Now that I'm 68, I've lived through some interesting times. The election of Kennedy, his assassination, the presidency of Johnson and dreams of his "Great Society", the Vietman War, the rise and fall of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford the unelected president, Carter and the long siege of the embassy in Tehran, the rise of Reagan, Clinton, the Bushes, Obama, and now the illustrious narcissist Trump. Each and every time a new president took office, there was a shakeup, but people always managed to say, "The System Worked, the great system of democracy."
Yes, it mostly did. Studies have found that the delayed transition of George W. Bush in 2000-2001, because of the Florida voting debacle, led to a weakened communication among our national security agencies, which led to the disaster of 9/11/2001. The system wavered that time.
This year has been the worst year of my life, and probably has for many others. I'm still trying to figure out why the Almighty decided to send Covid-19 in our election year. And why Trump is being such a sore loser that he's willing to let our country go down the toilet, just to assuage his ego. He's busy playing popularity games while thousands are dying and the economy is crumbling. The country is a gaping wound, and all he does is throw salt into it.
I can't understand why otherwise good-hearted, conscientious people can see anything Christian and worthy in this man. He has no redeeming qualities unless you count his big mouth. I know he claims to be pro-life. But is that the only litmus test there is? What about his attitudes toward toe needy among us, blacks, Hispanics, or women, for God's sake? What about his arrogance? Is he producing any Christ-like fruit? In the Old Testament, God repeatedly warned the nation of Israel about their arrogance and ungodly behavior. When the refused to listen, he allowed their enemies to destroy them A sobering example.
I have so-called friends who scold me for watching the "wrong" newscasts. For their information, I don't watch any of them. I just happen to read my Bible and see multiple verses scolding humans for being arrogant, selfish, and greedy. I read verses that say we're supposed to love and care for our neighbors, feed the poor, even to love our enemies, not despise them just because we disagree with them. I see verses that say, "By their fruits you shall know them. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit." No, I don't watch the news stations, any of them. I just happen to be able to still think for myself, for I haven't been brainwashed by either extreme.
Sorry people, but we're in the midst of national crisis like our country hasn't seen since the Spanish Influenza of a hundred hears ago. And The System is broken, folks.
God help us.