(Coming to us soon, 12:01 January 20th, 2017)
I have not been writing about a certain subject for a while, as I was following my mother’s warning-“If you can’t say something nice about someone do not say anything at all”.
Well, others have said and published what I wanted to say myself, so all bets are off.
In the Alameda Sun, our local free paper, a columnist ley fly with a barrel load of descriptive words, some that I do not usually use about other human beings.
Lynda S – writes a letter to the editor which I kind of wish that I had done.
After she gets through saying how ashamed she is to be an American now, she blames voters for unleashing “the worst possible president in American history.”
She goes on to say” I am ashamed that a fear mongering con man has bamboozled his supporters, and now we are stuck with an ignorant, inexperienced, incompetent, impulsive, vindictive, vitriolic, deviant, narcissistic, xenophobic, racist, divisive, power hungry sociopath with fascist tendencies.”
Whew! Why doesn’t she tell us how she really feels?
I have pondered the word fascism and read enough history to see that we are entering a phase in our political life where words like racist and fascist are going to apply to everyday life.
When tempers flare, and people start hating others out loud, thinking that they can now do so with impunity, we are harkening back to the days in Germany in 1933.
We see the increase in graffiti in the restrooms labeling the urinals “white”, and “colored.”
I thought that kind of behavior left public discourse a while back, but I did not figure on the hatred being taught to the younger generation.
Fascism is the political organization in government that rules by dictates. If a leader says it is so, then that is the law.
What kind of things has this new Mussolini dictated already?
Racial slurs and religious outlawing become the norm, walls are built, lists are made, and fear spreads like wildfire.
To keep an America that is still a democracy is going to be hard work. For myself, I am proud to be a Californian.