It’s not quite clear what it is about American politics when you disagree that Trump is a god and the answer to all that ails Americans today. Somehow, the retort is usually, “You LIBERALS….” as though being Liberal is a dirty word. Perhaps to hard-core Republicans or Conservatives it is akin to being sub-human. I don’t know one way or the other but, I’ve heard it often enough when I’ve been in conversations about the Trump Administration of late.
Fact is, I’m neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I take core values from both the Conservatives and the Liberals and see which ones fit my morals and needs most closely and choose from there. There is no party that will get them all right in my world. Yet, that statement about Trump saving America will come out of (more often than not) Republican’s mouths faster than a fly can gather around a garbage pile.
I don’t know if it’s a defence mechanism or a built-in set of family or internal rules that one must always be a Republican or a Democrat no matter what bull droppings are being spewed by either party but, it seems to be the case in at least this administration that if one doesn’t love Trump, one has to be a Democrat or heaven forbid, a “dirty Liberal”.
What if one is neither? What if one simply doesn’t believe that whichever party is in office, is doing a great job? Is there even room for that type of thinking? Probably not. Loyal Republicans don’t seem to believe that there should be for some odd reason or another and therefore, Democrats are always to blame for whatever ails the current Republican administration. Is it true? Sometimes, yes. Sometimes, no but, whatever the circumstances may or may not be, a Republican will always resort to the age old utterance, “if you don’t like him, you’re a Liberal!”
I’m not an American so, I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I turn on CNN or Fox News to hear what’s going on. Some days, I’m shaking my head in total disbelief at the soap opera that’s going on. Even when I’m not watching a news station, Twitter is abuzz with arguments and fights over what a “great” job Trump is doing and how the U.S. is going to have a “big” gain or, what a joke he is to the presidency. I see the division going on and it makes me wonder if perhaps, at least a portion of Republicans are attempting to defend what they know is an issue within the Trump administration? I don’t know for certain but, the brain cells that seem to share the pundit’s chairs on news stations in favour of Trump and attempts at blaming the Democrats instead for Trump’s decisions and choices, are making huge statements about where their minds are going and why in spite of the fact that I am trying to listen to both sides of the debates happening. It’s akin to watching a soap opera and, at times, actually quite comical. It’s better reality television than reality shows.
Though I’m not American, it’s clear to see that what America does, will affect the country that I live in, one way or another as it will affect the rest of the world. If that ship goes down, whether you’re Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal, won’t make a particle’s worth of difference as everyone will be going down at the same time and in the same way.
From my little corner of life, when you’re drowning, it makes no difference in being saved if you’re yelling out, “you Liberal…it’s the Democrat’s fault,” or not. You’re still going down.
Let’s hope that Republicans and Democrats can stop name-calling long enough to put their heads together and come up with proper decisions versus blaming one another with a political party’s name.
Heaven help the U.S. and the world.
Ahhh….forget it. Just go watch Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) on YouTube, go vegan and pop some grapes and strawberries. If you’re really down, we can always have some acai. Meet you at YouTube.