Caught between Trump lovers and Hillary devotees…
Since I have been in more contact with old friends on Facebook recently, I have decided there is little attitude difference between their Trump devotion and the unwavering loyalty Hillary’s fan have for her.
I hide anything on my Facebook page that remotely looks political. Trust me that is a full time job. The right has fallen head over heels for the take a knee movement. They sound ready to do physical harm to the athletes who refuse to stand. For two days my timeline has been filled with their outcries. I spent more time hiding posts than posting myself.
I finally got someone to come today to work on a part of my attic that that had been damaged just enough by Irma to be a flooding threat. We started talking, and he said he was about to explode over all the take a knee stuff. We both popped up together that it was being used to hide the horrible things going on in Puerto Rico, to hide how inadequate Trump is. Such a relief to hear someone in this area say something refreshingly true.
But as outrageous as I find some of my intelligent friends and their fixation on take a knee, I find the vitriol toward the left by Hillary supporters more disgusting.
There was a thread today at a site with intials SV which was singing the praises of someone who has a whole twitter feed hating Bernie and hating any of us with different skin color. It’s a long thread with all kinds of vitriol directed toward Bernie, his supporters and those who are like us. It was an intolerant thread that took pleasure in ridiculing any of us who dared think outside the party line.
Some of my old friends who carry on about their love of Trump are much kinder to me and others than my old former Democratic acquaintances are now.
I really know now that I can never go back to the Democratic Party as it is right now, with the Clintons and their supporters taking it in a more rightward direction. They keep defending whatever the party does, right or wrong.
I am calling it a nationalistic fervor, the kind that is said to accompany the rise of fascism in a country….accompanied by flag and the bible as quoted by Sinclair Lewis. Both left and right extreme are guilty of that.
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