Monday, July 21, 2014


We were in bed, watching Letterman the other night, and chuckling. There was a joke about scientists learning to turn off the brain -- suddenly a TV clip of George W. Bush talking to reporters about technology, stuttering, losing his train of thought -- ha-ha's -- reporters laughing at poor George, in over his head.

I laughed. I still shudder when I think of GWB, thinking reflexively why oh why did he get elected, and re-elected. Yes, I know how it happened. It isn't funny. To me it's scary and sad.

John Cullum, my husband, who would rather be watching sports, lets me pick what we watch before we turn out the light. In one flowing sentence he said he didn't like George W. Bush, but the disrespect for GWB or for any past presidents, bothered him -- "Em, it's wrong."

I avoid politics when I'm writing a blog. But John made an important point. I knew he was thinking of Obama -- finding it painful to see Obama belittled, dismissed as a muddler, called weak, indecisive. John and I have chatted about some of our friends who voted for Obama, who nowadays complain about him, echoing the negative remarks they've heard so often from the gang in Congress -- the guys who've committed themselves to stopping anything that the President is determined to fix.

The gang is disrespecting us, the millions who elected Obama. Even so, because John respects many friends and relatives who supported George Bush and voted against Obama, my husband John -- the family man, John Cullum -- is saying quietly but loud and clear.  "Don't let your politics blind you to the fact that politics is men and women working to accomplish things they think are good for the family of man."

.... The Family of Man ...  the words kept resonating. They comforted me.

After we turned off the TV, John and I held hands as we usually do, till one of us drifts off to sleep.   


Unknown said...

... in an ideal world.

Unknown said...

Well, Em. I wouldn't be too comforted. The fact is that the "government" is a (foreign!) corporation, made so in 1871 (ostensibly for the District of Columbia, but it operates for the whole country) to repay civil war debts owed to the Crown and the Vatican. Before 1871, there was no such thing as an "executive order" - something that the CEO issues.

And in fact, what They are doing is NOT working for the good of all. They are working for PROFIT as all corporations do. And in fact, more to the point, They are aiding and even a part of the psychopaths that wind up with all the money (being the most "ruthless") in any money system.

They keep the thinnest veneer of "helping" but the overall movement is towards very dark goals.

Just saying.

Carola said...

I agree with JC>