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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday Morning Post (V.2, #34): Let The Circus Begin


And now it’s official:  it will be Biden/Harris against Them.  So now comes the long slog until election time.  I dare say we should not use the term election day, not this year.  It appears that this year the votes will take longer than an evening in prime time to collate and verify.  The long decision in 2000/2001 (remember hanging chads?) may look quaint and efficient compared to what we might have to endure this year.

Both sides are well drawn very far apart.  Both sides accuse the other of being at the mercy of extremist forces.  Both sides are being down right mean to the other without an ounce of empathy or respect to the other.

This is the biggest tragedy confronting America now. We as a nation cannot confront the real issues which need to be resolved if our country has any chance to survive if we don’t start treating each other with respect.  Progress has been stymied for the last four years because, frankly, our leadership during that time has shown itself to be self-centered and uncivilized. 

The MAGA-Hatters are disrespectful to the so called Libtards, and we liberals act in kind towards them.  We all know better that we should not lower ourselves to our baser instincts and attack our fellow citizens, but we do it anyway.  Bullying is too easy.  Love and brotherhood are so-o-o-o-o hard!

Many of us do it in the guise of humor and satire.  They are not meant to be hurtful.  They are meant to make a point about the other fellow’s thinking as well as our own.

I realize nobody wants to hear this now, but eventually we are all gonna have to come together as one to work through our problems.  One as in united.  United as in not just in name only, but united in spirit and action.

I know I’m asking a lot today, but hear me out.

We need to return to our old attitudes towards each other. The old attitude was where we each held certain values and agreed that we could disagree with each other without using a gun or rioting to back up our point of view.  We need to see those we disagree with compassion and trust that they share the same goals with us.  We need to recognize that each of us sees the path to those goals a little differently, but that realization shouldn’t divide us.

Many evangelicals who are also MAGA-Hatters should be learning this lesson on Sunday mornings, but apparently they are not learning these lessons at all.  The rest of us should rely on the concepts of charity and good will to reach our goals.  We just need to do this without succumbing to the baser instincts of human nature.

This is not an impossible task.  We have done this before.  We have come together as one, united against some other outside danger that dares to challenge the values we call the American way of life.  Unfortunately, we don’t get this message unless the actual danger metastases itself as a very physical, very violent attack.  Think Pearl Harbor.  Reference 9-11.

I would hope we would not have to go through such an event this time to get the message.  Alas, history and human nature is not on our side.

For now, the acts are settled and the Big Top will be set up any day now.  There will surely be distractions and diversions galore in the outer rings to keep us entertained for the next two months.  Make no mistake: the real show will go on in the center ring.  The greatest show, the greatest struggle to save western culture (no less), on Earth!  

Come one! Come all!  Just don’t forget to vote at the end.

And may God help us all.

(Thank you for reading.  Thus ended the sermon.  No offering will be taken today.  This one is on the house.)

7 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

I would like us all to come together, and i am hopeful that many MAGAts have gown tired of failed promises [Mexico will pay for the Wall springs to mind instantly] and his racist rhetoric.
I hope his non-racist followers, and women, will vote against him.
I hope we all cast a goddamned vote.

August 30, 2020 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Raybeard said...

I've lost more sleep over this issue than I think I have on any non-personal subject previously in my life. It wouldn't be thus if I didn't think that 'he' [ meaning the one starting with a 'T' - also for 'twat'] could really pull it off, his now being so desperate with so much at stake personally, never mind the rest of his family, he'll do ANYTHING under the sun to bring it about. Even if realising that what he's doing is criminal [most especially the obstacles he's putting in the way of easy voting] he won't care. To paraphrase Macbeth, he's so far deep in guilt anyway, to retreat would be as wearisome as to continue on.
Although it hardly needs saying that I don't know any more than you or a lot of Americans know I do genuinely dread that what all sensible persons fear may well come to pass - and that, underneath, though not talked about openly, with Pres. Putrid's clandestine 'assistance' the Good Ol' USA might well be in the heretofore unthinkable, incredible position of becoming a mere compliant satellite state of Russia.
MAGA = Make America Grovel Abjectly.

Echoing and endorsing your final sentence, feverishly hoping it won't turn out this way.

August 30, 2020 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Deedles said...

I loathe circuses.

August 30, 2020 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Dave R said...

As well as being the worst home grown enemy the US has ever known, the Idiot Jerk is also his own worst enemy. He will, like a hurricane, get categorically worse as the election approaches. His convention gave him no bump, in fact his approval rating dropped, even among Republicans. He will attempt to do everything in his power to keep his base from abandoning ship. At this point, nothing is going to save him. This is his Judgment.

August 30, 2020 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

I'm hopeful too, Bob.

Thank you Raybeard for your thoughts. I think I've lost some sleep myself the last few years.

I didn't mind circuses when I was young, Deedles. I'm definitely not looking forward to this one.

I hope you're right, Dave R.

August 30, 2020 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

i have no hope here

August 30, 2020 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Hi Spo. Please feel free to roll down a grassy knoll until you feel better. I wish I could prescribe a better cure for feelings of hopelessness.

August 31, 2020 at 5:13 PM  

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