Ordinarily I’m at church on a Sunday morning, but today I woke up late thanks to being totally exhausted from readying and having a garage sale yesterday. I joined the hubby in watching Meet the Press which for me wasn’t the best way to start the day.
Quite honestly, I’ve all but quit paying attention to the news because there appears to be little or no objectivity. Based on what I hear and read I can’t help but think that somewhere we’ve gone wrong for there to be such a divide among people.
Today on Meet the Press the mayor of New York criticized Amazon for reneging on the deal offered it to open a distribution center in Queens. Wasn’t the deal one created by him and the governor and didn’t the deal fall apart because loud voices of a few caused it to collapse? Listening to the progressive mayor made me very confused as his view was so different from what I’d heard earlier in the week confirming my belief that politicians speak from both sides of their mouth.
Then, of course, was talk about the wall, another subject that gets far too much attention. Hearing of Trump’s determination to build it by “borrowing” money from various government departments sounds like a man set on getting his way. That makes me wonder why those running the government can’t find a way to compromise rather than continually butt heads or is that asking for too much?
To think that we will be more and more exposed to conflicting views and haranguing attacks between now and the next election makes my stomach hurt. What is even more upsetting is the notion that when it comes to politics cream doesn’t rise to the top. Considering how rancorous it has gotten, why should it?
I am not a political animal, but it is difficult not to think about or be affected by what is going on in our country. I hope every day that we can find our way to being more open and accepting in our thinking in order to alleviate the existing acrimony. Is that too much for which to hope?
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