Wednesday, November 9, 2016
THE DAY AFTER
Half of the country is extremely sad and discouraged, the other half is very surprised, stunned and joyful.
But, have you taken a look at the politicians today? THEY ARE JUST FINE.
Both sides of the race have offered kind, uplifting, encouraging words of reconciliation and forward thinking today. Yep, THEY'VE moved on. It didn't take them long did it?
Here's my thought:
A political race to politicians is just that, a race, a game, a challenge and absolutely nothing personal.
These two candidates (and others) have spent a few years posturing, politicizing, lying, shouting, revealing, and doing just about every circus antic that you can imagine to get attention and air time.
They've called each other horrible names, paid operatives to crash rally's, and blown out of proportion every sin known to mankind. All in the name of garnering OUR VOTES.
We've watched, cussed and discussed, tried to ignore and tried to understand it all.
Friends and family members have taken opposite sides and said things to loved ones that they would never have said if they were in their right minds.
But TODAY.....the politicians are making nice. They are being supportive, even praising each others' service. They've dropped our feelings like a hot potato.
And we are REELING.
It's going to take us a while to recover, while they invite each other to dinner and family gatherings.
That's the way it is when politicians win or lose. They KNOW that each one is saying and doing wild and crazy anythings to GET A VOTE....and when it's all over they shake hands and say, GOOD GAME. She/he fought a good fight and we thank them!!
That's NOT the way it is for we the people. We remember those words, promises and ridiculous statements. We took the race to heart and actually believed the words they were saying. We believed the lies and vicious charges. We were divided along party lines and now look at each other suspiciously. There is a real FEAR that was implanted by crazy talk and gestures.
We are foolish, we are gullible because we are NOT POLITICIANS and we do not understand the nature of the GAME.
It's over folks. We have winners and losers. That's the way a game works.
The politicians have left us in their dust and are moving on to govern and "work together." Behind the scenes they're planning the next GAME. And once again we will be the unwilling participants.
Meanwhile we're trying to sort out how to live together in their wake.
Life is SO much more than what politicians do to us and how we've been manipulated this past year in particular.
I'm going out to find a river, a beautiful landscape, a creative painting, a good book, or a sweet friend. I'm DONE with all of them.