Awhile back my elderly father bragged that he stays current by reading the
local rag sheet newspaper “cover to cover”. I firmly shut my mouth. Mom kept up with the times by watching day time TV like The View, Ellen Degeneress, Orca Winfrey, and whatever other harridans and hags that get on TV. Rest assured, they have their fingers on the pulse of current events today. They never have to leave the safety of their entitled baby boomer retirement suburb either.
We don’t speak anymore. The reason is that my mother found out my daughter was gay, and I did not have the correct opinions about it. We had our last discussion about it a year back and it didn’t go well.
With a few tweaks, this is basically my daughter’s story. We don’t speak anymore. I don’t think my daughter looks good in frooty coloured clown make up, nor do her grandparents. Mind you - I am toxic, but let us have some honesty about who it was that poisoned me.
No one more than I appreciates the need to escape the madness. I’ve stopped drinking and smoking. I often sleep at nights. My house is clean, I do my dishes and chores, my marriage is back to what it used to be, and I even sleep at night from time to time. I don’t need booze or nicotine to cope. I no longer sweat the score on head games or worry about passing shit tests. There’s my dogs, my guns, my camper, my Maker and His weather. Life is simple here. It’s good. For now, my heart and soul are clicking along for the most part.
But out there? Oh man... we are assuring our future prosperity and saving our children from Mr. Potatohead and Dr. Seuss. The president of the United States is (or was) a pedo. Now he’s a frail old man. His VP is a whore. She’s also a race whore. What race is she now? Asian? Biden’s surgeon general is a man in a dress. None of that is me being a partisan with political opinions. They are matters of public record. They’ve turned a bad flu into a global pandemic.
The old nickel goes that people that can’t resolve their differences peacefully will resolve them violently. How do you have a conversation with these people? How long will it be until they eff themselves up so bad, that they have to go after others to bail them out? What happens when they clean their victims out and there’s nothing left for them to disrupt, challenge, or overturn? They burned down their families, and none of it was their fault. They’re burning down their cities now.
At some point... we are going to have to have a talk.