So I had great hopes for 2021. Sure I knew it wouldn’t fix 2020’s horrible traits, but I thought there was hope. I finished out 2020 with not one, but two Covid scares. So that was not fun at all. Good news all of us were negative as we had minimal exposure to said Covid sources. So yay us!
Then I had to miss my medical infusion for my RA because I was waiting for that test to confirm the negative. That set my treatment back to the point of no return. Of course, I injured my knee getting into bed around this time (yes, that happened). It sent my RA into full attack mode leaving me unable to walk properly or sometimes at all. That is how I ushered in 2021, a cripple. I now have about 68% walking success so that’s something, I guess.
Then things just went off the rails when the Good Ole USA suffered an insurrection by the dumbest band of crazies in the world. But I knew this would happen in some way back when I guy I knew all my life told me on Facebook I was racist against White People (I’m a White People) and a traitor to my own kind. I was all set to respond to this crazy but realized after 3-1/2 years of Trumpkins it was wasted time. What I wanted to say to him then was…’you still live in your Mom’s basement. Seriously dude, you’re 54 years old!’
So then the Insurrection happened and now the crazies are all “we just got caught up in the fervor”. Um, no, you did those things of your own volitional. Seriously, some of you dressed for the occasion. In that aftermath moment we got a glimpse of the “participation” trophy crowd. What you did was real and it comes with consequences. Can’t wait to see your trial broadcast and watch your face when they Prosecutor rolls out your top 25 Anti-Government tweets then follow that with the videos from you violating the Capitol building. Now you weep, and are sort of contrite because you now realize your pensions, jobs, families and freedom from prison are all slipping away from you. You are contrite because you are afraid. Yet you wait for the grand leader to deliver you with blanket pardons. Well, we will all find out whether he saves you or throws you under the MAGA Bus.
What I’m really pissed about is I was a Republican for 37 years. Now…I’m a officially a Democrat. It’s just a weird year and we are only 18 days in.
Today is MLK, Jr. Day. Today I tell my son about a man who used peace to overcome hate and violence. Being White shouldn’t be a privilege. Only in the next few years will we see the tide turn where minorities will be in charge and have the power. Then we will see the contrasting difference in how the people of the USA react differently. Whites think there will be retribution. Minorities know there won’t be because that would go against everything they fought for so determinedly. Look at Georgia, the fix was in to stop minorities from voting…again. In Georgia, minorities stood up, waited in long lines in a pandemic and voted in record numbers. They saw the game was fixed and found the loopholes.
This is really what is driving the Trump MAGA people. In 2016, the found a way around the popular vote by going after the Electoral Vote. In 2020, the Democrats did the same thing. They didn’t steal the election. The used the Republican/Trumplican playbook and changed the game forever! The won it fair and square!
2021, will see us with vaccinations, adjustments, rebuilding lives and so many other things happening post Hate/MAGA/Pandemic world. I’m just holding on for all that to happen!
Happy New Year!