Head Clutter

It’s been ten years since I started blogging. It’s been a month since I wrote anything here. I’ve written several things in my head, of course — which is where most of my non work-related writing takes place these days — but I haven’t come here and put it down, fingers to the keyboard, tappity-tap-tap-tap.

The thing is, my head is full and not all of it is pretty or pleasant. I could spew paragraph upon paragraph, raging about politicians who have sold out for …what? Blood money? Blackmail? Or are their hearts that hardened, to not care about the people they’re supposed to be representing?
An incompetent fool sits in the White House and tweets whatever strikes him off the top of his head (and Fox “news”), then meets with politicians and refers to other nations at “shithole” countries. The entire Republican party is at fault for making him their candidate, for not reigning him in and controlling his abusive rants. A sizeable portion of the voters in this country are also at fault for voting him and his administration into office. #Cult45 is harming this nation — hopefully not beyond repair but it’s going to be a long climb back to respectability.  A misogynist who is a serial sexual harrasser was elected to be President of the United States. He is a compulsive liar and a racist.  He was elected by wealthy people who believed he would bring them even more wealth. He was elected by people who felt marginalized and left behind in times of economic growth, who believed it when he said he’d bring the steel and coal jobs back. He was held up by white supremacy folks as being one of their own and he has proven that to be true by his words, actions, and inactions. The KKK and other groups have been emboldened by his presidency. But the group of people who voted for Number 45 and who bother me the most of all are the people who claim to follow Jesus Christ. It makes no sense at all to me as a Christian to support and excuse someone who sees forgiveness, compassion and humility as weakness, who brags about assaulting and using others, who constantly tears down others in an attempt to build himself up. And yet there have been many people who claim to be Christian — and in whose lives I have seen a desire to follow Jesus Christ — who have chosen to vote for and support this man and his administration. I’m told it’s about the judicial branch and abortion. However, I don’t see the ends justifying the means and I don’t know how to relate to people who continue to support him.

I’m angry. And sad. And frustrated.


4 thoughts on “Head Clutter

  1. I hear you, Karen. You are brave to put this down in the printed word. I only hope the folks you are talking about finally come out of denial but I’m not sure that will ever happen.

  2. Same feelings here. And same writing pattern. Let us sigh together, pick ourselves up, and try to follow Jesus’ pattern of respecting others. The political and social situation make it all the harder.

  3. I think all of these things and I don’t have the energy to put them down. I’m so TIRED of it, DISAPPOINTED and FRUSTRATED and there seems to be no end to the awfulness of it all since last November. I truly believe God will judge us all, and some people will be in for a reckoning when that moment arrives. Do you pray the Psalms? There’s some vengeful ones that bring me peace, which sounds bad, but there it is. I could bash James Dobson and Franklin Graham in the skull. We knew the orange-haired one was rotten to the core, but shame on all of the other Repubs who keep letting it happen and happen and happen.

  4. As a Canadian it scared me to even think this man was stepping up to become president. I felt he had no self control, compassion, dignity and putting the people of his country before him. He sure has proved me right and more.

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