Doesn't it make you tired? Hillary Clinton is a dishonest bitch. Bernie Sanders is an old hippy. Donal Trump is .... well, Donald Trump. Cruz is mean and creepy. Rubio is a robot. Who is fit to be President?
I must like conflict more than I care to admit, because I have dealt with conflict professionally for close to 33 years. But, I am growing tired. I fear this country is turning into a big dysfunctional family. We fear everything - terrorists, wackos, "thugs,' rich people, poor people, corporations, politicians. I understand Rodney King, "Why can't we all just get along."
Where are the rational people? Harmony must count for something. We need more empathy. As Harper Lee wrote, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." Of course, she also wrote, "Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it."
And so it goes. Ms. Lee also wrote, 'They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
So, the political climate has been crazy ever since we elected a Black man. And now a woman is running. Is racism or sexism partly responsible for this discord? Maybe.
And so it goes.