Warning! This may be a bit lengthy.
I am deeply saddened tonight that our country has reached the point we have. Most of my adult life, I have surrounded myself with good people who I have considered to be good friends, people I trusted, people who I have loved, people who I have shared my life with, only to find that most of them blindly follow the Republican mantra of greed and corruption. I can no longer, for my own peace of mind, continue to tolerate this. I have already lost many good people who I considered family, because of the piece of shit named Donald J. tRump and what we presently refer to as the Republican Party. I am sure many others feel the same about losing friends and family, but politics in our country is corrupt and toxic. We have lost 11 years accomplishing nothing on critical issues, such as climate, energy, infrastructure, etc.
I have tried my best to maintain a modicum of civility towards people of differing opinions. I have tried not to criticize too heavily in conversations. But you people who believe in DJT have .collectively drank the Kool-aid. You don't want facts. You want narratives that fit your mindset. You no longer believe in your fellow man's right to the same playing field.
As you sit in your comfortable home, with heat and air conditioning, with a fridge full of food, you condemn the homeless as lazy, miserable people who should not be helped by YOUR tax dollars, yet you allow the scum in DC to give it all to Big Pharma, Big Oil, private prisons, constant war, malfeasance, graft and golf trips to Florida or other properties
You no longer believe that women should have control over their own lives, that abortion is criminal, yet you take away all benefits to the children after they are born.
You no longer believe that children should have access to a decent, healthy meal each day. You allow children to be shamed because they don't have lunch money, to be forced to go hungry when it may be their only meal that day.
You no longer believe that children should have access to a decent education and future unless it's through private schools funded by tax dollars and run by religious organizations.
You believe that the wealthy should have all the money and shouldn't have to pay taxes.
You believe that you are the only ones who should have access to healthcare, because it may take a bit of YOUR money to support universal care, yet people are dying because they can't afford simple insulin, which costs next to nothing to produce.
You apparently have no problem with corruption and fascism, because the right-wing white nationalists are the Brown-shirts in waiting, with their guns and jackboots, holdovers from the 30's and Naziism. This is no longer a "white country" , it is and always has been a melting pot of nationalities. Get used to it and make friends instead of enemies, because it will continue for the remainder of our lives.
Quite frankly, you disappoint me. Many of you are good people, but continue to vote against the common worker who didn't have the same opportunities that you had. What has become of today's Republican Party is disgusting. There was a time in my life when I could have voted Republican, because they stood with the people. Not today!
Many of you are a bunch of weak kneed sycophants who are buying into this bullshit because of hatred for what you call "libtards". They have divided us to control us and you don't see it. DJT is not making America great again, he is destroying it from within. You know it but will never admit it.
Those of you in Florida and other beach-side communities can see the damage from pollution, such as red ride or deadly algae blooms, but you seem to take it in stride as natural. The Gulf is dying from oil.spills, yet we continue to tolerate drilling for more. The Galapagos Islands which are a microcosm of evolution, are dying. The Great Barrier Reef is dying. the permafrost in Alaska and Siberia is thawing, Japan wants to dump millions of gallons of radioactive wastewater into the sea from the Fukishima nuclear plant.
I honestly feel sorry for you and the future generations of your children and grandchildren. You will pay part of the price, but they will be so overwhelmed by what we leave them that they will hate our generation for the remainder of their lives, if they even have time.
I know damn well I have not covered everything by a long shot, but I'm sure that I will think of more daily!
In the meantime, enjoy this dystopia you have created, because you don't have much time left!
As always, may peace be with you and may you someday again learn to compromise.