house to go to my friend Susan’s birthday because , well because my personality has gotten so lousy that I can’t afford to lose any friends.
I read something on either Twitter or Facebook that even if Biden wins and trump goes to jail we still have about 40% of the USA that are racists and homophobes and the rest of that shit.
I was born in 1944.
I saluted the flag in school.
I grew up in a protected environment that thought that being Jewish was good. I was the best kind of Jewish. We celebrated Christmas not religiously but presenty and my sister Marcia always got me an Easter basket.
During the 50’s and 60’s I demonstrated for racial equality and against the war.
I remember going to a demonstration at Bryant Park and Mary Travers and the Mayor of NYC joined in. That convinced me that I was on the right side of history.
Streamers of support flew out of the office buildings on 42nd Street as we walked home.
I looked around and though I wasn’t happy with the government I felt that America was still the greatest country in the world and the people were basically good.
Remember I’m seeing this from my own vantage point.
Now I’m 76.
I’m keeping my promise of wearing my Black Lives Matter shirts every day, except for weddings or bar mitzvahs, until I either die or I don’t have to.
I’m pretty sure that the die thing will probably come first
See here’s the difference between me at 18 and me at 76.
I no longer believe in America.
I thought the only way trump will win a second term, he’s already talking about a third term, would be by cheating.
I’m not so sure any more.
I see all those Senators that did nothing to stop him no matter how horribly or ILLEGALLY he behaved.
I see people in the country, more than just a few, cheering for him even when he is proven to be incompetent and lying.
I’m thinking that even if he loses he’s preparing Ivanka or don jr. to follow him in 2024.
I have a little hope for the youth but we were young once and we didn’t really change much even though we thought we did.
Did I cheer you up?
Maybe this will make you feel better.