I don’t know where I live anymore. I don’t recognize anything anymore. All I know is that America has become a nation of hate and I want no part of it. I have stopped listening to the news. I will not discuss anything political with anyone. Yes, I’m voting on November 6th but I don’t think it’s the election of the century. It’s just as important as all the other elections we had. It’s NOT live or die. Nothing is going to change. Nothing is going to happen…..except………
The hatred in this country is just going to go on and on and on and on.
If you get a chance, watch the CNN Chronicles of The Nineties, especially the terrorism episode. We had the 1993 bombing of The World Trade Center, the Waco Texas massacre, Columbine, The UnABomber and on and on and on. Nothing, and I do mean nothing in this country has changed. We had tremendous hatred then and we have tremendous hatred in America today.
There are only two types of people living in America today IMHO. They are the people who hate Trump and the people who love Trump. That’s it. The haters want to destroy the lovers and vice versa.
I really don’t care. I am not a part of anything. I’ve tuned it all out. I have my life, my music, my home, my RV and yes, I have my guaranteed Social Security checks and Medicare coverage. Ain’t gonna change baby dolls. You can’t scare me or create fear and hatred inside my head. If anything, the programs will be corrected and advanced. America ain’t that stupid yet. And if it does change, then so be it. No one is going to ruin the rest of my life or upset that imaginary perfect balance I feel inside of my head.
When Nick and I went for our daily walk the other day, smack dab in the middle of the route stood this perfect American flag. It was flapping in the wind and it’s flying half mast because more people in our country have died. We’re always dying for someone, something or another. That’s just the way it is. And like a good trained soldier, we mutter under our breath ‘better him/her than me….I’m still here and so we will still continue’.
And continue we do.
I signed up for a free 90 day trial of Apple iTunes Play today. I did it because I wanted to listen to the first album of Led Zeppelin without paying for it. It brought me back to the days my sister and I attended New York City Technical College in the mid 1970’s. That’s when rock bands wrote and sang their own music. No computers came up with their rhythms or lyrics. The band did all the work themselves. They used their own creative brains to create outstanding music (Gosh, how my dad hated them. LOL!)
To be completely happy those days, all we had to do was put on an LP, blast it through some humongous Bose speakers and light up a joint. Those moments are precious in my memory because we were sheltered from the madness outside our doors.
Don’t send me nasty comments. Don’t tell me who you love or hate. I don’t care. All I want to do is look at that glorious flag blowing in the wind, listen to great American music from great American artists (I’m listening to The Essential Aretha Franklin right now) and I want to think about America and how lucky and fortunate all of us are right now that we get to live in this great place. Let the politicians scream and yell at each other. They’re nothing but a ship of fools.
My cash holdings are finally making me some interest. I’ve got a roof over my head, food on the table, the means to buy some gas for my RV and get away. I can listen to any music I want for free (for the next 90 days) and I can roll a joint legally. How cool is that?
In the end, everything will work out. It always has and it always will.