I try hard to be more sociable. It is not that I dislike people, but on some days I do. I have no patience for their small mindedness, their self-interest, and their righteousness. Of course, I have these same traits some days and have no room to pretend I am better. I do think I am more open-minded than some. And of course as I watched the hearings for the new nominee for the Supreme Court, I realize I am totally prejudiced. I have met this creep/type in my earlier life and my instincts tell me he is scum. I try hard to cram a logical thought and a fair approach into this and it will not fit, only pure raw emotion and hatred. I turn off the TV.
The "other side" tells me that all the "little brown" immigrants are here to take their/our jobs by accepting lower wages and then also living off our social welfare programs and do not see the contradiction in their thinking. They do not have anger for the rich white boss that creates the situation of lower and lower pay. And the same "other side" tells me they knew our current candidate and Republican Sheriff when he was a cop and that he used to give young girls traffic tickets and then tell them he would tear them up for "favors." They think this is amusing.
I saw Michael Moore's movie Fahrenheit 11/9. Moore is fat, messy, and a tease. The conservatives hate his guts and some liberals are embarrassed by his tenacity. The movie is pretty typical of his prior documentaries and shows his lack of power and finesse. But it links all of this strange political culture under a magnifying lens and he criticizes both Democrats and Republicans with only a fair and very brief nod to Bernie Saunders and a chunk of time to the young veteran from West Virginia that is running for office. Would love to hear or read our last President's response to how he was thrown under the bus in this documentary.
...and women continue to be insulted every single day by those old white guys in power.
I do see a ray of hope in all of this. I watch the advertisements on TV and the characters and lovers and families in them look like the real world. This must drive the racists and misogynists crazy! At least that is my ray of hope.
Sorry, must be the meds I am on. I do feel so much better after vomiting all this bile, though.