SOME THOUGHT ON THE SHIT SHOW DEBATE, INSOMNIA, DESPAIR AND HOPE REGARDLESS
So, here goes. The Presidential debate happened. And by happened, I mean the fan is dripping. Because it was a shit show. Hey, even a major TV News anchor said it was just that on live TV. There’s no other way to describe it. Did I watch it? To be perfectly honest, no. Well, at least not live. Because what I did watch live simply turned my stomach. But I did manage to watch a recording of it later, after a night of insomnia on top of fall blues allergy migraines. But it was awful, even after I girded my loins for the onslaught that was Trump, and the old man Biden who had to deal with it.
TRUMP IS A DANGER TO ALL, BIDEN A POLITICAL PRO, BUT THE CHOICE REMAINS TOTALLY CLEAR
So do I like Trump? No, never have. I always thought he was exactly what he’s proven to be. But I never thought I’d have to stomach all the tsunami ripples of his presidency as a citizen of the world, never mind the United States. And the shit show he just forced on the world makes that even clearer. But do I like Biden? Well, no, not especially. He’s a professional politician with nearly half a century of being just that. And, he’s a big part of the Democratic Party Establishment. In other words, not too different from being a Republican. At least, in terms of promoting an economy that benefits everyone, instead of the elite few at the top.
WHEN FREDDY KRUEGER IS SAFER THAN TRUMP, WHAT ARE CHILDREN TO THINK OF THIS SHIT SHOW?
But will I vote for Donald Trump for President? Hell, no. I’d vote for Freddy Krueger first. It would be safer, just by tallying the numbers of dead people at the end of the term. But that shit show…. Well. One of the more disturbing things, to me, is thinking of all the kids who watched their first US Presidential Debate, ever. And it was this one. There are stories out there of a lot of these kids who had to run away from the television. Because the Trump shit show was just too upsetting. Most kids know that’s just not ok or acceptable. And they now know who the President of the United States really is.
TRUMP’S SHIT SHOW PRESIDENTIAL PERFORMANCE TELLS CHILDREN HE DESERVES THEIR FEAR
And for kids, that’s a lot to take in and process. The worst, brutal, rich kid bully in the school. That’s the President. He’s slimy. But he gets away with the unforgivable. Even worse? The adults don’t protect the other kids from him. And that’s Donald Trump. The President of the United States. And, truth be told, these kids now know that we, the adults, are not and have not, been protecting them from him. That’s a lot to process, emotionally and cerebrally. So let’s hope that this shit show moves the needle on whoever these Undecideds are. And, let’s hope that the shit show storm that we are all in as this election finally happens, leaves us the country, in decent enough shape to clean up the mess.
Because it’s ours.