I was talking with Amazing Daughter last night when she asked me, "Do you know what tomorrow is?"
Me: "Uhhhh, April Fool's? I'm ready for it, so don't try to trick me!"
Her: " No, Silly Mother, it's the A-Z Challenge. You gonna do it?"
Me: (Groan) Ohh, I don't know. I've just been feeling so depressed and upset with what is happening in and to our country, that I'm afraid everything will come out sounding angry.
Her: "A is for angry. B is for Blissview. C is for cats..."
She continued through the alphabet, while I hollered, "Hold on! Let me get a pencil and paper. What was "a" again?"
I woke up early, thinking about everything that's making me angry, and now, I can't seem to make the transition onto paper. Well, this isn't really paper, is it? But, it was brilliantly written in my head.
So, here I sit, staring at the computer, drumming my fingers, thinking about how to express my anger, without sounding too angry. But, I guess I'll just open the flood gates, and see what spews out! Every day, it seems, there is a new assault on our Constitution and our God-given freedoms. This administration, the state-run media, lily-livered Republicans who think they'll be loved if they agree with the administration, are doing everything possible to make legal gun owners the evil ones. People have the right to defend themselves, their families, and their homes. Who honestly thinks that stricter gun laws and gun confiscation is going to rid us of gun killings? I'm sure that criminals will happily turn in all their guns, and we can all live happily ever after. Why don't we just enforce the laws that are already on the books? I'm sure there are already about a ka-zillion. Or, what about this law...Thou shalt not kill? Just kidding. Now, I'm being ridiculous.
Why is it so important to have gay marriage? I have a gay marriage. I have been gayfully married for almost 34 years. I grew up hearing that marriage is dead. Nobody wants or needs to get married. Just live together. Look at Goldie Hawn and what's his name, (sorry I can't think of it). They haven't needed a piece of worthless paper to prove their love for each other. Look how happy they are. You don't see them running to the alter. Why aren't they screaming about their rights to be married? Or, Brad Pitt and Angelina? They have been happily living together for how many years? They're fighting for gay marriage, while they, themselves, avoid it like the plague. Hmmmm, it couldn't be a liberal agenda trying to destroy families? Nah, that's ridiculous. It's all about true love and happily ever after.
Have you heard about what's happening over in Cyprus? The banksters need money. I guess they're all broke, or something. Funny thing that there's all that money just sitting in the bank, which unfortunately, belongs to other people. If only they could get their hands on it...oh yeah, they did get their hands on it. People went to bed with 100,000 euros (or whatever) in the bank, and woke up one morning with only 40,000. Oh, those greedy rich people deserve to lose their money. Who needs that much money anyway? Umm, possibly employers? They may have a hard time meeting payroll. And, if all goes well in Cyprus, then France, and Spain, and England, and a bunch of other European countries plan to give it a go. And, oh yeah, Canada may try it, too. But, no worries here in the U.S. We have the F.D.I.C. Whew. That's a relief. Peace and safety. Happily ever after.
So, if you've made it all the way to end, you can understand my absence from the blogging world. And, my fear of sounding angry. But, it is what it is. Our world is transforming right before our eyes. We can close our eyes to it, say that politics don't affect us, and go on our merry, happy way. And then, one day, we'll wake up and say, "What has happened to our country?" and, "When did this happen?" And the answer will be, "While you were sleeping." Elections have consequences.