On another front, I know that we must right the wrongs of this world and accept one another, no matter the gender, race or political persuasion, which means that I cannot accept the hateful opinions expressed by those who don’t agree.
I think this not because I’m reassured by like-minded bubbles nor because I accept the guidance of big tech, but because I have a brain. In other words, this is not a matter of a divided country, but of a hateful people who hide in their anger and fear. And it’s time for them to come to terms with what they have wrought. The world is round. So it must go.
Donald Trump has been a heavy burden on my psyche over the past couple of years – the fury, the vitriol, and most of all, the deceit. I try to laugh it off but then I think it’s better to drink and forget and do that instead. It was during one such purge that it occurred to me how Trump isn’t unique, that he is the same as so many nameless other millions, to say nothing of the named ones too – Sean Hannity, Larry Flynt, the Koch brothers et al. – and they’re what we’re stuck with if we’re to perpetrate this fantasy of free speech. And, while we should throw these idiots in jail for their hate speech, the reality is that most people suck, and another racist/misogynistic schmuck will just take his place. Which is another good reason to drink.