Well, now it’s over for 2020 at least. Whether you’re happy with the results or not, I think everybody is about to find out how little difference it will truly make in day to day life. I don’t think most people realize that politicians lie to get votes, especially from the middle class. Heck, if you’re in the middle class, then you officially ceased to exist to them until the next election cycle starts up. Or maybe you don’t realize that the ones really affected by whose in charge is the upper class, who funds their campaigns, and the lower class, who depends on their programs. The rest of us quietly go back to the void, thank you very much, and take whatever happens. I have yet to see a major change to my life due to a Presidential administration change. I’m more affected by what happens at the local level, especially Governor elections. Thank goodness those are staggered with the national elections. At least I’ll have a break from the mailbox stuffed full of ads and the obnoxious commercials for the next year and a half, when the election that really affects the rest of us folks happens.
It all ebbs and flows, folks. Nothing goes your way all the time. Eventually, something will not be what you expect when it comes to fruition – or doesn’t. Time always tells the tale. And the middle class will ride it out as they always do. Silently and ignored, at least until they need our votes again.
Don’t get me wrong. I think our election process is great, and we saw how important it is last week. The problem is that you can’t make the candidates actually care about you or what you want/need from them. If you’re just a vote to them, there’s nothing you can do to purify their motives and make them care. All systems can be played and they are, all the time, every day. That’s not just politics, that’s life. We can vote, but there's one more thing we need to do every day that can and will make a difference: we need to pray.
As for me, this is my final say on the matter. People are threatening to leave this platform or join that platform, but it’s too much drama for me. I’m not leaving here or going there, because it’s not worth it. It’s a shame that relationships are destroyed over politics, but that seems to be the norm these days. It used to not be that way, but even I’ve been a victim of the “drop and block” because somebody didn’t like my leanings here or there. It happens, and it won’t stop because this nation is too polarized. That’s a shame too. And it’s destructive, dangerous, and ridiculous.
I am what I am and you all know what you’re going to get out of me: birds, books, and bad jokes. I’m quietly moving on with my life: doing my work, taking care of my home, working on my writing, and etc. Maybe the chaos will settle by the time I get this draft of The Sentience Series done. Or perhaps it will inspire some short stories. 2020 has certainly been good for that.
That’s all today. Take care, and have a great week.